Stories of Our Faith

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April 2, 2020

A Mission & Service‒supported community centre serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable, Our Place is bracing for COVID-19 to strike. 

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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 12, 2020

Margaret shares the story of her call to leadership: “It is an ongoing conversion experience to listen to the voices of each one from the diversity of life striving to do God’s work.”

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February 6, 2020

Mission & Service partners help ensure education access and participation for all, especially children and youth in vulnerable settings. For Sustainable Development Week 2020 (February 2–8), the United Church highlights three Mission & Service partners supporting access to quality education for everyone.

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February 4, 2020

For International Development Week 2020 (February 2–8), the United Church highlights two Mission & Service partners supporting food security and improved livelihoods for women farmers in Kenya. The health of small farms is vital to solving chronic food insecurity in Africa.

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February 3, 2020

In the far-flung mountain communities of rural Ecuador, ECLOF’s financial services help Indigenous people lift themselves out of poverty.

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March 31, 2020

Down a long road behind a large fence in Nairobi, Kenya, is a safe house for LGBTQIA and Two-Spirit refugees from Uganda, Somalia, and South Sudan, supported by Mission & Service partner Pembizo Christian Council. The refugees who live here dream of a day they are resettled in Canada or another country where they can live freely without fear of imprisonment.

Last updated: 
January 15, 2020

Fairfield, a historic village in Bothwell, Ontario, was first settled by the Lenape people on May 8, 1792. It was established by Eelünaapéewi Lahkéewiit (El-na-pow-way Lah-ka-weet) ancestors and the Moravian missionaries who lived among the group for generations. For the past 74 years, Fairfield has been operated as a historical park and museum by The United Church of Canada through a grant from Mission & Service.

Last updated: 
January 15, 2020

Our gifts for Mission & Service support community ministries like Stella’s Circle. People come to Emmanuel House at Stella’s Circle for a variety of reasons. Some have experienced mental illness or addiction, and others have suffered emotional stress or trauma or had a conflict with the law. The staff and volunteers at Emmanuel House are dedicated to helping them move forward in their lives.

Last updated: 
January 15, 2020

As a church we continue to work toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Mission & Service supports this work through your gifts for the National Indigenous Church.