Newsletter – DUCC



DUCC News, the semi-annual newsletter of the DUCC Community is distributed free of charge to all DUCC members (via email), and to anyone else interested in news about the Diaconal Community.

A sabbatical in Kenya and Tanzania gave Diaconal Minister Kathy Platt a glimpse into the strength of African women.

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DUCC News endeavours to reflect the work of diaconal ministry within the United Church by sharing stories of DUCC members and their communities.  The newsletter also includes updates and articles on diaconal activity around the world.  It is a great resource to share with anyone curious about diaconal ministry.

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS are needed to enrich the newsletter.  Don’t hide your lamp under a bushel!  Share your ideas and news with the Editor.  It will be appreciated. Deborah LaForet is the current Diaconal News editor.  She can be reached at


Current Issue: Diaconal Tidbits December 2014


For back issues of DUCC News:

Diaconal Gatherings June 2014

13 Fall13 Spring 12 Fall

12 Spring  Read about Kathy Platt’s African Sabbatical in this issue.

11 Spring,  10 Fall 10 Spring 09 Fall 09 Spring 08 Fall


Other Newsletters

DUCC is a member of World Diakonia and the regional group DOTAC (Diakonia of the Americas and the Caribbean), which each produce occasional newsletters. Many member organizations also produce newsletters and have websites.  See World Diakonia website for more information (see News and Resources for newsletters, and. Members for a list of members with websites).