Continuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

The crisis in South Sudan has not been prominent in the main stream media news reports in the last few months.  However, based on information from our denominations, the ACT Alliance, and their South Sudanese partners, the need for humanitarian … Continue reading

National Aboriginal Day – June 21st

In her weekly letter, General Secretary Nora Sanders reflects on National Aboriginal Day and Aboriginal voices in The United Church of Canada.  Her letter is filled with information and ideas that will help us continue our walk on the reconciliation path. More … Continue reading

United Church Minister Elected to General Secretary of World Communion of Reformed Churches

  “A long-time General Council staff person who served for many years as overseas personnel for The United Church of Canada, the Rev. Christopher Ferguson, has been elected as the next General Secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches … Continue reading

United Church Members Are Being Asked To Sign A Pledge For Medicare

Toronto: For 60 years The United Church of Canada has advocated in support of universal health care. Now the church is calling on its members to sign the Medicare Pledge launched by the Canadian Health Coalition, a public advocacy organization dedicated to the … Continue reading

Full Communion Discussion with United Church of Christ Begins

Representatives from The United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ are meeting in Toronto this week to begin formal conversations toward a Full Communion Agreement. The two denominations have long-established working relationships in North America and globally. … Continue reading

Churches Respond to Disaster in the Philippines Caused by Typhoon Haiyan

All three denominations now have on-line information about their responses to the disaster in the Philippines as well as information about how individuals may help.  The Canadian government is matching individual donations received by many charities, including our three denominations, … Continue reading

Letter from Bishop Greg encouraging participation in the Walk for Reconciliation

In a letter to congregations and Rostered Ministers of the BC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Bishop Greg recognizes that while the “Lutheran church was not directly involved in operating residential schools, as members of the Canadian … Continue reading