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REMINDER: Learning session and GC44

Just a reminder of our upcoming meetings this month.Firstly, the learning session for the GC44 meeting is Thursday, October 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. (EDT). This will be the primary time of learning and discussion regarding:A proposal regarding recommendations on the Designated Lay Min...

GCE summary, Sept. 22-23, 2023

Principles-based JusticeLeadership for the 2020sFormer mission properties in the Democratic Republic of KoreaOperational Plan Quarterly ReportCOLA and grant decisions first step in 2024 budget processCode of Conduct policyPension and benefitsThe General Council Executive (GCE) met virtu...

GC44 annual meeting: Oct. 21, 2023

The Annual Meeting of the 44th General Council is Saturday, Oct. 21, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ESTWe are using the CHURCHx platform for the meeting. When you register, you will find agendas, documents, for the meeting and other resources all in one place. Commissioners: you will receive an...

Practicing Holy Manners for 20 years

At the 37th General Council in 2000, The Very Reverend Dr. Marion Pardy, then newly nominated United Church Moderator, spoke of Holy Manners in her nomination speech. At the 38th General Council, three years later, she introduced the model as a new way of interacting and connecting, esp...

SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 21, 2023

October 21 is the Annual General Council Meeting (online)Brought to you by the 44th General Council. Details to follow at a later date.The annual General Council meeting provides an opportunity for collective accountability – to each other and to the broader church. It is open to intere...

Introducing . . .

Welcome, David Leyton-Brown, the newest member of the General Council Executive!David is a longtime member of Richmond Hill United Church, and retired Professor of Political Science, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and College Master at York University. He is also former presid...

Responding to Questions about Remit 1: Establishing an Autonomous Indigenous Organization

Since launching the remit about restructuring the Indigenous Church in March 2023, we have received a number of questions about the remit process, as well as about the remit itself. We hope that this video offers information to help your regional council or pastoral charge’s governing body to make a decision on the remit question by March 31, 2024.

Size matters

How the GCE went from 60 members to 18, and why that changes the conversation around the table.