United Church of Canada


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United Church of Canada,

Protestant denomination formed in 1925 by the union of the Methodist, Congregational, and Presbyterian churches in Canada. A large number of Presbyterian congregations, however, remain outside the union. The church has continued to form other unions. The United Church of Canada is ecumenical in orientation and attempts to allow diversity among the different denominations. It has 1.6 million members (1997).
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Richard Bat, a United Church of Canada representative.
The tendency for the moment, at least in the case of the data observed for the United Church of Canada, is still one of decline.
(30) At the meeting of the NEC in 1979, one member expressed this concern: "The United Church of Canada has put far more into Ethnic work in the past than the present." (31) In fact, "In the early years of the United Church of Canada, the Board of Home Missions was the sponsoring body for ethnic work." (32) However, the DMC had not spelled out any particular responsibility for ethnic ministry.
At the other end of the political spectrum, the conservative-leaning Christianity Today complained in 1972 about a statement made by another representative of the United Church of Canada blaming "the American political and national ego" for "the deaths of thousands of human beings and the wasting of an entire subcontinent." Christianity Today's questioning of "the propriety and usefulness of a Canadian churchman's indulging in self-righteous denunciation of American policies" makes obvious that some Canadian opinion on U.S.
The marriage of a sergeant and a warrant officer was presided over by a minister of the United Church of Canada and came just weeks before same-sex marriage became legal for all of Canada.
Our friends Katherine and Chuck, the parents of my godson Michael and goddaughter Kate, were our witnesses as we became the first gay couple in history to marry in a United Church of Canada. Still, we count our Holy Union as our wedding day; in 1985 we had no intention of waiting for the laws to catch up with our marriage.
This is promoted by the United Church of Christ, United Church of Canada, Quakers (Society of Friends), Moravian Church, and actions by the Episcopal Church USA.
"Fighting the Good Fight: Salvation, Social Reform, and Service in the United Church of Canada's Board of Evangelism and Social Service, 1925- 1945." PhD thesis, Emmanuel College, 1999.
In a press release issued by the United Church of Canada on Aug.
When setting up these facilities, risk managers might also want to take a page from the book of the United Church of Canada, which after being sued by hundreds of former students of Canadian Indian Residential Schools, has decided to submit all its ministers to mandatory police and sexual abuse registry checks every three years.
"We really don't like the word `bailout' because we're quite willing to meet our responsibilities," said United Church of Canada spokesman Brian Thorpe.
Early in his book he claims that Mandela-like attitudes seemed to appear in profusion in 1998, with apologies from the United Church of Canada to native Canadians for abuse in churchoperated schools and an apology from Italy to Ethiopia for its occupation in the 1930s.

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