First United Church in partnership with All Saints' Westboro created a Healing Forest in the courtyard of our building as part of a National Healing Forest in Canada.
This Healing Forest is in response to an invitation by Indigenous Leadership within Canada to form a National Healing Forest as part of the ongoing response to the Residential School legacy in Canada. For more information, please visit National Healing Forest.
We are grateful for the resource of our building, a building utilized not only by the congregation but by many community groups.
Our church is accessible, having an lift-elevator as well as a large accessible washroom off the entranceway.
In addition to the sanctuary/chancel (300 seating capacity) with a chancel area that is spacious and ideal for walking a labyrinth, yoga, and spirit dancing. We also have a recently renovated heritage chapel constructed in 1867 which provides sacred space for small gatherings up to 40 persons.
There is a large upstairs church hall (200 persons capacity) with a bright light-filled fully functioning kitchen. A nursery and classroom for younger children are next to the church hall as well as a second accessible washroom.
Downstairs, we have two large classrooms (one with kitchen facilities) and there is dedicated space for our New to You Shop. Many groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, use these classrooms which can host 30 to 50 persons comfortably.
The offices are also on the lower level and as well as large washrooms.
We also house the Westboro Region Food Bank which has exclusive space for food items and a shared waiting room area which is also used for youth gatherings and other mid-week gatherings.