The United Church of Canada General Council

This week The United Church of Canada is holding its General Meeting in Corner Brook Newfoundland. If you want to follow along and get updates about what is happening, I encourage you to visit

From here, you can watch live footage, read updates, watch video feeds and see photos. If you look carefully you may see quite a few familiar faces, such as: Janice Brownlee, Rev. Ted, Rev. Emily Duggan, Jeff Mailloux, Carrie Graham, Sue Whitehead and several other delegates from across Manitou Conference.

Please hold all the delegates in your prayers as they go about the difficult work of General Council. Many important decisions will be made. Our Moderator, Gary Paterson offers this prayer for our Church.

O Holy One… according to the riches of your glory
I pray that we may be strengthened in our inner being,
with power through your Spirit,
and that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith,
as we are being rooted and grounded in love.

I pray that we may have the power to comprehend,
with all the saints,
the breadth, and length, and height, and depth,
of the love of Christ….
although it surpasses knowledge,
so that we may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now to God,
Who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly
far more than all we can ask or imagine,
to God be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus,
to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.