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 Regional Councils.  The North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry is part of the Pacific Mountain Regional Council.

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:

Providing Relief Support to Lebanon

Here’s How You Can Help Our three denominations’ relief agencies are already working with their partners in Lebanon to determine how to best assist the people of Beirut after the deadly and devastating explosion on August 4th.  Until August 24th, … Continue reading

Emancipation Day

August 1, 1834 The Day Slavery Was Abolished in British North America August 1, 1834 is the day the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect, ending slavery throughout most of the British Empire, including in the colonies that would become … Continue reading

United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

This international day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013.  The theme for this year focuses on first responders to human trafficking and how their efforts need to be sustained and replicated.  These are the people who … Continue reading

International Responses to COVID-19

Our Denominations and Their Partners Provide Aid and Assistance The following links provide information about the needs and work being done in various parts of the world.  We already will be helping a bit through our Joy Box contributions.  Those … Continue reading

United Against Racism – An On-line Worship Service

Sunday, June 14th at 4 – 5 pm Pacific Time Black Lives Matter to the United Church of Canada We have participated in demonstrations. Letters have been written and statements have been made. Now it is time to worship together … Continue reading

Church Leaders Acknowledge the Racism in Their Midst

Our Three Denominations Issue a Joint Letter In response to the demonstrations across the United States and Canada in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, … Continue reading

Vancouver Japanese United Church Archives Website is Live!

Enduring Faith . . . Through hardship and joy, the story of Vancouver’s Japanese United Church Vancouver Japanese United Church and the Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives are pleased to announce the launch of our new website: Enduring Faith… Through … Continue reading