Stories of Our Faith

Last updated: 
March 7, 2018

Our gifts for Mission & Service support overseas personnel like Catherine Christie. We give thanks for their calling and for their giving hearts!

At a recent worship service where Catherine was preaching, she declared, “Here is your Mission & Service giving in action!”

Last updated: 
February 2, 2018

Our gifts for Mission & Service change lives around the world. Our global partner the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) is addressing the problem of severe drought by creating a conservation agriculture program. The conservation agriculture model uses mulching, crop rotation, and minimal tilling, combined with water harvesting and management, to move toward the ultimate goal: local food security.

Last updated: 
February 2, 2018

Let’s hear this interview with Alana Martin, a candidate for diaconal ministry.

When did you know you were called to ministry?

I started to feel a sense of a call when I was a teenager, but didn’t start discerning what that really meant for me until I was a young adult.

Growing up, my mom was studying to be a diaconal minister and through that exposure I felt a strong connection to that type of ministry.

Last updated: 
February 2, 2018

Our gifts for Mission & Service support inner-city programs for children, like Camp Cosmos run by Montreal City Mission.

An 11-year-old girl has new respect for her 9-year-old brother with special needs thanks to the environmental summer day camp.

Last updated: 
February 2, 2018

Have you ever wondered what Mission & Service really is? Where did it come from? Well, I am going to tell you!

Mission & Service wasn’t always called Mission & Service. Before 1925, the three original denominations that joined to create The United Church of Canada—Presbyterians, Methodists, and Congregationalists—saw mission as an important part of church life and supported it in many ways.

Last updated: 
February 2, 2018

In the Holy Land, bringing ordinary Israelis and Palestinians peacefully together is extremely difficult in such a tense and violent environment. But the International Christian Committee in Israel (ICCI) does just that.

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February 2, 2018

Water is a gift of God and a fundamental human right. Getting water remains a gruelling chore for many in the Global South, who may spend much of their day hauling water from distant sources to meet their families’ needs. Access to water affects every part of daily life. Mission & Service partner People's Action Forum is working hard to address these challenges in rural Zambia.

Last updated: 
January 29, 2018

In 2002, the World Council of Churches developed the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel to create an international presence in the face of Israeli occupation. Since then the United Church has sent over 25 Ecumenical Accompaniers who have been posted in many regions of Palestine and Israel.

Last updated: 
January 29, 2018

Our gifts for Mission & Service are making a difference in communities across Canada. Let us hear the impact one community ministry is having.

Last updated: 
January 29, 2018

Our gifts for Mission & Service support congregations in transition or in remote locations.

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