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Christmas Greetings from the General Council Office

22 December 2011

Christmas greetings from the General Council Office.

Please note that the General Council Office and United Church Resource Distribution will be closed for the Christmas/New Year holiday period starting at 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, December 22, 2011. We will open again at 8:30 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

If you would like to attend a Christmas service at a local United Church congregation, please use the Find a Church feature to assist you in your search. Service times can usually be found either by visiting a congregation’s website or by contacting the congregation by telephone. Frequently service times are listed as a recorded announcement on a church’s answering machine.

In keeping with the spirit of the season, you will also find a number of recent Christmas-related postings on this website. Among these are:

  • The Moderator’s Advent 2011 message, posted as a video and in English and French text.
  • A link to the Moderator’s 2011 Christmas reflection, “Risking the Birth of Love ,” as published in the December issue of The United Church Observer.
  • A blog from the Moderator, “‘Here we are’ at Christmas” on Wondercafe.
  • Advent/Christmas/Epiphany planning: These seasonal resources are offered to help with worship and program planning (e.g., a family Christmas, candle litanies, graces and prayers, offering invitations and dedications, White Gift services).
  • Letters from Overseas: Reflections from United Church overseas personnel.
  • Weekly Reflections for December: Opportunities to open yourself to God’s presence amidst the busyness of daily life.

With best wishes for a blessed Christmas,

  • Mary-Frances Denis
    Program Coordinator, Media and Public Relations
    The United Church of Canada
    Tel: 416-231-7680 ext. 2016
    Toll-free: 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2016
    E-mail: Mary-Frances Denis
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