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DUCC is an association of practitioners of diaconal ministry in the United Church of Canada.

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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.

Meet the Community

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.

Our Story

The Story of Diaconal Ministry in Brief

Online Documents

Diaconal Ministry in the United Church Bibliography

In Memorium

They nurtured our spirits and gave us their courage.

Diaconal Education

The educational preparation for United Church Diaconal Ministers is rigorous and thorough. Learn about current programs leading to Commissioning as a Diaconal Minister.

DUCC Organization

DUCC is a voluntary 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.

DUCC National Gatherings

National Gatherings

Next Gathering in Ottawa, ON in 2020

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.

Scholarly worksResources for reflection

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Grace Eleanor King Race

Grace Eleanor King Race

In Memorium  Grace Eleanor King RaceAfter a fulfilling long life, Grace Race passed away peacefully, at Beacon Hill Villa, Victoria, BC. She was born on the family farm near Egremont, AB on October 15, 1918. In adulthood she taught in various rural schools,...

2020 in Ottawa

More information is upcoming.Tuesday, May 12 – Friday, May 15, 2020  Saint Paul University, Ottawa, OntarioRegistration is open until Jan 2018.Documents Poster Agenda 2018 DUCC Reports 2018 be presented at the Gathering DUCC 2017 Minutes from our most recent DUCC...

Carol Stevenson Seller

Profiles  Carol Stevenson SellerCarol Stevenson Seller Commissioned 1965 commissioned as a Deaconess/Diaconal Minister at Saskatchewan Conference AGM, Third Avenue United Church, Saskatoon, SK Program of Formation I attended Covenant College, Toronto, for...