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1 Mission & Service AT A GLANCE 2017 Melissa Chamberlain Mission & Service supports music, healing, and so much more, such as this Saint Columba House program. God is creative and self-giving, generously moving in all the near and distant corners of the universe. Nothing exists that does not find its source in God. Our first response to God s providence is gratitude. We sing thanksgiving. (excerpt, A Song of Faith) YOU ARE AT THE CENTRE OF THE MISSION & SERVICE STORY of hope, healing, and justice-making. Your generosity moves God s compassion into near and distant places. God s generosity is a blessing to you; your Hallelujah sung in gratitude joins the chorus. Each and every day you make a difference in someone s life through Mission & Service. The circle of people joining the story of hope, healing, and justice-making widens and moves through creation. Your generosity finds its source in God. Discover the good news of God s creativity in the world through Mission & Service. Look inside and see where Mission & Service gifts go, and the lives they change. Please make an intentional gift for Mission & Service and make it a regular part of your life of faith as well. There are many ways to give to Mission & Service: Give through your community of faith: make a pledge, use envelopes, sign up for pre-authorized remittance Mail: Mission & Service, The United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ont. M8X 2Y4 Online: Visit united-church.ca and click the Donate button On the phone: extension 2738 Thank you for giving generously to Mission & Service. THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA Visit united-church.ca and stewardshiptoolkit.ca or

2 JUSTICE, WITNESS, AND RECONCILIATION $8.4 million 30% of budget ($4.7 million in direct grants) 1 Global Mission & Service: $5 million 18% of Mission & Service ($2.9 million in direct grants) Mission & Service supports 92 global partners on urgent issues that impact people s daily lives, including food and water security, health, education, access to land, human rights, peace, and justice initiatives. Global programs build capacity in local communities and respond to humanitarian crises. This program area also includes initiatives that connect the people of the United Church and Mission & Service global partners. DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP $9.9 million 36% of budget ($1.9 million in direct grants) 3 Theological Education and Vocation of Ministry Support: $2.2 million 8% of Mission & Service ($1.6 million in direct grants) Mission & Service funded programs educate and equip future leaders of the church we are becoming. This includes recruiting new ministers, funding for theological schools and education centres, providing student education bursaries, and educating ministry personnel. David Hewitt Global Mission & Service partner, The National Council of Churches in Kenya, is working with local farmers like this farming family to develop sustainable agriculture in areas of Kenya severely affected by drought. 2 Community and Justice Work: $3.4 million 12% of Mission & Service ($1.8 million in direct grants) Mission & Service supports ministries that heal, reconcile, advocate, provide housing, food security, employment training, mental health treatment, and pastoral care to Canadians living on the margins. This includes community and social justice ministries, chaplaincies, the Healing Fund, and reconciliation initiatives between Indigenous peoples and settlers. The Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre, supported by Mission & Service, celebrates the graduation of Fanny Spence and Deb Anderson-Pratt at the 2017 Ceremony of Celebration. 4 Faith Formation: $7.7 million 28% of Mission & Service ($0.3 million in direct grants) Mission & Service supports programs that strengthen discipleship and develop lively lay leadership. This includes programming for ministries of Indigenous peoples, children, youth, and young adults, United Church Women, support for LGBTQ+ people and networks, as well as stewardship, ethno-cultural, intercultural, and diverse communities in ministry. Erica Young Melody Duncanson-Hales Mission & Service supported ministry Home Ownership Affordability Partnership in North Bay, Ont. supports communities making housing safe and affordable. Neechi is a summer gathering in Manitoba that provides Indigenous and non-indigenous youth the opportunity to plant the seeds of friendship. Springwater Hester-Meawassige

3 Mission & Service at a Glance 2017 Generosity Funds Vital Mission & Service The pie chart shows how generosity supports six program areas of Mission & Service. All Mission & Service giving is applied entirely to these six program areas. Expenditures in the six program areas include direct grants, and program costs (including staff and support services.) Support services required for program delivery include finance, information technology, human resources, and communications. BUDGETED 2017 MISSION & SERVICE REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES ($27.7 MILLION) Global Mission & Service $5 million ($2.9M grants) Community and Justice Work $3.4 million ($1.8M grants) Theological Education and Vocation of Ministry Work $2.2 million ($1.6M grants) Faith Formation $7.7 million ($0.3M grants) Support to Local Ministries $6.8 million ($2.9M grants) Conference Leadership $2.6 million ($2.6M grants) Detailed expenditure and revenue for 2016 Mission & Service is online at united-church.ca (search Mission & Service 2016.) SEE THE STORY of Mission & Service funding for Aboriginal ministries, and the ongoing work of healing and reconciliation. stewardshiptoolkit.ca $18 MISSION & SERVICE DONATIONS $24.8 MILLION $12 $8 OUT OF EACH $100 DOLLARS: $18 goes to global Mission & Service; $12 to community and justice work; $8 for theological education; $28 for faith formation; $25 supports innovation and local ministries; $9 supports leadership in Conferences. $25 $28 ADDITIONAL REVENUE $2.9 MILLION $9 MISSION & SERVICE DONATIONS: $24.8 MILLION Giving for Mission & Service: congregational, UCW, and individual gifts Giving through wills and other planned gifts for Mission & Service Giving for Mission & Service also comes from and through The United Church of Canada Foundation ADDITIONAL REVENUE: $2.9 MILLION Additional revenue is designated for specific Mission & Service partners and programs. Other revenue sources include retail sales, investment income, and unrestricted donations. The General Council Office of The United Church of Canada complies with the Imagine Canada Ethical Code and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation Code of Ethics. The United Church is the first denomination in Canada to become signatory to the United Nation s Principles of Responsible Investment.

