A Short Introduction
We are a part of the United Church of Canada - the largest Protestant denomination in Canada. It has a rich history closely entwined with the development of Canada itself.
It was inaugurated on June 10, 1925, in Toronto, Ontario, when the Methodist Church of Canada, the Congregational Union of Canada, and 70 per cent of the Presbyterian Church in Canada entered into an organic union. Joining, as well, was the small General Council of Union Churches, centered largely in Western Canada.
The United Church of Canada was the first union of churches in the world to cross historical denominational lines and hence received international acclaim. Impetus for the union arose out of the concerns for serving the vast Canadian northwest and in the desire for better overseas mission. Each of the uniting churches, however, had a long history prior to 1925.
The (new) United Church crest includes symbols of the church's history.