Category: Congregational Ministries

A “Sponsorship Shower” for a Refugee Family

The refugee sponsorship team of  North Bramalea United Church (NBUC) in Brampton, ON knew they wanted to sponsor a Syrian refugee family, but hadn’t anticipated a family of seven! In January 2016, The United Church of Canada’s Refugee Program asked NBUC

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Welcoming Refugees

[youtube] Early in the morning of December 6, 2015 at Pearson International Airport, a small group from Toronto’s Metropolitan United Church waited patiently for the Syrian refugee family they are sponsoring. “We started before all the publicity about the

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Bread and Grapes to Assist Farmers Affected by Climate Change

Making a difference doesn’t always require a lot of planning. That’s the lesson some members of St. Paul’s United Church in Estevan, SK took away after planning an Earth Day fundraiser lunch in less than a week. “We decided last

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Every Bite Affects the World

For World Food Day 2011, the Adult Christian Education Committee of St. James United Church in Regina, SK created a service called “Nurturing the Planet.” We screened the short film Maize and Mulch in Zimbabwe, co-created by the Canadian Foodgrains

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Planting Seeds in a Giving Garden

When you plant seeds, you can never be exactly sure what will grow. A few years ago, seeds were planted at St. Andrew’s United Church in Hamilton, ON, through an intentional visioning adventure dubbed the “Abraham and Sarah Project.” Every

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