Get the kids ready for Children and Young Teens at Conference! CAYTs. Everything you need to register is online at http://hamconf.org/cayts-children-and-young-teens-at-conference/
Youth Forum is an opportunity for High School students to meet other United Church teens, participate in leadership activities, worship and learn together, share challenges of the faith and church, and have fun! Registration deadline is May 3, 2014. Registration forms available at:
To recognize and celebrate National Volunteer Week (April 6–12, 2014), the United Church’s Moderator, the Right Rev. Gary Paterson, has written a letter of thanks to the many thousands of United Church members and adherents who generously volunteer their time and talents every day. http://www.united-church.ca/communications/news/general/140404
The following items are included in our April HAMilton PACKage. To see these items click on the link. For more information contact the Conference Office.
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Ontario has announced a new grant for seniors – Seniors Community Grant Program – a small fund with a total of $500,000 to award, primarily in amounts of $500 to $3,000.
There are two streams – Stream 1 for individuals is the most applicable for churches. Stream 2 is for incorporated not for profit organizations and our churches are not incorporated as not for profits. Stream 2 also requires audited financial statements for revenues of $100,000 or more.
Stream 1 is suited for many UC volunteer groups or committees that could use $500 to $3,000 in funding for activities that will help seniors have a better quality of life by providing opportunities to be more socially active, volunteer and continue their learning in areas like technology and financial literacy. That would seem to include many projects or initiatives by UCW, men’s clubs, choirs, garden clubs, lunch clubs, computer clubs, outreach programs, etc.