We are so deeply appreciative of our friends in the faith community. Call the Director of Fund Development at 604-681-8365 ext. 119 to learn more about how we can support you in hosting special events, donation drives, and other creative, fun fundraising efforts.


First United is always in need of basic health and hygiene supplies and lightly used clothing. Please visit our Give Goods page to learn more about what items we are currently accepting.

Sandwich Making

We are currently at capacity in this program thanks to all of our committed long-time sandwhich making groups! Please consider getting involved in other ways by donating goods or, perhaps making a donation to cover the cost of a meal. Visit our Give Goods or Sponsor a Meal page to learn more.


Offer the healing power of prayer to community members in need. Sign up to receive our regular prayer chain emails. Recipients receive a blind copy email that includes only someone’s first name and their prayer need. You can then incorporate those requests into your own practice, or share them with your group or congregation.

Email Reverend Jim to be added to the Prayer Chain


Are you interested in learning more about social justice issues in the Downtown Eastside? Invite First United to speak at your place of worship! We are always delighted to engage in conversation about our vibrant community, and the work we do to create the possibility of hope. Email Reverend Jim Hatherly to learn more.


Frontline supporters are some of our most devoted and impactful supporters, giving every month to provide compassion, acceptance and a helping hand. You can bring stability, possibility and joy to those struggling with homelessness and poverty. Learn more about Frontline here.