Ric Matthews

Homeless shelter clients, staff 'frustrated' with city enforcement

Homeless shelter asks: No room at the inn for Mary and Joseph?

What does faith mean to you?

As humans, we are a magnificent complexity made up of many dimensions of energy. One of these dimensions has been called many names: Creator, the Great Mystery, the spirits, the sacred, all that is,...

Four exceptional artists collaborated to create a new mural for the Downtown Eastside

On April 28, 2010, at a press conference in which Reverend Ric Matthews announced plans to build a $31 million home for the homeless on the First United Church site at Gore and Hastings Street in...

First United Church announces “Hope Lives Here” $31 million home for the homeless building project

In a press conference today at the site of the newly completed "Paint Your Faith" mural at 55-57 Hastings Street, Reverend Ric Matthews formally announced plans to build a $31 million building on the...

First United uses mural in Downtown Eastside to launch new initiative

First United Church will use the completion of an East Hastings street mural to launch an exciting new Initiative. "This is the time for bold and courageous leadership to address homelessness and we...

First United Church offers a real solution to homelessness

In a recent news release, the BC Ministry of Housing and Social Development indicated the government will continue funding the three Vancouver Heat Shelters, including funding 200 spaces at First...