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Members of our congregation are involved in many activities and organizations dedicated to social justice.

Mission and Service Fund

The Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada is the single biggest outreach commitment that Bathurst United makes every year. Many members see their involvement in the congregation and our contribution to the Mission and Service Fund as their way to take part in activities that include global partnerships, disaster relief, ecumenical and multi-faith relationships and many other forms of ministry and service.

Kairos

Bathurst United is an active supporter of KAIROS, the Canadian ecumenical justice organization.

During 2016-17 KAIROS will focus on Calls to Action 93 and 94 from the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Those Calls to Action relate to Newcomers to Canada:

No. 93. - We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with the national Aboriginal organizations, to revise the information kit for newcomers to Canada and its citizenship test to reflect a more inclusive history of the diverse Aboriginal peoples of Canada, including information about the Treaties and the history of residential schools.

No.94. - We call upon the Government of Canada to replace the Oath of Citizenship with the following: I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada including Treaties with Indigenous Peoples, and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen.


The activities surrounding these Calls to Action will include a panel discussion organized by the KAIROS Toronto Centre/East group and the Toronto Urban Native Ministries. The panel members will include an Indigenous Canadian, a settler and a new Canadian. The discssion will help increase awareness and solidarity among all three groups.

The event will take place on Thursday, April 27th, at 6:30 at the Christian Resource Centre, 40 Oak street.

Bathurst members participate in the Toronto Centre/East KAIROS group and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence KAIROS region. Members attend demonstrations and workshops organized or endorsed by KAIROS, and hold special services related to the themes of KAIROS campaigns.

Windshare

Bathurst United Church seeks to reflect an earth-centred spirituality in its worship and commitments. Our purchase of two shares in Windshare's wind power turbine is a concrete sign of our concern for the environment.

Oikocredit

The congregation owns a share in this international ecumenical microcredit organization. It's one of the many ways we express our vision of economic justice for all. Oikocredit

Next Service:

Sunday, May 28

10:30 am in the Chapel at Trinity St. Paul's Centre
427 Bloor St. West

Power & witness
in the Holy Spirit
Ralph Carl Wushke

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