UC Observer logo
UCObserver on SoundCloud UCObserver on YouTube UCObserver on Facebook UCObserver on Twitter UCObserver's RSS Feeds

Donate to The Observer

Photo by UCObserver
Photo by UCObserver

The future of The United Church Observer depends on us being able to encourage more people to read the magazine, whether in print or online. It cannot be done without your help. The reality of publishing The Observer right now is that there simply aren’t enough funds in our regular budget to undertake the extra efforts that are essential to ensuring The Observer’s future.

Fortunately we have friends like you. By supporting the Friends of The Observer Fund, you demonstrate a commitment to the ongoing health of the publication and to generations of future readers.

We will use your support to strengthen our existing subscriber base and undertake new initiatives to boost the number of people who engage with us both in print and online. Your support helps us maintain our high editorial standards.  And it allows us to deliver the print magazine in packaging that is environmentally sustainable.

A tax receipt will be issued for your donation (Charitable Gifts #11906 4772 RR 0001).

Faith

The author is baptized at Central United in Calgary. (Photo courtesy of Al Coe)

Why I got baptized in a United Church at the age of 42

by Jacqueline Mercer-Livesey

"I told myself that I didn’t need to go to church to believe in God. I found peace and the Holy Spirit in the things that surrounded me. But still, there was a nagging sense of something missing."

Promotional Image

Observations

Editor/Publisher of The Observer, Jocelyn Bell.

Observations: The rewards of letting go

by Jocelyn Bell

Editor Jocelyn Bell reflects on the upcoming changes for The United Church of Canada, the magazine and in her own life.

Promotional Image

Video

ObserverDocs: Two nurses tackle Vancouver's opioid crisis

Richard Moore is a resident of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In this poignant interview, he explains the important work of nurses Evanna Brennan and Susan Giles.

Promotional Image

Faith

July 2018

250 United Church leaders have a message for Doug Ford

by Emma Prestwich

They're urging the new Ontario premier to remember those in need as he carries out promised economic reform.

Culture

July 2018

Tracing Nelson Mandela’s path a century after his birth

by Tim Johnson

A travel writer visits some of the places that shaped the anti-apartheid icon’s life.

Interviews

July 2018

Jamil Jivani sheds light on why young men radicalize

by Suzanne Bowness

In his book 'Why Young Men,' Jamil Jivani talks about his own experience as a troubled youth.

Promotional Image