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Fill A Backpack for ELUCO – our Outreach Team’s annual backpack drive to help ELUCO – East London United Chuch Outreach- is almost complete. These are items schoolkids need to go back to school; backpacks, pencil cases, lunch containers, notebooks, markers, freezer packs etc. We’ve extended the donation day until Aug 21. Thank-you for considering this needy project.
….So we (Rev. Kenji Marui President of and Rev. Cheryl-Ann Stadelbauer-Sampa Executive Secretary of London Conference) write to you, at the direction of the Conference Executive, to invite all United Church members to listen—
Listen to the fear this event understandably sparks in the LGBTQ community and in all who love them…
Listen for the invitation to attend/participate in Pride events…
Listen for the Spirit.
From the minister’s desk
Just when you think you have heard it all: the news just keeps getting worse! Yesterday we heard about the suicide bombers in the airport in Turkey, just days ago there was the shootings in Orlando. Through out the campaign over the EU decision we have heard the horrific exclusionary rhetoric around Great Britain’s EU referendum. Not to mention the daily dose of Donald Trump’s phobic, intolerant presidential bid. And then we can consider the debate here in London about painting a rainbow cross walk or two. The rhetoric that a such a small matter in such a large world could generate.
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Mission & Service Annual Givings 2015 – A review of the latest full year of Mission & Service givings. In 2015 UCW, congregations, and individual givings 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