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Your Generosity Revitalizes Languages

Published On: January 20, 2023

YGM 2023: February 26. Your gifts to Mission & Service support programs and partnerships to help revitalize Indigenous identity and pride through language and cultural education.

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Update: 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism

Published On: January 20, 2023

YGM 2023: February 19. Your Mission & Service gifts support expanding the 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism initiative each year, amplifying voices and encouraging deep reflection.

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Your Generosity Accompanies Grandmothers

Published On: January 20, 2023

YGM 2023: February 12. Your Mission & Service gifts supported grandmothers in Kenya to help their pastors learn to do better—and helped break the grandmothers’ isolation.

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January Mission & Service Stories

Published On: January 5, 2023

YGM 2023: January. For January, we asked five staff members to select a Mission & Service story that is meaningful to them and tell us a bit about why.

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Sending People to School―Together: Patti Talbot’s Work

Published On: December 20, 2022

YGM 2023: When children can’t go to school, society suffers. And that is why Mission & Service is in partnership with 85 organizations that work to increase access to education across the globe.

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Protecting Love around the World: Michael Blair’s Work

Published On: December 20, 2022

YGM 2023: The United Church of Canada recognizes that all love―including Two Spirit or LGBTQI+ relationships―is holy and blessed by God. But those rights do not exist in many parts of the world today.

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Fighting Racism at Home and Abroad: Adele Halliday’s Work

Published On: December 20, 2022

YGM 2023: February 5. Your gifts to Mission & Service support educational initiatives, programs, and partners that work hard to dismantle racism.

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Educating the Ministers of Tomorrow: Jennifer Janzen-Ball’s Work

Published On: December 20, 2022

YGM 2023: Mission & Service does a surprising amount of development in your local church, recruiting new ministers and funding theological schools. It even shapes the hymn books you sing from every service.

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Making a Home for Refugees: ChrisAnn Alvarez’s Work

Published On: December 20, 2022

YGM 2023: “There’s this huge misconception that refugees choose to be refugees,” says ChrisAnn Alvarez, Refugee Support at The United Church of Canada. “It’s not a choice. It’s something they’re forced into.”

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Real-Time Relief Really Makes a World of Difference: Thivan Hoang’s Work

Published On: December 20, 2022

YGM 2023: At a time when it feels like there’s a new crisis confronting us each and every day, it’s reassuring to know that Mission & Service partners provide real-time relief around the world on a daily basis.

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