Worship is the heart of the Christian community’s experience.
It is a time to come together and reflect on the Creator’s continuing presence in our lives…
To offer our praise and thanks for God’s blessings…
To seek and discern God’s will for our lives…
To simply be.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. Service
This early Sunday service in the Chapel attracts many people with its relaxed worship-in-a-circle and the weekly celebration of Communion. The service is contemporary and progressive and communion is offered to all who attend. Members participate in the service by preparing the Communion Table, reading the Scriptures, presenting the Prayers of the People, and assisting in the communion liturgy.
- 9 a.m. Sample Order of Service (PDF)
- Suggestions for those assisting with the service
- Additional resources for those assisting with service
Sunday 11:00 a.m. Service
This is a more traditional Sunday service with organ, 50-voice choir and occasional instrumental accompaniment, Children’s Time and sermon held in the Sanctuary. Sunday School is available at this service.
Sermons from the services of the last two months are available online.
Coffee and fellowship follow both services, with a warm welcome extended to all!
We mark special seasons and dates in the church year with a variety of services. Some of these e.g., World Communion Sunday, First Nations Sunday, are celebrated in our regular church services Sundays at 9 and 11 am. Others, such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Dec. 6) and Blue Christmas have unique liturgy and music and often feature special guests.
Are you looking for a contemplative way to reflect on your week? This is an ecumenical form of music and prayer accessible to all in a peaceful atmosphere of meditative chants. Come and join us at a Music and Meditation in the Style of Taizé service. Taizé services are offered by the Downtown Churches Association [...]
On the first Friday of the month from October to May, First†Metropolitan United Church offers a Celtic Vespers service in the chapel. This is a quiet, meditative service of prayer and song. The service is based on the resources of the Iona Community and uses Gaelic melodies.
The United Church Women prepare three seasonal worship services at 11:00 a.m. on a Monday preceding Thanksgiving, Advent, and Lent. Members of our own congregation, other downtown churches and visitors are all invited to attend. A time of refreshments and fellowship begins at 10:00 a.m. For upcoming seasonal worship services, please see the Events Calendar.