How can we help congregational leaders encourage their churches to support both local mission and the ministry of The United Church in Canada and around the globe? How could that support help everyone to live faithfully every day?

Responding to these questions, the United Church created Called to Be the Church—an annual resource to help congregations fund their dreams and make a difference in their community and in the world through Mission & Service.

Creative folk from across our church collaborated on worship services, sermons, and learning programs to do three things that will help build support for our mission here and as a denomination. The Called to Be the Church congregational giving program helps to

  • inspire people to see not just where the money goes but also what generosity accomplishes

  • invite people to join others in making a difference in the lives of many, near and far

  • thank, to model gratitude for all the gifts we receive from God

This giving program is available for all congregations to access in print and online. It is easily adaptable for all to build and sustain generosity in their communities.

We sing thanksgiving for congregational stewardship programs that inspire, ask, and thank!

If Mission & Service is already a regular part of your giving, thank you so much! If you have not given for Mission & Service, please join me in making Mission & Service a regular part of your life of faith. In all our Mission & Service giving, with a willing heart, we sing thanksgiving to God!

For more Minutes for Mission resources, see our photo collection and video playlist.