United Church of Canada
The United Church of Canada is the largest Protestant denomination in Canada. We minister to over 2 million people in about 3,000 congregations across the country. We have a rich history closely entwined with the development of Canada itself.
The United Church was inaugurated on June 10, 1925 in Toronto, Ontario, when the Methodist Church of Canada, the Congregational Union of Canada, and 70 per cent of the Presbyterian Church of Canada entered into an organic union. Also joining was the small General Council of Union Churches, centred largely in Western Canada. It was the first union of churches in the world to cross historical denominational lines and hence received international acclaim. Impetus for the union arose out of the concerns of serving the vast Canadian northwest and in the desire for better overseas mission. Each of the uniting churches had a long history prior to 1925.
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L’Église Unie du Canada a maintenant son site Web entièrement en français! Clique ici.
A Presbytery is an administrative grouping of churches is a local area. Crescent United is a part of Fraser Presbytery, one of 10 presbyteries in BC. Lay and ministerial delegates from these churches meet regularly to oversee the work of the churches. The role of the presbytery is to support the congregations in our region. For more information click here.
BC Conference is an administrative grouping of the 10 presbyteries in BC. Both lay and ministerial delegates from these presbyteries meet annually to oversee the work of the churches. The full-time staff in the Conference office work with presbyteries and local pastoral charges. For more information click here.