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:

Denominational Responses to COVID-19

Information, Advice, and Comfort All three of our denominations have provided a variety of responses as we, our communities, and the world grapple with the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This post provides snippets of these responses and the links … Continue reading

Hurricane Dorian Relief

All Three of Our Denominations Have Responded to the Impact of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas For information about the response and how you may donate, follow the links. United Church of Canada: As of mid-September United Church people have … Continue reading

United Church of Canada’s Response to the MMIWG Final Report

Let This Be the Last Inquiry We renew our pledge to be good relations, and we ask the whole of the church to pray. ~ from the post on the United Church of Canada’s website: In a letter to The … Continue reading

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