For the first time in recent General Council history, the GC43 opening worship began with an Indigenous ceremony: gathering at the Edge of the Woods.
Participants braved the pouring rain for the Alvin Dixon Memorial Run/Walk.
At the opening of the 43rd General Council, Moderator Jordan Cantwell reflects on her term and her hopes for the church.
The Rev. Bao Ping Kan is one of the global partners of the United Church attending the 43rd General Council meeting, representing the historic partnership with the Chinese Protestant church.
David Moore, Festival Coordinator, and Carla Leon of the EDGE Network have been instrumental in bringing the Festival of Faith to life.
Adrian Jacobs, Keeper of the Circle at Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre, presented a workshop at the Festival of Faith entitled Snakes: Sinners, Saints, or Snacks.
Aaron Miechkota speaks with Lauren Hodgson about Iridesce: The Living Apology Project, and how it is being presented at GC43.
Participants at the Regional Property Strategy workshop were interested in exactly how social justice and property will be related in the new regional structure, and how to be a church in the neighbourhood.
Compassionately acknowledging the needs of people living with disabilities and welcoming them into communities of faith are pressing issues for the church today that were explored in the Festival of Faith workshop "Disability and the Church: Re-imagining Being Together."