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Stewardship & Gifts

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)

Called to Be the Church: The Journey

The road to better stewardship and increased generosity does not have to be stormy! Called to Be the Church: The Journey can help you increase revenue in order to better fulfil your Mission! Called to Be the Church Module 1: Stewardship Best Practices will take place twice a year in the spring and fall with the next session coming in the fall of 2023 and consists of four 2-hour online sessions to dive into these vital best practices:

  • Claim Your Mission –it is really why people give to you
  • Cultivate Generosity –practical ways to increase giving
  • Create A Culture of Gratitude –saying thank-you is critical
  • Stewardship Is Discipleship –integrating stewardship in your spiritual growth programming

Module 1 also includes a Stewardship Analysis Report, customized with your community of faith’s giving and stewardship data. Along with ongoing coaching and support after the four classes, the recommendations in the report will help you set solid, achievable, stewardship next steps.

To get more information, and to register, contact Roger by e-mail, rjanes@united-church.ca, or telephone 1-800-268-3781 ext: 2072

joining God’s mission

Mission & Service changes lives. When you give to Mission & Service, you make a profound difference. Through an astounding variety of life-changing ministries and programs in Canada and around the world —including Global and Canadian justice initiatives, Indigenous ministries, community outreach centers, faith formation, innovative ministries and more — your gifts change and save lives. Donate to  Mission & Service today!

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 is one facet of the United Church’s ongoing work of reconciliation with Indigenous people addressing the long-term effects of residential schools. The Healing Fund is used to support innovative and effective programs in Indigenous communities that are helping people in the healing process.

The Emergency Response Fund is one way the United Church responds to urgent needs. Discover the world of difference United Church people are making at our  Act Now web page.  Learn about other funds on our website.

Stewarding God’s gifts

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 Called to Be the Church: The Journey | The United Church of Canada (united-church.ca)

Called To Be The Church: The Giving Program is an annual stewardship resource that will help your faith community become even more generous and make a bigger difference in your community and world. For additional support and coaching to carry out your Stewardship Giving Program, please visit Congregational Giving Program module—Do It with Us | The United Church of Canada (united-church.ca), you will inspire people to change lives, invite people to join others to make a difference and thank them for their generosity. Available in print and online, Called to Be the Church is a free, always fresh resource to help you build and sustain generosity in your community of faith.

realizing God’s vision

Legacy Gifts make a lasting, meaningful difference that brings Christ’s vital message of compassion and hope to others. Leave a legacy of care and compassion through a bequest in your Will, a gift of life insurance or another type of legacy gift. Learn more about how to leave a legacy gift and/or reach out to your regional Stewardship & Gifts Officer, Roger Janes, for more information.

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. 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.

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

Your generosity makes a difference…

Mission & Service

You are at the heart of Mission & Ministry when you give to Mission & Service. By making Mission & Service a part of our giving, we answer God`s call to help mend the world. Each and every day, your gifts – our gifts – transform lives. Together, we make more of a difference that we ever could alone.