Emergencies

The United Church has a long history of assisting a time of emegency, both globally and close to home. 

Prayers

A prayer by Alydia Smith for those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

A prayer for all those who are being affected by extreme weather events.

A prayer for those affected by the tornadoes that touched land in the Ottawa and Gatineau regions, and the storm across northeastern Ontario and Quebec, by the Right Rev. Richard Bott.

File Prayer for All Affected by the East Japan Earthquake
This prayer is used at the Mizonokuchi Church in the city of Kawasaki, a part of Kanagawa Prefecture and of the Kanagawa District of the United Church of Christ in Japan. Translation by Rob Witmer.

You were a refugee, seeking safety and freedom, and we did not welcome you...

A prayer for the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

Creator God, be with us in these times of trouble:
we are surrounded by images of violence from ....

we are called to wrestle with how to respond to the devastation, death, fear, and hatred around us with compassionate and prophetic love.

we grieve for a cycle of violence...

A prayer in response to Cyclone Idai by the Right Rev. Richard Bott.

Music
File Jesus Was a Refugee
A poem/hymn text by John Wesley Oldham, Winnipeg.
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October 10, 2019

The United Church of Canada cares for refugees because we believe that sharing God’s love is our prime purpose. We believe that justice is the public face of God’s love, and work to share God’s love on a personal, local and global level. 

I see the face of God in refugees’ faces:...

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