General Council will take place in Oshawa Ontario this year. For many it’s a long way to travel, and not everyone will attend. So we are sharing a link to YouTube to The United Church of Canada’s YouTube channel, where GC 43 will be broadcast. There is a lot of information you can access here, just copy and paste this link into a new window to pick and choose what you wish to view.
In addition, there will be an event to kick start General Council called the Festival of Faith which runs July 21 and July 22 in Oshawa.
Festival of Faith: Risking Faith, Daring Hope
Something new is rising. The United Church of Canada, an institution as old and venerable as the nation, is going through a sort of metamorphosis. General Council 43, to be held in Oshawa, July 2018 will be a watershed.
Even before the official opening of GC43, the Festival of Faith will commence. This event will bring together musicians, authors, dancers, story tellers and crafts people on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22. Like an old-time country fair, artists and artisans will roll in early in the morning, scrambling to set up their tent in the best location before the crowds arrive. There will be workshops being presented, intended to inform and inspire, sharing the vitality of our work and witness.
And there will be opportunities to connect and even to offer your own voice and artistry in the Coffee House or on the Green. Music, spoken word, ideas, movement and spiritual exploration are all on offer at this summers’ Festival of Faith: Risking Faith, Daring Hope. See you there!