Partners in Mission

We act for peace, justice, care for creation, and God’s mission of healing the whole world in cooperation with others who share our vision.

“We are not alone,” goes the familiar opening line of the United Church’s New Creed. As we seek to align ourselves with God’s work of restoration, healing, and reconciliation, the United Church acts for peace, justice, care for creation, and God’s mission of healing the whole world in cooperation with others who share our vision. As we practise love and justice with humility and prayer, we learn how to be faithful co-workers in God’s mission. We call this approach “partnership.”

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September 5, 2019

The Millstream Pastoral Charge in New Brunswick may be small in size — less than 40 active families in a four-point charge — but its generosity towards others is major league. Its members already support various outreach services in the neighbouring town of Sussex, including a clothing depot, sponsoring a foster child in Africa, donations to the Red Cross for disaster relief, and a transition house for abused women. But with Canada’s 150th birthday falling this year, the pastoral...

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September 5, 2019

The United Church of Canada is participating in a dialogue process on reconciliation with the Uniting Church in Australia focussing on both countries' and churches' shared yet very different experiences of colonization and reconciliation. Rev. Dr. Chris Budden, a member of the delegation from the Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, which visited Canada July 14-31, reflects here on their experience. A group from The United Church of Canada will visit...

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September 5, 2019

In the dark hours before sunrise, United Church minister Rev. Al drives through downtown Victoria greeting the city’s street community. He welcomes them with hot coffee, breakfast, and other necessities. The morning run lets Rev. Al and his team at the Dandelion Society plan their response to individual needs.

Doreen Kot and the folks at Parkdale United Church, are engaged in partnerships that effectively work to reduce poverty. One way...

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