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. The United Church was inaugurated on June 10, 1925 in Toronto, Ontario, when the Methodist Church, Canada, the Congregational Union of Canada, and 70 per cent of the Presbyterian Church of Canada entered into an organic union. Joining as well 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.
for more information, visit the United Church of Canada.
The United Church Observer
The United Church Observer was founded in 1829 and is the oldest continuously published magazine in North America and the second oldest in the English speaking world. It has won international acclaim for journalistic excellence and garnered more awards for writing than any other Canadian religious publication. Since 1986, The Observer has been independently incorporated, which makes it unique among major North American denominational publications. The magazine sets its own editorial policies and program and is overseen by its own board of directors. While it maintains a healthy relationship with The United Church of Canada, it does not speak as the denomination’s official voice, receiving only about 7 percent of its funding from the United Church’s General Council.
For more information, visit The United Church Observer.
Montreal and Ottawa Conference
Synode Montreal & Ottawa Conference is one of 13 United Church conferences across Canada. Our conference operates bilingually and changes our logo for the annual AGM according to theme, wording to include English, French and Mohawk. You can see some of the passion we have experienced since 2006 as the logos are scrolling.
The oversight of the life and work of our approximately 250 congregations is exercised by presbyteries; 4 regional presbyteries and l linguistic, while Conference co-ordinates and oversees matters that effect the combined interests of all. For more information, visit Synode Montreal & Ottawa Conference.
Ottawa Presbytery supports the ministries and congregations of the United Church of Canada in the capital region. We are one of five presbyteries in Montreal & Ottawa Conference. For more information, visit Ottawa Presbytery.