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

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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

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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

MISSION & SERVICE GIVING PROGRAMS
  • 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 »

  • CONGREGATIONAL MISSION & SERVICE ENTHUSIAST MINISTRY Position Description: a guide for your Mission & Service leadership team (revised September 2017) - 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 2017) - view / download here »

  • OUR CALL TO ACTION FOR MISSION & SERVICE: Ways of Inviting
    Our Mission & Service is hope and love expressed in our giving. Just as Jesus called his followers to a way of compassion and transformation in his time, as Jesus followers today, we too are called to the same mission. By making Mission & Service a part of our giving, we are each answering God`s call for us to mend the world. view / download here »

  • WE SING THANKSGIVING POSTER - Your gifts for Mission & Service show compassion, build community, and offer hope - visual inspiration to display prominently (revised September 2017) - view / download here » 

  • MANDATE MAGAZINE ARTICLES as individual PDFs - coming soon!

MISSION & SERVICE AT A GLANCE  
Mission & Service is us being compassionate together.



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 

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.
  • View/download the Fall 2017 issue here »

2017 LENTEN GRATITUDE CALENDAR
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 »  

MISSION & SERVICE: DID YOU KNOW....?
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... 

Mission & Service WORSHIP RESOURCES
  • NEW! WHAT IS THE CELEBR8TE BAG? And what does it have to do with Mission & Service? Find out here »
  • MINUTES FOR MISSION Rated as the most popular Mission & Service resource, Minutes for Mission are
    designed for reading during Sunday worship. The 2017 Minutes for Mission booklet, photos, videos, snippets, as well as Minutes for Mission in French are available for download 
    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 »
  • ADDITIONAL STEWARDSHIP WORSHIP RESOURCES - 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 us to share your success with these pages.  

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


VISIT THE MISSION & SERVICE STORE
  • Visit Mission & Service page at UCRDstore.ca here »