Theme and Logo
The theme of this General Council is based on Micah 6:8: “[A]nd what does the Lord require of you but to [seek] justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
The theme will be an integrative thread throughout Council. Micah 6:8 is foundational to our identity as a church, a guide to what work we do and how we work with one another.
We stand at a significant point in our history, so this meeting will focus on the task of uncovering our identity as The United Church of Canada: who God is calling us to be in this time, and how we can best build strong connections to one another through our large and diverse community.
To paraphrase Micah’s words: What does the Lord require? It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbour, be compassionate and loyal in your love, and don’t take yourself too seriously—take God seriously.
The logo is made up of three spiralling brush strokes coming together at the centre. Energy and transition are conveyed as the shapes rotate both outward and inward toward the centre, where they overlap and blend.
The colours reflect the sacred colours and directions of Aboriginal tradition: red the South, yellow the East, black the West, and white the North.
The three brush strokes also represent the Trinity, with the centre forming the shape of the fish, the symbol for Jesus Christ and the shape of our United Church crest.