In grateful response to God's abundant love, we bear in mind our integral connection to the earth and one another; we participate in God's work of healing and mending creation
A Song of Faith
What does it mean to be "healthy"? How can we work toward healthy relationships with one another, in our wider communities, and in the world? What can we do for the healing of the Earth? For the healing of our bodies, spirits, and minds? What are the characteristics of a healthy congregation?
An essential part of being healthy is seeing ourselves as being part of all creation, and committing ourselves to working for the wellbeing of one another and the Earth. Ecological justice includes awareness of issues related to water, resource extraction, nuclear waste, climate change, and more.
The United Church has been committed for over two decades to building right relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples. Transformation through learning, sharing, and making commitments to change is also taking place through work in solidarity with global partners.
Be part of this exciting opportunity to work for transformation in your own community and around the world, and contribute what you've learned to a document for consideration at next year's General Council.
The United Church supports universal access to health care, fair pricing and access to prescription drugs, and continuing care for all. A particular concern is working with partners in response to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, which is a social and economic justice issue, not as an individual health one.
This issue explores many aspects of health: of our congregations, of the Earth, of communities, of the body, and of the soul. Inside are articles, workshops, worship outlines, a Bible study, resources for children and youth, and more. Order a copy or subscribe today at UCRDstore.ca.
Please share what you thought of the 2009–2011 mission theme, "Living for the Earth: Choosing Creation over Empire" and the resources you used, with the Mission Theme Evaluation Form [RTF: 2 pp/47 KB]. Deadline: October 1, 2011.
What do you think the 2013–2015 mission theme should be? Read our Call for Proposals and list of past themes [PDF: 2 pp/47 KB], and use the Proposal Form [RTF: 2 pp/31 KB] to submit your ideas. Deadline: October 1, 2011.
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