Compassion lies at the heart of generosity.

From serving a hot meal at a local community kitchen, to visiting a lonely neighbour, to financially supporting those in need in our local communities and around the world, the people of the United Church are committed to turning compassion into action. One of the ways we at Manotick United Church do this is by contributing to the United Church of Canada's unified Mission and Service fund.

What does Mission and Service do?

We share our resources with three goals in mind:

  • to help transform lives
  • to inspire meaning and purpose
  • to build a better world

How are lives transformed through Mission and Service?

To put it simply, we help.

Locally in Canada, we help people by supporting homeless shelters, food banks, community kitchens, and refugee programs. We help young people on campuses and through camping outreach. We help people who are sick or at the end of life by supporting addiction, mental health, counselling services and hospice care.

Globally, we support people to access clean water, food and medical care. We support skills training and economic development. We help with peace-making and sustainable agriculture efforts. We provide disaster relief and advocate for the rights of those who all too often don’t get a say, like children and migrant workers.

How does Mission and Service inspire people to live with meaning and purpose?

We support opportunities for people to grow spiritually in all kinds of ways.

In Canada we support theological schools and education/retreat centres. We support events that promote spiritual development and personal reflection. We support new and innovative ministries, as well as communities of faith that are remote or in need. Globally, we support church organizations that work with theological schools, and we support places that offer practical training in agriculture and health.

It’s a win-win. We trust that when people are in tune with their meaning and purpose, they will naturally want to help transform lives and make the world a better place for all.

What’s our approach?

It’s all about respect.

We work in partnership with people and organizations and never impose our solutions, ways of doing things, or belief systems. We aim for long-term solutions over quick fixes because we want to make a lasting difference.