The United Church of Canada

The United Church of Canada is the largest Protestant denomination in Canada, ministering to almost 3 million people in more than 3,000 congregations across the country.

Amalgamation is in our church DNA! The United Church of Canada was founded in 1925, in Toronto Ontario, from an organic union of the Methodist Church of Canada, the Congregational Union of Canada, (70 percent of) the Presbyterian Church of Canada and the small General Council of Union Churches that were centered largely in Western Canada.

The United Church of Canada was the first union of churches in the world to cross historical denominational lines and hence received international acclaim. The impetus for the union arose out of the concerns for serving the vast Canadian northwest and in the desire for better overseas mission.

For additional information about our beliefs, to read the new creed, and more, visit the web site of the United Church of Canada.


A New Creed

We are not alone,
we live in God’s world.

 We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.

We trust in God.

We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God’s presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.

In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.