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.
From the March Daring Discipleship: The Improperia (or “Reproaches”) are part of the Good Friday liturgy in the Roman Rite. They are presented as Christ crying out to his people for their forgetfulness and injustice in the face of God’s faithfulness. Here is a revised version, from the desk of Lorna MacQueen, Conference Minister – Faith Formation for Discipleship: Good Friday, The Reproaches
The following items are included in our March HAMilton PACKage. To see these items click on the link. For more information contact the Conference Office.
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This resource contains suggested scripture, prayers, hymns, children’s story, sermon starters and reflection for worship planners on Conference Annual Meeting Sunday – May 25, 2014.
Canada Must Continue to Oppose Russia’s Anti-LGBTQ Laws
The United Church of Canada sent a letter today congratulating Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird on the stance he has taken in support of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people in Russia. Read the whole press release at: http://www.united-church.ca/communications/news/releases/140207