Despite the market uncertainty in the last two or three months, Council's Investing in Ministry Fund has continued to make distributions at an annualized rate of 4% in 2015. This rate continues to exceed
the BNS 5-year fixed rate GIC at 1.5% and the BNS 5-year accelerated rate GIC with
a yield of 1.79%. In 2014 the return on the fund was 6.7%. Click here for more information or download a copy of our 2015 report.
Camping season is in full flight and the five camps with which Council partners are full of happy campers! View some great photos on the camps' facebook pages - Sparrow Lake Camp, Camp Big Canoe, Camp Simpresca, Lake Scugog Camp, Ryde Lake Camp - or click here to read more about Council's partnership with United Church camps.
The Green Awakening Network's partners, Greening Sacred Spaces, hosted a "sold out" Multi-Faith Climate Action Iftar on July 5 2015. Read more about the event here.
Council's Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday June 13 at Camp Big Canoe in Bracebridge. Presenters shared stories of how Council connects resources with ministry and attendees toured the camp. Thanks to Big Canoe for hosting and to all of the camping ministries for a wonderful presentation on their work. Have a peek at some photos from the day on Council's facebook page.
Council's Heart & Vision Awards Concert on May 11 2015 was a great success! Speeches from award recipients Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire and Mary Jo Leddy inspired the audience to take action for social justice and their achievements were celebrated with a concert featuring the Elmer Iseler Singers, Thom Allison, and Jennie Such. You can read more about the concert and link to recent news items featuring our Award Recipients here.
Council welcomes Janet Marshall to its Centre for Church Development and Leadership. Read more about Janet on our news page.
On March 1, 2015 Wasaga
Beach United Church held the first service in their new building, financed by a loan from Council’s Investing in Ministry Fund. The
official opening will take place in early June. Read more on Council's news page and take a look at some photos from the March service.
In early 2015 Council's St. Enoch's Fund made grants to Alpha Korean United Church for their work with North Korean Refugees and to Metropolitan United Church's Out of the Cold program. Visit Council's news page to learn more about this important work.
The annual Pass It On! Marathon in support of United Church camps is scheduled for October 18 2015. Contact Ali Hayes - 905-771-5124 or email@example.com - for information on how to join Council's team. Walk or run the 5 k, marathon, or half-marathon and raise funds for our church's wonderful camping programs! Can't join us on October 18? Consider making a donation to Council's marathon team.
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