People in Partnership

Join us in building connections around the world. Four streams of service connect people and communities of faith, working together in God's mission.

The People in Partnership program enables United Church people and global partners to encounter each other, accompany each other in God’s mission, and learn more about each other’s contexts. The program provides a framework for the exchange of people (from Canada to global partners, and from global partners to Canada).

For information on current opportunities, check out Other Opportunities on the Job and Volunteer Opportunities page, or contact  pip [at]

To arrange for a People in Partnership speaker who has recently returned from a global opportunity, please contact pip [at]

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May 20, 2020

Jennifer Janzen-Ball and Julie Graham share their experience of celebrating love of the soil, of God, and of humanity with Mission & Service partners in Japan.

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April 2, 2020

This article was originally published in Aujourd’hui Credo in French by Suzanne Grenier in February 2020.


Together on a small, modest boat, on the waters of the Sea of Galilee…

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February 19, 2020

At the Minority Youth Forum in Japan, Jacob Burns and Jacqueline Warner-Smith were exposed to a struggle for justice that had similarities to the Canadian experience.

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March 4, 2020

Rev. Dr. Paul Douglas Walfall reflects on the "Misleading Theologies" symposium he attended in Kenya and why the North American church could use a similar discussion.

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January 8, 2020

Kelsi James shares her video poem "[REDacted]," as a reflection on her experience serving as United Church oversea personnel in China. 

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December 26, 2019

In this video, Kelsi James, United Church oversea personnel in China, shares the song "Echo" which she wrote after arriving in Lanzhou, China as a reflection on her experience.

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December 20, 2019

Serving in a country that doesn’t celebrate the holiday, overseas personnel Kelsi James discovers the Christmas spirit lives in friends. 

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January 21, 2020

Kim Uyede-Kai writes from the Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly, a “herstorical” assembly where women could hear one another’s stories be given voice, some for the first time.

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November 6, 2019

Sandy Hwang, one of four United Church young adults who participated in a young adult Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace organized by the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and the Ecumenical Youth Council in Korea (EYCK), shares her experience.

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February 13, 2020

Emma Taylor shares the success stories of two women farmers she met during a recent Canadian Foodgrains Bank learning tour to Ethiopia.