We believe that God’s radical hospitality calls Manitou Conference to:

  • Journey into new ways of being church and,
  • Understand and engage with the struggle for dignity and economic justice for our neighbours and God’s Creation

If you have an article, picture or event that you would like posted on the Manitou Conference website, please contact Susan Whitehead, Office Coordinator at (705) 474-3350 or by email at: [email protected]

Interested in Ministry?  Click here for information!

What’s New on the Site:


We are finally back home.   Click here to see the new office!.

GM 2017!

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Oh, the Places We’ll Go!  The Manitou Conference General Meeting is from Friday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 4th, 2017.  This year the GM will be held in Temiskaming Shores, ON.

Click here for more details and to register online.

MYF 2017!

Oh, the Place We’ll Go!  Manitou Youth Forum (MYF) is BACK!  Come join us in Temiskaming Shores, ON on Friday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 4th, 2017.

Click here for more details and to register online.

Manitou’s Mission Fair is Here!

Where has your congregation left its mark? Share the story!  Be involved with the Mission Fair at the GM in Haileybury.  Click here for more detail and to REGISTER.

Jenny Stephens Workshop

Click here for more details about Jenny Stephans Workshop for Ministry Personnel only, entitled:  “What Matters Are You Discussing Along the Way?”

M & P Committee Resource Gathering

There will be an opportunity for Ministry & Personnel Committees to gather with Rev. Dr. Jenny Stephens, who is the General Council Team Leader for Policies and Programs for Ministry Personnel. 

Click here for more information.

Music Matters 2017

HOLD THE DATE – May 5-7, 2017!
Music Matters is here again. Please click below for more information about this year’s event.


30th Anniversary of the Apology to First Nations Peoples

Click here to see pictures from the 30th Anniversary!

 Click here to view our upcoming workshops and retreats.


The Conference Office has the “We are all Treaty People” guide and teaching kit that is available for use.  This resource is full of fun and engaging activities that will help students learn about the treaty relationship in Ontario.

The guide for Grades 1-8, written by teacher Kelly Crawford from M’Chigeeng First Nation, makes the connections to the Ontario curriculum in the areas of Math, Language, Social Studies and the Arts – based on the book “We are all Treaty People.”

If you would like to borrow the kit, please contact the Conference Office by phone or email at:

[email protected]


Manitou Conference

319 McKenzie Avenue

North Bay, ON  P1B 7E3

(705) 474-3350


Watching a video or DVD at your church?  You need a license!

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Click here for information about the DVD/Video License offered through Manitou Conference?

Living Into Right Relations (LIRR)


To learn more about the Right Relations, the Manitou Collection and more, click here to get to the LIRR page. Below, you will find a series of communiques prepared by our Manitou Living Into Right Relations.  With the endorsement of Conference Executive, the intention is to offer a brief reflection that we hope will find a forum somewhere in your congregational life.

M4RR #9 – 2015

M4RR #10 – 2015

M4RR #11 – 2015

M4RR #12 – 2016

M4RR #13 – 2016

M4RR #14 – 2016

Manitou Conference Handbook

Now available online, view the Manitou Conference Handbook for 2016-2017 in PDF format.  Click here for The United Church of Canada’s Conference Committees and Presbytery Committees guidelines (August 2013).

Letters from the General Secretary

The General Secretary of the United Church of Canada, Nora Sanders, sends out letters to the UCC.

September 16, 2016

September 29, 2016

October 14, 2016

October 28, 2016

November 9, 2016

November 25, 2016

December 15, 2016

February 23, 2017

April 21, 2017

Moderator’s Corner

November 2015 – Act of Terror

November 4th, 2015 – Moderator Welcomes Trudeau

January 12, 2016 – Fossil Fuels and Living into Apology

June 15, 2015 – Orlando Nightclub Shooting

September 8, 2016 – UCC’s Commitment to the UN Declaration on Right of Indigenous Peoples

September 30, 2016 – Disagreeing in Love (Vosper)

November 4, 2016 – Commitment to Indigenous Peoples

December 2, 2016 – Letter on Trans Mountain Pipeline

December 2016 – Moderator’s Advent Message

January 17, 2017 – Loving Donald Trump

January 30, 2017 – Letter of Solidarity for our Muslim Neighbours

February 10, 2017 – Letter to Hon. Chrystia Freeland

February 24, 2017 – Lenten Message

March 15, 2017 – International Day for the Elimination of Racism

April 2017 – Moderator’s Easter Message

April 21, 2017 – Holocaust Remembrance Day

Engaging the priorities

Two resources to engage the Conference priorities in worship:
Presentation: Where Is God Calling Manitou?
Map of Manitou Conference

Pastoral Charge Vacancies

Click here for Vacancies around Manitou Conference.

2016/2017 Prayer List

Manitou Conference Prayer List 2016-2017

Calendar of Events

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