News reports of the invasion of Ukraine stir both our hearts and our conscience. As people of faith, we are called to hold in prayer all those facing fear and violence and to seek the immediate cessation of war. We think of those in the direct line of fire, particularly already marginalized people who are so vulnerable to the devastation of ongoing conflict. We are also deeply concerned for Ukrainian members within our church and Ukrainian people around the world that live in constant worry for family and friends.

For those looking for a supportive space to pray and to light a candle for peace, the sanctuary of Metropolitan United Church will be open from 7:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, March 2.  

Rev. Jason and Rev. Mark will be on-hand if you would like to talk or pray together. Masking and distancing protocols will be in place. 

We also encourage all members of the Metropolitan community to support organizations that are working on the ground in Ukraine providing food, water, shelter and urgent medical care. Canada Helps has set up a page on their website for Canadians to make donations (note that the Government of Canada is currently matching donations made to the Canadian Red Cross): click here.