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Something to ponder In order to celebrate National Indigenous History Month, I thought it could be interesting, and inspiring, to give a little taste of the rich and diverse Indigenous culture that is being created in our region. [Small disclaimers: 1. Because a lot of the websites were unilingual, I decided to avoid redundancy and only create a newsletter in English, containing links in English or French. 2. The following list is far from being exhaustive, and I will be happy to add all of...

Not every church has the ability to run a Vacation Bible School during Summer Break, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fantastic opportunities for ministry with families in your community. Check-out some of these great ideas from different United churches for inspiration. Special Events Consider hosting a special event like an ice cream sundae social, sing-a-long, field trip, movie night, or church picnic. Make sure to personally invite your families to attend, and ask if there are any...

Camp Quin-Mo-Lac, a United Church camp in southeastern Ontario, is seeking a full time, permanent Camp Director to begin work in the fall of 2024 or earlier — someone who is excited to lead a hardworking and fun-loving team, make a positive difference in the lives of children and young adults, and continue making Camp Quin-Mo-Lac the best camp ever!  The Camp Director oversees camp operations and programming throughout the year. The deadline for applying is June 23, 2024. Download PDF: QML Job...

The Rev. Dr. Phyllis Smyth is a retired ordained minister who spent much of her career developing and improving clinical pastoral care and training, initially in palliative care, and subsequently in all hospital environments. Her work and training have spanned the globe. She has held numerous leadership roles in hospitals and universities in and around Montreal, ensuring high standards of pastoral care for patients. Her dedication to pastoral care led her to many senior volunteer and committee...

Not every church has the ability to run a Vacation Bible School during Summer Break, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fantastic opportunities for ministry with families in your community. Check-out some of these great ideas from different United churches for inspiration. If your Sunday School program closes for the summer, or your church worships all-together on Sundays, consider how to include children in all parts of your worship together. Invite children to be leaders taking charge...

Something to ponder The creation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Canada was a significant turning point in the country's endeavor to acknowledge and rectify the deep-seated injustices suffered by Indigenous peoples, especially those who experienced the residential school system. The TRC, established in 2008, played a crucial role in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA), demonstrating a shared determination to address a troubling period in Canadian...