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Dear Elders and members of the National Indigenous Council, We are writing to let you know that Remit 1 has passed.  All 16 regional councils, the National Indigenous Council, and 80% of pastoral charges participated in this vote on establishing an autonomous Indigenous organization within the United Church of Canada.  This includes 81% of active Indigenous pastoral charges.  This news will be posted on the United Church and General Council 44 websites and shared on social media this morning....

Welcome Mark Laird, Executive Minister to Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls and Western Ontario Waterways Regional Councils and a Lenten message. Send messages of welcome to MLaird@United-Church.ca https://youtu.be/UJCDM_QbTDM

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...

Spring 2024 Tri-Regional Council Meeting When: Friday, May 24th to Sunday, May 26th, 2024 Where: Unifor Family Education Centre, Port Elgin Theme: Life Together Speaker: The Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, UCC Moderator In-Person Registration: Registration information you need to...

For the remit vote, we are glad to hear that many of you are having conversations about the remit at your congregational meetings. Please also make sure your congregations understand that this is not something the congregation can vote on. The remit vote must be made by the pastoral charge governing body (Board or Council) and cannot be delegated to the congregation. The Board/Council members should vote according to their own discernment. That being said, it is great for the congregation to...

Epiphany Greetings! We believe that God is calling the United Church to Deep Spirituality, Bold Discipleship and Daring Justice. Hearing this, our vision for the next 5-10 years is: Called by God, as disciples of Jesus, The United Church of Canada seeks to be a bold, connected, evolving church of diverse, courageous, hope-filled communities united in deep spirituality, inspiring worship, and daring justice. One way the United Church is putting this into action is by working to Strengthen...

  Dear Communities of Faith in Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council, As Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council our stated purpose is “Connecting, Supporting, Transforming”. Yet, we know that many members of the regional council, both clergy and lay, are feeling isolated and like they lack the supports they need. It has also been difficult for members of Communities of Faith (CoF) to discern how to connect with the regional council and to find ways to support our work through the...

STEWARDSHIP ONLINE EVENT: Good News: How to Share the Impact of your Ministry Learn how to inspire current and potential donors with the story of your ministry, project or outreach initiative Hear how to tell your story when reporting to grant organizations or applying for a grant Inspire other communities of faith as we share the good news of God at work in our regions Session will include examples of inspiring stories from right here in our regions as well as time for discussion and Q&A....

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