Handbooks and Guidelines

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The Manual and Related Resources



Congregational Life and Committees

Ministry Vocations


  • Financial Handbook for Congregations 2017 (1.66 MB) This handbook includes resources and information for church leaders and treasurers on a variety of current financial and legal issues. Note: In July 2017 section 4.22.1 was revised to include acquiring spiritual direction in CELR. In Jan. 2018 the first bullet in section 6.7.1 was revised to say a minimum of two years.
  • Financial Resources Handbook: Abbreviated Edition 2017 (330.88 KB) This handbook summarizes the various financial programs of The United Church of Canada.

Health & Safety

Ministry Personnel: Standards of Conduct

Pastoral Relations: Call & Appointment

Property & Buildings

  • Accessibility Guidelines (39.01 KB) Guidelines to consider when planning a new church building or renovating an existing one.

Social Justice & Global Partners

Staff & Volunteers