What We Do
Manitou Conference believes it is called by God through Jesus Christ to assist and join our congregations, presbyteries and our other ministries:
- In nurturing personal and corporate spiritual renewal and growth;
- In expressing personal and corporate Christian discipleship through involvement in the realities of our northern region, Canada and the global community;
- In building community and communication among our congregations, the United Church courts and other faith communities.
Our life together is connected through what we do – in faithful public witness. Individuals and communities are active in areas such as:
We are also active with our brothers and sisters across Canada and around the world in advocacy, social justice and education through KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives. Uniting Canadian churches and religious organizations in a faithful ecumenical response to the call to “do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8), KAIROS deliberates on issues of common concern, striving to be a prophetic voice in the public sphere. Inspired by a vision of God’s compassionate justice, KAIROS advocates for social change, amplifying and strengthening the public witness of its members.
Click here to read Sister Priscilla’s reflection, “The Word of God Is Living and Active”, shared in worship at Providence Bay United Church on October 14, 2012
Participants at the Manitoulin Island Indigenous Rights workshop show their commitment to truth and reconciliation. In the foreground are teaching replicas of wampum belts (“guswenta”) that record two sacred peace and friendship treaties between eastern Indigenous peoples and European newcomers.