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BROWSE OUR GROWING ONLINE LIBRARY of stewardship resources developed for and by congregational and community leaders of The United Church of Canada and other denominationsposters, brochures, bulletin inserts, articles, narrative budget guides, webinars & videos, Mission & Service handouts, samples from other congregations, annual giving program booklets, preaching resources ...

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With thanks and blessings, Susan Graham Walker
Manager, Congregational Giving & Stewardship


  • Rated as the most popular Mission & Service resource, Minutes for Mission are designed for reading during Sunday worship, personal, devotions, in workshops, and in programs. Weekly readings describe how gifts are used to support partners and ministries in Canada and around the world. 
    • View and download Minutes for Mission 2019--including English and French Minutes as well as snippets, photos, and videos-- here »
    • Looking for the 2019 Minutes for Mission DVD? The 2019 Minutes for Mission videos are available on a USB key, which works with almost all laptop and desktop computers—no DVD drive needed. For more information or to request a USB key, contact Ruth Noble by email at or by phone at 1-800-268-3781, ext. 3037. 

  • MISSION & SERVICE AT A GLANCE 2018 -  Mission & Service at a Glance brings you the good news of God’s activity in the world made possible by Mission & Service. 
    • Mission & Service at a Glance (English)  view / download here »
    • Mission & Service at a Glance for Indigenous Canadian ministries available soon
    • Mission & Service en bref (French) available soon

    • NEW! for Epiphany-Pentecost: January 6 - June 9, 2019 (Year C) - see here »
    • for Pentecost-Christmas: May 27 - December 30, 2018 (Year B/C) - see here »
    • for earlier Stewardship Seconds see here »

    • for Pentecost - Christmas: May 27 - December 30, 2018 (Year B/C) see here »
    • for Epiphany - Pentecost: January 7 - May 20, 2018 (Year B) see here »

    • Promotional video for Called to be the Church: Loving Our Neighbours
      Are you wondering if the Called to Be the Church: Loving Our Neighbours giving program is a good fit for your congregation? This video is your answer! 
      To view the video on YouTube, click here »    
      To download the video, click here » -- then right click and select "Save Video As."

    • CanadaHelps: What Every United Church Congregation NEEDS to Know - CanadaHelps has created an account for every Canadian registered charity--including United Church congregations. We've created a brochure that walks you through activating your account and some ideas for how to use it. view / download pdf  »

    • Launching a Legacy Giving Program in Your Congregation 
      The potential of planned giving for your congregation is significant. One survey indicated that 32 percent, or one-third, of United Church people would consider including the church in their estate plans if asked. This resource can help you establish a planned giving program in your congregation and manage that program successfully. (52-page pdf) -  view / download pdf  »  

      • Take Out Church - a kit to take with you on your travels! 
        Contained within the kit is a Flat Jesus for you to print and colour. Take Flat Jesus with you, take a picture of where you go, and post it on the God’s Mission, Our Gifts Facebook page. There is a prayer to accompany your favourite multi-coloured candy, a beach ball gratitude activity and much more! As you journey, take the church with you! 
        [PDF: 2 pp/234 KB] view / download here »

        It's not always easy to share Minutes for Mission with children during worship. We're offering you some ideas and tips that you might find useful. We encourage you to try just one idea found in this document, and who knows? You may find that you love this part of ministry! view / download here »
      • Mission & Service Spiritual Practices
        Spiritual practices have become a part of daily life. Pilgrimage is a spiritual practice of journeying. With that in mind we offer a spiritual practice where participants journey through six stations representing the six sections or program areas of Mission & Service (see Mission & Service at a Glance).  
        The Mission & Service Spiritual Practice invites inner reflection and an outer spiritual practice expression or action. The result will be a deepened encounter with Mission & Service. 
        • Download the Spiritual Practices Worship Service here »

        • Download the Spiritual Practices Workbook here »

        • Download the Spiritual Practices Journal here »

      • "THE NEXT 1100 DAYS" -  Knox United Church in Calgary has envisioned a new way for the congregation to create and organize its worship around the missio Dei (mission of God). This booklet sets out their journey over "The Next 1100 Days." view / download here »

      • CHURCH IN MISSION NEWS -  Quarterly newsletter from the United Church's Church In Mission Unit, showing how we work with our Mission & Service partners here in Canada and across the world.

