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Epiphany Greetings! We believe that God is calling the United Church to Deep Spirituality, Bold Discipleship and Daring Justice. Hearing this, our vision for the next 5-10 years is: Called by God, as disciples of Jesus, The United Church of Canada seeks to be a bold, connected, evolving church of diverse, courageous, hope-filled communities united in deep spirituality, inspiring worship, and daring justice. One way the United Church is putting this into action is by working to Strengthen...

Save the Date: The Day of Fellowship will launch us into the year long Centenary Celebration of the United Church with Greetings from General Secretary, The Rev. Michael Blair. Renewal and Transformation … A Season of Hope The day will begin with Gathering at 10:00am Morning service 10:30am - 12:00 noon Lunch Break 12:00 noon - 1:00pm Afternoon Session from 1-2:30pm (cultural expressions from around the region).

STEWARDSHIP ONLINE EVENT: Good News: How to Share the Impact of your Ministry Learn how to inspire current and potential donors with the story of your ministry, project or outreach initiative Hear how to tell your story when reporting to grant organizations or applying for a grant Inspire other communities of faith as we share the good news of God at work in our regions Session will include examples of inspiring stories from right here in our regions as well as time for discussion and Q&A....

Details we know so far: Time will be designated for each individual Regional Council to meet separately. Each Regional Council will be electing their GC45 Commissioners, President Elect and slate of Executive/Commission members. Friday May 24: 2 PM start & Friday evening The Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne will speak Saturday, May 25: All day. Includes Celebration of Ministries Service in the afternoon Sunday, May 26: 9 AM to Noon: Includes Honouring of Retirees, Jubilands, In Memoriam,...

Greetings, It has come to our attention that material considered a hate crime in Canada is reaching some of our congregations this week. We are saddened to note that this is coming during a time when we are preparing to celebrate the arrival of the Christ in our midst. The hate mail received this week has included a letter with disturbing messages and a USB key. It has come from the United States and may have a Customs declaration that it is a “gift.” If you receive mail that you suspect to be...

  Today I sent an email to staff titled, "Behold I bring you good news of great joy." I acknowledged that my news did not rival that announced by the angel choir but it was good news. It is also good news for our regional councils that Rev. Mark Laird has offered himself as our next Executive Minister. Mark has been engaged with our regional councils from the first meeting of the Transition Teams, so knows what has guided our leaders as they sought to be church in a new way. The goal was...

SCAM ALERT: Some congregations have recently received a scam email demanding payment by December 31st under threat of the loss of a particular service or coverage like insurance.   Please check any such demand directly with your provider before ever transferring funds to urgent types of emails or phone calls such as the above scam (do not reply to the sent email - telephone or create a new email to verify the validity of any requests).   Be safe online!   [Photo: Markus Spiske...