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D.O.V.E. 2020

The 2020 D.O.V.E. gathering (Diakonia Overcoming Violence Experience) will be September 21-25 in Kingston, Jamaica.

2020 in Ottawa

  DUCC National GatheringMay 12-15, 2020 Ottawa, ON Plan to join your diaconal colleagues in Ottawa for rich opportunities to network, learn together and to be strengthened and inspired in the work for justice and peace. Accommodation is at the downtown Holiday...

Kent Gibbons

Kent Gibbons

Profiles  Commissioning Commissioned in 1997 at Kenora, Ontario Program of Formation   I have a Diploma from the Centre for Christian Studies. I was in the residential program in Toronto from September1992 - May 1997. I had field placements at Parkwoods United...

Grace Eleanor King Race

Grace Eleanor King Race

In Memorium  After 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, followed by work as a United...

Carol Stevenson Seller

Carol Stevenson Seller

Profiles  Carol 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 2 years, 1963 to 1965. I...

Deborah Laforet

Deborah Laforet

Profiles  Deborah doing what she loves best - Singing!Deborah Laforet’s diaconal ministry is lived out as Lead Minister at St. Paul's United Church in Oakville. Commissioning Commissioned June 2, 2007 in Baltimore, ON Program of Formation I began with the...

Alice (Brooksbank) Farquharson

Alice (Brooksbank) Farquharson

In Memorium  Alice Farquharson followed a common path for young women in the 1950s: after high school and Normal School (teacher’s college) she started a teaching career.  She enjoyed teaching, but she felt God was calling her to use her skills in the church, so...

Wilma Sharpe

Wilma Sharpe

In Memorium  Wilma embraced her life with a commitment to be a learner:  “Every position gave me opportunities to learn new things – all were good experiences. I tried to offer support and leadership that would contribute to making life better for people, and...

Elaine Harland Frazer

Elaine Harland Frazer

In Memorium  The following autobiography is created from the biography Elaine wrote in 1988 for the Association of Professional Church Workers and the address which she gave to the Annual Meeting of the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario at the time...

Mae Walker Gracey

Mae Walker Gracey

In Memorium  Katherine (Mae) Gracey was a spunky woman, she was passionate and spoke and acted on her passions with zest. Mae developed her strong spiritual connection with the Christian call to service and justice in her growing up years in Grenfell,...

Audrey McKim

Audrey McKim

In Memorium  Audrey P. McKim was born in Toronto April 28, 1926.  Audrey served the United Church of Canada as a Deaconess, a Sunday School Curriculum Developer, a Missionary in Kenya and Sudan and as Assistant to Church Moderator San Cho Lee. To her many friends...

Genevieve Taylor Carder

In Memorium  Genevieve Taylor Carder spent her life in service to others. She held a number of important roles with the United Church's head office including: National Girl's Work Secretary, responsibility for developing the United Church's ministry with person's...