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Month: November 2021

Advent and Christmas Greetings from President Jane Lists! Grocery lists. “Honey-do lists.” And, at this time of the year, Christmas lists. I wonder what’s on your Christmas list or that of your children, your grandchildren and other family and friends with whom you exchange Christmas gifts. Two years ago, my theatre friends and I were sitting in the Grand Theater in London waiting for the Christmas show to begin. Barbara, who works for Canada Post was telling me about the letters that come...

**Canada, Stand up for Palestinian Children’s Rights** Join this International Day (Nov 29) of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Light a candle for the Palestinian Children. Join the UNJPPI campaign to support Palestinian children living under the Israeli military occupation. https://www.unjppi.org/join-childrens-rights-campaign.html Sign up through this link http://eepurl.com/htSZpb to receive information about the campaign and how to participate. Last fall Parliamentary Petition e-2667...

This fall, the Tri-Region Affirm Network received a letter seeking endorsement of a statement of multi-faith solidarity for a Hindu priest who has been condemned for officiating a same-sex marriage ceremony. The Affirm Network has signed the letter and the individuals on the Network have committed to signing it. We, the members of the Affirm Network, are now asking leaders in communities of faith across our regions to consider signing to endorse a multi-faith statement of solidarity. Dear...

Early in 2021, the Executive and Commission members of the regional council together attended the four sessions of the United Church’s racial justice training.  That experience informed the spring meeting where time was devoted to Indigenous justice and anti-racism.  It also informed this fall meeting where the traditional Land Acknowledgement shifted from a formula into a reflection.  The title became “Reconciliation Focus” and we considered the nearest First Nations to us, the name of an...

Youth Forum at General Council 44 Delegate ApplicationApplication deadline December 15   Are you ready to lead the church into the future?! If so, why not apply to become a General Council 44 Youth Forum Delegate? And yes, SUMMER EMPLOYMENT is also part of Youth Forum at GC44! You will be paid for your participation, leadership, and dedication to General Council.General Council is the United Church of Canada's triennial business meeting where justice issues are discussed, visions are cast,...