Intercultural

The intercultural vision is about more than inclusion—it’s about a radical welcoming that calls all of us to change.

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 2018 Black History Month service: On Eagle's Wings
May we not grow weary but soar on eagle’s wings as one people, bound together in your love.
File 2018 Black History Month: God Calls Us to Be Transformed
A worship service for Black History Month that calls the congregation to discomfort and transformation.
File 2018 Multiculturalism Day: From All Corners of the World
A worship service for Multiculturalism Sunday.
PDF icon 2018 Worship Suggestions: You Will Know Them by Their Fruits
Sermon and ritual suggestions by HyeRan Kim-Cragg for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
File A History in Song
This hymn festival celebrating Black History Month could be used in the place of a sermon.
PDF icon A Worship Service for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Worship suggestions compiled from United Church resources for March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
File Beautiful and Beloved, Vulnerable and Whole
A service by the Rev. Miriam Spies for Disabilities Awareness Day
PDF icon Caring for Creation: A Service for Children’s Sunday
This service for Children's Sunday invites all of us to care for creation as a Christian community...
File Christ, Forgive Us
A worship service for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17.
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 Created in God’s Image
Worship for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
File God's Glory Cannot Be Hidden
A worship service for Black History Month.
File Liturgical Resources | Christian Conference of Asia
The CCA issues annual Asia Sunday resources for thematic worship.
PDF icon Living with Respect for Children
This worship service on "Living in Right Relationship" invites all ages to live in respectful relationship with all people and nature...
PDF icon Revival out of Helplessness: Worship
A worship service on the theme of anti-racism (from Mandate, Winter 2018).
File Room at the Table
A worship service by the Rev. Sharon Ballantyne for Disabilities Awareness Day
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.
File Toward Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (Mark 1:29-39)
A worship service with the theme of creating a culture of mutuality and full participation for those with disabilities and their allies (based on Mark 1:29-39). ...
File Toward Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (Rom. 12:3–13)
A worship service with the theme of creating a culture of mutuality and full participation for those with disabilities and their allies (based on Rom. 12:3–13).
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.
Prayers
File Easter Joint North-South Prayer
From the National Council of Churches in Korea and the Korean Christian Federation

A prayer for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

PDF icon Litany for Racial Justice
An anti-racism prayer by Wehn-In Ng from That All May Be One: A Resource for Education toward Racial Justice
File Prayer for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women
A prayer for missing and murdered Aboriginal women, and their family and friends.
File Prayer of Lament
A prayer for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17.
File Prayers for Indigenous People and Communities
In times of violence or racist incidents, prayer can be a positive action of support for healing and reconciliation.

A prayer for Pride month.

An Advent  prayer originally written for Behold!: An Intercultural Gathering,

File Recommitting to Justice, Equity and Peace
A prayer of confession about racial justice - for individual or community prayers
Music
File Songs from Many Cultures for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany
Hymns in Voices United, More Voices, and Nos Voix unies that offer in many languages and diverse origins.
Minute for Mission
Mission & Service supports the work of Deaf ministries congregations across the country.
Honouring the memory of Aboriginal children who died in the residential schools.
With support from Mission & Service, Alderville First Nation is a thriving, Spirit-filled community that is rich in heritage and Native culture.
Our gifts for Mission & Service provide tools for relationship building between different cultures.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support people with disabilities.
People with disabilities invite the whole church to be part of authoring a new, positive story.
Where the United Church tries to live out in practical ways its apology to First Nations. 
Extras
PDF icon 2018 Asian Heritage: Scripture and Incense
A Bible study for Asian Heritage Month on Psalm 141:1–4
PDF icon 2018 Black History Month Bible study: Conversion of Saul
A Bible study for talking about allyship and race
PDF icon Acknowledging the Territory in Worship
A brief guide to help congregations and bodies of the church incorporate an Acknowledgement of Territory into their gatherings.
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 support racial justice and our intercultural journey.
File Black History Month (video)
An introduction to the history of Black peoples in the United Church, from Union United in Montreal over a century ago to the present day (2010).
PDF icon Bulletin Insert: Black History Month
Features a prayer written in response to racial tensions in North America and the 50th anniversary of voting rights marches from Selma, Alabama.
PDF icon Bulletin Insert: Children’s Time for Black History Month
A bulletin insert to outline the story of The Freedom Quilt for Children's Time...
Our gifts for Mission & Service support intercultural programs.
File Intercultural Hymn Service
A service framed around hymns in Voices United from cultures around the world.
PDF icon Questioning Worship: Engaging All God's Peoples: Sample Chapter
A resource for talking about intercultural worship; sample session.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support racial justice.
File Racial Justice | United Church of Christ
Each person is created in the image of God, and racism is an affont to God. Prayers and learning resources.
PDF icon Revival out of Helplessness: Bible Study
The story of the Samaritan woman at the well can help us reflect on racism (from Mandate, Winter 2018).
PDF icon SCM's Disability, Faith and Justice Devotional
We are all made in the image of God, but people with disabilities have been excluded and shamed for who they are. This devotional from the Student Christian Movement of Canada’s asks: How should our faith shape us in this struggle?
PDF icon The Sound of a Church
An Intercultural reflection from a Japanese Canadian perspective, excerpted from Fire and Grace, UCPH, 1999.
File UN Decade for African Descent
Join The United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ USA in promoting recognition, justice, for people of African descent.
Worship Blog
During May, The United Church of Canada celebrates the contributions of many Asian-Canadian members.
Our ingrained notions of black/white and darkness/light as inherently good and evil can guide how we treat each other.
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