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The 85th Anniversary - Connecting from near and far

Happy 85 th Anniversary, Commissioners of the 40 th General Council

Celebrations of the church’s 85 th anniversary will be happening across the church this month. Here are two church-wide events in which you may be interested and able to participate – from your own home or church!

1. Watch live greetings from the General Council Office’s 85th Anniversary Open House (Thursday, June 10th, 3:00PM Eastern Time)

If you are unable to join us in person at the General Council Office this Thursday, you can still connect with the celebrations which will be happening here and in other locations across the country:
  • Hear live greetings from members at the open house and at other churches and celebrations by going to the following website between 3:00 and 4:15 Eastern Time: When prompted enter your or your church’s name. Up to 100 people can view this video conference at a time, so try again if the conference is full. (Note: the system may automatically install an add-in when you enter the meeting, which will take a few seconds.)
  • Send in your own greetings. We are inviting everyone to offer a message in six-words on the occasion of the church’s 85 th anniversary. Call or email your “six-word story” to Diane (reply to this email or to the contact information below). As time permits, we will share some of these messages with those assembled at the office and over the video conference
2. Participate in the live steaming of an 85th Anniversary Worship Service (June 20th , 5:00 PM Eastern Time)

On June 20th, 5pm (Eastern Time), a church-wide 85th Anniversary Service for the United Church of Canada will be live streamed on Not only will the service be streamed across the country, but sections of the liturgy will be led online from St. John's Nfld, Kingston Bermuda, Hartley Bay BC, Whitehorse YT., with music from the Every Kid Choir, live and video liturgical dance, prayer, visual art from the streets of Toronto 'Paint Your Faith Project'.
People from across the country will be able to live-Tweet (hash tag #ucc85) prayers and reflections on Mardi Tindal's sermon during the service. Mardi will be engaging some of the tweeted messages in her sermon and prayers will be lifted up during communion.

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