Indigenous Day of Prayer, the Sunday before National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), is an opportunity to celebrate First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples’ values, customs, languages, and culture.

Worship Ideas

2020 Indigenous Day of Prayer | The Covenant of Reconciliation (49.83 KB): A worship service for the Indigenous Day of Prayer created to honour the meaning of National Indigenous Peoples Day and intended for use by non-Indigenous communities of faith. Written by Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne.
2020 Indigenous Day of Prayer | The Seven Grandfather Teachings (47.07 KB): A worship service for the Indigenous Day of Prayer that reflects on the Seven Grandfather Teachings (or laws for living a good life): Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility, and Truth. Written by Deb Anderson-Pratt.
A Narrow, Rough Path to Reconciliation | Indigenous Day of Prayer (37.25 KB): A worship service for the 2019 Indigenous Day of Prayer created to honour the meaning of National Indigenous Peoples Day and intended for use by non-Indigenous communities of faith. Written by SunDo Hyun and Hoeun Lee.
Aboriginal Sunday: Celebration and Thanksgiving (162.24 KB): With gratitude we gather to praise God, to seek transformation, and to celebrate the power of the Spirit who is always moving.
Healing Waters: Churches Working to End Violence Against Women (110.94 KB): Worship excerpts from Healing Waters: Churches Working to End Violence Against Women
Living with Respect for Children (147.04 KB): This worship service on "Living in Right Relationship" invites all ages to live in respectful relationship with all people and nature.
Nîpin, Summer Is Here | Indigenous Day of Prayer (35.38 KB): A worship service for the 2019 Indigenous Day of Prayer that celebrates the summer as a time when we give thanks to our Mother Earth for her gifts of the season and for the precious and sacred gifts of the land. Written by Murray Pruden.

Minute for Mission

Minutes for Mission 2018: Reconciliation:
Minutes for Mission 2018: Spiritual and Practical Care in the City:
Whole Life Ministry - Wampum:

Related Material

Acknowledging the Territory in Worship (170.12 KB): A brief guide to help congregations and bodies of the church incorporate an Acknowledgement of Territory into their gatherings.
Bulletin Insert: A Time of Celebration for Aboriginal Sunday (173.74 KB): You can download and print this insert to distribute with your bulletin on Aboriginal Sunday.
Reconciliation Journey to Australia video: March 2018 delegation of First Nations and non-Indigenous people from The United Church of Canada in Australia as part of the Canada-Australia Reconciliation Dialogue between our church and the Uniting Church in Australia.