The Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne Elected 44th Moderator

July 23, 2022

The United Church of Canada has elected the Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Kwisa’lakw, as its 44th Moderator.

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Moderator’s Pentecost Message 2022

May 27, 2022

In his Pentecost video message, Moderator Richard Bott reminds us that The United Church of Canada is part of the 2000-year community of Christ’s disciples.

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Moderator’s Message: That the Truth Will Not Be Forgotten

May 24, 2022

Over this past year First Nation, Inuit, and Métis leaders have again shouldered the burden of revealing the hard truths of our shared history.

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Moderator’s Easter Message 2022

March 31, 2022

In his Easter video message, Moderator Richard Bott asks: Who are the messengers of the resurrected Christ today? What, if anything, is making it hard for us believe them―and to act on those beliefs?

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Moderator’s Advent Message 2021

November 29, 2021

In his Advent video message, Moderator Richard Bott reminds us that our Advent preparations might help the light of Christ’s love to shine in the night’s sky.

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“Seize the Moment” for a Universal Basic Income in Canada

May 25, 2020

Moderator Richard Bott has written to Canadian government officials to ask them to move forward with developing and implementing a universal basic income (UBI) program in Canada.

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Moderator Lights a Candle for Nova Scotia

April 20, 2020

   A prayer, a remembrance, and an invitation to light a candle on April 20 for Nova Scotia in wake of the violence of this past weekend.

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Moderator Asks That Funerals Be Delayed

March 24, 2020

   Moderator urges communities of faith to consider delaying funerals at this present time.

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Moderator Urges Federal Leaders to Work Together

December 06, 2019

Moderator Richard Bott has written to the leaders of all federal parties asking that they work cooperatively “to meet the challenges of building a strong, healthy, and compassionate society.” 

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