Stewardship & Gifts
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Generosity is our response to God’s call to be compassionate disciples. Together, the people of the United Church live out Jesus’ vision and values by caring for each other and the world. Each and every day, we join God’s life-changing mission to make ourselves, our community and our world more peaceful, just and loving for everyone. “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10b)
Joining God’s Mission
Through our generosity, we join God’s life-changing mission to make ourselves, our community and our world more peaceful, just, and loving for everyone. The Philanthropy team is here to help your community of faith grow in generosity and make even more of a difference.
Do you want to know how your faith community can effectively increase giving? Do you want to learn more about how you can help transform and save lives through Mission & Service or how your generosity can leave a lasting legacy?
Our team is here to help! Contact: Melody Duncanson Hales at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get all the latest tips to help your congregation grow in generosity.
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Mission & Service
United Church people across the country join together to share what we can. We support people and places in need as well as our shared ministry through our Mission and Service. Each and every day, we help save & transform lives, inspire meaning & purpose and build a better world through our Mission & Service.
See for yourself why your generosity through Mission & Service matters.
Like Mission & Service on Facebook and share the good news of what our generosity is doing in your networks.
Make a gift to Mission & Service today!
Gifts With Vision
Gifts With Vision is where your gifts meet the world’s need. Each year’s gift catalogue offers a glimpse of the church’s Mission & Service ministries. It includes gift ideas to suit every interest, budget, and person. Whether you feel God is calling you to care for the environment, support marginalized people through a unique outreach program, or promote Right Relations, Gifts with Vision ensures your gift reflects your values. A thoughtful, year-round gift-giving opportunity!
The Healing Fund
The Healing Fund established in 1994, supports healing initiatives in Indigenous communities to address the ongoing impacts of the residential school system.
The Justice and Reconciliation Fund
The Justice and Reconciliation Fund supports projects that foster dialogue, reconciliation, and relationship-building between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
The Emergency Response Fund
The Emergency Response Fund is one way the United Church responds to urgent needs. Discover the world of difference United Church people make in times of crisis. To learn about other funds, go to www.united-church.ca
Supporting Communities Of Faith
Stewardship is everything we think, say, and do after we say “I believe.” Stewardship is all about discipleship – following Jesus’ example in every aspect of life including how we spend our time, take care of our body, direct our talent, set financial priorities and care for the environment. Discover stewardship tips and practical resources for you and your faith community at united-church.ca/stewardship.
Called to Be the Church: The Journey
Called to Be the Church: The Journey is our United Church stewardship resource that will help your faith community become even more generous and make a bigger difference.
Module 1: Stewardship Best Practices. Through four 2-hour classes you will learn to claim your mission, cultivate generosity, create a culture of gratitude, and grow discipleship. Module 1 includes a customised Stewardship Analysis report and ongoing support to help you plan and implement your next steps on the stewardship journey.
Module 2: The Giving Program. Beginning with two 2-hour classes using the Called to Be the Church congregational giving program, module 2 guides your giving team to get ready for your annual giving program. Ongoing coaching during your 5-week giving program supports your team to inspire people about your community of faith’s mission, invite people to join that mission by generously sharing their resources, and thank them for their generosity.
The Called to Be the Church congregational giving program is also available separately, in print and online, for you to use on your own. Always free. Always fresh.
Realizing God’s Vision
Life is a precious gift from God. Over your lifetime, you have been blessed with many material possessions and, as a good steward, you have managed them wisely. Now, through your Will, or another type of planned gift, you’re invited to take the next step: using your assets to help others and give back to God. Making a bequest or endowment to the Church in your Will is a meaningful and powerful way to support the future of the mission and ministries you hold dear. For further information about planned giving, please visit united-church.ca/community-and-faith/get-involved/ways-give/giving-through-your-estate or email email@example.com.
United Church Foundation
The United Church Foundation puts your dreams for your church into action. The Foundation raises, invests and grants funds to grow faith, develop community, restore healing, and promote peace and justice at home and abroad.
United, we support the ministries that are meaningful to you. We help generous people sustain the work of The United Church of Canada, its congregations and its partners, in life and beyond.
United, we will help your generosity grow like never before. We empower individuals and congregations who are looking to invest in the future of the church make meaningful impacts for years to come.
United, we create lasting change in your church, your congregation, and your community. We support new initiatives, ministries, and programs that enrich the church through our extensive granting and award program.
Find out more about how the United Church Foundation helps generous United Church people like you make a difference in our world and sustain the work of your church by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
– 2 Corinthians 9:7
Mission and Service
You can help save and transform lives, inspire meaning and purpose and build a better world.
Each and every day, your gifts – our gifts – make a world of difference.
Change lives today! Make a gift to Mission & Service
In the ancient world, stewards were people who managed a household on behalf of its owner. Today when we as Christians call ourselves stewards, we make the bold claim that God is the true owner of the household of all that exists: creation, money, time, talent…everything! The world isn’t ours; it’s God’s. And amazingly, God entrusts it to us. Good stewardship means doing our utmost to care faithfully for God’s abundant goodness. Learn more about the theology of stewardship, creating a culture of gratitude, narrative budgets, congregational giving programs and more on our Stewardship Tools and Tips page.
Do you have questions about Mission & Service, giving a legacy gift, or ways that your faith community can effectively increase giving? Our team is here to help. Contact your regional Stewardship & Gifts Officer. We are always happy to hear from you.
Community of Faith Stewardship Support
Phone: 1-833-236-0281 Ext. 4
Serves in: Canadian Shield and Shining Waters Regional Councils
Location: Teleworks from home.
Role: Melody is your go-to for all aspects of community of faith stewardship, including annual giving programs, year-round stewardship, Mission & Service, planned giving, the United Church Foundation and more. Melody also brings her experience to the modules of Called to Be the Church: The Journey, the United Church stewardship program.
Contact Melody about: Called to be the Church: The Journey program; Congregational Giving; Mission & Service; Planned Legacy Giving; Stewardship Education; The United Church Foundation.