Diakonia of The United Church of Canada Statement of Vision
God calls us to diaconal ministry.
The gospel of Jesus invites all to this ministry:
to offer compassion and accompaniment,
to work for liberation and justice,
to act as advocates of creative transformation.
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So tell me again, What is a diaconal minister? How do you even say the word “diaconia”? or is it “diakonia”?
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The gospel of Jesus invites all to this [diaconal] ministry:
to offer compassion and accompaniment.
Diaconal ministry in the United Church is a source of hope, positive change and transformative creativity.
The Story of Diaconal Ministry in Brief
Diaconal Ministry in the United Church Bibliography
They nurtured our spirits and gave us their courage.
The educational preparation for United Church Diaconal Ministers is rigorous and thorough. Learn about current programs leading to Commissioning as a Diaconal Minister.
DUCC is an association of United Church of Canada Diaconal Ministers and others who identify themselves as being in diaconal ministry.
The primary purpose of DUCC is to create and maintain community and connection among its members. Click the button below for more on our Organization.
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Creation . Reflection. Restoration .
Sound scholarship about diaconal ministry from the United Church’s diaconal community is a rich resource for diakonia. Check also our marketplace for resources for reflection, education or worship and on topics of interest in the diaconal community.
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Profiles Commissioned 1978, Sackville, New Brunswick (Maritime Conference) Program of Formation In 1975 I completed a Bachelor of Arts (Major in Religious Studies) at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the time I was unaware of diaconal...
Working Towards a Digital Image Archive Diakonia of The United Church of Canada (DUCC) has partnered with The United Church Archives in Winnipeg to gather and preserve our history and we need your help! Have you taken photographs of DUCC’s activities, people, and...
Angels on Our Journey A Pre-Advent Retreat November 24 via ZOOM (2.5 hours) Start times: 9 am Pacific10 am Mountain11 am Central12 pm Eastern1 pm Atlantic1:30 pm NewfoundlandWe will follow the angels through the Christmas story as they speak to various characters and...