Mission and Service

Resources for celebrating the work of the Mission & Service of The United Church of Canada.

Last updated: 
June 20, 2018
The 2017 Year in Review highlights some of the major accomplishments and most significant work in the church.

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PDF icon Building Our House
A Mission & Service worship outline.

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PDF icon Celebrating God's Great Work
A Mission and Service worship outline.
Last updated: 
April 3, 2018

In Bethlehem, the largely Christian-Palestinian city of Jesus’ birth, Wi’am strives to build a just society through mediation, conflict resolution, and non-violence. Its premises are bordered on one side by Israel’s controversial separation wall (deemed illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2005) and on another side by a street that often sees confrontations between Palestinian protestors and Israeli soldiers.

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Last updated: 
February 6, 2017

Gifts for Mission & Service bring healing, justice, and hope to life. Your contribution will help support ministries and programs in Canada and around the world.

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File Drama: A Shoebox Filled with…
A short Advent skit about giving to Gifts with Vision and Mission & Service.

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PDF icon HIV and AIDS: Stories of Partners’ Work
United Church partners are actively working at “getting to zero”—zero new infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths—in their own communities.

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PDF icon Living Thankfully Day by Day
Sunday worship service excerpted from Called to Be the Church Congregational Giving Program, 2018-2019: Loving Our Neighbours
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: 
April 3, 2018

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.

Last updated: 
April 3, 2018

The Nebaj region of rural Guatemala suffered through three decades of civil war that ended in 1996. Here, the Guatemala Conference of Evangelical Churches (CIEDEG) is training more than 400 Indigenous women in human rights, citizen participation, and economic empowerment through farming.

Last updated: 
April 3, 2018

Four hundred and ninety-four women from across Tanzania, East Africa, and 16 training sessions in collaboration with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health: these are the latest totals for training traditional birth attendants (midwives) reported by Mission & Service partner the Morogoro Women’s Training Centre. The collaboration, which is made possible with the support of United Church Women, is part of an overall strategy to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in Tanzania.