Stories of Our Faith

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May 22, 2018

Wesley Urban Ministries has been offering support for the homeless, refugees, and working poor of Hamilton, Ontario, for over 30 years.

Last updated: 
May 18, 2018

About 1,300 Christian Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip, enduring three wars in five years along with their Muslim neighbours. Israel controls the land, sea, and air around Gaza, with one crossing into Egypt through Rafah controlled by Egypt and monitored by the European Union in coordination with Israel. The Near East Council of Churches (NECC) works in Gaza with both communities, focusing on providing education and health care to a population under blockade.

Last updated: 
May 18, 2018

In Guatemala, our gifts for Mission & Service support the ministry of the Fraternidad de Presbiteriales Mayas (FPM), or Women’s Network of Maya Presbyterials, which provides Indigenous women in the area with microcredit loans so they can set up their own businesses and become economically independent.

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May 18, 2018

United Church partner Affirm United offers a process, the Affirming Ministry Program, to help all ministries truly welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Our gifts for Mission & Service support the Affirming process. Our planning and conversations are made possible by your support for Mission & Service.

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May 18, 2018

Together with emergency funds and Gifts with Vision, our gifts to Mission & Service enabled us to build a church-run high school in Haiti.

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March 7, 2018

The Mohawk words “Akwe Nia’Tetewá:neren” (in English, “All My Relations”) were added to The United Church of Canada’s crest in 2012, recognizing that we are all connected to each other and all of creation.

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March 7, 2018

Our gifts for Mission & Service support the intercultural journey of learning and practice. Carmen Ramirez shares her story today.

Last updated: 
March 7, 2018

St. Columba House is a community ministry that is an important constant in the lives of those who are living on the margins in Montreal.

The year 2017 marked a very important milestone in the history of St. Columba House. Who could have imagined in 1917 that, a century later, the ministry would be celebrating 100 years of offering healing and hope to the most vulnerable members of the Pointe-Saint-Charles community?

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March 7, 2018

Our gifts for Mission & Service support innovative programs like the cake-decorating program at Tamil United Church, Toronto.

Last updated: 
March 7, 2018

As a jazz saxophonist, Peter Woods knows that live music performances are spiritually moving events for both the performer and the audience. As an ordained minister, he has always wanted to connect his performances more overtly to faith communities and spiritual growth.

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