Delegates and attendees at the 2010 General Conference in La Ceiba, Honduras.
2013 General Conference
Date: May 29 ??? June 2, 2013.
Location: Emmanuel Bible College, Kitchener, Ontario
The United Brethren Church in Canada is a part of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, International, which, in 1767, became the first Christian denomination to be born in North America. Since 1815 the United Brethren Church has held quadrennial General Conferences of leaders from every region.
General Conference is an international gathering, bringing together representatives from all 10 United Brethren national conferences, along with guests from the various mission districts (countries which haven't yet organized as an official national conference).
General Conference now meets every three years. The location of these Conferences rotates, and was previously in Canada in 1925. The last event, the 50th General Conference, was held in La Ceiba, Honduras, in January 2010.
The 2013 General Conference will be hosted by the United Brethren Church in Canada, and held at Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener, Ontario. Canadian Bishop Brian Magnus is the chairman of the International Executive Committee, and will chair the meetings of the General Conference.
The sessions will include the business of the international United Brethren Church, the sharing of accomplishments, challenges and missions activities, and the election of new leadership for the International Executive Committee. Following the example of Honduras Conference in 2010, there will be excursions to nearby significant sights in the afternoons and inspiring worship services in the evenings.
On Saturday, June 1, the General Conference members will be joined by folk from churches around the United Brethren Church in Canada for a giant Missions Day at the Stanley Park Church in Kitchener, ON.