Scroll down for liturgies, reflections/ sermons, songs, and other resources. Resources here can be used freely in your worship service or community, as long as you seek permission to use any of material noted as copyrighted. Where material is open for reprint, please make sure you include the name of the writers.
Liturgies and prayers
Robert McClure United Church, Calgary: Advent candle liturgy, 2017
Litany and order of service, Gaetz Memorial United Church‘s Affirming celebration, Red Deer AB, November 2017.
From Hate to Hope prayer, Gary Simpson
Worship services honouring the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia:
May 17, 2017: Original liturgy and sermon notes by Ruth Wood, commissioned by Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble and The United Church of Canada. Liturgy: Speaking our Truth (PDF)
May 17, 2011:
Saskatchewan Conference Affirming Ministry Sunday worship resources. Each year Saskatchewan Conference declares one Sunday in Lent – or May Affirming Ministries Sunday. Follow this link to resources created by the SK Conference Affirming Ministries Committee for Saskatchewan Conference.
Advent 2007 worship resource – a beautiful Advent worship resource, written by Rev. Dr. Sally Harris. The resource includes scripture commentary, worship outlines with responsive readings and prayers. You can see it all at the Welcoming Resources website: www.welcomingresources.org/advent.htm
Reflections and sermons
Sermon notes on Reconciliation/ 2 Corinthians 5 : Rt Rev Jordan Cantwell, Moderator, United Church of Canada. Preached at AUSE’s 2016 annual conference, closing worship. Sermon outline for 2 Corinthians 5-Moderator-AUSE Conference 2016
Mad Trans Love: Rev Cindy Bourgeois, offered at St Andrew’s College, Saskatoon/ Treaty Six Territory, March 2015. Used with permission. Mad Trans Love sermon-Cindy Bourgeois (PDF)
Sodom and Gomorrah: Rev. Dr. Kate Crawford, Huron Shores pastoral charge, 2015. Sodom and Gomorrah sermon-Rev Dr Kate Crawford-Nov 2015
Fences: Reflection shared by Rev. Bain Milroy at Peterborough Presbytery, February 3, 2010 – reprinted with permission. Click here to open a PDF of this reflection
On Rocking the Boat: Reflection shared by Kathleen Sorenson
Click here to open pdf of this reflection
Day of Pink: The International Day of Pink is a a day where communities across the country and across the world unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic and all other forms of bullying. Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink to remember that positive actions make a difference and that the change starts with each one of us. –Click here to open pdf file of Day of Pink Bulletin Insert (with prayer), created by the Mission, Outreach and Right Relations Enthusiasts, Shining Waters Presbytery, Bay of Quinte Conference
Theme song – Never Doubt – written by Gordon Miller for the 2007 Conference
(Lyrics, Melody and Chord Chart in Key of G)