Deborah Richards
September 16, 2018
Deborah Richards

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Reference

John 4:7,8,12 & Ephesians 4:14-16
“This United Church of Ours”

This United Church of Ours

1 John 4:7,8,12 & Eph 4:14-16

Morning worship focussed on the upcoming changes to the structure of our National church and how they will affect us at all levels of the denomination. We are blessed to have one of our own members, Deborah Richards, to have been nominated to the incoming General Council Executive (January 2019) and Rev. Scott took an opportunity to have a dialogue during the reflection time about Deborah's observations. Unfortunately, the dialogue was not recorded; however, the questions are listed below. (The image was the official logo for the 43rd meeting of General Council which Deborah attended this past summer)

  • Can you tell us a little about what it was like to be nominated by BC Conference and attend General Council 43?      
  • Can you share what the major structural changes coming out of GC 43 are? How they will effect our congregations? How they will affect the various other courts of the UCC?       
  • Can you share some of your Spirit observations of GC 43? Where did you see Spirit moving at GC 43?  
  • As we talked about during the Theme Conversation with the children, the theme of GC 43 was “Risking Faith, Daring Hope”. Can you share where you hope that the UCC will be risking faith and daring hope in the coming months and years?