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First Forward: Building Connections Campaign

At FIRST UNITED we are at a critical moment, called to renew the foundation and structure of our mission and ministry. We cannot do this work without the wider community of the United Church of Canada. Our work to redevelop FIRST UNITED’s aging building and create a space of healing, connection, and care in the Downtown Eastside is our faith in action.

We invite your community of faith to join us to move FIRST forward.

We thank the institutions who’ve made gifts to the campaign Aldergrove United Church, Gilmore Park United Church, St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Pacific Spirit United Church, the Pacific Mountain Regional Council, and the United Church of Canada. Together, they’ve contributed over $7.4 million to move First Forward. Thank you!

We are currently 80 percent of the way towards our $30 million goal. We ask you to open your hearts, join hands with those around you, and take these next critical steps in faith.

Don’t see your Community of Faith listed below? We may still be loading or confirming your team details. You can still make a gift! Just be sure to cite your Community of Faith and we’ll add it to the team information we’re loading.

What counts as a team? No matter the amount raised, if 10 or more people from your Community of Faith join hands to make a gift together, that’s a team! If you’d like to add a team, contact our First Forward Campaign Manager Trista Baldwin at [email protected]

Progress to total:
$533,045* of $750,000

*Progress total includes committed matching funds.
**Team totals are updated weekly. Last update: 06/30/22

Fundraising TeamGoalRaised*
Mt. Seymour United Church
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Gifts matched up to $50,000.
Crossroads United Church
Location: Delta, BC
Gifts matched up to $50,000.
West Point Grey United Church
Location: Vancouver, BC
Gifts matched up to $5,000.
West Van United Church
Location: West Vancouver, BC
Shaughnessy Heights United Church
Location: Vancouver, BC
Gifts matched up to $100,000.
Peninsula United Church
Location: South Surrey and White Rock, BC
Gilmore Park United Church
Location: Richmond, BC
Pacific Spirit United Church
Location: Vancouver, BC
Langley United Church
Location: Langley, BC
Knox United Church
Location: Vancouver, BC
Gifts matched up to $50,000.

Thank you for joining us to move First Forward!

Please remember to fill out the “Community of Faith Team Gift” section so that we know where to assign your gift. If you wish to send a cheque, donate securities, or make a wire transfer, no problem! Read this.

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