United Church of Canada

UC Crest_2012The United Church of Canada was formed in 1925 when the Methodist, Congregationalist, and two-thirds of the Presbyterian churches in Canada amalgamated through an Act of Parliament.  Since then, others have also joined.  The General Council is the national governing body of the United Church and meets once every three years to set church policy and elect the Moderator, who provides spiritual leadership and is the public spokesperson for the United Church.  The current Moderator is The Right Rev. Dr. Richard Bott.

The United Church is divided into 16 Regions.  The North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry is part of the Pacific Mountain Region.

M&S logo notextThe Mission and Service (M&S) Fund is a unified fund that supports the work of the church in Canada and around the world.  Part of M&S is the World Development and Relief Fund, which supports overseas development projects, emergency relief efforts, and rehabilitation.

Other links:

Broadview Magazine – the magazine of the United Church
United Church of Canada’s facebook page
Pacific Mountain Region’s facebook page
Naramata Centre – an education and retreat centre

Latest News:

Bill C-262 – The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

Senate Visit On March 19 and 20, representatives of the United, Presbyterian, and Anglican churches, Canadian Friends Service Committee and Mennonite Central Committee Canada visited with Canadian senators to discuss the urgent need to pass Bill C-262 (The United Nations … Continue reading

Relief for Those Impacted by Cyclone Idai

Each of Our Denominations Has a Way to Respond Note that the Federal Government is Matching Donations Until April 14th Canadian Lutheran World Relief Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) has joined other leading Canadian organizations in an appeal to support … Continue reading

Emotions Abound Upon Hearing the News of the Shootings of Muslim Worshippers in New Zealand

On March 15th, news broke of shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.  We join with people world-wide in expressing our horror and grief.  Individually and collectively, we pray for all those that have been impacted by this event. … Continue reading

Statement on Attack on Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh

The United Church is profoundly saddened and outraged at the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue. ~ from The United Church Website, published on October 29th and modified on October 31st The United Church of Canada is profoundly saddened … Continue reading