Those who are interested in the daily events of the Synode M&O Conference AGM will find a brief daily newsletter attached for each day, as it becomes available.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

After 6 years of work, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) will be ending on June 3, 2015.  By way of marking its closing, four full days of events have been planned.  This letter is to highlight some of those events and to encourage you and your congregation to participate in the events, either by attending them in Ottawa if possible or, by developing your own events and celebrating in your own area.  This needs to be a Canada-wide celebration.

Frères et sœurs en Christ,

Après six années de travail, la Commission de vérité et réconciliation (CVR) terminera son mandat le 3 juin 2015. Pour l’occasion, plusieurs évènements sont organisés pendant quatre jours. Cette lettre a pour but de vous en informer et de vous inviter, vous et votre paroisse, à prendre part à ces activités, soit en y participant à Ottawa même si cela est possible, sinon en organisant vous-même un évènement pour souligner cette démarche dans votre milieu. La CVR mérite bien, en effet, une célébration partout au pays.

Donations for the Philippines can help in many ways...

Sep
11

At the Annual General Meeting of May 2014 there was a difficult discussion about sending money to overseas partners. The issue was not about supporting or not, as we all recognize that there are huge needs in many parts of the world.  Indeed, our Conference was extremely generous in responding to the needs of our partners because of Super Typhoon Haiyan last November in the Philippines.  The problem in our meeting arose because of the process. 

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Prayer for the Comprehensive Review Task Force (see attachements).

Friday, February 7, 2014

Canada Must Continue to Oppose Russia's Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Toronto: The United Church of Canada sent a letter today congratulating Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird on the stance he has taken in support of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people in Russia.

Two months since Super Typhoon - rebuilding with our help

Jan
08

As of Christmas, more than $1.1 million had been donated to the United Church's Typhoon Haiyan Appeal - a testament to the compassion of faithful United Church members. Of those donations, $585,000 was sent to ACT for programming in the Philippines. United Church partners, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), have each received $60,000. The funds have been used to purchase materials for temporary shelter, food, clean water, medicines, and psychosocial counseling.

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Planning special meals, special gifts? Please give a gift for Christmas

Dec
13

It has been over a month since the Super Typhoon hit the central islands of the Philippines, destroying thousands of homes, schools, churches, businesses and killing thousands of people, with so many others left homeless, struggling, lost, afraid and feeling alone.  It has been over two weeks since I returned but my Facebook page gets messages everyday - those looking for more help, those sending pictures of relief workers and volunteers continuing tirelessly to repack food and other life necessities, and to travel the miles to bring hope.

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