Our heart and soul is Mission & Service!

Enjoy the new Mission & Service video 
featuring "Our Generation" by Strange Situations
Then share it as widely as possible.

Click here to open the video on The United Church of Canada's YouTube channel
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For a downloadable video and helpful tips, click here

Previous Mission & Service videos:
"Perfect Little Thing" by Karla Adolphe -  view here / download here
For a service based on "Perfect Little Thing," click here

"Let Your Whole Life Speak" by rEvolve - view here / download here

Videos by previous Moderator Gary Paterson about the work of our church:
Call to Action (full video) - view here download here
Call to Action Part 1: Do Justice - view here / download here
Call to Action Part 2: Love Kindness - view here / download here
Call to Action Part 3: Walk Humbly - view here / download here    

  • 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 2018) - view / download here »

    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 - Individual articles from the August 2018 Mission & Service issue of Mandate.

Mission & Service is us being compassionate together.

NEW! Mission & Service at a Glance 2019
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 2018

    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 »

    Download a Lenten gratitude calendar with an action you can take for each day of Lent, and a Lenten Spiritual Practice that provides a word each day to use as a tool to write, reflect, create, photograph--or anything else that supports your Lenten journey.
    • Download the 2019 Lenten calendar here »

    • Download the 2019 Lenten Spiritual Practice 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... 

    Mission & Service WORSHIP RESOURCES
    • 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 »

       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 us to share your success with these pages.  

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

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