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From THE BOARD OF VOCATION of The United Church of Canada: Romans 10:15 How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of Peace and bring glad tidings of good things. The Board of Vocation feels tremendous gratitude for the dedication and commitment of the Ministers who work tirelessly for their communities. We understand and appreciate that it takes many hours of the day to be creative, steadfast and perform the work that is necessary to fulfil that commitment of creating an...

Le Devoir, a Quebec news agency, recently created a video (in French) highlighting one of Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council's candidates for ministry, Raphaël Pérusse, also known as Sophia III.In this video, Raphaël shares a story of faith, authenticity and inclusivity in the context of the affirming values of the United Church of Canada. Leading worship in drag at Beaconsfield United Church during Pride Month is just one of many possible ways of healing historic and...

Being an avid choral singer and deeply appreciative of the role of music in worship, I have been searching around the internet for reliable information on the question of the safety of singing in church in COVID times. I have come across two things that might be valuable to United Church congregations (and others as well) as their leaders ponder how to safely bring back choral music to in person worship. Below is a link to a recently published scientific article called Safer Singing During the...

[PHOTO: Daniel Schludi – Unsplash] I’m writing this at the end of a federal election campaign in which anti-vaccine protests got much of the attention. It seems that vaccination has dominated our news for months. As many communities of faith return to in-person worship, I get questions about vaccination and churches: can access to the church building be restricted to fully vaccinated people? Can ministry personnel and lay employees be required to be vaccinated? Can ministers issue exemptions...

The history of residential schools in Canada is a painful scar that continues to re-open in the relationship between indigenous peoples and the settler communities of Canada. After the discovery of the bodies of 215 children found on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, many people are walking with indigenous communities in this renewed grief, and would like to better understand the most appropriate actions to take next, after taking time to mourn and lament the lost children...