Indigenous Day of Prayer, the Sunday before National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), is an opportunity to celebrate First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples’ values, customs, languages, and culture.

Worship Ideas

2021 Indigenous Day of Prayer | Being a Good Neighbour (52.19 KB): Worship resources and a service bulletin/outline by Read Sherman, intended for use by non-Indigenous communities of faith.
2021 Indigenous Day of Prayer | Being a Good Neighbour bulletin (37.49 KB): Bulletin with service outline to accompany the Being a Good Neighbour worship resources.
2021 Indigenous Day of Prayer | Sermon Starter (37.57 KB): A reflection on 1 Peter 2:9‒17 by former Moderator Stan McKay.
A Narrow Rough Path to Reconciliation (37.25 KB): A worship service for the 2019 Indigenous Day of Prayer created to honour the meaning of National Indigenous Peoples Day and intended for use by non-Indigenous communities of faith. Written by SunDo Hyun and Hoeun Lee.
aboriginal-sunday-celebration-thanksgiving.pdf (162.24 KB): With gratitude we gather to praise God, to seek transformation, and to celebrate the power of the Spirit who is always moving.
Healing Waters: Churches Working to End Violence Against Women (110.94 KB): Worship excerpts from Healing Waters: Churches Working to End Violence Against Women
nipin-summer-is-here.docx (35.38 KB): A worship service for the 2019 Indigenous Day of Prayer that celebrates the summer as a time when we give thanks to our Mother Earth for her gifts of the season and for the precious and sacred gifts of the land. Written by Murray Pruden.
The Covenant of Reconciliation | Indigenous Day of Prayer 2020 (49.83 KB): A worship service created to honour the meaning of National Indigenous Peoples Day.
The Seven Grandfather Teachings | Indigenous Day of Prayer 2020 (47.07 KB): A worship service on the seven laws for living a good life: Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility, and Truth.

Minute for Mission

Related Material

Acknowledging the Territory in Worship (170.12 KB): A brief guide to help congregations and bodies of the church incorporate an Acknowledgement of Territory into their gatherings.
Bulletin Insert: A Time of Celebration for Aboriginal Sunday (173.74 KB): You can download and print this insert to distribute with your bulletin on Aboriginal Sunday.
Prayer for Students of Kamloops Residential School (Moderator) (35.18 KB): A prayer for the 215 children whose remains were found in Kamloops in May 2021.
Reconciliation Journey to Australia video: March 2018 delegation of First Nations and non-Indigenous people from The United Church of Canada in Australia as part of the Canada-Australia Reconciliation Dialogue between our church and the Uniting Church in Australia.