The draft minutes of the GC43 annual meeting (2019) are now posted on the United Church Commons.
Commissioners to the 43rd General Council will meet again online on Saturday, October 19, at noon (EDT).
The United Church of Canada websites have been updated recently with the The Manual 2019 and the Congregations and Councils page now explains the new three-council structure, including a map of the regional councils.
Newly installed Moderator Bott preached on John 6:1–14 (Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand).
The predictable processes of GC43 veered into uncharted territory as Indigenous and racialized commissioners and guests took to the microphones to share their experiences of racism and marginalization in the church.
Developments at the end of the business day.
General Council found its way through several decisions related to ministry personnel matters on its final day.
Small and rural ministries in the United Church bring real strengths, but they also face unique challenges.
Commissioners at the 43rd General Council went through several rounds of discernment to move forward with proposals on the theme Identity and Vision.