The United Church of Canada
Learn about the history, beliefs, and structure of the United Church; how its work is funded; and how the church partners with faith groups and other organizations in Canada and around the world.
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Five Oaks (Education and Retreat Centre)
As an affiliate of The United Church of Canada, Five Oaks celebrates its presence as an Education and Retreat Centre with an all-embracing spirit where everyone is welcome.
Their vision is be a sacred place where people, as individuals or in intentional community, come apart to look deeply into their own lives and the world in light of faith and values, and find their calling to participate in Spirit’s healing work in creation.
Their mission is to provide a residential setting where people of different faiths (or no faith), cultures, Nations and spiritual seekers can explore new understandings of neighbour, faith and the earth and model communities of compassion for the sake of the world.
TCOW (Two Countries One World)
TCOW is a United Church service and learning initiative, challenging and changing the lives of youth in Waterloo Presbytery. They strive to awaken youth to the realities of economic and social Justice Issues in developing countries and how our own trade and foreign policies effect these issues for others and for ourselves. Every two years over the March Break, they plan a trip to a developing nation, with day-long learning workshops throughout the preceding year to help prepare participants. Their programs are for youth gr.9-12+. TCOW was developed as a continuation to the growth and development of faith for youth after confirmation and as a way to encourage their global citizenship.