JUSTICE, WITNESS, AND RECONCILIATION
$8.8 million— 32.7% of M&S funds ($5 million in direct grants)
$9.9 million— 36.8% of M&S funds ($2.1 million in direct grants)
Mission & Service giving supports Affirm United/
S’affirmer Ensemble in its ministry for inclusion of all
sexual orientations and gender identities. Central
United, Moncton, New Brunswick, celebrates becoming
an Affirming church.
Over 25 projects are funded annually through the
Healing Fund, including this Highway of Tears healing
project at Skidegate, British Columbia, remembering
murdered and missing Indigenous women.
2 Community and Justice Work: $3.9 million— 14.5% of Mission & Service funds ($1.9 million issued in direct grants)
Supporting communities and justice ministries as they
work toward eliminating poverty and engage in the
ministry of healing and reconciliation. This area includes
the justice work of community and social justice ministries, the caring work of chaplains, the Healing Fund,
and initiatives that nurture right relations between
Indigenous and settler peoples.
4 Faith Formation: $7.5 million— 27.9% of Mission & Service funds ($0.4 million issued in direct grants)
Nurturing the whole people of God, supporting discipleship, and developing leadership for various ministries.
This includes programmatic work in ministries with children, youth and young adults, Indigenous people, and
United Church Women, and support for LGBTQ+ people
and networks, as well as stewardship, ethno-cultural,
intercultural, and diverse communities in ministry.
Mission & Service giving supports theological
students at Vancouver School of Theology, below, and
six other theological schools.
Global Mission & Service partner the Amity Foundation
works with women’s collectives in minority communities in China to generate economic opportunities.
1 Global Mission & Service: $4.9 million— 18.2% of Mission & Service funds ($3.1 million issued in direct grants)
Acting for peace and justice by providing programmatic
and emergency funding to Mission & Service partners
around the world. Financial support helps build capacity,
implement programs, and respond to humanitarian
crises as the church accompanies global partners in
living out God’s mission in their communities. This work
is undertaken in cooperation with a range of ecumenical
and interfaith global partners in Canada and the regions
of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and
3 Theological Education and Ministry Support: $2.4 million— 8.9% of Mission & Service funds ($1.7 million issued in direct grants)
Educating and equipping our leaders for the church
we are becoming. Education for a range of ministries,
including funding for theological schools, training for
lay leadership, educating ministry personnel, and
providing student education bursaries.