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Our location:
7195 Simms St, Arvada CO 80004

Upcoming Events in Detail

Opening to in-person worship

Open for in-person Worship!
In-Person WorshipFirst United Church of Arvada is now open for in-person Worship in addition to offering our services over Zoom. For in-person services, masks are optional for vaccinated people. Social distancing remains in place. We haven’t yet opened the nursery or Worship & Wonder for the kids, but kids are welcome in the sanctuary with you.

To join us online, sign up to receive the Zoom info here. If you’d like to get our weekly email blast, or other information about First United, fill out the “Contact Us” form.

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COVID-19 Building policies

Here are our latest COVID-19 policies for entering building.

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UCC Webinars

The National setting of the UCC offers various Webinars each week. The full calendar with registration information is here.

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Handbell Choir-Open for

Join the Handbell Choir!
The Peals of Praise Handbell Choir is slowly coming together again and you’re invited to join it! If you have ever been a ringer or just thought about playing bells, now is your chance. You don’t need to have a musical background; all you need is the ability to count to 4 and a willingness to learn a new way to make a joyful noise. We’ll be including some change ringing (ringing in numerical patterns) for which reading music is not required. It’s also fine to give it a try and decide it’s not for you or to choose only to play for special occasions such as Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, and Easter.

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays from 7:30 – 8:30 pm, right after choir each Tuesday except the week we have Worship and Arts meeting (usually the second Tuesday of each month)

Please let me (Director Gene Richer) know if you would like to ring, or show up at the next rehearsal! Ask here for more information about the bell choir!

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Blessing Box Needs

Blessing Box (a.k.a. Little Free Food Pantry)
Blessing BoxThe Blessing Box (the free little pantry on a south corner of our parking lot) is open for use 24/7. Thanks to everyone for keeping it stocked!
Here’s a list of specific items we need at this time:
*Individually packaged crackers (ex. peanut butter or cheese filled)
*Granola bars and other individual snacks
*Fruit cups or pop-top cans of fruit
*Protein: cans (packets) of tuna & chicken, peanut or other nut butter, cans of baked beans
*Canned soups, chilis, pasta meals (ravioli, spaghetti, etc.)
*Canned veggies (peas, carrots, mixed, corn, green beans) – Please no “plain” beans (kidney, black, pinto, etc.)
*Instant rice packages or meals (that don’t need much cooking or added ingredients)
*Pasta and sauce, ramen packages
*Milk: dried, canned or boxed
*Toilet paper rolls, travel kleenex packs
*Toothbrushes & toothpaste (travel)
*Soap & travel shampoo (conditioner does not “move” very well)
*Disposable razors
*Deodorant (travel size)
*Feminine Hygiene Products
*Hats, gloves, socks
*Water bottles (8oz) and juice boxes

Some important things to remember:
*Pop-top cans if possible – remember some who use our box do not have a stocked kitchen!
*No expired food
*No plain beans (black, pinto, kidney, etc.) – we are going for more “whole” meal options and not so much single ingredients

You’re invited to stop by to fill the box with a few items from time to time. Or take items as you need them. Thank you!

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Gift Cards through First United’s Scrip program
Looking for gift cards to give as a gift, eating out or just to use for your own personal shopping (think Amazon, Target, Home Depot, Chipotle, Panera, etc.), then why not purchase then through our Scrip program instead of at the grocery store? For each purchase, FUCA get a percentage of the total purchased (percentages are determined by vendors and differ between vendors)! It is a great and easy way to shop for things you would already purchase and earn money for FUCA a the same time! Scrip orders are due by 9am on the 15th of each month. Please send all orders to the church office, either via mail or email. For more information on the program, contact the church office.

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Common Earth Community Garden News

Common Earth Community Garden logo

For more information or to volunteer…email CommonEarthCommGarden@gmail.com . Or simply check the website!

Mission: Common Earth Community Garden is established to grow and distribute vegetables, provide a source of wholesome food to local food banks, provide nutritional and cultural education for youth, a place of fellowship for multi-generational families, and outreach to our diverse neighbors on this shared common earth.

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