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The United Church of Canada E-ssentials - January 5, 2021
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January 5, 2021


Mission & Service: You Can Help Make 2021 a Better Year




In 2020, your Mission & Service gifts were hard at work during the global pandemic. Over the last year, your gifts:
  • helped people at home and abroad struggling to put food on the table for their families
  • ensured those who are most vulnerable receive medical care and personal protective equipment
  • supported those who struggle with addiction and mental health issues to access counselling services
  • created networks of support for young people whose rhythms and relationships are disrupted because of the virus
  • provided emotional and spiritual care for those in hospital and their families as well as medical staff
These are just some of the concrete ways your reliable support through Mission & Service has already made a huge difference during this crisis. Your ongoing support will continue to go directly to those who are most impacted by the pandemic at home and around the world.

Help the world recover in 2021! Make a gift through Mission & Service, and help make this a better year. Thank you for your support!

[Photo: Mission & Service partners deliver rice to people in need. Credit: Cordillera Disaster Response Network]
 


Are You a Church Social Media Manager or Communicator?




Do you do social media or communications for your United Church of Canada church or community of faith? Do you do online marketing or promotion for your church? Are you the person who runs the church website or writes the newsletter? If so, we invite you to join this Facebook group to share best practices, build consistency of practice, share posts and information, develop guidelines, and most of all, support each other! We look forward to connecting with you.

[Photo: Liz West, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)]


Congregational Finances During the Pandemic


 

These monthly webinars are back for 2021! Join Erik and Clyde for the latest news and advice for treasurers.

For January 27 the focus will be on any loose ends from 2020, including PD27 filing, whether to issue T2200 forms for employees working from home, payroll upgrade to TeamPay, assessment processing, and of course the latest on federal support programs. Find out more!
 


United Church Bookstore: 2021 Lenten Devotional Now Available


 

New from United Church Publishing House, Faith on the Move: Daily Reflections on Hope and Change focuses on themes of movement and change, physical and spiritual journeys. In this Lenten devotional, daily reflections by diverse contributors invite us to reflect on and embody God’s welcome and love for people who are on the move for a variety of reasons. A study guide for in-person or online groups is included. United in Learning will also be hosting six webinars throughout Lent to explore the book so you can connect with others walking the Lenten journey.
 
 

Church Calendar Now on Sale!




For those who have yet to purchase their 2021 Canadian Church Calendar―it's now on sale! This beautiful, full-colour, bilingual calendar features interior and exterior photos of 12 United Churches from across Canada. Pick up yours today!
 


Worship Resources 


See our Worship Resources for upcoming Sundays and special celebrations.

Jan. 6 - Celebrate Epiphany
Jan. 10 - Baptism of Jesus
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