GC43 Merchandise Promo

Take the Logo Home with You

At every General Council, people flock around the merchandise. It can be a fun way to take home memories of the Festival of Faith and General Council. This year is no exception—and we’ve put in extra effort to select useful, high-quality products.

Until June 20, 2018, you can pre-order your items from UCRDstore at a heavily discounted price. The items will be ready for pick up at the Bookstore at General Council, July 20–28.

Rebecka Hornburg, Bookstore Manager

Rebecka Hornburg, the bookstore manager responsible for the collection, says, “We are looking to offer practical products that fill a need and will last. United Church folks are environmentally aware and interested in a product’s full lifecycle. So we have focused on items we believe will be used during the event and reused many, many times.”

If you’re interested in taking the colourful logo home with you, you’re encouraged to pre-order the items you want. “We will only make a small quantity in addition to the pre-orders,” says Rebecka. “Limited edition is the way to go. The products feel more special, and we don’t end up with excess inventory. It’s really a win-win.”

As the collection developed, we used in-house staff to try on different shirt qualities and drink from different types of stainless steel bottles.

Modelling the GC43 polo shirts

Aaron Gallegos, social media manager at the General Council, is one of the in-house models wearing a medium-sized men’s polo shirt. “I love the fit and the structured but breathy material. The cotton blend won’t change shape. Caring for the clothes should be easy!” he says with a big smile. Posing for the camera, Aaron adds, “I found it easy to look good in this great GC43 wear, and I’m sure others will too.”

Carina Cruz Domingues, the designer who picked the navy blue shade for the shirt and whose artwork you will see everywhere you look during General Council and the Festival of Faith, tried on the women’s medium shirt. “The length and the fit of this shirt is really comfortable and flattering,” she says. “I love the ball cap and the lapel pin too. They make great gifts!”

“It’s a special General Council this year,” says Rebecka. There is a lot of excitement in the office and we’ve received requests to get the pre-order page up. The site is now live! You can pre-order your products from UCRDstore and pick them up at the event.