The 42nd General Council of The United Church of Canada took place August 8-14, 2015 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University and the Corner Brook Civic Centre.
What is General Council?
The General Council is a national gathering of 356 delegates called commissioners. Close to 200 guests, observers, youth, children, global partners, staff and volunteers will also be present for the week-long gathering.
Why does General Council happen?
The General Council meets every three years to elect a new Moderator, to pray and worship together, and to approve new church policies. All General Council business reflects the church's deep commitment to concerns of peace and justice, and to God's call to mend the world.
From the 42nd General Council, part of the ongoing work is to conduct the remits arising from the Comprehensive Review. All the details of these upcoming remits are on the website for the 42nd General Council, including answers to the most frequently asked questions!