United Action for Justice

Donate to The United Church of Canada and help fund life changing work around the world! Details here:  http://eepurl.com/6FERD

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United Church Responds to Attawapiskat

The United Church of Canada is responding to the housing crisis in Attawapiskat and other Aboriginal communities across Canada. read more

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United Church Launches Ebola Crisis Appeal

Alarmed at the continuing spread of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa, the United Church is elevating its response by issuing a church-wide appeal to its members for donations. read more

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October 2014 Circuit Rider e-edition is here!

October 2014 Circuit Rider

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Colleagues in Ministry!

We who provide spiritual leadership often find our own spiritual practice takes a back seat. Here is an opportunity to have your own spirit fed! Imagine one afternoon per month of refreshment, renewal, and spiritual nurture. Imagine one afternoon per

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Join the Interfaith Movement on Climate Change

The United Church of Canada is supporting national partners Citizens for Public Justice and the Canadian Council of Churches in mobilizing Canadians across the country to join their voices in support of concrete actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at

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Enabling Accessibility Fund – Up to $50,000

The federal government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund has issued a call for proposal with a very short turn around time of August 1. Up to $50,000 can be requested through an online submission  to improve accessibility for  people with disabilities.  Please

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Canadian Youth Exchange – recruiting for Youth Reconciliation Initiative

Hello friends – I’m on the board of a great organization called Canadian Roots Exchange, which builds bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth by facilitating dialogue and strengthening relationships through leadership programs. You can learn more about CRE on the website and

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LGBTI Refugees looking for a Sponsor. Can your Affirming Ministry help?

The Blended Visa Office-Referred Program is designed to resettle refugees identified by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and submitted to Canadian visa offices abroad. It is referred to as a “blended” program because it is a cost-sharing

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Good News – Licensed Lay Worship Leader Course in our area!

Kente Presbytery Ministry Vocations Team is delighted with the response to the LLWL course and are starting up the application/registration process.  A Five Weekend Course over two years will be held within our conference area in the retreat setting of

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Selby United Church is seeking temporary substitute musicians to play at church

Selby United Church is seeking temporary substitute musicians to play at church while we are searching for a permanent musician.  Sundays June 1, 8, 15,22, all at 9:45 AM are available .  If you have a free Sunday and want

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An Open Letter to Members of the LGBTQ Community

The Right Rev. Gary Paterson An Open Letter to Members of the LGBTQ Community I am writing today as the spiritual leader of Canada’s largest Protestant denomination, The United Church of Canada. I am also writing as an openly gay

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Help Requested: Camp Chaplain

A Volunteer CHAPLAIN is needed for Rainbow Camp’s five-day summer camp for Queer and Allied Youth (ages 13 to 17), from June 30 to July 5, on the banks of Lake Huron. The camp is looking for individuals who can

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Licensed Lay Worship Leader Training

This for information and in the hope that you will pass the word and encourage those who might be interested in being part of this project – as participants or worship leaders Kente Presbytery is pleased to announce a plan

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Your May 2014 Circuit Rider has arrived!

Circuit Rider – May 2014

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This is an interesting way to learn more about how to move beyond a charitable response to poverty and homelessness – a 4 week online course offered by our UCC partner, Canada Without Poverty.

Beyond a Charitable Response to Poverty

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2014 Lenten Calendar is here!


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Mission Awareness – El Salvador

From March 6th to the 13th . thirty-one youth and adults will be experiencing mission and ministry with our M & S partner, Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel in San Salvador. This is part of our ongoing commitment as a Conference to participate in

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January 2014 Circuit Rider – e-Edition

January 2014 eEdition Circuit Rider

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Information on El Salvador Fundraiser

Follow this link to find out about the Concert and Dinner in support of the mission awareness trip to El Salvador.

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CBC Request for story ideas

CBC on-line is working on a news story about the upswing in church attendance figures at Christmas. In particular they’re interested in hearing about any congregations who have innovative ideas and a plan in place to try to retain these

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December 2013 Circuit Rider – on the stands now!

December 2013 Circuit Rider

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October 2013 Circuit Rider is here!

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Autumn 2013 iNews

Autumn 2013 iNews is out. . . follow the link to get a copy.  If you’re not on our email list to receive it and would like to be, email Nicola and she’ll make sure you’re on the list.

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New Minister’s Event

The Ministers new to Bay of Quinte Conference were invited September 10th to the shores of Moira Lake at Camp Quin-Mo-Lac for a time of introduction and networking.  The Conference staff cam with the mission and vision statements and ready

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Supervised Ministry Education Site

Thinking of becoming a Supervised Ministry Education Site or are one already? Follow these document links for information. Supervised Ministry Education Site Circle of Accompaniment Candidacy Pathways Flowchart Candidacy Pathways Brochure

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Seeds of Hope

Follow this link to learn about Seeds of Hope grants, available to support unique and innovative United Church ministries

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Built Environment Draft Accessibility Standards (for Ontario) Now Available The Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services has released draft standards for accessible public spaces and are inviting public input. These regulations, once finalized, will affect NEW construction and redevelopment

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