A child with long black hair holding the earth above their head, with a simple map of the world spread out behind them, on a sage green background.Enjoy the rest of the summer; this is just a small reminder of important spaces for education and prayer coming up in the fall. We’ll include links to resources closer to the time. We hope these will give you extra support for putting the Gospel and prophetic calls to justice and peace into worship and programs.

September 12Thanksgiving, Season of Creation

This season intentionally covers harvest and winter preparation time, inviting us to reflect on Creator’s generosity, and our responsibility to live with respect and care in Creation. Some groups also take this time to focus on climate change and climate justice. As drought grips parts of our Regional Council and exceptionally bad forest fires affect parts of the country, consider what ecological justice focus you can offer. Click here for resources from the national church. And click here for resources from the ecumenical movement KAIROS.

Thursday September 30 Orange Shirt Day/ National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Not limited to the children in your life! This day is for everyone. Please consider looking into plans at your local school and within the community; and planning on how your community of faith or ministry can use its resources (including your building in some cases) to hold space for an all-ages focus on truth-telling and learning about residential schools. Click here for information on a full week of online learning events from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Monday October 4: vigils for MMIWG2S

Some communities will hold vigils in support of missing and murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit people. This is an important part of our church’s commitment to the TRC Calls to Action and Apology. Please check local options; we will post online events open to all.

Sunday October 17: International Day for the Elimination of Poverty

Look for resources from the national church and our related Regional networks, with a special focus on learning about Guaranteed Livable Income. Also keep in mind a six part series on bridging from charity to ending poverty, starting October 13 at United in Learning. Also on October 17 and other dates that week, the Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry  (RAPM) will celebrate fifty years of anti-poverty community advocacy and education with special events. Please watch for more details!