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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

Attendees at the Parliament of the World's Religions conference enjoy a simple langar lunch prepared by Toronto's Sikh community. (Photo: Will Pearson)

Interfaith conference illuminating, but those who needed it most weren't there

by Will Pearson

Observer editor Will Pearson learned a lot at the Parliament of the World's Religions gathering in Toronto, but wondered about its long-term impact.

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Editorials

Why we've decided to capitalize B for Black

by Jocelyn Bell

It may not be Canadian Press style, but it shows respect and recognizes a shared identity and experience among Black people.

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Video

Meet beloved church cats Mable and Mouse

by Observer Staff

They're a fixture of Kirk United Church Centre in Edmonton.

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Faith

November 2018

The first Black moderator of the United Church faced racism that still resonates today

by Mugoli Samba

Very Rev. Wilbur Howard didn't speak about the discrimination he experienced in the church. Decades later, Black clergy are opening up about what is still a big problem.

Columns

November 2018

Anti-Semitism is why I’ll always be a proud Jewish atheist

by Joshua Ostroff

On the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, this Canadian Jew reflects on the ongoing hate that has helped define his identity.

Faith

November 2018

Interfaith conference illuminating, but those who needed it most weren't there

by Will Pearson

Observer editor Will Pearson learned a lot at the Parliament of the World's Religions gathering in Toronto, but wondered about its long-term impact.

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