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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...

The Islington United Church Anti-Racism Working Group is pleased to present a free speaker series in January 2022 on Racism in the Church, designed to educate ourselves and help us take action on racism within our church, the community, and the wider Canadian context. We hope you will join us. For more information and to register: islingtonunited.org

The Manual of The United Church of Canada, 2022 edition, comes into effect on January 1, 2022. There are only three editorial, not content, changes to this edition (indicated by the year 2022 in parentheses in the right-hand margin in the PDF): H.6.1: “men and women” has changed to “people” I.2.4: now includes a definition of ordained supply J.10.4: “executive” has changed to “Judicial Committee” The French edition, Le Manuel 2022, is available on the French-language website(opens in a new...

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...

Thank you for the care and attention you have given to an ever-evolving situation. It is difficult to face another round of uncertainty with the increase in Covid cases and the spread of the Omicron variant. Some communities of faith are re-examining their policies and re-considering their plans for Advent and Christmas. As a starting point, check with your local health unit. Each health unit sets regulations based on transmission rates in their jurisdiction. Many health units have specific...

photo courtesy of Dan Kiefer via Unsplash The Regional Council Office will be closed December 24th through to January 3rd. Staff will not be responding to email or phone messages during that time. However, should you have an urgent, emergency situation, you can call 1-833-236-0280, ext 2 and leave a message. This voicemailbox will be checked regularly over the Christmas break. Please note that many of the regional council staff are on holiday during the month of December and the first week of...

We’re looking for amazing projects to fund through the second round of the My Main Street Community Activator program! The program, funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, supports placemaking projects across southern Ontario in 2022, with reimbursements between $25,000 and $250,000. Learn more by reviewing the application guide and apply by completing and submitting the application form. The deadline to apply is February 1,...

  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...