Milestones and Transitions

These liturgies provide support for the work of the different levels of church courts in The United Church of Canada, such as congregational dedications and the installation of presbytery and Conference officials.

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File Constituting a Congregation liturgy
A liturgy on constituting a congregation.

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File Dedication of a Church Building
A liturgy for the dedication of a church building.

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File Installation of a President of Conference
Liturgy for the installation of a President of Conference.

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File Installation of the Chairperson of Presbytery
A liturgy for installing a chairperson of presbytery.

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PDF icon Liturgy for the Closing of a Church
A worship service for church closure or amalgamation.

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File Reception of a Candidate for the Ordained or Diaconal Ministry
A liturgy on reception of a candidate for the ordained or diaconal ministry.

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File Sankofa: Looking Back, Moving Forward
A service for church courts that are closing in this time of transition.

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File Simple Service of Goodbye
A service for church courts that are closing in this time of transition.
Last updated: 
March 7, 2018

During this upcoming year, as major changes to our church structure are under consideration, many of us will be planning worship services for people who are dealing with and working through the complex feelings involved with change: the grief, loss, and sadness in saying goodbye to the courts of the church as we have known them; the hope, anxiety, and anticipation for the emergent structure; and the ever-present complexity of feelings that come with being a part of any community.

As worship leaders, we attempt to create liturgies that meet people where they are, which is hard to...

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File Union of Congregations
A liturgy for the uniting of congregations.