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Category: LGBTQIA+ and Two-Spirit people

Camp Day 2022CAMP DAY Rain or shine! Saturday, June 25th 10:00 am to 3:00 pm At Camp Bimini (6 km south of Stratford)Camp BiminiIn-PersonAll activities are planned for the outdoors where masks will be optional, as determined by your individual comfort-level. Please BE SURE to bring a mask in case inclement weather brings us inside.In the event of extreme weather (thunder storm, torrential rain, tornado warning) the event will be cancelled. Registrants will be notified by email not later than...

The Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations is now accepting applications for 2022-23. Organizations that applied for the grant in 2021-22 can apply again for 2022-23. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST. As with the previous round of the program, the grant can go towards expenses such as security equipment or training to respond to hate-motivated incidents. Funds must be spent on eligible expenses by March 31,...

Dear siblings in Christ, Ahead of PIE Day 2022 (March 14th), a small group of friends of Horseshoe Falls and Shining Waters Regional Councils came together to talk about the ways Scripture has been used – and misused – to cause harm to 2SLGBTQIA+ people. We talked about ways the United Church perpetuated that harm. We talked about how far we have come as a denomination – and how far we have left to go. We celebrated the progress that has been made and we wondered what we might offer to help...

The Tri-Region Affirm Network has created a resource to help! With gratitude for the work of Network member, Anne Moore, the tri-region Affirming Network is pleased to provide a resource to communities of faith that are discerning and/or have entered into the Affirming Ministries process. Meant to augment the tools made available through Affirm United/S’Affirmer Ensemble, this resource is full of wisdom gleaned by United Church ministries across the country that are living into the call to be...

Advent Greetings one and all,     I must admit I struggle with Advent sometimes…this season of waiting….I’m excited for Christmas now!!  I also struggle with the juxtaposition of waiting and the themes for each Sunday: Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.  Waiting to me sounds like a passive word, but we can’t be passive in our search for Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.  Our brothers and sisters in BC and Nova Scotia are not feeling hope or love because others are doing nothing.  Any hope they are feeling is...

Horseshoe Falls Regional Council is having a Sunday Evenings Discussion Group focusing on Indigenous Justice and Reconciliation as a part of an Anti-Racism series. As the discussion group is online, geography is no longer a barrier to participate in events across The United Church of Canada. Horseshoe Falls President Robert Lawson has invited anyone from Western Ontario Waterways to join in. The discussions are twice a month on Sunday evenings from 7-830pm, starting on Sunday January 16th. For...