Archive for tag: United Church of Christ

Archive pour tag : United Church of Christ

US church travels to Toronto to make ‘historic’ ecumenical gesture

The United Church of Christ’s five-member Collegium of Officers is making a road trip this week to engage the United Church of Canada in a historic moment of the [US church]. “This is the first time we’re taking a delegation of sorts to Canada,” said the Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson, [United Church of Christ] minister for ecumenical and interfaith relations. “I was in Canada last year and had some conversations with their [Governing Council] and ecumenical officers to talk about what we can do to be more intentional about working with each other.”
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Posted: April 3, 2012 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=2153
Categories: NewsIn this article: dialogue, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ
Transmis : 3 avril 2012 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=2153
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : dialogue, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ


United churches seek full communion across the border

The General Secretary of the United Church of Canada, Nora Sanders, has issued a message to the church’s General Council to announce that the General Synod of the United Church of Christ (USA) has accepted the United Church of Canada as an ecumenical partner. The announcement, issued 11 July, follows.
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Posted: July 11, 2013 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=6487
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, Christian unity, ecumenism, full communion, united & uniting churches, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ, USA
Transmis : 11 juillet 2013 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=6487
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, Christian unity, ecumenism, full communion, united & uniting churches, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ, USA


United Church of Christ affirms full communion with United Church of Canada

The communion table at the United Church of Christ General Synod in Cleveland with the two churches' crestsDelegates to the United Church of Christ 2015 General Synod in Cleveland on Monday morning unanimously approved an amendment to recognize a full communion between the United Church of Christ and the United Church of Canada. The union fulfills the promise the churches made to one another in 2013. “Let us dare to dream of the unexpected places we might discover as Uniting and United Churches in North America,” said Karen Georgia Thompson, United Church of Christ minister for ecumenical and interfaith relations, echoing the theme of General Synod 30 in Cleveland June 25-30.

Passage of the amendment on June 29 drew a sustained 45-second applause from delegates, some of whom stood and cheered. For the Rev. Michael Denton – United Church of Christ Executive Board member and Conference Minister of the Pacific Northwest Conference – the vote was cause for celebration. “We share significant borders with Canada,” said Denton, whose conference comprises Washington state, Northern Idaho and Alaska. “This is an opportunity for a cross-border-sharing ministry. Some United Church of Christ churches are closer to Canada than any other United Church of Christ churches.”
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Posted: June 29, 2015 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=8601
Categories: NewsIn this article: full communion, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ
Transmis : 29 juin 2015 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=8601
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : full communion, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ


Communion agreement between two North American churches receives final approval

Karen Georgia Thompson of the United Church of Christ celebrates the vote in support of Full Communion between her church and The United Church of Canada. Photo source: The United Church of CanadaAn historic vote in Canada has set the stage for close cooperation between two North American churches.

The General Council of the United Church of Canada, meeting at Corner Brook in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, voted unanimously on 13 August to adopt a proposal for “Full Communion” with the United Church of Christ in the United States. This is the first time such a proposal has been adopted by the Canadian church. The announcement of the result of the vote was greeted with a standing ovation.

The term “Full Communion” is used for formal agreements between churches that acknowledge they share a common vision of Christian mission and agree to engage in joint ministry and to call one another’s ministers as pastors.

Prior to voting, General Council delegates were shown a video of members of the General Synod of the United Church of Christ singing the national anthem of Canada to celebrate their unanimous vote in support of the proposal at the Synod’s meeting in Cleveland in June 2015. In response, General Council members rose spontaneously to sing the American national anthem.

The agreement between the United Church of Christ and the United Church of Canada will take effect in October 2015 at a celebration in the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on the border with the United States. A joint worship service and a time of fellowship will mark the event.

Both churches are members of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC).
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Posted: August 14, 2015 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=8656
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Christian unity, full communion, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ
Transmis : 14 aoüt 2015 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=8656
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, full communion, United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