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Celebrate PWS&D Sunday – February 3, 2019

by Karen Bokma

On PWS&D Sunday, we celebrate the work our church is doing to serve vulnerable communities around the world. Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, we are building a more sustainable, compassionate and just world! Make February 3 a day to reflect on those enduring poverty, hunger and injustice and inspire action here in Canada to […]

Open Hands: World Food Day 2018

by Anna Muir

After a period of decline, world hunger is on the rise again—over 815 million people are going to bed with an empty stomach. Conflict and extreme weather events linked to climate change are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Now is the time to get back on track to achieve zero […]

Earth Day 2018: All Creation Sings!

by Anna Muir

“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” –Psalm 96:11-12 Each year on April 22, PWS&D joins the world in celebration of Earth Day—a time to […]

Celebrate PWS&D Sunday – February 4, 2018

by Anna Muir

On PWS&D Sunday, we celebrate the work our church is doing to serve vulnerable communities around the world through programs in development and emergency relief. Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, we are building a more sustainable, compassionate and just world! Make February 4 a day to reflect on those enduring poverty, hunger and injustice […]

2018 PWS&D Sunday Sermon

by Karen Bokma

“He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make […]

2017 PWS&D Worship Resource

by Anna Muir

“He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make […]

2014-15 Worship Resource: We Respond

by Karen Bokma

This sermon, written by The Rev. Dr. Sarah Travis, draws parallels between the dangerous Egypt baby Moses was born into and the situations faced by vulnerable people around the world today.

We Respond Together: 2013 Worship Resource

by Karen Bokma

This sermon, written by The Rev. Dr. Sarah Travis, explores what Jesus’ commandment to “love one another as he loved you” really means in our globalized world. As a church our mission to love one another has expanded to fill the whole earth. The imagery of foot washing is used to explain how we can […]

Change is Happening! 2011 Worship Resource

by Karen Bokma

Share the message God’s love and how giving passionately can change lives. Written by Rev. Daniel Cho. Includes children’s story, order of worship and suggested hymns. Use it anytime or on your outreach or development-focused Sunday.

Change is Happening! 2010 Worship Resource

by Karen Bokma

Share what it truly means to be the “salt of the earth” and to follow Christ’s example of love, compassion and justice. Written by Rev. Iona MacLean. Includes children’s story, order of worship and suggested hymns. Use it anytime or on your outreach or development-focused Sunday.