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General Council 41

An explanation of the creation of the new proposed United Church crest:

General Council 41 at Carleton University August 11-18th:

As a sizeable number of participants are expected to drive to Ottawa, we need help on campus on Fri. Aug. 10 and Sat. Aug. 11 to direct persons to the parking lots, the registration area, the residences and the gym. Do you have a few hours, a day or two days to help us welcome these visitors?

We are collecting spare yarn, knitting needles and easy patterns for toques, scarves and mittens at the presbytery office for a special project “Knitting and Crocheting for a Warmer World”. As some participants like to knit or crochet, they will be making gifts for three M&S projects: Centre 507, the House of Lazarus and St. Columbus House. These gifts along with those made by local knitters will be blessed during the closing worship.

As part of GC41, about 85 youth will be participating in Youth Forum, a special program to help youth learn about and get involved with the national church. Included in the program are visits off-campus to local mission projects and social agencies. For more details or to volunteer to help with General Council please contact Barbara Reynolds at 613 836-1115 or at


Volunteer a day or two at General Council at Carlton University this summer. If you are already a certified First Aider, call Ruth Richardson 613 836 8735, to sign up. Those wishing to join the team and need to be certified with Emergency Level First Aid with St John’s Ambulance, there are one day Saturday workshops being held at various churches in the city during June and July. Youth over 16 years of age are welcome to join the team. Contact Ruth to find out more about the locations and times for the workshops. What a great way to be a part of General Council, sign up today to support a healthy and safe General Council for all those participating.


Israel/Palestine Report is now available online and copies are available at the back of the sanctuary. The hope is that this report will contribute to the United Church’s understanding of the conflict in Israel/Palestine and support those who seek a peaceful and just resolution. Until the report is considered by the General Council, it is not policy of the church, and its proposals are solely recommendations. Check out more at

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