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 358 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 41st General Council of The United Church of Canada will take place at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Ontario from August 11 to 18, 2012.