Intercultural

The intercultural vision is about more than inclusion—it’s about a radical welcoming that calls all of us to change.

Worship Ideas
File 2017 Asian Heritage: Come, Drink of Living Water
A liturgy honouring an intercultural ministry, suitable for Asian Heritage Month.
File A History in Song
This hymn festival celebrating Black History Month could be used in the place of a sermon.
PDF icon A Recommitment to Anti-Racism: A Black History Month Service
A service for Black History Month that encourages congregations to ally with those who are working toward racial justice across North America.
PDF icon A Worship Service for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Worship suggestions compiled from United Church resources for March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
File Advent Service: The Gifts of the Four Directions
Some of the “best loved” material of earlier Advent/Christmas/Epiphany issues of Gathering.
PDF icon Caring for Creation: A Service for Children’s Sunday
This service for Children's Sunday invites all of us to care for creation as a Christian community...
PDF icon Celebrating the Journey
A worship service for Black History Month.
File Created in God’s Image
Worship for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
PDF icon Gathering at the Table
A worship service for African Heritage Month
File God's Glory Cannot Be Hidden
A worship service for Black History Month.
PDF icon Healing Waters: Churches Working to End Violence Against Women
Worship excerpts from Healing Waters: Churches Working to End Violence Against Women
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.
PDF icon Living with Respect for Children
This worship service on "Living in Right Relationship" invites all ages to live in respectful relationship with all people and nature...
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.
File Toward Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (Mark 1:29-39)
A worship service with the theme of creating a culture of mutuality and full participation for those with disabilities and their allies (based on Mark 1:29-39). ...
File Toward Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (Rom. 12:3–13)
A worship service with the theme of creating a culture of mutuality and full participation for those with disabilities and their allies (based on Rom. 12:3–13).
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.
Prayers
File Easter Joint North-South Prayer
From the National Council of Churches in Korea and the Korean Christian Federation

The following is a personal expression of faith.

File Prayer for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women
A prayer for missing and murdered Aboriginal women, and their family and friends.

The following is a personal expression of faith.

File Recommitting to Justice, Equity and Peace
A prayer of confession about racial justice - for individual or community prayers
Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service support intercultural programs.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support racial justice and our intercultural journey.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support intercultural programs.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support racial justice.
Extras
PDF icon Acknowledging the Territory in Worship
A brief guide to help congregations and bodies of the church incorporate an Acknowledgement of Territory into their gatherings.
File Asian Cultures, Asian Heritage
This video celebrates Asian cultures within the United Church today. Asian leaders speak of their experiences in the church.
File Black History Month (video)
An introduction to the history of Black peoples in the United Church, from Union United in Montreal over a century ago to the present day (2010).
PDF icon Black History Month Bulletin Insert
Features a prayer written in response to racial tensions in North America and the 50th anniversary of voting rights marches from Selma, Alabama.
PDF icon Children’s Time for Black History Month bulletin insert
A bulletin insert to outline the story of The Freedom Quilt for Children's Time...
PDF icon Questioning Worship: Engaging All God's Peoples: Sample Chapter
A resource for talking about intercultural worship; sample session.
File Racial Justice | United Church of Christ
Each person is created in the image of God, and racism is an affont to God. Prayers and learning resources.
PDF icon SCM's Disability, Faith and Justice Devotional
We are all made in the image of God, but people with disabilities have been excluded and shamed for who they are. This devotional from the Student Christian Movement of Canada’s asks: How should our faith shape us in this struggle?
File Songs from Many Cultures for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany
Hymns in Voices United, More Voices, and Nos Voix unies that offer in many languages and diverse origins.
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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