As photos of the 42nd General Council of the United Church of Canada become available we will post them. These first few were taken prior to most commissoners and guests arriving. See our photo page.
In this photo, Kathy Brett and Linda Stonehouse hold some the “prayer fish” from United Church congregations and ministries across the country. They will be present in the working space, a tangible reminder of our hopes and prayers for General Council and the people working on behalf of us all.
This national gathering of the church is taking place in Corner Brook, Newfoundland/Labrado from Aug. 8 to 14.
For more information about gc42, visit gc42.ca, the United Church Facebook page, or the United Church Youtube Channel.
Tree Planting to Offset Carbon Footprint: To help reduce the environmental impact of General Council 42, the Local Arrangements Committee has partnered with the Forest Centre of the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University. Donations will be received toward tree planting in western Newfoundland and Labrador to offset the carbon footprint of Council travel. A tree is 25 cents. The collection jars are well labelled, saying, “Reduce your hoof print. From wherever you’ve been sent, put in your ‘green’ to keep our planet clean.”