Magazine Subscriptions

The United Church of Canada produces numerous award-winning and internationally-recognized periodicals.

Magazine covers: GatheringGathering

Gathering is a magazine for worship planners—ministers, lay leaders, music directors, and worship committees. Four issues are published each year offering worship ideas for Lent/Easter, Pentecost 1, Pentecost 2, and Advent/Christmas/Epiphany. The resource is grassroots, gathering its material from both regular contributors and United Church congregations that have found their own ideas successful, including:

  • lectionary-based service outlines
  • non-lectionary-based service ideas
  • new prayers and sermon themes
  • new hymns and music ideas
  • insights into rituals and church histories relevant for today
  • reflections on where worship might be going 

Visit the Gathering page for more information and to subscribe.

Magazine covers: MandateMandate

Mandate: United for God's Mission is a quarterly magazine for United Church congregational leaders, both lay and order of ministry. Mandate provides tools for use in all areas of congregational life, including spiritual growth and discipleship formation, justice and advocacy, worship, stewardship, outreach, and Mission and Service Fund awareness.

Its content includes:

  • feature articles and short news items
  • Bible study
  • worship material
  • workshop outlines for adult groups
  • programs for leaders of children and youth
  • stories from congregations of successful ventures

Visit the Mandate page for more information and to subscribe.

Magazine covers: Aujourd'hui CredoAujourd'hui Credo

Aujourd'hui Credo est le trimestriel francophone de l'Église Unie du Canada. Fondé en 1954, il est publié 4 fois l'an et son mandat est double : proposer une optique chrétienne réformée et œcuménique sur les thèmes et les événements spirituels, sociaux et culturels actuels ; et présenter les politiques et les problématiques de l'Église Unie. Il sert aussi d'organe d'information auprès des paroisses de l'Église Unie, particulièrement les communautés francophones, reflétant leurs intérêts et leurs besoins.

Visitez la page Aujourd'hui Credo pour plus d'informations et pour vous abonner.

Magazine covers: These DaysThese Days

This daily devotional magazine, written by clergy and lay leaders, offers inspirational messages and meditations of comfort, hope, and joy. Each quarterly edition of These Days features:

  • 90 devotions, one for each day of three months
  • both regular and large-print editions
  • poems, prayers, and songs pertinent to the issue's theme
  • suggestions for using the devotions
  • space for creating individual prayer lists
  • a brief segment on contemporary issues
  • questions for reflection and discussion

Visit the These Days page for more information and to subscribe.

Magazine covers: The United Church ObserverThe United Church Observer

Founded in 1829, The United Church Observer is the oldest continuously published magazine in North America, focusing on faith, justice, ethics, living and popular culture.

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