Asian Heritage Month 2

May 12, 2019

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, an opportunity to prayerfully reflect on the contributions of Asian Canadians to Canadian society, and to honour and celebrate this important aspect of Canadian history.

Worship Ideas
File 2018 Asian Heritage: Surrounded by So Great a Cloud of Witnesses
A worship service for Asian Heritage Month that awakens the senses and celebrates diversity while seeking harmony.
File Christian Conference of Asia | Asia Sunday 2018
An order of worship on the theme "Embracing the Differently Abled, and Upholding Their Dignity"...
File Come, Drink of Living Water
A liturgy honouring an intercultural ministry, suitable for Asian Heritage Month.
File Liturgical Resources | Christian Conference of Asia
The CCA issues annual Asia Sunday resources for thematic worship.
PDF icon Seeking Peace: Everybody Is Fulfilled
With deep concern for current tensions, this service focuses on seeking peace. It recalls Asian values and celebrates cultural richness and diversity.
File The Story of Moon IkHwan
David Kim-Cragg tells the story of his parents struggling as Christians in Korea before and after the Korean war.
PDF icon We Are Peacemakers with the Spirit of Wa
A service that celebrates the wisdom of various Asian cultures. Wa, in Japanese, means “harmony,” or peaceful unity within a social group.
File Who Are We? Resources for Canadian Multiculturalism Day
Worship resources to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day. ...
File Easter Joint North-South Prayer
From the National Council of Churches in Korea and the Korean Christian Federation
Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service support the international ecumenical movement.
PDF icon 2018 Asian Heritage: Scripture and Incense
A Bible study for Asian Heritage Month on Psalm 141:1–4
File Asian Cultures, Asian Heritage
This video celebrates Asian cultures within the United Church today. Asian leaders speak of their experiences in the church.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support intercultural programs.
Our gifts for Mission & Service have supported many overseas personnel.
File Intercultural Hymn Service
A service framed around hymns in Voices United from cultures around the world.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support programs for migrant workers.
File Servant Leadership
Minutes for Mission - December 18, 2016: The Asian Rural Institute has been training people from around the world in sustainable agriculture for decades. It's graduates have changed agricultural practices for small farmers in their countries. Supported through your donations to Mission&...
PDF icon The Sound of a Church
An Intercultural reflection from a Japanese Canadian perspective, excerpted from Fire and Grace, UCPH, 1999.
Worship Blog
After the experience of war and forced relocation, the author's Japanese Canadian family is welcomed by the United Church.
During May, The United Church of Canada celebrates the contributions of many Asian-Canadian members.
Incense is used in most Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic religions and Indigenous spiritual practices but missionaries banned it as superstition.