2020 Palm Sunday Worship Resources (40.63 KB): Written by Murray Pruden, Indigenous Minister for Pacific Mountain Region, these resources remind us that even in these pandemic times, in God’s eyes we matter every moment and breath of our daily life.
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.
Apology 30th Anniversary: Litany (152.7 KB): This litany and story are based on the memories of The Very Rev. Stanley McKay and others who took part in the earliest national Aboriginal ministries consultations in the 1980s.
Apology 30th Anniversary: Worship Service (242.79 KB): In this year of the 30th anniversary of the apology, as the United Church turns 91, you are invited to consider how the apology has led to renewed life in the United Church.
Lenten Lament: Seeking Right Relations (33.19 KB): For the 150th year of Confederation, an invitation to acknowledge the damage done to the First Peoples of this land and seek reconciliation in worship and through next steps. From Gathering, Lent/Easter 2017.
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.
Passion Story and Prayers for Good Friday 2020 (46.14 KB): Written by Murray Pruden, Indigenous Minister for Pacific Mountain Region, these resources remind us that even in these pandemic times, in God’s eyes we matter every moment and breath of our daily life.
Sermon: The Gift in Apology (19.55 KB): This sermon marks the 20th anniversary of The United Church of Canada's 1986 Apology to First Nations Peoples.
The Pursuit of Right Relations (17.69 KB): A worship service outline marking the 20 years since the United Church gave its apology to First Nations peoples.
Have a Heart Day at Christ First United, 2020:
Moving Forward, Together: A video marking the 30th anniversary of the United Church Apology to First Nations Peoples. A conversation with Alberta Billy, the Very. Rev Bob Smith, Pam Hart, and Lawrence Sankey about how the Apology came to be, and what is needed to make it real.
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.
We Dare to Hope (15.67 KB): A prayer for committing to the genuine inclusion of Indigenous peoples in decision making on all matters that affect them