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Highlights of the Fall Meeting "Resurrected not Resuscitated" President Mark Laird’s theme, “Resurrected Not Resuscitated” came to life in the opening session as participants entered into the chat what brings them joy, and lifted their symbol of new life for a final screenshot.  Technical issues prevented small groups on Friday evening but the problem was resolved for the Saturday sessions ensuring regional council representatives had time to talk with one another. The first opportunity...

This fall, the Tri-Region Affirm Network received a letter seeking endorsement of a statement of multi-faith solidarity for a Hindu priest who has been condemned for officiating a same-sex marriage ceremony. The Affirm Network has signed the letter and the individuals on the Network have committed to signing it. We, the members of the Affirm Network, are now asking leaders in communities of faith across our regions to consider signing to endorse a multi-faith statement of solidarity. Dear...

Youth Forum at General Council 44 Delegate ApplicationApplication deadline December 15   Are you ready to lead the church into the future?! If so, why not apply to become a General Council 44 Youth Forum Delegate? And yes, SUMMER EMPLOYMENT is also part of Youth Forum at GC44! You will be paid for your participation, leadership, and dedication to General Council.General Council is the United Church of Canada's triennial business meeting where justice issues are discussed, visions are cast,...

Several communities of faith have inquired if the vaccine passport being instituted in Ontario applies to them. The legal advice the regional council has received to date is that communities of faith do not have grounds to request this information.  Privacy legislation protects medical information and there has been no provincial action mandating such information be shared in a community of faith.  In fact, worshiping communities have been specifically exempted from the vaccine passport. There...

The United Church, in conjunction with For the Love of Creation, is searching for delegates to form a virtual delegation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26). The four COP26 goals set by the host countries UK and Italy are a step change in commitments to emissions reduction, strengthening adaptation to climate change impacts, getting finance flowing for climate action and enhancing international collaboration, including for the COP26 campaigns on energy transition, clean...

The United Church of Canada is in contact with Mission & Service partners in Haiti to find out how we can support their communities. Make a gift to support immediate needs including emergency shelter, clean water, and food. We are also asking for prayers for our partners and the Haitian United Church community in Canada, who are trying to contact family and friends in the devastation. Read more about the situation here.