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45th General Council (GC45)

Rev. Taylor Croissant, chair of the GC45 planning committee, has presented a general outline of timelines and format for the 45th General Council at the Telus Centre in Calgary, AB, in August of 2025.

The theme will be Visions and Dreams, based on Acts 2:17: “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young shall see visions, and your elders shall dream dreams.”  The installation of the new Moderator will be at Knox United Church in Calgary on the last day of the General Council.

Prior to August in-person gathering, there will be two June listening and discussion sessions held online (currently proposed for June 14 and June 22, 2025). Listening and discussion for the most challenging of proposals will happen in person during GC45. A new proposals template and guide is being developed. Rev. Croissant noted that the new template encourages proposals that are not too prescriptive, enabling the General Council a greater breadth of possibilities in addressing the presenting issue.

Source: https://generalcouncil44.ca/news/dialogue-board-vocation-and-united-church-foundation-february-gce

Consider becoming a nominee for Commissioner to GC45

Conseil régional Nakonha:ka is entitled to name ten people as commissioners to GC45. If you are interested in being one of them, or if you would like to nominate someone else, please contact Rev. Linda Buchanan, chair of the Nominations leadership team, at revlindabuchanan@gmail.com.

Invitation from Moderator Carmen Lansdowne (video): https://youtu.be/0Zfpxtgva80
Download description of role and responsibilities: GC 45 Position Description Commissioner