Information & Upcoming Events
Random thoughts from
Rev. Dr. Morar Murray-hayes.
Christ First Facebook Page
Christ First has a new Facebook Page. It is been administered by MaryEllen Richards. However, we need your assistance
-We would like photos of events and activities for both our website and Facebook page. They can be sent to the church office to be disseminated to the administrator of each site OR can be sent directly to MaryEllen and Al Hubbard ( for the website)
- We need to reach a wider audience. So if you are a Facebook user, INVITE friends to like a page. SHARE or LIKE items on our Wall Posts. Show your friends what Christ First is all about.
So check us out:
The New Facebook Page
A Refugee Family's Journey to Canada
The Transforming Power of Companionship on the Journey
Hussein & Alia Al Rmidain and children Mahmoud, Malak, Mariam, Mohammad
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?
Our series: “Called to Transform: Creating Faithful Communities for those with Cognitive Impairment and their Caregivers.” will start with a presentation at both Christ First campuses on October 20. Please see further details under that date on this page.
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 email@example.com
Summer Worship Schedule
July 2019 – Sundays at 10:30 am, St. Stephen’s-On-The-Hill, 998 Indian Rd.
August 2019 – Sundays at 10:00 am, Christ First Clarkson Campus, 1700 Mazo Cr.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-855-0961
A Message from Morar
How can we respond to the call to express radical hospitality expressed by Jesus’ every encounter?
Radical: out of the ordinary, revolutionary
Hospitality: generous, caring, sustaining
Next fall, Christ First will host a congregation and community wide program aimed at assisting people to cope with cognitive impairment: how to communicate, how to navigate the system for care, how to become a truly welcoming community of support.
The United Church of Canada supports our belief that this is a way to reach beyond our doors and within to respond to the deep needs of our friends and neighbours. This support is expressed in a grant of $2400 from the Brian and Belva Piercy Fund, and the Peace and Justice fund at the United Church of Canada Foundation.
We are grateful for this grant which will help fund two performances of the acclaimed play, “I’m Still Here!” on October 20, 2019 at 10.30 at Christ First Clarkson Campus (during worship) and 3 pm at Christ First Port Credit Campus.
This will kick off our series: “Called to Transform: Creating Faithful Communities for those with Cognitive Impairment and their Caregivers.”
Note the date for the play and let your friends and neighbours know about this endeavour. More information to follow.
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.