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  • Outreach
  • Social
  • Initiatives
  • Local
  • Regional
  • National

 Partnerships & Programs

Christ First Community Outreach encourages serving God by fostering community involvement to bring positive and measurable change to the community, working for social justice and sharing our energy and resources with others.

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The Compass provides help for today and hope for tomorrow to the most vulnerable in our community.
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The Open Door.  Christ First is one of the many churches of Mississauga that supports this Christian-based front-line ministry.
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The Canadian Food Grains Bank is Christian based, not-for-profit organization whose efforts attempt to end world hunger.
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Children of Hope Haiti (COHH) is a volunteer, non-profit organization working in two tent cities, with impoverished children from all over Haiti.
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Prayer Shawl Ministry Prayer Shawls become tangible symbols of love when words can't be found to express one's feelings.
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Church Community Volunteers (CCV) began in 1968 following a comprehensive review of community needs by Christ Church’s Outreach Committee.
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Other Programs

Band Camp Christ First Summer Band Camp is a two-week music camp for children in grades K-8.
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School Supply Backpacks Prior to the start of each school year, Christ First members are asked to donate school supplies, and backpacks which are then distributed to needy schools.
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The Mitten Tree Each December, as the cold weather begins to be a reality, Christ First begins a Christmas initiative for "Thinsolate" gloves and mittens.
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Chase the Chill This woolly random act of kindness in which scarves, knitted or crocheted by congregation members, are collected during the early winter months.
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A number of volunteers, most from Christ First, gather at 11 a.m. each second Tuesday at The Wenleigh  retirement residence, and lead the singing of familiar hymns and a few ‘golden oldies’.
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Christ First Groups

These meet regularly for fun, fellowship, support and work on opportunities to serve our church community.

Welcoming & Fellowship
The goal of the Welcoming and Fellowship Committee is to welcome all to the joy and fellowship of the Congregation through various activities and events.
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Tea & Conversation
 A monthly gathering to catch up with friends old and new in a casual setting.  This group meets on Tuesday afternoons in the Narthex at Port Credit Campus.  Check for dates on our website’s events calendar.

Sip ‘n Serve
Sip ‘n Serve meets Wednesday mornings at the Clarkson Campus to perform a variety of maintenance tasks to keep the building running smoothly and looking good. 
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Christ First Women
The wonderful women of Christ First meet regularly for learning, fellowship, support, worship and service opportunities. 
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The Christ First Quilters
The Quilting group began in 1945 at First United Church in Port Credit.  With amalgamation, they moved their operations to the Clarkson Campus on Mazo Crescent. 
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Men’s Bridge
If you enjoy a casual pick-up game of bridge with no scoring involved, then come to Men’s Bridge at the Clarkson Campus on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. There is no commitment to playing every week, come when you can.  For more information, contact the office at 905.822.9834.

Good Neighbours
A social and fellowship group consisting of mostly retired women and men who are members or friends of Christ First.
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Worthy of Consideration.

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Faith & the Common Good (FCG) is a national, interfaith charitable network dedicated to assisting and inspiring
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Greening Sacred Spaces (GSS) is their longest-running program. A practical program, GSS assists faith communities
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Across the country, United Churches are doing their part to address the climate crisis by getting their own house in order by working to reduce their own carbon emissions.
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Community Hub Ministry

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that operate in our 2 campuses.

Clarkson Co-op Nursery School — to learn more about our enriched Preschool & Kindergarten with a history of over 50 years in the community and to learn about how you can participate in our annual Silent Auction to support local businesses please contact:
Shining Stars Support Services' mission is regardless of diagnosis, Children can Succeed.
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Options Mississauga is an established, registered charity (13842 0567 RR0001) in Port Credit that operates a retail print and office services store, social enterprises and three learning programs to help adults with a diagnosed intellectual disability realize employment goals. More . . . . . . . .

Brick Works Academy
runs Day camps focused on S.T.E.A.M themes including LEGO robotics, Game Design and Animation. Running all summer.
STEM Camp is a Canadian not for profit based out of Embro, Ontario operating over 80 anglophone and bilingual summer camps across Ontario.
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Circle of Care Recovery is a group of private experienced recovery professionals offering wrap around treatment in the community.
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Clarkson Music Theatre is an amateur theatre group with charitable status which  has rehearsed and/or performed at Christ Church since 1945;  More . . . . . . . .

Whether you want to Salsa at the club or Fox Trot at the next family wedding, we can get you moving. It's a fun way to meet new friends and get in shape.
So come on!   Come join us!   Come Dancing!!

Clarkson Brass is a 10 piece brass and percussion ensemble in the British Brass Band tradition.
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Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development.
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Our Regional Community

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Christ First is in the Horseshoe Falls Region of the United Church of Canada.  It is a decision-making body responsible to serve and support Communities of Faith within its bounds as well as to provide necessary oversight.

The purpose statement of Horseshoe Falls Regional Council is ‘Supports, Connects, Empowers Communities of Faith’. Active verbs were chosen as a sign of the regional council’s commitment to be in partnership with communities of faith.

Horseshoe Falls Council has many resources available to Christ First and Christ First members, including information on community resources, access to financial grants, and an ongoing schedule of events.

For more information, visit the website or subscribe to the Horseshoe Falls Newsletter found at the bottom of their page.

Our National Community

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United Church communities of faith welcome people from all backgrounds and orientations—wherever you are in your faith journey. As a community of faith of the United Church of Canada, Christ First is a contributing and collaborating member of the United Church of Canada.   

The United Church of Canada has a continuous and vibrant schedule of events, programs, job opportunities, mission and service opportunities, and a wealth of resources. 

For more information about the resources, ways to get involved with the United Church of Canada, or to subscribe to any of the several newsletters, visit the official website.

National Initiatives

Embracing the Spirit is a new initiative from the United Church of Canada.  It is designed to spur innovation, learning and collaboration in faith among communities of the church.  The idea is revolutionary in scope.  Communities of faith are engaged in brainstorming and bringing to life real activities to bring Mission and Faith to others – sharing the Spirit.   More . . . . . . . .


Our Local United Church Community.