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 13 Conferences.  The North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry is part of the Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery of BC Conference.

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:

The United Church Observer – the magazine of the United Church
United Church of Canada’s facebook page
The Hope Collection is an ever-expanding virtual library of inspirational stories of faith, hope, and renewal brought to you by the people of The United Church of Canada. Each story is about an inspiring and energizing project or ministry, sharing how communities and individuals are being transformed across Canada and around the world.

Latest News:

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

Moderator Addresses Racism, Privilege after Stanley Verdict

A Letter in Response to the Colten Boushie Case Friends in Christ: On Friday, February 9, 2018, The United Church of Canada posted a response to the good news that Bill C-262, an act to harmonize Canadian law with the … Continue reading