In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. It is also in this month that we celebrate Pride. We encourage you to mark this month and celebrate the lives and ministry of LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people in all their diversity.
Multicultural communities live alongside one another, value tolerance, and celebrate outward expressions of culture. The church’s intercultural vision, however, goes further. It encourages all of us to change, build relationships, and distribute power fairly in respectful awareness of each other’s differences. A Sunday near June 27, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, is a good opportunity to explore the United Church’s intercultural commitment.
Shining Waters Regional Council Prayer Cycle:
Today we pray for Seguin Pioneer United Church, Parry Sound, Lansing United Church, Toronto, Virginia United Church, Georgina, and Trinity United Church, Beeton
Minute For Mission:
Where Food And Community Grow
Over 200 families, many of whom live in poverty, grow their own nutritious food through Mission & Service partner Fred Victor’s extensive gardens. But the food itself isn’t the only benefit of the gardening program. As Canada celebrates Multiculturalism Day today, learn more about how your gifts support gardens that not only feed people but also bring them together—and then share the story with someone you know.
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Images used in worship video...
Spirit Dancing -
Like a Healing Stream –
Will You Come and Follow Me – canstock photo
The hymn recordings today are from…
More Voices: Audio CD (The United Church of Canada, 2007) and YouTube
Spirit Dancing - Melfort United Church Hymn Sing, Melfort, Saskatchewan. May 12, 2019.
Like a Healing Stream – St. Paul’s United Church Choirs, Edmonton, Alberta. Joan Townend, director. November 4, 2006.
Will You Come and Follow Me – Recorded remotely by the Choral Scholars of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in their homes. London, England. 2020.