Minutes for Mission 2016 …bringing out the God-colours in the world



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Minutes for Mission 2016

…bringing out the God-colours in the world


Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.

Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives.

—Matthew 5:13–16a (The Message)



Contents


Mission and Service at a Glance 3

Message from the Editor 5

Los Quinchos 6

People Helping People 7

A Safe Place 8

Healing in a Nuclear Zone 9

Keeping the Clock of Life Ticking 10

Beloved Community 11

Lenten Prayers 12

Bread Not Stones 14

South Asian Shrimp Industry 15

A Safe Haven 16

A Way Forward 17

Romero Remembered 18

The Stones Cry Out 19

Bearing the Brunt in Gaza 20

Syrian Refugees 21

A Message of Hope 22

Farming Partnership 23

Heaven among the Stars, Trees, and Lakes! 24

Ecumenical Chaplaincy 25

A Call for Peace and Prayer 26

Mino-o-dapin Means Welcome: Alderville First Nation 27

Heart Gardens 28

Music in Our Lives! 29

Mission & Service: With Thanks 30

Interfaith Peacemakers 31

Whole Life Ministry 32

A Safe Place under the Rainbow 33

Thank You to Our Ministers 34

Mutuality in Ministry 35

Youth at the Crossroads 36

Maritime Conference Becomes Affirming! 37

We Become Family at Camp! 38

Sharing an Overseas Heart 39

Fighting to Get Back to the Sea 40

Shirley Goodness and Friends 41

There Is Hope! 42

A Fertile Ground for Learning 43

Toward Sustainable Agriculture 44

Uniting Hands for Life 45

Communicating with Sign 46

Typhoon Haiyan 47

Overwhelmed with Gratitude! 48

Making Dreams Come True 49

Daring to Imagine Peace 50

Faithful Decisions 51

Engaged Citizenship 52

Rewriting the Story 53

Conference-Wide Confirmation Retreat 54

Advent Candle-Lighting Liturgy 55

Ministry of Presence 58

Doctor, Missionary: Florence Murray 59

Polity in Action 60

Servant Leadership 61

We Are Pilgrims on a Journey! 62



Index

Global Mission and Service 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 15, 16, 18, 21, 26, 30, 34, 35, 37, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45, 54, 56

Canadian Community and Justice Work 3, 11, 17, 33, 41, 46, 47, 53

Theological Education and Ministry Support 20, 29, 38, 55

Faith Formation 2, 6 , 9 , 14, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 31, 32, 33, 36, 41, 43, 48, 49, 57

Support to Local Ministries 12, 22, 23, 27, 29, 31, 46

Conference Leadership 29, 31, 32, 43, 46

Stories with companion videos 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 24, 27, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 43, 55, 56, 57
View at www.youtube.com/unitedchurchofcanada, or download from www.UCRDstore.ca/m4m.

Minutes in French (online only). Une minute pour la mission : récits (en ligne seulement) 2, 16, 17, 21, 25, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 55
Visitez le site www.UCRDstore.ca/m4m.

Mission and Service at a Glance


Forecasted 2015 Mission and Service Revenues and Expenditures ($29.8 Million)

REVENUE CIRCLE: $29.8 MILLION

Mission & Service Donations: $26.3 Million

● Annual giving for Mission & Service from congregations, UCW, and individuals

● Giving through wills and other planned giving for Mission & Service: bequests and life insurance gifts

● Annual giving for Mission & Service comes from and through The United Church of Canada Foundation



Other Revenue: $3.5 Million

● Additional revenue is designated for specific Mission & Service partners and programs.

● Other revenue sources include investment income, retail sales, draw down of capital reserves, additional donated revenue, and government co-financing.

Draws on capital reserves are used to fund governance and help balance the budget.

The General Council Office of The United Church of Canada complies with the Imagine Canada Ethical Code and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation Code of Ethics.

The United Church is the first denomination in Canada to become a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Investment.

1. Global Mission and Service: 18.5% of Mission & Service funds

Peace and justice work undertaken in cooperation with a range of global partners in the regions of Africa and the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean and Latin America



2. Community and Justice Work: 13.0% of Mission & Service funds

Supporting community and justice ministries, engaging marginalized communities, and seeking right relationships across Canada; includes the caring work of hospital and university chaplains, the Aboriginal Healing Fund, programs related to Indigenous justice and right relations, and support for Canadian ecumenical partners



3. Theological Education and Ministry Support: 8.7% of Mission & Service funds

Funding for seven theological schools and two education centres, training for lay leadership, educating ordained and diaconal clergy, and providing student education bursaries



4. Faith Formation: 26.2% of Mission & Service funds

Ministries with children and youth and young adults, the work of the Aboriginal Ministries Circle, as well as stewardship, and intercultural and diverse ministries



5. Support to Local Ministries: 20.9% of Mission & Service funds

Supplying core operational funding to congregations where required, pastoral relations support, providing grants and capital funding, and sharing resources and expertise with local ministries and networks to address important issues



6. Conference Leadership: 12.7% of Mission & Service funds

Funding to support Conference staff as they provide leadership and resources to presbyteries, ministry personnel, and local ministries



For more information on Mission & Service, see

Mission and Service program:

www.united-church.ca

www.stewardshiptoolkit.ca/mission-service

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