Our gifts for Mission & Service support the continuing education of ministers as well as those in the discernment process. Let us hear a story from the Rev. Bronwyn Corlett, Program Coordinator for Ministry Recruitment, reflecting on the role of ministers in life’s joys and sorrows.
“Life is full of ups and downs that we have the privilege to share with our communities of faith.
“Thank you to our ministers who have answered God’s call to lead in our communities of faith and continue to answer God’s call again and again. Thank you for living out your call in The United Church of Canada. Thank you for being present in our big moments: baptisms and funerals, weddings and divorces, celebrations and crises. Thank you for visiting, witnessing, and walking with us. We appreciate your reminder that God is with us while we wrestle with life, faith, and love.
“Thank you for your various gifts and unique service. Thank you for putting your own problems and pains on hold while you hold ours. Thank you for the sermons, prayers, visits, theological reflections, and worship. Thank you for the times you leave your families to be with someone else’s. Thank you for your faithful leadership.
“Thanks to our gifts to Mission & Service, we support our ministers through training and continuing education at theological schools and education centres. Mission & Service also provides support through pastoral relations at presbytery and Conference.”
We sing thanksgiving for the commitment of those who minister to communities in times of joy and in times of crisis.
If Mission & Service is already a regular part of your giving, thank you so much! If you have not given for Mission & Service, please join me in making Mission & Service a regular part of your life
of faith. In all our Mission & Service giving, with a willing heart, we sing thanksgiving to God!