      • 2017 Financial Handbook for Congregations
        The new Financial Handbook for Congregations is ready and can be downloaded here » 

      • Mission & Service video
        Our heart and soul is Mission & Service!
        Enjoy our Mission & Service video featuring "Perfect Little Thing" by Karla Adolphe.
        • Click here to open the video on The United Church of Canada's YouTube channel. (Video will open in a new window.)
        • For a downloadable video and helpful tips, click here
        • For a service based on "Perfect Little Thing," click here

      • Hurricane Matthew Update video
        People have been asking:  "With all the chaos in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew, how are our donations getting there? Is the same area affected by the hurricane as the 2010 earthquake? What about Cuba?" David Armour of the Philanthropy Unit and Jim Hodgson, Program Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, answer these and other questions in this video. 

      • Run or Walk for Mission & Service!
        Are you a runner or a power walker? Would you like to raise awareness and funds for Mission & Service? Why not sign up for one of the many Scotiabank Marathons across the country and declare that you are running/walking for Mission & Service? Join those across the country who are already making a difference! More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

        • MISSION & SERVICE PLACEMATS - You asked for them and now they're back! These 11" x 17" placemats say "Thank you, God. Amen" in many different languages. 
          Colour version - view / download here   Black and white version - view / download here

        • WHY I GIVE - Marion Best, Past Moderator  - 
          Poster: full colour 8.5 x 11 for congregational use  view/download pdf »  / See other Why I Give posters - here » 

        • WHY I GIVE - Digital slideshows from many of the WHY I GIVE posters/ads from The Observer. Ready to use in worship interludes or as inspiration at meetings or learning events in your congregation - see here » 

        •  Three documents formatted as 8.5 x 11" pdfs for easy congregational distribution by website, emailing or printing:  

        • WE HAVE PREPARED new Mission & Service themed worship services with sermons for your use through Easter and Pentecost seasons and beyond.
        • God-Colours, Living with Respect in Creation, Loving and Serving Others - view/download here »
        • We are Called to be the Church, an intergenerational service - view/download here »
        • More Mission & Service themed worship services - here »


        Behind these doors (Jan 2015)   
        Behind these Doors (Feb 2015)  
        Behind these Doors (March 2015)

        What do you think? These ads were produced by The Observer and the Philanthropy Unit in collaboration with the Church in Mission Unit. Download as letter-size colour posters (pdf) ready-to-print. Feel free to download and share!  Click the images to view/download.
        More: ready-to-print black & white  .docx files - fliers, bulletin inserts and raw text - here »
        Tell us what you think –

        MIssion and Service... did you know?

        • MISSION & SERVICE: DID YOU KNOW... ?  A series of 8.5 x 11" posters to support Mission & Service  initiatives in the congregation - see here 

        • MISSION & SERVICE ANNUAL GIVING PLAN  new revised worksheet docx  - view /download here »  or "fillable" pdf (enter information on your computer rather than by hand) view/download here »See other giving plan resources here »

        • LEGACY GIVING: Gifts of Proceeds of RRSPs RRIFs TFSAs  - document update - view / download pdf  »   / See other Legacy Giving here »
        • POSTER: GIVING A GIFT OF SECURITIES for ministry you care about... a great way to be generous - full colour 8.6 x 11 (October Observer) 2 MB  - view / download pdf » 
        • See other Legacy Giving posters here »

        • FREE ACCESS TO EXCELLENT CONGREGATIONAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS is just a click away, including free downloads of Ecumenical Stewardship Centre programs:
          • FOUND FAITHFUL: It is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy
          • ABUNDANT JOY: Overflowing Generosity (2 Corinthians 8:1-7)
          • SAINTS ALIVE!: Living Generously (1 Corinthians 16:1-4)
          • MORE THAN ENOUGH: To do all kinds of good things for others (2 Corinthians 9:6-9) 
          • VIEW and/or download the materials here 

        • GIFTED WRITERS  - Our team is always looking for gifted writers to work with us to develop learning and worship resources - sermon starters, offertory prayers etc. If this is you, or you can recommend someone - please connect with me. Susan Graham Walker -

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