A picture of a wooden dock on the blue waters of the Sea of Galilee.
Journey to the Heart of the Holy Land
Published On: March 12, 2020

This article was originally published in Aujourd’hui Credo in French by Suzanne Grenier in February 2020.   Together on a small, modest boat, on the waters of the Sea of Galilee… “T...

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Photo of Rev. Dr. Margaret MacDonald, ordained minister
My Story: Rev. Dr. Margaret MacDonald, Ordained Minister
Published On: February 12, 2020

Margaret shares the story of her call to leadership: “It is an ongoing conversion experience to listen to the voices of each one from the diversity of life striving to do God’s work.”

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Farmer Rose Muthoni stands, smiling near her chickens on her small farm in Kenya. She has about 25 brown chickens. There are a couple of small shelters in the background.
Smallholder Farmers Can Play a Big Role in Ending Hunger
Published On: February 4, 2020

For International Development Week 2020 (February 2–8), the United Church highlights two Mission & Service partners supporting food security and improved livelihoods for women farmers in Kenya. The health of small farms is vital to solving chronic food insecurity in Africa.

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Photo of Ven. John Gichumu with community leaders in Kapenguria, Kenya
We Are All Bound Together
Published On: July 5, 2019

Gary MacDonald writes about his visit to Kenya, where he met with members of Mission & Service partner the Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC).  

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Narlene Britton-Walfall
My Story: Marlene Britton-Walfall, Diaconal Minister
Published On: May 15, 2017

Marlene shares the story of her call to leadership: “The opportunity to share with people in various spheres of life has been the greatest part of ministry.”

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Adam Kilner
My Story: Adam Kilner, Ordained Minister
Published On: December 10, 2015

Adam shares the story of his call to leadership: "If you're in it to make a difference, make sure you believe in the resurrection…. The church…requires ministers of great courage."

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Hewitt T. Holmes
My Story: Hewitt T. Holmes, Ordained Minister
Published On: December 10, 2015

Hewitt shares the story of his call to leadership: "From an earlier age of 9, I knew that ministry was my calling and vocation. I [was] always…willing to have deep conversations with people about God."

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Carolyn Wilson Wynne
My Story: Carolyn Wilson Wynne, Diaconal Minister
Published On: December 10, 2015

Carolyn shares the story of her call to leadership: "The greatest part of ministry is the people with whom I celebrate and lament."

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The Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea
My Story: The Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea, Ordained Minister
Published On: December 10, 2015

John shares the story of his call to leadership: "My minister ... suggested that I enter ministry. At first glance I thought he was out of his mind. After much prayer and reflection ministry called me with the holy sledge hammer."

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Melanie Kirk
My Story: Melanie Kirk, Ordained Minister
Published On: December 10, 2015

Melanie shares the story of her call to leadership: "It is an exciting and challenging time to be part of the church… I rejoice for all the various ways that the United Church is wrestling with what it means to be church in this time."

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