General Council Vote

REMITS FROM THE 40TH GENERAL COUNCIL 2009 BEING VOTED ON BY CENTRAL BOARD THIS MONTH

Central Board will  vote on approval to add to the Basis of Union the three doctrinal statements that over the years have been approved by meetings of the General Council and have been in use since they were approved"

  1. A Statement of Faith
  2. A New Creed
  3. A song of Faith

The last meeting of General Council passed a motion

That the 40th General Council 2009

i.        in the area of Doctrine, The United Church of Canada recognizes the primacy of Scripture, with the "Doctrine Section of the Basis of Union," "1940 Statement of Faith," "A New Creed," and "A Song of Faith," each being recognized as a "subordinate standard" of the United Church as contemplated by Declaration 28(b) of The United Church of Canada Act.

ii.        declare that "Doctrine" of the United Church for all purposes in the Basis of Union, By-Laws, and Appendices of The Manual be those subordinate standards, subordinate to Scripture, that are so approved by the United Church in accordance with the conditions contained within The United Church of Canada Act; and

iii.        authorize a remit to Presbyteries and to Pastoral Charges to test the will of the United Church with respect to these declarations and recognition.

The three documents mentioned above require a vote of yes we approve their addition, or no we do not.

If any members of the congregation would like to look over these documents they are posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex or Mary can email them to you.