National Gathering - 2024

Tuesday, September 24 – Friday, September 27, 2024

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DUCC Winnipeg National Gathering 2018

DUCC National Gathering

40th Anniversary

September 24-27, 2024

Drumheller Alberta

FROM THE EDGES: Diaconal Ministry – Past, Present, Future

What is the future of the United Church of Canada? What is the role of diaconal ministry in shaping the Church’s future?

Registration is open.  Click on the first link above to register.  Registration deadline is August 31st.

Please provide your information in the second link above to request transportation from Calgary.

Online Participation
If you prefer/need to attend the National Gathering online – the registration fee will be $50.

Register as soon as possible.

Keynote Speaker
The United Church of Canada’s General Secretary, the Reverend Michael Blair

Cost: $500 which includes:

  • Double accommodations for three nights (September 24, 25, 26) Single supplemental cost – $210 for the three nights
  • Meals as follows:
    • Tuesday – supper
    • Wednesday – breakfast, lunch, supper
    • Thursday – breakfast, lunch, supper
    • Friday – breakfast, bag lunch
    • Snacks and beverages
  • Travel Pool contribution ($50)
  • Transportation, as needed, from the Calgary airport
  • DUCC’s 40th Anniversary Party

(For financial assistance, you can apply to the Kaufman Fund.)

Why should you attend?
DUCC (Diakonia of the United Church of Canada) is a national organization of diaconal ministers, candidates for diaconal ministry and those people who are diakonia-adjacent . We gather every two years so that we may reconnect with friends and colleagues and to meet new people who are involved in diaconal ministry within the United Church of Canada. There will be ample time to visit, enjoy time with one another and to make new friends. Drumheller has a fascinating landscape – we will definitely be touring the Royal Tyrell Museum, otherwise known as the dinosaur museum.

Our gathering in September will be a time of celebrating our diaconal history and discussing the future of diaconal ministry within the church. You will meet the people working on DUCC’s various committees and of hear the work they are doing. You will learn of the opportunities to be involved in the many different aspects of diaconal ministry in the wider church. We hope that you will return to your homes and ministries feeling inspired, supported and grounded in diakonia.

Gathering Highlights


Ecumenical Guest

Keynote Speaker

Rev. Michael Blair, General Secretary. of the United Church of Canada.