Making connections is all about community – not just our members, but also with the local neighbourhood, with youth and young adults throughout the Victoria area, with those new to Victoria and Canada and with the First Nations whose land we inhabit. We make these connections through intercultural worship, by hosting storytelling events from a variety of cultures, and more. In March 2012, Shaw TV filmed a segment on Kung Jaadee, a Haida storyteller who entranced audiences here in Victoria with tales from Haida Gwaii:
Youth & Young Adults
First†Met has a variety of activities for youth and young adults.
The Newcomers Welcoming Network hosts several welcoming gatherings throughout the year for our newcomers. They are intimate, fun-filled events that will give you an opportunity to meet others who may be new to our church, as well as our ministers and staff.
United Church Women (UCW)
The UCW supports and cares for the women within the UCW membership and also extends goodwill to all women of the Congregation.
The Health and Wellness Group (formerly Chronic Illness Support Group) meets regularly. Other sessions supporting those with particular needs and interests are held regularly.
Volunteering at First†Met
Volunteer Leadership: Putting Your Faith into Action!: When have you said “yes” and were glad you did? Few things delight the heart of God more than when we respond to the Spirit’s promptings by saying (and living) “yes” in ways which make a positive difference in the world and in our own lives.
People new to the congregation will find that joining one or more of the social groups is an excellent way to begin to feel part of our community. Our groups include: Acti-Mets Ramblers Merry Mates Friendship Club QVC, a social group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Christians and those wishing to explore their connection with God [...]