In light of concerns around COVID-19, the decision has been made to postpone GC44 to 2022.
A special electronic meeting of the 43rd General Council will take place Saturday, June 20, 2020 to consider postponing the 44th General Council to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.