Mission & Service Annual Giving 2015 – Mission & Service annual giving from UCW, congregations, and individuals totaled $24.99M, a decline of $0.67M from the prior year, and the second lowest decline in five years. But keep in mind this decline was in spite of congregational givings of more than $8 million to support Syrian refugees. So all in all an amazing story of our people’s compassion and generosity.
For full report click here Link to United Chuch web site
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Easter, the highlight of the Christian year. Read Rev Wendy’s Easter Message. Read about Stewardship and why we go to church. And more. See whats been going on at Rowntree and the big plans upcoming – our annual Spring Fling B4 Sale; Breakfast, Baking, Books and the Bargain Boutique on April 30.
Then May 7 at 8 pm we’re putting on what is probably our biggest fundraiser ever with Dundas St. United; the show ‘ Dynamic Duo’s’ with Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame winner Marie Bottrell with Rick Loucks at Dundas St United’s grand sanctuary.
Update March 20
Thanks to the generosity of respondents to the United Church’s Emergency Appeal for Syrian Refugees, as of Feb. 2016, the United Church has received nearly $900,000 to support partners responding to this crisis.
Locally there are many United Church’s sponsoring Syrian families or fundraising to support other church’s. ie Calvary United, Byron United to name a few. If you want to help Calvary, the contact there is Steve Hebden at 519-636-8814.
For More Information – For more information about this humanitarian crisis and for details about how to make a donation, please visit The United Church of Canada’s webpage on the Syria Refugee Appeal.
See the thoughts of our new Moderator, the Right Rev Jordan Cantwell on this issue and 3 steps you can take to help. Moderator’s thoughts and plans re Refugee crisis