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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 […]

Lent 2019 Liturgies

by Anna Muir

When we respond to poverty, hunger and conflict in our global village, we discover God’s resurrecting power. The hungry are fed, the vulnerable are cared for, the sick are healed and the poor are raised up. This Lenten season, let us faithfully respond to Christ’s call to serve those in need. This year’s liturgies were written […]

World AIDS Day 2018: Know Your Status

by Karen Bokma

Globally, the AIDS response over the past five years has seen unprecedented gains. Today, there are 21.7 million people accessing HIV treatment. Eighty per cent of those who know their HIV status are accessing treatment. Four out of every five pregnant women living with HIV have access to treatment which prevents transmission of HIV 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 […]

Advent 2018 Liturgies

by Anna Muir

Even in the face of poverty, injustice and disaster, hope, love, peace and joy find a way. Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, we are responding to God’s call to care for the poor, sick and vulnerable. We are responding to restore human dignity, ease the pain of want and promote community cooperation. As […]

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 […]

Lent 2018 Liturgies

by Anna Muir

When we respond to poverty, hunger and conflict in our global village, we discover God’s resurrecting power. The hungry are fed, the vulnerable are cared for, the sick are healed and the poor are raised up. This Lenten season, let us faithfully respond to Christ’s call to serve those in need. *Please note that in this […]

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 […]

World AIDS Day 2017: My Health, My Right

by Anna Muir

Globally, the AIDS response over the past five years has seen unprecedented gains. Today, there are 18.2 million people receiving HIV treatment. More than two million additional people are beginning treatment each year (Source: UNAIDS). But prejudice, discrimination and poverty continue to exclude many people around the world from this progress. Youth who can’t afford […]