Meet United Church generosity in action through stories you can share in person or on social media.

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Mission and Service Stories (formerly called Minutes for Mission) are for sharing with our faithful supporters to show them the amazing work their gifts make possible. These stories can be used in services, in newsletters, and in face-to-face conversations. The more they're shared, the more people will understand just how life-changing Mission and Service is! To see videos of some of the work visit our YouTube channel.

Life-Changing Arts Programs for Children

Published On: May 14, 2024

YGM 2024: June 30. Children are the most vulnerable group in Colombia. That’s why CEPALC designs programs in sectors hardest hit by poverty and violence.

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An Act of Generosity

Published On: May 14, 2024

YGM 2024: June 23. A story of thoughtful, intentional giving at its finest.

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Rainbow Camp Is Welcoming

Published On: May 10, 2024

YGM 2024: June 16. Rainbow Camp® in northern Ontario has welcomed young people of all sexual identities since 2012. From the beginning, Mission and Service has supported Welcome Friend Association, which runs the camp.

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Advocating for Sexual and Gender Minorities in Other Countries

Published On: May 10, 2024

YGM 2024: June 9. Your gifts for Mission and Service help shelter refugees as they escape repressive governments. Twelve countries have jurisdictions in which the death penalty is imposed or at least a possibility for private, consensual, same-sex sexual activity.

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Learning about God’s Love

Published On: May 10, 2024

YGM 2024: June 2. Queer Kid Bible Camp is a unique and affirming space for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth within the framework of spirituality that was started by Mission and Service partner Silver Spire United Church in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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Your Generosity Is Refreshing

Published On: April 6, 2024

MandS 2024: May 26. Your gifts to Mission and Service help support Silver Spire United Church’s shower and laundry program.

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Connecting for Global Peace and Security

Published On: April 6, 2024

MandS 2024: May 19. Project Ploughshares, one of our Mission and Service partners, is a Canadian peace research institute with a focus on disarmament efforts and international security.

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Educating Future Leaders

Published On: April 5, 2024

MandS 2024: May 12. Mission and Service supports local ministry by providing academic bursaries for students studying to become ministers and theological leaders.

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A Beacon of Hope

Published On: April 5, 2024

MandS 2024: May 5. People in Syria are still experiencing the devastating aftermath of the February 2023 earthquakes. Mission and Service partner the Middle East Council of Churches continues to be hard at work providing hope.

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Healing through Storytelling

Published On: March 11, 2024

MandS 2024: April 28. Your gifts to Mission and Service open opportunities for storytelling to move forward in an impactful and powerful way. Thank you for your generosity.

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