Gathering: Resources for Worship Planners
Published four times a year, Gathering is a worship planning magazine for ministers and lay leaders, music directors, and United Church of Canada worship committees.
Current Issue: Lent/Easter 2017
In 2017, Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. For many years, The United Church of Canada has journeyed with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which wrapped up its work in 2015. At this watershed time in our history, we explore what it means to live in right relations with the First Nations peoples of Canada. How do we repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and pay attention to the language we use in worship, and in the church, that reinforces that doctrine? How do we lament, reflect, learn, and then move on to new ways of honouring the First Peoples of the land on which we live?
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