First Church, under the direction of Pastor Bryan Roller and oversight by Pastors Moses Chot Jock and Boor Doyak, has created a refugee sponsorship program focused on bringing refugees displaced from South Sudan to Calgary and into our congregation.

Sponsored refugees will be UNHCR certified from camps in the surrounding countries – Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

SSRR Program is an outreach of compassion, grace, and faith. We will sponsor and support these men, women and children to integrate into the Calgary community and to begin along the path to Canadian citizenship. The Program expands our mission to “make Christ-like disciples with a heart for God and a passion for people.”

UPDATE: Thank you for your faithful giving! On our February 1, 2020 fundraiser we raised $11,105.00 towards the SSRR Ministrey.  To see some pictures from the February 1 fundraiser, click here.

As of February 5 2019 we have raised $38,000.00 towards the SSRR Ministry! To see some pictures from our February 2, 2019 fundraiser, click here. We are in the process of selecting the first family for sponsorship.

For more information contact:

For online donations click here and for cash/cheque donations please contact the Church Office.