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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

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Interviews

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Why this woman is leaving the Catholic Church in her 60s

by Angela Mombourquette

After a lifetime devoted to Catholicism, a Nova Scotia teacher is settling in with the United Church of Canada. Here, she explains why.

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Editorials

Jocelyn Bell%

Observations: It’s a long road toward full equality for women

by Jocelyn Bell

'It’s a wonder that we continue to see male ministers as normative and attach shame to female ministers’ biology and sexuality.'

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Video

ObserverDocs: Playing by Heart

by Observer Staff

United Church music director Kara Shaw was born prematurely, became almost totally blind and was later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Today, the 28-year-old showcases her unique musical ability, performing piano on local and national stages.

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Faith

May 2018

Toronto church builds interfaith friendship

by Vivien Fellegi

Faith

May 2018

This parent found no support for her autistic daughter — and decided to change that

by Kieran Delamont

Suzanne Allen talks about raising a daughter on the autism spectrum and bringing all autistic girls together

Faith

May 2018

Church retreat helps first responders with PTSD

by Joe Martelle

Interviews

May 2018

Why this woman is leaving the Catholic Church in her 60s

by Angela Mombourquette

After a lifetime devoted to Catholicism, a Nova Scotia teacher is settling in with the United Church of Canada. Here, she explains why.

Ethics

May 2018

Pregnant in the pulpit

by Trisha Elliott

Ministers who take a maternity leave still face discrimination in their own congregations

Interviews

May 2018

The two words Rev. Cheri DiNovo wants to hear from the United Church

by Alex Mlynek

The Toronto minister talks about her disappointment over the church’s silence when she officiated the country’s first legalized same-sex marriage 17 years ago – and why she wants an apology.

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