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Category: LGBTQIA+ and Two-Spirit people

Dear siblings in Christ, Ahead of PIE Day 2022 (March 14th), a small group of friends of Horseshoe Falls and Shining Waters Regional Councils came together to talk about the ways Scripture has been used – and misused – to cause harm to 2SLGBTQIA+ people. We talked about ways the United Church perpetuated that harm. We talked about how far we have come as a denomination – and how far we have left to go. We celebrated the progress that has been made and we wondered what we might offer to help...

The Tri-Region Affirm Network has created a resource to help! With gratitude for the work of Network member, Anne Moore, the tri-region Affirming Network is pleased to provide a resource to communities of faith that are discerning and/or have entered into the Affirming Ministries process. Meant to augment the tools made available through Affirm United/S’Affirmer Ensemble, this resource is full of wisdom gleaned by United Church ministries across the country that are living into the call to be...

Horseshoe Falls Regional Council is having a Sunday Evenings Discussion Group focusing on Indigenous Justice and Reconciliation as a part of an Anti-Racism series. As the discussion group is online, geography is no longer a barrier to participate in events across The United Church of Canada. Horseshoe Falls President Robert Lawson has invited all regions to join in. The discussions are twice a month on Sunday evenings from 7-830pm, starting on Sunday January 16th. For more information or to...

  The Government of Canada has launched the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2021-2022 call for proposals (CFP) for community-based projects across Canada. The online application and applicant guide is available on the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). For information, please consult the ESDC Funding Programs page. The deadline to submit applications will be December 21st, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. EST. WHAT’S NEW FOR THE 2021-2022 CALL FOR PROPOSALS? One application...

This fall, the Tri-Region Affirm Network received a letter seeking endorsement of a statement of multi-faith solidarity for a Hindu priest who has been condemned for officiating a same-sex marriage ceremony. The Affirm Network has signed the letter and the individuals on the Network have committed to signing it. We, the members of the Affirm Network, are now asking leaders in communities of faith across our regions to consider signing to endorse a multi-faith statement of solidarity. Dear...