In the beginning, some Presbyterian churches along with the Methodist and Congregational churches in Canada came together in Mutual Street Arena in Toronto.

Mission & Service has always been at the core of the denomination. It has had different names, but the function has always been the same: to seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God to answer the call to mend the world.

We have come a long way in understanding our place in the world and how to make a difference—from the Woman’s Missionary Society and Home and Global Mission Boards to the Missionary and Maintenance Fund that we now call Mission & Service.

With this evolution we have also transformed how we live out our mission in the church, from sending missionaries to being in partnerships to a more holistic view of Mission & Service. We no longer think that God’s church has a mission; rather, God’s mission has a church.

We sing thanksgiving for your support of Mission & Service ministry and programs with people on the margins in Canada and around the world. Together we have done far more than we can ever do alone.

If Mission & Service is already a regular part of your giving, thank you so much! If you have not given for Mission & Service, please join me in making Mission & Service a regular part of your life of faith. In all our Mission & Service giving, with a willing heart, we sing thanksgiving to God!

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