GC43 Commissioners to Consider Postponement of GC44

Commissioners to the 43rd General Council will meet on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:30 am (ET). At that time, they will consider a recommendation from the General Council Executive to postpone the 44th General Council (Calgary, July 2021) to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plans were well underway for General Council 44 to be held in Calgary, AB from July 21–25, 2021 when the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to Canada. As much as COVID-19’s impact is felt in our daily lives, its impact has now spread beyond the present and into the future. The safety of all commissioners, guests, volunteers, and staff is our primary concern as we move forward with planning General Council 44.

The June 20th meeting will be webcast through the church’s YouTube channel. It is expected that the meeting will last no more than two hours, with commissioners and staff joining remotely online.

In these unusual and uncertain times, rest assured that the vital work of the United Church is very much alive. We look forward to updating you in greater detail in the near future. All updates related to the possible postponement of GC44 will be posted here; stay tuned to the General Council 43 website for further information.