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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...

The Manual of The United Church of Canada, 2022 edition, comes into effect on January 1, 2022. There are only three editorial, not content, changes to this edition (indicated by the year 2022 in parentheses in the right-hand margin in the PDF): H.6.1: “men and women” has changed to “people” I.2.4: now includes a definition of ordained supply J.10.4: “executive” has changed to “Judicial Committee” The French edition, Le Manuel 2022, is available on the French-language website(opens in a new...

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...

Thank you for the care and attention you have given to an ever-evolving situation. It is difficult to face another round of uncertainty with the increase in Covid cases and the spread of the Omicron variant. Some communities of faith are re-examining their policies and re-considering their plans for Advent and Christmas. As a starting point, check with your local health unit. Each health unit sets regulations based on transmission rates in their jurisdiction. Many health units have specific...