Welcome to First! We are an intergenerational, multicultural community made of people at all stages of their faith journeys--from those exploring the idea of faith, to those who have been followers of Jesus for decades. We are located in the heart of downtown Vancouver.  

COVID-19 REsponse

Because of the evolving situation with COVID-19 (see our full communication and updates on this), our Provincial Health Officer has asked everyone in British Columbia to cancel gatherings of more than 250 people. As a response, we have decided that we must cancel our church gatherings until further notice.  

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WORSHIP 10:00am

We are committed to worship that glorifies God and that is connected to the historic church. Our services creatively integrate both traditional and contemporary expressions. We use a broad range of musical content and style, to remind us that God is at work right now in the world, but has also been at work for centuries, drawing people to Himself. We respond in worship to God's actions in salvation history and to the revelation of His character through Scripture and seen most clearly in the person of Jesus Christ.

If you need help locating a particular room or area in the building, ask one of our friendly Greeters when you arrive on Sunday morning. They will be happy to help you.


Early Childhood (Infant to K),  School Age (Grade 1-4), Preteens (Grade 5-7), Youth (Grade 8-12) 10:00 am; Young Adults 11:30 am


Simplified Sermon Study 11:30 am 


Sunday Visitor Passes

Free parking is available at Nelson Square (808 Nelson Street). Parking attendants will provide temporary parking permits upon arrival.

Pick-up/Drop-Off Zone 

For visitors with mobility limitations, there is a pick-up/drop-off zone on the curb lane of Nelson Street in front of the ramp entrance.  

Monday-Saturday Parking Info

• If you are here for a church event, please contact the event organizer or the church office for parking info.

 Stroller Parking

• Reserved space for strollers can be found in the Narthex, the entry area inside the main doors of the church

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For any further inquiries, please email the church office or call (604) 683-8441.