JUSTICE, WITNESS, AND RECONCILIATION
Neechi is a summer gathering in Manitoba that
provides Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth the
opportunity to plant the seeds of friendship.
Mission & Service supported ministry Home Ownership
Affordability Partnership in North Bay, Ont. supports
communities making housing safe and affordable.
2 Community and Justice Work: $3.4 million—12% of Mission & Service ($1.8 million in direct grants)
Mission & Service supports ministries that heal, reconcile, advocate, provide housing, food security, employment training, mental health treatment, and pastoral
care to Canadians living on the margins. This includes
community and social justice ministries, chaplaincies,
the Healing Fund, and reconciliation initiatives between
Indigenous peoples and settlers.
4 Faith Formation: $7.7 million—28% of Mission & Service ($0.3 million in direct grants)
Mission & Service supports programs that strengthen
discipleship and develop lively lay leadership. This
includes programming for ministries of Indigenous peoples, children, youth, and young adults, United Church
Women, support for LGBTQ+ people and networks, as
well as stewardship, ethno-cultural, intercultural, and
diverse communities in ministry.
The Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre, supported
by Mission & Service, celebrates the graduation of
Fanny Spence and Deb Anderson-Pratt at the 2017
Ceremony of Celebration. Global Mission & Service partner, The National Council
of Churches in Kenya, is working with local farmers
like this farming family to develop sustainable agriculture in areas of Kenya severely affected by drought.
1 Global Mission & Service: $5 million—18% of Mission & Service ($2.9 million in direct grants)
Mission & Service supports 92 global partners on urgent
issues that impact people’s daily lives, including food
and water security, health, education, access to land,
human rights, peace, and justice initiatives. Global programs build capacity in local communities and respond
to humanitarian crises. This program area also includes
initiatives that connect the people of the United Church
and Mission & Service global partners.
3 Theological Education and Vocation of Ministry Support: $2.2 million—8% of Mission & Service ($1.6 million in direct grants)
Mission & Service funded programs educate and equip
future leaders of the church we are becoming. This
includes recruiting new ministers, funding for theological schools and education centres, providing student
education bursaries, and educating ministry personnel.