Stories of Our Faith

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December 12, 2017

Anticipation builds as the children and youth wait for the muffins they made to bake. Different ages and backgrounds, everyone joins together on this summer day at the London Community Chaplaincy.

“I love the community with the kids. Everybody is like everybody else’s family,” says summer counsellor Ashley deBakker.

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Near Lake Victoria, the Kenya Alliance for the Advancement of Children’s Rights works in schools in the area, creating a child ambassador program that seeks to live out the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

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Our gifts for Mission & Service create spaces where people can come together as family and feel safe. Bissell Centre in Edmonton is one of these places. The stories in today’s Minute for Mission were first shared on its blog.

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On a Kenyan mountain surrounded by farms is the Jerusalem Secondary School for Girls. The school is supported by Mission & Service global partner the Organization of African Instituted Churches. It is a safe place for young women who are escaping child marriage and the threat of female genital mutilation, or female circumcision.

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Since the union of the Woman’s Missionary Society (WMS) and the Woman’s Association (WA) in 1962, for 55 years United Church Women (UCW) have lived out their mission to

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United Fresh Start is a program offered by the General Council Office through trained presbytery-based facilitators. The goal of the program is to nurture the pastoral relationship between a minister and key congregational leaders, especially at the beginning of a pastoral relationship after a new minister is called or appointed.

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In 1986, Fairview United Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia, opened a family resource centre in its building. The programs the church initiated focused on providing education and support in a safe and welcoming environment.

Let’s hear from one long-time participant, now board member Tia Forsythe, about the centre’s lasting impact:

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December 14, 2017

The widespread displacement of people is a crisis around the world. In 2014 the United Nations High Commission for Refugees reported 19.5 million refugees—those fleeing their homes across international borders—and 38.2 million internally displaced people—those who remain within their own country but cannot return to their homes. Throughout 2015, many more undocumented people were displaced as refugees or were internally displaced due to natural disasters, including here in Canada. More than half of refugees and displaced people are under the age of 18.

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November 28, 2017

Doreen shares the story of her call to leadership: “It amazes me…that God has called me to do this work and that I am able to do it with confidence.”

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Marty shares the story of his call to leadership: “If there are signs that God is seriously calling you, then be prepared for an unbelievable journey.”

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