Welcome!

Learn, Live, Love, Lead
Spiritually Engaged, Community Focused.
Head Office
1700 Mazo Crescent
Mississauga, ON    L5J 1Y8

905.822.9834
office@christfirst.ca


Announcement

First United, Port Credit and Christ Church, Clarkson
Have amalgamated effective January 1, 2019.

All services and contacts will be through
the Clarkson Campus, 1700 Mazo Cres.
The Port Credit Campus, 151 Lakeshore Rd. West
is available for event bookings and may hold special services.

Please "Stay Tuned" for developments in this new Pastoral Charge!


Pictures
Final regular service at First United
First combined service at Christ Church
posted HERE


 

A REFLECTION FOLLOWING THE NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE MASSACRES   © Andrew King 2019

One day the bullets will melt into flowers.
One day the hoe will be made from the gun.
One day all hate will be stripped of all power
and fear flee like night from the sun.

One day broken hearts will be mended.
One day the hard grieving will be healed.
One day all hating will be ended,
and a new world of oneness be revealed.

One day all arms will spread wide in welcome.
One day all hands will reach out in love.
One day, division will be overcome, forgotten,
and peace soar like song, like the dove.

‘Til that day has come, let the Christian,
the Hindu, the Muslim, the Jew,
strive to love more, to care harder, to listen,
and ever keep compassion and justice in view.

Information & Upcoming Events

Please check out the links below.

Newsletter    Weekly Bulletin    Calendar

Community Events


Future Planning Group - Update

Please contact Shawn Bausch for any further information,
or to express an interest in getting involved.
To download the slides from the presentation on May 13, Click Here!

 


Announcements


Morar's Musings

Random thoughts from
Rev. Dr. Morar Murray-hayes.

What is God calling us to open
ourselves to at “New" Church?

Christ First!

Curating Church


Christ First’s Annual Church Picnic
is now ‘in the books’.

A ‘sea’ of red and white descended on the side yard following the 10 am joint service,to participate in or cheer on participants in the races, appreciate picnic fare and take delight in wonderful company and fellowship on a glorious sunny June afternoon.

Sincere thanks to the many who, in any of numerous ways, worked to make the picnic one to remember!


Coming Soon!
To give Wings to the Spirit in You

Centering Prayer. For an introduction to centering prayer, check out the videos HERE.

Caring for those with Cognitive Impairment

Do you live with, visit, or are you a friend of someone with short term memory loss, dementia, or stroke related symptoms?

In the spring we hope to offer sessions to help us all to communicate better, to give and receive support, and to offer hope to our members and our communities. This is definitely a series to invite friends and neighbours to.

In order to provide these resources to renew ourselves and our neighbours, you may consider acting as a host for one of these events. All of these offerings are open to members, relatives, friends, and the wider communities of Clarkson and Port Credit.

Please contact the church office to express interest in any of these programs at office@christfirst.ca

 


 

Important Dates

May 30 to July 4

Essentrics® with Erin will begin on a new 6 week session starting Thursday May 30th (no class on May 23) at 10am at the Clarkson
Campus Rm 1
. The use of science is behind every class – with prechoreographed workouts that have been carefully and specifically
designed to rebalance all the muscles in your body. Essentrics® addresses the essential needs of our bodies to stretch. Come out
for a trial class. Considering a class for a teen or a male only class – let Erin know if this might be of interest. For more information,
please contact Erin at
erin.furlong@sympatico.ca

June 16

Be sure to gather for Worship next Sunday at 10:30am and enjoy the musical gifts of The Clarkson Brass.

Clarkson Brass is a new and exciting brass and percussion ensemble! Founded in the summer of 2018, they are a group of accomplished musicians primarily from the west GTA. under the leadership of Neil Barlow and they held their inaugural concert at Christ First last year.  We welcome them as they share their musical gifts with us during worship next week,

June 18

Gather on Tue Jun 18th at 2pm
Port Credit Campus
151 Lakeshore Rd West

Catch up with old friends and make new ones. Join in the tradition of gathering for an informal Coffee, Tea & Conversation break at the Port Credit Campus next week.

Edith Davidson extends the invitation to our special Christ First Family to come out for cake as a thank you for all of the love, support and prayers that have helped comfort her and her family.

July 2 - 5

SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) and CookSmart Program Grades K-8.

Mornings: VBS Program 9:00am-12:00pm (FREE)
Afternoons: CookSmart Kids Program 12:15pm-4:00pm ($125)

Please see detailed information and registration form on the home page.

Summer Worship Schedule

July 2019Sundays at 10:30 am, St. Stephen’s-On-The-Hill
August 2019 – Sundays at 10:00 am, Christ First Clarkson Campus

July 8 - 19

We were proud grandparents as we attended Clarkson Secondary School’s annual Spring Concert recently to witness many talented musicians sing, dance and play.

But we were there particularly to see Abby, our 14-year-old grand-daughter play her flute as part of the ‘legendary’ Concert Band. It was difficult to recall that before Abby began attending the church Band Camp 5 or 6 summers ago and begged to return as an LIT (Leader In Training) 2 years ago, Abby had never picked up an instrument!

Each summer since, Abby has enjoyed all that Band Camp offers.

Every day at camp the children enjoy a choice of ‘electives’ (Zentangle, movies, active games, crafts, cooking, violin are only a few of the choices), twice-a-day snacks, professional instruction on their instrument (rental of the instruments included) and band rehearsals. The final Thursday night concert is nothing short of amazing. It is truly miracle to witness all that has been accomplished in such a short time! The last day of camp is the highly anticipated bus trip to the water park wearing their new Band Camp commemorative t-shirts!

Since she first began playing the flute here at Band Camp, Abby chose to take further lessons and this has led to her being in Grade 7-8 concert band and Jazz Band and now the concert band at Clarkson. She has made many new friends she looks forward to seeing each summer. And she has a life-long love of playing her instrument.

Do you have a child, grand-child, neighbour or young friend who you think might benefit by attending Band Camp this summer? All young people from Kindergarten through Grade 8 are welcome! No prior musical experience necessary!

Information is on the church web site or you can contact Mark or Victoria. Jason Locke will be returning again as he cannot stay away!

Marg and Steve Shaver

Band Camp Volunteers Needed !

Can you spare just an hour or two any day between July 8th and July 18th,?

We are looking for volunteers to assist with such things as snack time, chimes, crafts, monitoring Board Games/Lego/Movie time.  For additional info or to sign up please contact Ruth Collins at ruthelainecollins@gmail.com or 905-855-0961

November 16

Treats ‘n’ Treasures Christmas Marketplace
Saturday, November 16, 2019
The 10th Annual Treats ‘n’ Treasures Christmas Marketplace will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ First Church, 1700 Mazo Cres., Mississauga, ON L5J 1Y8 (corner of Clarkson Road North and Truscott Drive). This event combines the former First United Christmas Marketplace and Christ Church Treats ’n’ Treasures, following the amalgamation of the two church congregations.

ARTISAN/VENDOR INFORMATION

Spiritual Connections

Here are some useful links to other United Church Resources.