Our gifts for Mission & Service support ministers in their training, continuing education, and pastoral relations and provide resources to engage in ministry.
The United Church’s 2006 statement of faith, A Song of Faith, notes that “to embody God’s love in the world, the work of the church requires the ministry and discipleship of all believers.” I invite you to wonder for a moment: What are the ways that a minister has helped this community of faith embody God’s love in the world? Today, we offer gratitude for the many ways that our ministers help to embody God’s love in the world through their leadership and ministry.
Thank you for the creative ways you proclaim God’s message of love in worship. Thank you for the sacred moments you facilitate in the celebration of baptism and communion. Thank you for the ways you invite people of all ages to grow and deepen in faith. Thank you for the encouragement to participate in God’s mission in the community and the world. Thank you for the loving care and prayers that you offer in times of joy and sorrow. Thank you for the vitality, faithfulness, and passion of your leadership. Our gifts to Mission & Service support our ministers, and we give thanks.
If Mission & Service giving is already a regular part of your life, thank you so much! If you have not given, please join me in making Mission & Service giving a regular part of your life of faith. Loving our neighbour is at the heart of our Mission & Service.