Third Level Menu Children and Youth Children, youth, and young adults are valued members of our faith communities, with much to give and to receive. Programs for Youth and Young Adults Programs and events that promote faith, mission, service—and fun—for children, youth, and young adults. Youth and Young Adult Ministry Resources Ideas and resource materials that will help you connect with youth and young adults in your community. Vision Fund The Youth and Young Adult Vision Fund offers grants to members and ministries of the United Church. Clusters and Networks Resources for creating or joining a cluster or network. Getting Started with Clusters and Networks Definitions of clusters and networks and whom to contact for information. Clusters and Networks Technology Resources Digital tools to help your cluster or network stay connected. Disability and Inclusion We are committed to becoming an open, accessible, and barrier-free church, where there is full participation of people with disabilities. Embracing the Spirit New approaches to worship are popping up, or waiting to be developed, across the church. This program aims to nourish their growth. Spur Innovation Allow us to help people in your own faith community that have innovative ideas about how to be church in today’s society. Innovation Grants People with new ideas for the church can get help to make their dream a reality. Indigenous Initiative Seed Funding Encouraging Indigenous-led initiatives across Turtle Island. How to Grow Your Idea Learn more about the three different types of grants. Ongoing Support Learn more about the resources available to innovative faith communities and grant recipients. Pay It Forward Loans Pay It Forward loans are available for communities of faith that have received Embracing the Spirit grants in the past. Why Embracing the Spirit? Learn more about the change that is happening and the impact measurements. Gender, Sexuality, and Orientation We are committed to being a welcoming church that is opposed to discrimination against any person on any basis, including gender and gender identity. Indigenous Ministries Indigenous spirituality, leadership, and participation are vital to the life of the United Church. All My Relations The Indigenous contribution to the church is honoured by the Mohawk phrase “Akwe Nia'Tetewá:neren”—all my relations—on the crest. Indigenous Communities and Leadership Access support to develop property, engage youth, build leaders, and speak out for justice. Healing Fund The Healing Fund supports healing initiatives for survivors of the residential school system and its ongoing intergenerational impacts. Information on Residential School Claims Documents Information for survivors of the residential school system who filed an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or Independent Assessment Process (IAP) claim. Calls to the Church The Calls to the Church emerged from a process of discernment by the Indigenous church. MMIWG Final Report and Calls for Justice Transformative legal and social changes are needed to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country. Intercultural Ministries The intercultural vision is about more than inclusion—it’s about a radical welcoming that calls all of us to change. Leadership from the Margins We are all challenged to change the ways our communities worship, live, and work together. Vision for Becoming an Intercultural Church When we affirm and welcome a variety of expressions of faith, it deepens our understanding of God and of each other. Biblical Background to Interculturalism Becoming an intercultural church moves us to the very beginning of our faith. Ways of Becoming an Intercultural Church This is an exciting time of Spirit-led questioning, experimenting, and mutual learning. Leadership Counts Knowing who our leaders are will help the church continue to live into its commitments to equity and diversity. Strengthening Congregations Our faithful and lively congregations are key witnesses to God's inclusive love in the world. United Church Women (UCW) Learn more about the UCW’s mission: to love God; foster Christian commitment, faithfulness, and spirituality; and promote respect and love for all God’s creation.