• Notice from the First United Covid-19 Taskforce


    Church Covid Team 2020

    The executive of First United Church has formed a Covid Response Team to deal with all aspects regarding a SAFE return to use of our sanctuary for regular Sunday services.

    Since early March we have been enjoying video recorded services via our website and also Facebook. The quality of these services is excellent and we thank all those involved in delivering them. There have been weeks when over 1300 people have viewed them, a wonderful reach.

    It is possible that Premier Higgs will give the authorization for churches to reopen soon.

    Our Covid Response Team, along with your executive, have decided, if given permission (or the authorization), we will hold off opening for now and continue with the video services. This decision was made with an abundance of caution and will be reviewed weekly.

    Members of this new team are:

    Brenda Parrott, Sandra Boone, Lester Scott, Rev. Neal and Jini Palmer, and Martha Vickers. Please feel free to contact any of us with your questions and comments.

    Stay safe!

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  • Job Posting - Office Administrator


    First United Church in Bathurst, NB is accepting applications for the position of full-time, permanent Office Administrator.  The successful applicant will work closely with the Minister, Custodian and Musical Director to conduct the operations of the church.

    Location:             309 St. Patrick Street, Bathurst, NB  E2A 1E2

    Job Duties:         Responsibilities include the general operation of the church office. This includes, but is                                  not limited to, preparation of weekly church and special bulletins, congregational                                     communications, annual reports, maintenance of church records, maintenance                                                   of banking activities - including petty cash, deposits, recording donations, etc.  Duties                                           also include preparation of weekly CD ministry packages, control of office supplies and                                     maintenance of the church website.

    Skills:                    Competence with the Microsoft Office Suite of software, as well as other relevant                                          computer skills, i.e. email, CD burning, etc.

                                    Effective oral and telephone communication skills. Confidentiality is a must.

                                    Effective office management skills, including receptionist, filing, banking, scheduling                                       and mailing.

                                    Strong work ethic, team player, organized and reliable.


    Experience:        Minimum of 2 years in an office setting.


    Education:          High School graduation, with some post high school an asset.


    Security:              Criminal record check at personal expense.  At least 2 references required.


    Hours:                  35 hours per week


    Wage:                   $14 - $16 per hour, commensurate with education and experience.


    Benefits:             Vacation, sick leave, compassionate leave as well as pension and various insurances as                                  per United Church benefits package.


    Interested candidates should apply in email to Wayne Lord at elordwam@nbnet.nb.ca.  Deadline for applications is 12 noon on April 17, 2020.

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  • Walking Program

    The Donald Eddy Memorial Hall gymnasium is now available for walking between 9:00 am and 12 noon on Tuesday and Thursdays.

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  • TAB - Take A Break

    TAB has  started again for the fall in Rooms 1, 2 and 3, downstairs in the Donald Eddy Memorial Hall from 9 am - noon.

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