You’re invited to mark this new era of ecumenical partnership on World Communion Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Image with a blue background, colourful mosaic, and the names and logos of the United Church and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), as well as John 17:21 "That they may all be one."
Credit: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)/The United Church of Canada
Published On: September 23, 2019

The full communion agreement between The United Church of Canada and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) marks a new era of ecumenical partnership in North America. In our new covenantal relationship, we commit to being one church—not in merger, but in God’s gift of unity that serves the world that God so loves.

A worship service to mark this agreement between the denominations will be held on October 6, 2019 at Broadway Disciples United Church in Winnipeg, MB. Broadway Disciples United Church is a shared ministry of our two churches, and it is a special gift to celebrate this agreement on World Communion Sunday.

We’re inviting communities of faith across the denominations, wherever you are, to join in the celebration! Visit the World Communion Sunday worship resources page for a litany of commitment and bulletin insert with an affirmation of faith for congregations to mark this occasion in worship (found under Related Material).

The United Church of Canada enthusiastically supported this full communion agreement at the 43rd General Council in July 2018, with delegates to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) voting in favour of the agreement in July 2019. In 2015, the United Church signed a similar agreement with the United Church of Christ (USA).

May the journey of full communion be truly transformative and may God lead us in divine wisdom and grace.


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