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Observer Sunday - Church Service

A complete Sunday Service to help out when a lay person/volunteer takes over the service in the minister's absence. Or a nice gift to your minister to save her planning a service one busy Sunday.
Available here as either PDF version (220kb) or MS Word (.doc) version (507kb)

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Poster

Contemporary church poster encouraging more readers. Size: 11 x 17"

Bookmarks

They're back! We've brought back this popular resource. Great as an insert in the Sunday bulletin, or inserted in the pews as giveaways. Subscription information included for those new subscribers!

Sunday Service

A complete Sunday Service to help out when a lay person/ volunteer takes over the service in the minister's absence. Or a nice gift to your minister to save her planning a service one busy Sunday. (Also available by download - see above)

Subscription Envelopes

Can be used in the pews or will fit into offering box envelopes. Perfect in helping to collect subscription fees.

Sample Issues

A limited number of magazine back issues may be ordered for study groups or promotion. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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