News Bulletins

Northwest Barrie United Church, Barrie, ON

Northwest Barrie United Church will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming Ministry on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 10:25 am.   Please join them at: Northwest Barrie United Church 464 Ferndale Drive N Barrie, ON  L4N 7X7 (705) 734-3700 nwbuc.ca Please send a note of congratulations to Northwest Barrie United Church by […]

Westminster United Church, Whitby, ON

Westminster United Church will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming Ministry on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:30 am.   Please join them at: Westminster United Church 1850 Rossland Road East Whitby, ON  L1N 3P2 (905) 723-6442 westminster-uc.ca/ Please send a note of congratulations to Westminster United Church by […]

By | 2016-05-08T01:16:34+00:00 May 8th, 2016|Affirming Ministry Celebrations, News & Events, News Bulletins|Comments Off on Westminster United Church, Whitby, ON

Spring greetings from your co-chairs

Our February 2016 Council meeting in Toronto covered a lot of ground. We welcomed new members Chris Mann (BC), David Cathcart (BC), and Cindy Bourgeois (SK) to their first in-person Council meeting.  We missed the presence of new Council member Serena Patterson (BC). We were especially pleased to welcome Cindy Bourgeois as secretary and member of the Executive. Your 2016 Council: Front, left-right: Michiko Bown-Kai (co-chair) and David Cathcart. Second row: Jen Carter-Morgan, Judy Amsbury, Chris Mann, Jordan Sullivan (General Council staff). Back: Julie Graham (AUSE staff), Collin Smith (co-chair), Warren MacDougall, Jenni Leslie, John Calhoun, Cindy Bourgeois, Marco Ste-Marie. [...]

By | 2018-01-13T23:56:59+00:00 March 16th, 2016|News & Events, News Bulletins|Comments Off on Spring greetings from your co-chairs

Witnessing courage: Our Korean partner, Sumdol Hyanglin church

The United Church of Canada is unique to the Canadian context, but it holds a global identity through a wide range of church partners who share in common traditions or ministries. One of the United Church’s longest-running partnerships is with the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea, a relationship which moved closer to full communion at last summer’s General Council meeting. This is a significant relationship for both churches; as United Church members accompany the PROK in its justice work, PROK members have been involved in the United Church’s own work on intercultural ministries and the intersections of racism, [...]

By | 2016-03-16T17:16:13+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Affirming Ministries in Action, News Bulletins|Comments Off on Witnessing courage: Our Korean partner, Sumdol Hyanglin church

LGBTI Human Rights Defenders at risk in South Korea

5th November 2015 by Suh Yeon Chang Hello, My name is Suh Yeon Chang. I’m a human rights lawyer and LGBTI activist from South Korea. I want to thank you to have this opportunity to talk about the LGBTI human rights defenders’ situation in South Korea. First of all, I’d like to tell you about LGBTI rights situation. This activism started over 20 years ago, and we have seen many institutional changes, incidents, and movements including the National Human Rights Commission Act in 2001, and the legal gender recognition of transgender people in the Supreme Court in 2006. But backlash [...]

By | 2016-03-16T17:11:05+00:00 March 16th, 2016|News & Events, News Bulletins|3 Comments

Central UC, Moncton, NB

Central United Church will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming Ministry on Thursday April 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm.  This will be followed by a reception   Please join them at: Central United Church 150 Queen Street Moncton, NB  E1C 1K8 (506) 857-3186 centralunitedmoncton.com Please send a note of congratulations to Central United Church by […]

By | 2016-03-13T00:02:57+00:00 March 13th, 2016|Affirming Ministry Celebrations, News & Events, News Bulletins, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Central UC, Moncton, NB

Leaside UC, Toronto, ON

Leaside United Church will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming Ministry on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 10:30 am.   Please join them at: Leaside United Church 822 Millwood Road Toronto, ON  M4G 1W4 (416) 425-1253 www.leasideunited.org Please send a note of congratulations to Leaside United Church by […]

By | 2016-03-12T23:56:44+00:00 March 12th, 2016|Affirming Ministry Celebrations, News & Events, News Bulletins|Comments Off on Leaside UC, Toronto, ON

Meewasin Valley UC, Saskatoon, SK

Meewasin Valley United Church will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming Ministry on Sunday, April 24, 2016  from 5:00 pm  to 8:00 pm.  Enjoy the gift of diversity and music by Kids of Note, the taste of supper provided for all, the milestone of planting a commemorative tree, and sharing stories of their journey. They invite you to display diversity in your clothing for this occasion.  Please join them at: St. Andrew’s College – Lounge 1121 College Dr., Saskatoon,  SK    M4G 1W4 (306) 242-9851 www.meewasinvalleyunited.com (Note:  Parking:  Limited parking available in the “U” at the main entrance to St. Andrew’s College.   Permits [...]

Bay of Quinte Conference UCW

Bay of Quinte Conference UCW will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming Ministry on Wednesday,  April 13, 2016 at 11:30 am.   Please join them at: Northminster United Church 300 Sunset Blvd. Peterborough, ON  K9H 5L3 (905) 748-4881 bayofquinteconference.ca/?page_id=480 Please send a note of congratulations to Bay of Quinte Conference UCW by […]

Trinity UC, Peterborough, ON

Trinity United Church will celebrate their declaration of becoming an Affirming Ministry on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 10:00 am.   Please join them at: Trinity United Church 360 Reid Street Peterborough, ON  K9H 7G6 (705) 743-3301 www.trinitypeterborough.com Please send a note of congratulations to Trinity United Church by […]

By | 2016-03-10T23:39:21+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Affirming Ministry Celebrations, News & Events, News Bulletins|Comments Off on Trinity UC, Peterborough, ON