2012 6 March

What is a Remit?

Posted in Steinbach United

A remit is one part of a decision making process for the United Church of Canada. When the UCC wants to make a change to the Basis of Union (the church constitution) they must consult the wider church. If a majority of the presbyteries and congregations vote in favour of a motion, then it goes back to the General Council for one last vote.  The remit is the motion that is being proposed.

Remit 6 is the current remit that we are asked to consider. It has been sent out to all congregations and presbyteries to “test the will of the church” regarding the doctrines or beliefs of the United Church of Canada.   Read more at  United Church of Canada Remit 6