About the Mission and Service Fund
- What is the Mission and Service Fund?
The United Church of Canada supports service and ministry across Canada and around the globe. All of this work is carried out through the Mission and Service Fund.
- Partner Work Supported by M&S
The Mission and Service Fund supports work of Global and Canadian partners.
- What is World Development and Relief (WDR)?
World Development and Relief (WDR) is the only area within the Mission and Service Fund to which you can designate funds.
The base foundation may be seen as a manger reminding us the Christ Child was and is born among us and all creation. It may be seen as a baptismal font where we are welcomed to the new life in Christ. It may be seen as a communion table where we are nurtured in the new life and where offerings of bread, wine and money are brought and shared.
The vertical flourishes emanating from the base may be seen as a rainbow reminding us of God’s covenant of hope with us and all creation. They may be seen as splashes of water cleansing and renewing all of life. They may be seen as flames of the Holy Spirit bringing God’s light, warmth and direction to the life of the Church.
Taken together, the logo is designed to represent all aspects of the Mission and Service Fund. It is symbolic of our faith that has a sure foundation; and at the same time is vibrant, energetic and versatile. It is symbolic of God’s offering to us; and at the same time suggests each of us has something to offer to the wider wounded world. Together, the receiving and giving of God’s gifts is at the heart of the Mission and Service Fund.