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First United Church invites you to join in an engaged discussion about our priority to be a more intergenerational faith community. Please register to attend one of the discussion group times listed below by clicking on the Register box, by calling 613-232-1016 or emailing

Background: Key findings evolving from the 'Living Room Conversations' (i.e. congregational discussions held in 2018) pointed to a need for First United to be a more intergenerational church.One of the priorities First United committed to in 2021 was: re-engaging with our commitment to live into what it means to be an intergenerational church, recognizing that people of all ages are an important part of our community and have gifts to bring. In 2022, further thinking led to this definition: An intergenerational church has intentional interactions between all generations with the goals of promoting the spiritual development of all and helping to grow relationships across generations. It intentionally combines generations together in mutual serving, sharing, or learning within the core activities of the church.

The Intergenerational Committee is hosting these conversations now because: It is time to reflect on our successes and challenges in implementing this intergenerational priority. We want to hear about your needs and what might encourage you to get involved, participate and lead. Although we are a diverse and multi-generational congregation interested in a broad-range of activities, the challenges of the past 3 years have somewhat diminished volunteer enthusiasm.

What to expect:Conversations facilitated by a young adult and older adult, with a series of questions to help us better understand how you are engaging in our congregational life and with other generations, and how greater connections between generations can be developed. There are both in-person and virtual sessions to choose from.

Please choose one of the following times. To register, please click on Register, or let the office know by calling 613-232-1016 or emailing

Sunday, March 19 at 12:45 pm facilitated by Bella Malouin & Marti Settle - At the church in room 5/6(Childcare and light lunch provided)

Wednesday, March 22 at 11:00 am Facilitated by Polly Varga-Toth & TBD - Virtual on Zoom

Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 pm Facilitated by Polly Varga-Toth & Allegra Newman - Virtual on Zoom

Friday, March 24 at 1:00 pm with TGIF Facilitated by Maryanne McDonald & Nikki Nel - Virtual on Zoom

Saturday March 25 at 11 am Facilitated by Andrew Smiley & Judi Varga-TothAt the church in room 5/6 (Childcare and light lunch provided)

Sunday, March 26 at 12:45 pm facilitated by Aster Dusome & Judi Varga-TothAt the church in room 5/6 (Childcare and light lunch provided)