TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's largest Protestant denomination, The United Church of Canada, will hold its 42nd General Council in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, August 8-14, 2015. The meeting will take place at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University and the Corner Brook Civic Centre.
The General Council is a national gathering of 356 delegates called commissioners. In addition, close to 200 guests, observers, youth, children, global partners, staff, and volunteers will be present for the week-long gathering.
The General Council meets every three years to elect a new Moderator, to pray and worship together, and to approve new church policies.
For this General Council, the primary focus will be on the report and proposals offered by the Comprehensive Review Task Group based on their consultations and deliberations over the past two-and-a-half years, seeking new ways of being the church.
"This is a time of daunting possibility," write the Moderator and General Secretary in their letter of welcome to commissioners. "In these changing times, we are called to lift up the things that are most central to our identity as the United Church."
Full text news release available at: www.unitedchurch.ca/communications/news/releases/150804
SOURCE United Church of Canada
For further information: Mary-Frances Denis, Media and Public Relations, The United Church of Canada, 416-400-7273 (cell), 709-637-1505 (General Council newsroom, August 7-14, 2015), [email protected]