What is a General Council?
The United Church of Canada’s General Council is a denomination-wide gathering which meets every three years to elect a new Moderator and to approve new church policies.
In addition to 356 delegates called commissioners, approximately 250 guests, observers, youth, children, staff, and volunteers will be present for the week-long gathering. Commissioners are selected by the church’s 13 regional Conferences and represent an equal number of lay people and ministry personnel.
The 42nd General Council of The United Church of Canada took place at Grenfell Campus of Memorial University, in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador from August 8 to 15, 2015.
Previous General Councils
Select documents and informaton from previous general councils can be found on United Church Commons.