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Diaconal Ministry in the United Church Bibliography

This is a bibliography of original documents, reports, studies and papers related to Diaconal Ministry in the United Church of Canada.  For Scholarly Papers written by, and in some cases about, diaconal ministry click here.  For many more primary documents from the period up to 1980 see UCCDeaconessHistory.ca

Literature on Diaconal Ministry

1945 Vocational Pamphlet for Women, The United Church of Canada

1950 Vocational Pamphlet for Women, The United Church of Canada

1983 What are Diaconal Ministers? in the United Church of Canada, circa 1983.

1987 Diaconal Ministry  all about Diaconal Ministry in The United Church of Canada,  Committee on Diaconal Ministry, Ministry, Personnel and Education, The United Church of Canada 1987 (This is a kit, the contents are as follows:  The Mix of Ministry (1987 Pamphlet), Called To Serve (1987 booklet), The History of Diaconal Ministry, Take 60 (Presentation outline), Steps Toward Ministry, The Committee on Diaconal Ministry, The Diakonia of the United Church, Where to Start Researching, The Essence of Diaconal Ministry Today

2003 Diaconal Ministry in the United Church of Canada, booklet, Ministry Employment Policies and Services, The United Church of Canada, 2003

2005 Diaconal Ministry in the United Church of Canada, one page brochure, Committee on Diaconal Ministry, 2005

2010 Diaconal Ministry, one page brochure, United Church of Canada and DUCC

United Church Reports and Studies

1962 Report to General Council on Committee on Women Candidates for Work in the Church Other than the Ordained Ministry

Ministry Studies

1968 The Ministry in the 20th CenturyCommission report to General Council

1972 Congregations Respond to a Questionnaire about Non-Ordained Professional Workers in the United Church of Canada, National Pastoral Relations Committee

1972 Ministers Respond to a Questionnaire about Non-Ordained Professional Workers in the United Church of Canada, National Pastoral Relations Committee

1973 Report of the Committee on Training for Commissioned Ministry, Division of Ministry Personnel and Education

1980 Report on the Task Force on Commissioned/Diaconal Ministry Report went to General Council from Ministry, Personnel and Education, see next document regarding presentation at General Council

1980 General Council Sessional Committee Report on Diaconal Ministry from General Council Record of Proceedings

1985 Task Group on Learned Ministry Report  Division of Ministry Personnel and Education

1988 Report to Committee on Theological Education for Ministry from the Centre for Christian Studies Regarding Western Field Based Education

1988 Educated Ministry: Diaconal Ministry  A report for the consideration of the Division of Ministry Personnel and Education, February 1988. (36 pages)

1993 Report of the Futures Task Group to Ministry Personnel and Education

2000 Ministry Together: A Report on Ministry for the 21st Century, Task Group on Ministry report to the 37th General Council

2002 Task Group on One Rite of Admission to the Order of Ministry Report, Ministry Employment Policies and Services, General Council, United Church of Canada

2006 General Council Motions related to Diaconal Ministry, General Council Record of Proceedings

2013 Thinking about One Order of Ministry A Concept Paper from the Joint Ministry Working Group

Diaconal History

1987 A Tale of Handmaidens: Deaconesses in the United Church of Canada, 1925 to 1964,  Mary Anne MacFarlane,  U of Toronto MA Thesis

1991 Diaconal Ministry: Historical Outline, complied by Kay Heuer and Mary Anne MacFarlane, circa 1991

1991 History of Diaconal Ministry in the United Church of Canada 1925 – 1991  Produced by the Committee on Diaconal Ministry, Division of Ministry, Personnel and Education, The United Church of Canada, 1991 (149 pages)

Deaconess Associations

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1926 Report of the First Conference of Deaconesses in the UCC

1927 Report of 2nd Annual Deaconess Conference

1932 Report of 5th Annual Deaconess Conference meeting

1953 Local Constitution of Fellowship of Professional Women in the UCC

1953 National Constitution of Fellowship of Professional Women in the UCC

1955 Final Report Professional Women and Deaconess Association Annual Meeting

1955 Digest of Minutes of the Deaconess Association Meeting

1955 Report Fellowship of Professional Women of UCC to Commission Studying Women’s Work

1963 Annual Meeting Deaconess Association and Fellowship of Professional Women Report

1965 Fellowship of Deaconesses and Other Professional Women Workers in the UCC Constitution

1965 Report of National Conference of Fellowship of Deaconesses and other Women Workers

1967 Report of Biennial Conference of Fellowship of Deaconesses and other Professional Women Workers

1988 The Newsletter Historical Issue Association of Professional Church Workers  This book contains short profiles on Canadian Deaconesses and Women Workers, United Church and Anglican

Media Coverage of Diaconal Ministry

1979 United Church Observer Article “Are Deaconesses Doomed” leading up to Project Ministry Report

1980 United Church Observer Article Report from General Council on Project Ministry

1990 United Church Observer Article Ministry Behind the Scenes, The role of diaconal ministers in today’s church