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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...

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...

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. During the height of the pandemic many of our churches created take-home Sunday School or VBS care packages for families to explore. St. John’s United Church in Marathon ON called theirs “Camp-in-a-Box”, it included a...

Selwyn at MCM MCM hosted a group of Grade 11 students from Selwyn House in April as part of the school’s Community Action Program.  A lively discussion occurred between the MCM team about our work with migrants, and the culturally diverse group of students who shared stories of their families and ancestors. Jewish and Muslim perspectives were also exchanged on the conflict in the Middle East. At morning`s end we took the group on a tour of St. James sanctuary, mentioning the many famous...

The United Church Rural Ministry Network (UCRMN) is a national network, that connects electronically sharing stories and news of rural communities across Canada (and around the world), by networking with lay and clergy leaders of rural communities of faith. Find us on website: https://ucrmn.ca/  Let me walk with you through some of the resources on the UCRMN website.  Peter Chynoweth (Cochrane, AB) is the web minder.  The ‘Network’ connection includes a partner Atlantic Canada network called...

Interfaith Iftar a Resounding Success!  Our final of 3 Iftars we organized this Ramadan season together with St. James United, drew 100+ participants on April 8th  from the Muslim, Jewish, Christian faiths and wider community.  Un repas délicieux a été préparé par notre collectif de traiteur Women Weaving their Dreams/Vers un souffle nouveau et servit par un groupe enthousiaste de jeunes ados bénévoles qui sont des  nouveaux arrivants. Plusieurs invités présents ce soir-là avaient perdu des...