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:

Gift Ideas from Our Denominations

On-Line Gift Catalogues Are Now Available Unique Ideas to Support Communities Around the World Gifts from the Heart The Catalogue from Canadian Lutheran World Relief   Gifts With Vision The Catalogue from The United Church of Canada   World of … Continue reading

United Church Supports Mi’kmaq Treaty Rights

The Moderator and the Executive Minister for Indigenous Ministries and Justice Writes to the Church Regional Council 15 of the United Church of Canada, which has a long history of solidarity with Indigenous peoples asserting their treaty rights, is asking … Continue reading

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