In the Six Nations First Nations community in southern Ontario sits a simple white building. For over five years Nations Uniting in Ohsweken, Ontario, has offered a place of community and provided educational workshops to the surrounding communities on and off the reserve at various locations up and down the Grand River.

Healing Circles and Grandmothers’ Teas are times of quiet sharing, with each person in the circle getting a chance to talk or ask questions and, most importantly, to respectfully listen to one another’s stories of life. As people listen, they learn from one another.

Nations Uniting also uses the Blanket Exercise developed by KAIROS Canada to bring to life teachings and reflections of forgotten Canadian history.

The number of Sharing Circles is increasing as other churches hear about what Nations Uniting is doing and yearn to know more about their First Nations neighbours.

We sing thanksgiving for the programs of healing and reconciliation offered through the Mission & Service–supported ministry of Nations Uniting.

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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