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The United Church of Canada is celebrating 100 years of ministry in 2024/2025. 



How can we in Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council be part of

the celebration? 


The National celebration kicks off with a worship service on Sunday,

June 9th, 2024 at 4:00 pm at Metropolitan United Church in Toronto.


Regional Project

Each Congregation will receive a puzzle piece to decorate – depicting their ministry.  These pieces will be returned and put together into a mosaic to be displayed at the 2025 in person Regional Council meeting.   


Possible Congregational Projects

  • Send 100 youth from our regional council to Rendez-vous 2024- Audacious Hope (a youth event this summer to be held at Brock Univ, St. Catharines). First 100 registrants from the Tri Regions only pay $100 registration fee.
  • Help us identify all members who are 100 years or older in 2024 so we can feature them.
  • Plant 100 trees across the regional council – let us know where and how many trees your congregation plants.
  • 100 members to each give a special $100 gift to a United Church program, such as Mission & Service, Gifts with Vision, The Healing Fund, etc. Perhaps we can raise an additional $10,000 for each of these ministries.
  • Each congregation to invite 100 people to attend worship over the next year. Let us know what you did to make them feel welcome.
  • Let us know how many new members have joined your church between June 2024 and June 2025. Can we get 100 new members in the regional council?
  • Share what your church is doing to celebrate 100 years through our Regional Council Facebook page with a tagline (to be determined).
  • Compile 100 reasons why we love the United Church.
  • Create 100 paper cranes with prayers on them.
  • Reach out to 100 past members/adherents and invite them back for an anniversary service.
  • Send 100 letters to advocate for homelessness, food insecurity, etc.