Affirming celebration for Calvary United Church!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Calvary United Church

Date:             Sunday June 9, 2024

Time:            10:30 am

Location:     290 Ridout Street South   London  ON N6C 3Z1   The service be will be live-streamed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gUJvpkwLwo

Website:     https://www.calvaryuc.ca  

Phone:         519-434-5526     

Email for sending congratulations (church office) calvunitedchurch@execulink.com

Affirming celebration for St. Andrew’s United Church!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for St. Andrew’s United Church

Date:             Sunday June 2, 2024

Time:                        10:00 am

Location:     5645 Morrison Street, Niagara Falls ON L2E 2E8  The service will be livestreamed and can be accessed using the link below and clicking the WATCH tab.

Website:     https://sainta.ca/

Phone:          905-356-1624

Email for sending congratulations (church office) cathy@sainta.ca 

Affirming celebration for Heritage United Church!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Heritage United Church

Date:         Sunday, June 2, 2024

Time:         10:00 am

Location:    1050 N Arnason Street   Regina SK S4X 4K9 

Service will be live-streamed:         https://facebook.com/hucregina

Website:    www.heritageunitedchurchregina.ca

Phone:      306-949-8377

Email for sending congratulations (church office) heritage.uc@sasktel.net 

Affirming celebration for Trinity United Church!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Trinity United Church

Date:              Sunday May 26, 2024

Time:            2:00 pm

Location:    72 Young Street  Capreol ON P0M 1H0
Service will not be live-streamed but will be recorded and posted to our Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb6aIuCoKbelm_Zg3rV5BHw    

Phone:   705-858-2591

Email for sending congratulations (church office) trincap@persona.ca

Affirming celebration for Bermuda-Nova Scotia Regional Council of The United Church of Canada!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Bermuda-Nova Scotia Regional Council

Mailing Address:       12 Wright Street Sackville NB E4L 4P8

Date:              Saturday May 11, 2024

Time:                         8:30am

Location of Celebration: Dalhousie Agricultural College (Dal AC)

                        (Meeting location: Jenkins Hall, #23 on campus map)

Due to limited space, we invite you to join us online on the UCC East YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@ucceast7807/streams). 

Website:     https://ucceast.ca/regional-council-15

Phone:         1-800-268-3781  Ext 6137

Please send a note of congratulations to Bermuda-Nova Scotia Regional Council through this email for sending congratulations:   Shelley Pick  shelleypick@gmail.com

Affirming celebration for Rockwood-Stone United Church Pastoral Charge!

Affirming celebration for Rockwood-Stone United Church Pastoral Charge!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Rockwood-Stone United Church Pastoral Charge

Mailing Address:             119 Harris Street, Rockwood ON  N0B 2K0 

Date:              Sunday April 28, 2024

“A Travelling Celebration” . . . . .

Time:            10 am at Stone United Church  5370 Guelph Eramosa Fourth Line then moving to Rockwood United Church at 119 Harris Street, Rockwood.  Rainbow Potluck Lunch of your favourite colourful foods to follow.

To join by Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6995074926?pwd=eTk1T1d0V2NXVVNxazlEcGpuL3JpUT09 To join by phone, dial +1-647-374-4685 or +1‑647‑558‑0588 and enter Meeting ID: 699 507 4926 and Password: 20120701.

Website:     rockwoodstoneunitedchurches.com 

Phone:         519-856-4160 

Email for sending congratulations (church office) rockwoodstoneuc@gmail.com 

Trans Day of Visibility / Easter Sunday

Each year on March 31, the world observes Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) to raise awareness about transgender people. It is a day to celebrate the lives and contributions of trans people, while also drawing attention to the poverty, discrimination, and violence the community faces.

This year TDOV also happens to fall on Easter Sunday.

“The resurrection story holds for 2SLGBTQ+ people of faith the ultimate promise and truth: God is constantly coming out for your love and your personhood. And God knows intimately the ways it aches when those around us deny us of our rights to be human and in relationship to each other.  

Resurrection this Easter Sunday can look like uplifting not just the disparities trans and non-binary siblings are facing, but offering space for their gifts from God to be celebrated.  

For TDOV this year, I’m reflecting on what it means for trans siblings to resurrect into their joy — right here, right now — on this earth. For trans siblings to no longer be tucked in a tomb, forced to wear clothing that doesn’t share who they are through and through. No longer tucked in a tomb, forced to hide their names and pronouns for fear of being bullied. No longer tucked in a tomb, forced to adhere to legislation attempting to disembody the Imago Dei within them.  

This year, for TDOV, Easter’s resurrection is a rainbow of queer joy and resistance. Easter’s resurrection is an invitation and reminder that when God came out for humanity in full love, God meant every single one of us.”

Quotations taken from the United Church of Christ’s Minister for Gender and Sexuality Justice Ministries, Rachael Ward’s reflection: https://www.ucc.org/commentary-trans-day-of-visibility-falls-on-easter-this-year-and-lgbtq-people-need-a-resurrection-moment/

Affirming celebration for Mark Street United Church!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Mark Street United Church

Date:             Sunday April 21, 2024    

Time:            10 am

Location:    90 Hunter Street, Peterborough ON K9H 1G5    At the present time, we only use Zoom with the link available from the office.

Website:     https://www.markstreetunited.ca/

Phone:         705-742-2682

Email for sending congratulations (church office) markstreetunitedchurch@cogeco.net 

Affirming celebration for Central United Church!

All are welcome to a celebration of becoming an Affirming Ministry for Central United Church

Date:             Sunday April 28, 2024

Time:            10 am

Location:    12 Young Street  Welland ON  L3B 4C4   Join us on Zoom through the link on our Facebook page.

Website:     www.centralunitedchurch.org

Phone:         905-735-2333   

Email for sending congratulations (church office) centralunitedwelland@bellnet.ca