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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 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.

DUCC National Gatherings

National Gatherings

Next gathering is Sept. 24-27, 2024, in Drumheller, AB .

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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Latest News & Updates

National Gathering 2024

Tuesday, September 24 – Friday, September 27, 202440th DUCC Anniversary logo designed by Ev Robertson and Rachel NadonDUCC National Gathering 40th Anniversary September 24-27, 2024 Drumheller Alberta ThemeFROM THE EDGES: Diaconal Ministry - Past, Present, Future What...

DOTAC 2023 Gather at the River

Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18, 2023Reflections from Five DUCCs Tracy Fairfield Lori Stewart Marcie Gibson Kathy Toivanen Jen DresserGathering Highlights   Documents  

National Gathering 2022

Monday, October 3 – Thursday, October 6, 2022 "And I will pour out my spirit": Resilience and HopeDUCC will meet in person and face to face at the Tatamagouche Centre in Nova Scotia, October 3-6, 2022.  The Atlantic region DUCCs will host the gathering. With a year to...