September 1, 2020
The United Church of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Michael Blair as its new General Secretary beginning November 1, 2020.
Michael Blair Appointed General Secretary
The Rev. Blair replaces Nora Sanders, who is retiring after almost 14 years as General Secretary. The Rev. Blair was appointed by the church’s General Council Executive during their online meeting August 27 after a search process that lasted 10 months. Sanders says, “I have worked with Michael for 12 years. I know his deep faith and sense of call to continue the life and work of the United Church in this time, with all its complexities."
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[Photo credit: Michael Blair]
Orange Shirt Day
On September 30, people all across Canada will wear orange shirts to remember and honour Indigenous children who attended Residential Schools. Indigenous Ministries and Justice at The United Church of Canada asks you to participate in Orange Shirt Day!
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about how you can mark Orange Shirt Day in your community of faith, home, school, or place of work.
[Photo: Phyllis Webstad with former Moderator Jordan Cantwell, in 2016. Credit: The United Church of Canada]
Universal Basic Income: Take Action
CERB is set to end this fall. Help make history and call on our government to roll out a universal basic income program that would ensure a guaranteed annual income for everyone adequate to meet basic needs, allowing all people to live with dignity regardless of work status. E-mail our prime minister and deputy prime minister today.
[Image credit: Marco Verch, Flickr [CC-BY-2.0]]
New: Infopac Content is Going Digital!
As a result of the recent General Council Office reorganization, staff reductions, and cost-cutting measures, our quarterly Infopac mailing to the church will be coming to an end effective immediately.
Information about General Council Office programs, events, and resources that have traditionally been included in Infopac will now be shared through our other existing communication vehicles, such as E-ssentials, the United Church website, and our social media channels.
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