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General Council is the decision-making body of the United Church as a whole. It brings together Commissioners (those elected to be members of this meeting of the General Council) to help set the course for the future of the United Church. GC45 Commissioners will need to be available for education sessions online June 14 and June 22, 2025. The 45th General Council will meet August 7-12, 2025 in person in Calgary, AB.

Invitation from The Moderator

The Moderator invites you to consider becoming a nominee for General Council Commissioner

English: https://youtu.be/0Zfpxtgva80    French: https://youtu.be/4bRACsa_VMU

Electing Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council’s Commissioners (The Manual Section D.1.1.e)

Click here to fill out the General Council Commissioner Nomination Form.

Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council voted to have a diverse slate of GC45 Commissioners that will be voted on as a whole at the Spring Meeting of the WOWRC, May 24-26, 2024. We will be asked to approve a slate of 12 Commissioners to accompany the President of WOWRC to General Council 45, for a total of 13 Commissioners.

As you consider General Council 45 Commissioner nominations, remember the importance of reflecting the diversity of our denomination. Also, consider the diversity we as a church want (or need) as we seek to live out God’s mission. Ask yourself questions like:

  • Whose voices need to be heard in this decision-making body of our church?
  • Who’s missing from the table?
  • Whose wisdom, insights and experience can best contribute to the conversations and actions at GC45?

Let these questions – and others that the Spirit brings – aid you in your decision-making.

General Council Proposals (The Manual  Section F)
Do you have an idea for a way to strengthen the United Church? If so, please consider preparing a proposal. (See The Manual, Section F) Proposals have a set format:

  • Title:
  • Originating Body:
  • What is the issue?
  • Why is this issue important?

What might the General Council do about it?

Let these questions – and others that the Spirit brings – aid you in your decision-making.

Detailed information is laid out in the The Manual, 2024. To view the GC45 Proposal Template Guide, click here GC45 Proposal Template Guide. Proposals reach the General Council through the regional council. If submitting a proposal, please do so as soon as possible to allow the agenda and business team time to allow sufficient time for discussion.


If you would find advice helpful in framing the desired action or change as you craft a proposal, please feel free to be in touch with Executive Minister, Mark Laird mlaird@united-church.ca for assistance. This would be help in terms of format and wording, not advice re: the action itself.


Candidates for Moderator
Is the next Moderator of the United Church in our midst? Nominees for Moderator no longer need to be a Commissioner.

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