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.
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.
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.
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.
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.