First United Church (Vancouver) has been serving the Vancouver community for over 125 years.
Recently the work of First United was incorporated as a society, the First United Church Community Ministry Society. As a society rather than a church mission, First United now has the legal ability to raise funds more widely, employ staff, and enter into service contracts. The goal of becoming a society was not to move away from the mission of the church but to be able to do it better.
In light of its new organizational status and the changing nature of Vancouver’s downtown eastside, the Board of First United is reassessing its mission and purpose and making plans for the future. In order to do this better, it wants to hear from the people of the United Church throughout BC.
Your help is needed!
Please take a few moments to consider the following two, broad questions. Then respond briefly (a few sentences or brief paragraph per question) directly to Doug Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your input over the next two weeks will provide significant information and insight which the Board desires and needs as First United moves forward. Thank you for your participation!
1. What should First United offer to Vancouver’s downtown eastside (DTES) community?
2. Why is this important to The United Church of Canada?
Please send your responses to: email@example.com
For more information about the work of First United, see: http://firstunited.ca