Church Life

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September 21, 2018

Are you a clergy person needing a little reminder about why you are in ministry? Are you a person considering ministry? This is the book for you!

This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers takes a personal look at the joys and challenges of congregational ministry. Lillian Daniel and Martin B. Copenhaver take turns writing chapters about what it has meant for them to serve in ministry. They have different...

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September 20, 2018

The United Church of Canada is celebrating a number of milestone events which have played a significant role in shaping this United Church of ours. These anniversaries will be reflected upon at Marking Moments, a special seminar being held Monday, September 24 at Emmanuel College in Toronto (sign up to join us via the livestream).

Below, Moderator Richard Bott shares a few thoughts on each of the...

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September 14, 2018

The GC43 Pilgrims learn about human rights movements, Métis culture, and community in Winnipeg.

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September 13, 2018

Our first stop in this Conference was to the All Native Circle Conference office where we met with Indigenous leader, Rey Anderson, and Conference staff Cheryl Jourdain. As we gathered around their conference table — the same table the members from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission gathered around in their meetings — we talked and listened to the history and teachings that have come from the office we were visiting.

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September 10, 2018

It’s an anniversary year for the United Church as we celebrate and reflect on numerous milestone events that have played a significant role in shaping the church that we know and love today. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview a variety people about these anniversaries (see below) for a story in the fall 2018 issue of Mandate.

Here are some highlights of the legacy left by various milestone moments, and why the work and decisions that came out of these anniversaries is still highly relevant...

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September 2, 2018

In London Conference, the GC43 Pilgrims visit sites where healing is overcoming the oppression which once took place.

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September 1, 2018

The GC43 Pilgrims take part in the Skylight Festival and visit some of the innovative ministries in Hamilton Conference.

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August 31, 2018

The Bay of Quinte Conference was the fourth United Church Conference that we, the GC43 Pilgrims, had the amazing opportunity to see.

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August 29, 2018

The GC43 youth pilgrims during their visit to Montreal and Ottawa Conference. The GC43 youth pilgrims made their way across Canada this summer, with the goal of visiting every United Church conference, including a stop at the 43rd General Council meeting in Oshawa, ON. Read all the blog posts from their journey ​

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August 28, 2018

Throughout our time in the Maritime Conference we had many insightful talks that were helpful leading into our time at General Council 43