spring deadline for the Baillie Volunteer Service Awards is May 30 2016. Is there a young
person in your congregation whose service to the community deserves
recognition? You can review the criteria, download an application form, and view
a list of recipients here.
The 8th annual Heart & Vision Awards Concert was presented on Monday May 9th 2016 to great acclaim. Roberta
L. Jamieson and Marie Wilson were honoured for their work contributing to the process of reconciliation between First Nations and Canadians of immigrant heritage. Check back soon for a video recap of the concert.
Over the past few months many
local congregations have responded generously to the plight of Syrian refugees. Some, though, have been involved in refugee
work for many years with longstanding refugee and newcomer programs. In 2016, grants from Council’s St. Enoch’s Fund
will assist two such
congregations – Bloor Street United and Alpha Korean United - Read more on our
Alfano Fund is ready to
receive its first applications. Congregations, mission units or individuals can
now apply for internship or other project funding that meets the Fund’s focus
on learning opportunities for future church leaders. Up to $10,000 per annum will be available,
plus an amount for training programs. Click here for application guidelines and
The Centre for Church Development & Leadership
has a busy and exciting year ahead. Check out Council’s March 2016 e-newsletter
to learn more about how the CCDL’s work
with congregations, mission units, and presbyteries in 2016.
publications focus on how planned giving can help further the work of the
church. The most recent issue highlights Council's endowment funds - how they
got started and how you can help them continue. Click here to view Partners Issue 3 or
contact Council to request a print copy. .
Council is now accepting
donations on our website! Click here to visit our donation page and
make a gift to the fund of your choice (online donations will still be
processed by Canada Helps).
Council's Green Awakening Network is one of the partners organizing the interfaith Climate Justice and Indigenous Allyship Forum on Saturday, June 11, in Waterloo. This full-day forum will help faith communities move toward allyship with Indigenous communities in the context of climate justice. Speakers include Elder Dorothy Taylor and Elder Myeengun Henry, Mardi Tindal, John Milloy and John Dillon. Tickets are $25.00 before May 20 and $35.00 after (including lunch). PWYC spaces are available. Round-trip bus transportation from Toronto, Hamilton, and London can be added for $20. Click here for more information and to register.
On October 16 2016, Council's Pass It On! team and teams from our five partner camps will participate in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon's Charity Challenge to raise funds for United Church camping. Contact Ali Hayes at (905) 771-5124 if you would like to walk or run. You can choose from three distances - marathon, half-marathon, or 5k - and fundraise for one of the camps or for all of them!
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