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.

Worship Ideas
File Celebration of a New Ministry
An Act of Covenanting for a New Pastoral Relationship within a Community of Faith
File Constituting a Congregation liturgy
A liturgy on constituting a congregation.
File Dedication of a Church Building
A liturgy for the dedication of a church building.
PDF icon Gathering Prayer Resource for GC43
Daily prayers and reflections for commissioners, and resources for a General Council-themed worship service (bilingual).
File Installation of a President of Conference
Liturgy for the installation of a President of Conference.
File Installation of the Chairperson of Presbytery
A liturgy for installing a chairperson of presbytery.
PDF icon Liturgy for the Closing of a Church
A worship service for church closure or amalgamation.
File Reception of a Candidate for the Ordained or Diaconal Ministry
A liturgy on reception of a candidate for the ordained or diaconal ministry.
File Risking Faith, Daring Hope
A worship service for congregational use inspired by the 43rd General Council 2018.
File Risking Faith, Daring Hope: We Are Not Alone
43rd General Council 2018 Opening Worship
File Sankofa: Looking Back, Moving Forward
A service for church courts that are closing in this time of transition.
File Simple Service of Goodbye
A service for church courts that are closing in this time of transition.
File Union of Congregations
A liturgy for the uniting of congregations.
Prayers
File Prayer for Times of Change: A New Way of Being Church
A prayer and other worship ideas that might be used during times of being a church with new relationships, during other times of change, for the Day of Pentecost, or for Union Sunday.
File Prayer for Times of Change: At This Threshold
A prayer and other worship ideas that might be used to help communities of faith celebrate the start of new relationships in their regional councils or for other times of change, as well as for Epiphany Sunday.
File Prayer for Times of Change: We Are at a Doorway
A prayer and other worship ideas that might be used to offer thanks as presbyteries and Conferences come to an end, for other times of change, or for Reign of Christ Sunday.
Worship Blog
In times of church change, liturgies can help us move forward.
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