June 10, 2017, was the 92nd anniversary of The United Church of Canada. In the beginning, some Presbyterian churches along with the Methodist and Congregational churches in Canada came together in Mutual Street Arena in Toronto.
Mission & Service has always been at the core of the denomination. It has had different names, but the function has always been the same: to seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God to answer the call to mend the world.
We have come a long way in understanding our place in the world and how to make a differenceófrom the Womanís Missionary Society and Home and Global Mission Boards to the Missionary and Maintenance Fund that we now call Mission & Service.
With this evolution we have also transformed how we live out our mission in the church, from sending missionaries to being in partnerships to a more holistic view of Mission & Service. We no longer think that Godís church has a mission; rather, Godís mission has a church.
We sing thanksgiving for your support of Mission & Service ministry and programs with people on the margins in Canada and around the world. Together we have done far more than we can ever do alone.
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!