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DUCC at GC44

DUCC at GC44

There are several diaconal folks attending the 44th General Council over these next six months. We even have someone who is offering tech support! If you have questions about the different proposals or procedures, you are invited to contact one of the following people...

Called To Serve

Called To Serve

One of the founding purposes of DUCC remains to advocate for recognition and better working conditions within the institutional church.  One way we can do this is to have Diaconal Ministers on GC committees and in GC staff positions informing the church about our...

DUCC Treasure Hunt

DUCC Treasure Hunt

Calling all 'DUCCies' to attend this fun and informative Zoom event to help uncover the DUCC treasures hiding in our homes and in our collective memory.   When: March 17, 2022  at 10 am PT, 11 am MT, 12 noon CT, 1 pm ET, 2 pm AT...

National Gathering 2022

Save the date!!! DUCC will meet in person and face to face at the Tatamagouche Centre in Nova Scotia.  The Atlantic region DUCCs will host the gathering. With a year to plan, there will be time to address the challenges of Covid restrictions and a contingency plan if...

DUCC Gathering 2021

  DUCC National Gathering2020 2.0 Plan to join your diaconal colleagues on Zoom for rich opportunities to network, learn together and to be strengthened and inspired in the work for justice and peace. Accommodation & Meeting Space: Your living room/home...

Eric Tutz-King

Eric Tutz-King

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...

Archives

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...

2020 Advent Retreat

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...

Vicki McPhee

Vicki McPhee

Profiles  June 3rd, 2012 in Calgary, AB Program of Formation Centre For Christian Studies, 2008-2012. I took the LDM (Leadership Development Module) in 2007. I took most of my external courses at St. Stephens College at the University of Alberta. I completed my...

Robert Murdock

Robert Murdock

Profiles   Diaconal Candidate Program of Formation Centre for Christian Studies What called you to Diaconal Ministry? Love of service to community, sense of social justice and two careers worth of experiences. Describe some of your experiences of ministry. LLWL...

Charmain Bailey Foutner

Profiles  Diaconal Candidate Program of Formation I am currently attending the Centre for Christian Studies. I have completed all field placements, and am currently securing my external courses. I also plan on doing my Global Perspective in the Spring of 2021....

Melanie Ihmels

Profiles  Commissioned in 2020 Program of Formation I attended the Centre for Christian Studies and Vancouver School of Theology.  I began in 2013 and graduated in 2018.  There were many important to my journey, Ann Naylor, Michelle Owens, Alanna Menu. What...

National Gathering 2020 2.0

  DUCC National Gathering2021 Plan to join your diaconal colleagues on Zoom for rich opportunities to network, learn together and to be strengthened and inspired in the work for justice and peace. Accommodation & Meeting Space: Your living room/home...

Diakonia World Federation 2021 Gathering Postponed

The Diakonia World Federation Assembly was to hold its gathering in Darwin Australia in 2021.  This has now been postponed.  See important notice. Important notice: DIAKONIA 2021 World Assembly postponed Greetings in the name of the risen Christ. The DIAKONIA World...