Affirming LGBTQIA2S+

Becoming Affirming

 

The Affirming Program

The Affirming program is a process and recognition for ministries who strive to celebrate Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ people publicly, intentionally, and explicitly. Any ministry of any kind can become Affirming, and within our Regional Council there are many such ministries- with lots of room for growth. Learn more about the Affirming Program on Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble. Scroll down for the latest Affirming news in Northern Spirit.

Affirming Task Group

In June 2019,  Northern Spirit Regional Council voted to begin the Affirming process. Guided by a task group, the Regional Council and its members will discern how our new structure can live into the spirit and practice of being Affirming. Members: Linda McLaren (Chair); Cathy Kinsman; Wilson MacLennan; Louise Rogers; Monica Rosborough; Julie Graham (Regional staff). Please contact the task group through northernspirit@united-church.ca to protect members’ privacy.

 

Affirming news

Affirming PIE Day 2023 updates and invitations

Affirming PIE Day 2023 updates and invitations

To see this post in newsletter format, click here. And click here to see a January 2023 update from the Regional Council's Affirming Task Group. Greetings across the Prairies and North this cold...

Regional Council Affirming Task Group updates

Regional Council Affirming Task Group updates

(Please also see the PIE Day 2023 update and events invitations here.) The Affirming task group for the Regional Council continues its work. Next steps will be a draft Vision Statement and Action...

Action call: Letters of support for Rev Lee Dong-hwan

Action call: Letters of support for Rev Lee Dong-hwan

June is Pride Month, and your solidarity is invited. In 2020, Rev. Lee Dong-hwan of the Korean Methodist Church accepted an invitation to bless the crowd at the Incheon Pride Festival. As a result,...

PIE Day 2022 resources

PIE Day 2022 resources

Why PIE? PIE = Public. Intentional. Explicit. Those are the standards we hold ourselves to when we seek to live into being Affirming people and communities by, for, and with Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

You are invited to join Affirming Ministries for the Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Service on November 20th from 2:00-3:00PM. Join us in-person at Robertson-Wesley United Church or watch...

PRIDE 2021

PRIDE 2021

Join in on the Pride month celebrations! Many Pride societies are offering online or distanced events in communities large and small. Support from your community of faith makes a difference,...

Affirming Leaders Day 2021

Affirming Leaders Day 2021

Join from anywhere in the world for Affirming Leaders Day on May 22nd from 10:00-4:20PM. A faith-based development & connection day for allied and LGBTQ2S+ folks! Featuring Civil Rights...

You’re invited to an Affirming check in

You’re invited to an Affirming check in

Calling all ministries and people who are LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit-affirming, or 2SLGBTQIA yourselves. We know COVID is making Affirming work harder, even as it also makes life harder for trans, non-...

United Church News

Deep gratitude to all who have taken leadership in the 10,000 Signature Korea Peace Appeal, with special mention to the Korea Peace Appeal Champions, numerous communities of faith, and the Korean… continue reading Read More

The United Church of Canada joins with 250 organizations from 29 countries to call on the Salvadoran government to drop the charges against leading Water Defenders arrested on January 11 and advocate… continue reading Read More

As the United Church embraces a new Call and Vision, and makes Growth a key priority, the denominational office will integrate the expertise, energy, and ethos of its semi-autonomous innovation arm—… continue reading Read More

2022 was an interesting year for The United Church of Canada's Refugee desk. Here's a summary of the year's applications and arrivals. Read More

The Manual, 2023, is effective January 1, 2023. Read More