Asian Heritage Month 3

May 20, 2018

In May, we celebrate Asian heritage in The United Church of Canada. Chinese and Japanese congregations took part in church union; strong Korean and Filipino communities have taken shape since. The Very Rev. Sang Chul Lee became the church's first Moderator of Asian heritage in 1988. The intercultural vitality of the church continues to expand today, including through mutual recognition of ministries with The Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK) and The United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP).

Worship Ideas
File 2017 Asian Heritage: Come, Drink of Living Water
A liturgy honouring an intercultural ministry, suitable for Asian Heritage Month.
File Intercultural Hymn Service
A service framed around hymns in Voices United from cultures around the world.
File Liturgical Resources | Christian Conference of Asia
The CCA issues annual Asia Sunday resources for thematic worship.
File Prairie Horizons Intercultural Worship
An outline for worship in an intercultural context.
PDF icon Seeking Peace: Everybody Is Fulfilled
With deep concern for current tensions, this service focuses on seeking peace. It recalls Asian values and celebrates cultural richness and diversity.
File The Story of Moon IkHwan
David Kim-Cragg tells the story of his parents struggling as Christians in Korea before and after the Korean war.
PDF icon We Are Peacemakers with the Spirit of Wa
A service that celebrates the wisdom of various Asian cultures. Wa, in Japanese, means “harmony,” or peaceful unity within a social group.
File Who Are We? Resources for Canadian Multiculturalism Day
Worship resources to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day. ...
Prayers
File Easter Joint North-South Prayer
From the National Council of Churches in Korea and the Korean Christian Federation
Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service support intercultural programs.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support youth and young adults.
File Servant Leadership
Minutes for Mission - December 18, 2016: The Asian Rural Institute has been training people from around the world in sustainable agriculture for decades. It's graduates have changed agricultural practices for small farmers in their countries. Supported through your donations to Mission&...
Extras
File Asian Cultures, Asian Heritage
This video celebrates Asian cultures within the United Church today. Asian leaders speak of their experiences in the church.
PDF icon The Sound of a Church
An Intercultural reflection from a Japanese Canadian perspective, excerpted from Fire and Grace, UCPH, 1999.
File Voices United: Intercultural Index
A listing of hymns from Voice United identified by their country of origin.
Worship Blog
During May, The United Church of Canada celebrates the contributions of many Asian-Canadian members.
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