4 FUNDING PASTORAL AND PROGRAM WORK $9.4 million 34% of budget ($5.5 million in direct grants) 5 Support to Local Ministries: $6.8 million 25% of Mission & Service ($2.9 million in direct grants) Mission & Service gives financial and programming support to congregations as they transition in ministry, minister in remote communities, or experiment with new ministries. This includes: pastoral relations and on-going support to ministers and communities of faith; mission support grants for congregations; renewal and new ministry support through the EDGE Network; and the Embracing the Spirit program, which provides grants, coaches, and mentors. Now in its second year, Embracing the Spirit grants for innovation have increased. 6 Conference Leadership: $2.6 million 9% of Mission & Service ($2.6 million in direct grants) Mission & Service supports Conferences as they provide leadership and resources to presbyteries, ministry personnel, and local ministries. In this time of transition, British Columbia and Toronto Conferences have generously returned their Mission & Service-funded Conference grants so they can be shared with the 11 other Conferences. Maya St. Onge Embracing the Spirit funds innovation, including the Blingja group for a project that educates youth about stress and emotional wellness. The Maritime Conference admitted the Rev. Carol Smith at their Celebration of Ministries service in Connie McNamara OUR MISSION & SERVICE SUPPORTS: Globally: 92 global partners in 21 countries, including 10 international ecumenical organizations serving God s people in areas such as: food security; shelter; health; education; human rights; peace and justice initiatives; and advocacy In Canada: 63 community ministries serving God s people in areas such as housing, food security, employment training, mental health treatment, advocacy, and pastoral care 33 chaplaincies in universities, hospitals, and communities Grants for Embracing the Spirit, Healing Fund, Justice and Reconciliation, and Vision Fund projects 20 ecumenical and social movement organizations 7 theological schools and 3 education centres serving God s people by providing theological education, continuing education, training for vocation of ministry, and for lay leaders 83 pastoral charges, in 13 Conferences, serving God s people through worship, pastoral care, education, and mission 13 Conferences across the church in Canada and Bermuda working with presbyteries, pastoral charges, and ministry personnel to serve God s people General Council Leadership and Governance: $3.9 million, funded from other revenue and draw on reserves Providing, supporting, and enabling denominational identity and connections across the church through the role of the Office of the Moderator and General Secretary, including the General Council and the Executive of the General Council. As in previous years, this area of work is funded by other revenue, retail sales, investment income, and a draw on capital reserves to meet annual expenditure commitments. Pension and Group Health Insurance Services: $2.7 million, self-funded Providing pension and group health insurance support for ministers and church employees. As in previous years, these services are fully self-funded by participants in the pension and group health insurance program.

5 CANADA 63 community ministries; 33 chaplaincies; 20 ecumenical and social movement organizations; 7 theological schools; 3 education centres; 60 N 83 pastoral charges; 13 Conferences; dozens of 45 N Vision Fund projects with youth; Healing Fund and Justice and Reconciliation Fund 30 N projects; Embracing the Spirit innovation projects N 15 S CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICA 30 partners in 8 countries PACIFIC 30 S 45 S 1 75 N Canada 2 Cuba 3 Haiti 4 Guatemala 5 El Salvador 6 Nicaragua 7 Costa Rica 8 Colombia 9 Peru Mission & Service in 2017 ATLANTIC There are 92 global Mission & Service partners church, Christian councils, 60 W 45 W 30 W 15 W 0 90 E ecumenical groups, and agencies that minister in partnership with the ARCTIC people of the United Church in 21 countries around the world. This includes 75 N 10 Mission & Service partners doing international ecumenical work. 165 W 150 W 135 W 120 W 105 W 90 W 75 W 15 E 30 E 45 E 60 E 75 E 105 E 120 E 135 E 150 E 165 E AFRICA, EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST 30 partners in 8 countries 10 Kenya 11 Democratic Republic of Congo 12 Tanzania 13 Angola 14 Zambia 15 Zimbabwe 16 Israel/Palestine 17 Lebanon INDIAN 18 India 19 China 20 South Korea 21 Japan 22 Philippines 60 N N PACIFIC 30 N ASIA 22 partners in 5 countries 45 S 30 S 15 N 15 S 0 60 S 60 S 75 S 75 S 165 W 150 W 135 W 120 W 105 W 90 W 75 W 60 W 45 W 30 W 15 W 0 15 E 30 E 45 E 60 E 75 E 90 E 105 E 120 E 135 E 150 E 165 E

6 We Celebrate IMPACT OF MISSION & SERVICE: OFFER COMPASSION, BUILD COMMUNITY, WALK WITH HOPE Addressing poverty Championing human rights Building vibrant leadership Engaging reconciliation initiatives Innovating ministry PERCENTAGE OF CHURCHES NUMBER OF CHURCHES WITH MISSION & SERVICE ENTHUSIASTS 932 1,008 1,200 1,308 1,561 1,590 1,600 Mission & Service Enthusiasts Thank you to all Mission & Service Enthusiasts for inspiring, inviting, and thanking people for Mission & Service giving. 30 PEOPLE IN THE UNITED CHURCH GAVE GENEROUSLY IN 2016 NUMBER OF CHURCHES THAT INCREASED MISSION & SERVICE GIVING IN M 27.07M 26.06M 25.67M 24.99M 24.27M MISSION & SERVICE GIVING Congregational, UCW, Direct 859 pastoral charges increased giving for Mission & Service in Every day you make a difference in someone s life with Mission & Service. Thank you for your part in this hope-fulfilling story. The United Church of Canada L Église Unie du Canada united-church.ca stewardshiptoolkit.ca MISSION AND

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