Our heart and soul is Mission & Service!
Enjoy the new Mission & Service video featuring
"Perfect Little Thing" by Karla Adolphe
Then share it as widely as possible.

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


View the 2016 Mission & Service video featuring
"Let Your Whole Life Speak" by rEvolve
 Click here to open the video on The United Church of Canada YouTube channel.
(Video will open in a new window.)
For a downloadable video and helpful tips, click here


Take a few minutes to be inspired by our previous Moderator, Gary Paterson,
 about the work of our church in his video message. 

All four videos are also available on DVD - send request to ms@united-church.ca

Images below are links to each video playing on The United Church of Canada YouTube channel 
and will open in a new window.
For a list of links and helpful tips, click here. 

 Call to Action 2014
(full version: 16:43)  - link »
 Call to Action: Do Justice
(Part 1 - 5:38) - link »

 Call to Action:  Love Kindness 
(Part 2 - 6:13) - link »
 Call to Action: Walk Humbly
 (Part 3 - 5:42) - link »

This page offers more options when using Google Chrome browser m&s video

  • EACH ONE ASK ONE  ideas for setting your campaign goals and objectives
    • Each One Ask One - A Leadership Opportunity : setting your goal, speaking points, asking, thanking - view / download as 4 pp letter size pdf  here »   (revised September 2016)
    • Each One Ask One - A Chancel Drama by Graeme Carruth - in 3 scenes: at the beginning of the service, following the talk with children or passing of the peace;  following the final hymn, before the Benediction - view / download pdf here »

    Position Description
    : a guide for your Mission & Service leadership team (revised September 2016) - view / download here »

  • YOUR MISSION & SERVICE ANNUAL PLAN for Inspiring, Asking, and Thanking
    • A guide for planning your Mission & Service giving program ... Your congregation's Mission & Service leadership team can use this guide to help develop a comprehensive plan  view / download here » 
    • A "fillable" PDF  version of the worksheet - enter information on your computer rather than by hand and circulate with the team via email attachment - no scanning! (still prints)  view/download here » 
    • See additional annual giving resources in Congregational Stewardship here »

  • YOUR MISSION & SERVICE RESOURCES AND MATERIALS CHECKLIST -  A guide for planning and quick reference of resources for your Mission & Service giving program (revised September 2016) - view / download here »

  • CELEBRATE POSTER - Your gifts for Mission & Service show compassion, build community, and offer hope - visual inspiration to display prominently (revised September 2016) - view / download here » 

  • MANDATE MAGAZINE ARTICLES as individual PDFs - see here »

Mission & Service is us being compassionate together.

  • View/download the 6-page colour pdf in English here »
  • View/download the 6-page colour pdf in French here »
  • View/download the 6-page colour pdf for Indigenous Canadian ministries here »
  • View/download Mission & Service at a Glance 2016, a 15-page PowerPoint presentation: (revised 29 Sep 2016)
    • PowerPoint screen resolution (70 MB) pptx here » 
      (includes presenter notes which will appear when you download the file) or 
    • PDF (3 MB) here » (slides only, no presenter notes)
    • Display this slideshow on the congregation's website to support your Mission & Service initiatives!  For the HTML code for your webmaster, view/download here »The code is for the slideshow's pdf version, served from a free Slideshare account here »Slideshare uses HTML5, not Flash, so slideshow will display on iPad/iPod devices.

Mission & Service at a Glance 2015
  • View/download the 6-page colour pdf in English here »
  • View/download the 6-page colour pdf in French here »
  • View/download the 6-page colour pdf for Indigenous Canadian ministries here 

  • The Lenten Gratitude Calendar is a great way to journey through Lent with an attitude of gratitude! This year’s calendar has a different task for each of the 40 days of Lent.  view/download here »  

A series of eleven 8.5 x 11" docx posters to support Mission & Service initiatives [Google Drive may not display preview as single page poster - but on download docx is single page with header]

Did you know Mission & Service... 


     Rated as the most popular Mission & Service resource, 
    Minutes for Mission are designed for reading during Sunday worship. Available on Stewardship Toolkit: 
    2014 Minutes for Mission booklet for making black & white bulletin inserts, Raw Text, Photos, Videos, and UCRD - United Church Resource Distribution link: see here »

  • 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 and come in both colour and black and white versions. 
  • Mission & Service - In Loving Partnership - a worship service with Gathering, Word, Response, plus hymn and homily notes - by Hans van Nie, Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, Toronto - published in Mandate, August 2013 - view / download pdf here »

  • The Treasure of the Ordinary - a Mission & Service-themed worship service by Don Parsons - "Often the smallest things have changed the world..." Published in Mandate, August 2012 view / download pdf here »

  • Building Our House: A Mission & Service Worship Outline  - This complete worship outline includes a short drama and can be used for a Mission & Service service any time during the year. Featured in Mandate magazine August 2011 issue  [PDF: 2 pp/554 KB] view / download .pdf here »

  • Celebrating God's Great Work  - In this Mission & Service worship service, faith, hope, and love are three key concepts undergirding our collective commitment to the Mission & Service Fund. Featured in Mandate magazine August 2010 issue  [PDF: 3 pp/115 KB] view / download .pdf here »

  • Making Sense of Mission & Service This outline for a two-hour program uses the five senses to help children understand what Mission & Service is, why it's important, and what they can do to help. Featured in Mandate magazine August 2011. [PDF: 4 pp/701 KB] [children and youth] view / download .pdf here »

  • What Is the Mission & Service Fund?  - A worship service with drama by Adam Kilner. Featured in Mandate magazine August 2014 . [PDF: 3 pp/96 KB]  view / download .pdf here »

WHY I GIVE to the Mission & Service of the United Church
Full colour artwork for congregational newsletters & bulletin boards
reformatted for letter-size (8.5 x 11) copying by congregations

These "Why I Give" pages offer prayerful, practical tips and mini-workshop ideas for feeding the soul and enriching our stewardship approaches. Each page stands alone as an individual prayer and reflection resource, or is suitable for devotion or learning at a congregational event. Please e-mail Stewardship Services to share your success with these pages.  

Complete list of available "Why I Give" posters  here »

  • Visit Mission & Service page at UCRDstore.ca here »