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:

Moderator Jordan Cantwell Welcomes the New Prime Minister


The Fire!

The Manitou Conference office has sustained significant damage in a fire on September 25th, 2015, that police have deemed arson. 

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A temporary office has been established at Emmanuel United Church at 395 Lakeshore Avenue in North Bay (P1A 2C5) until sometime in mid-Novmeber.  We hope to return to Omond Memorial once the renovations are complete, although it will be to another area of the building, as our offices will not be ready until next spring.

Our phone number is the same and messages can be left for staff at (705) 474-3350.  Due to where the office now presides in Emmanuel, we ask that you please call first before coming to:  a) ensure someone is there, and b) so that someone will be at the door to greet you. 

Please continue to send mail to:

Manitou Conference

319 McKenzie Avenue

North Bay, ON  P1B 7E3

We are grateful for the many prayers and good wishes from across the Conference and the wider Church.  Thank you for your patience in these challenging days!

Manitou Conference Staff


MILC Online Book Study

In response to the publication of the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the Manitou Intentional Learning Community (MILC) invites you to engage your hearts and minds with the issues around residential schools by sharing your reflections on reading Richard Wagamese’s novel, Indian HorseClick here for more information.


Camp Lorrain Donations:

If you would like to make an online donation to Camp Lorrain, please click the Pay Pal Donate button below.  THANK YOU!!!

Check out the What We Do  tab to see new updates from KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice InitiativesRight Relations Home Group activities and Care for Creation resources from Jim and Donna  Sinclair.

Look at our new Crest!  Click here to learn about its history.

Right Relations Home Group (RRHG)

To learn more about the the Right Relatons Home Group, the Manitou Art Collection and more, click here or go to the “What We Do” drop-down menu to the RRHG page. Below, you will find the first in a series of communiques prepared by our Manitou Right Relations Home Group.  With the endorsement of Conference Executive, the intention is to offer a brief, monthly reflection that we hope will find a forum somewhere in your congregational life.

M4RR #9 – 2015

M4RR #10 – 2015

M4RR #11 – 2015

Manitou Conference Handbook

Now available online, view the Manitou Conference 2014 Handbook in PDF format.  Click here for The United Church of Canada’s Conference 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 25, 2015

October 8, 2015

October 16, 2015

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.

2014/2015 Prayer List

Manitou Conference Prayer List 2015-2016

Calendar of Events

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