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:

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

Western Pentecost / Eastern Ascension

“Together in One Place” (Acts 2: 1) an ecumenical on-line Pentecost prayer service Saturday, May 30th at noon (PDT) For information and registration: ecumenical-pentecost.eventbrite.ca Amid the unique challenges and opportunities of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, the CCC is hosting an … Continue reading

Ecumenical Letter Written to the Government of Canada

A Call to Canada to Uphold International Law and the Rights of Palestinians Our three denominations are signatories to an ecumenical letter to the Foreign Affairs Minister, François-Philippe Champagne, expressing with great concern Canada’s silence regarding the plans of the … Continue reading

Tragedy in Nova Scotia

We Grieve and Stand Vigil Individuals, congregations, and communities across Canada struggle with responding to the deaths of twenty-two, one of whom was pregnant, that began late on Saturday, April 18th and ended late in the morning on Sunday, April … Continue reading

A Call for Action

Protect the Workers Who Make Our Clothes ~ from a United Church of Canada Facebook post on April 24th Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. Canada’s unions and civil society organizations are … Continue reading