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:

To see pictures, articles and past events, please click here!

Worshiplude is Back!!

This is the LAST Worshiplude as Manitou Conference so… come one, come all!  GET ON THE BUS!

Click here for more details.

 “I Intend… Gracious Intentional Living Webinar

Introducing I Intend… Generous Intentional Living, a study resource giving individuals, groups or whole congregations an opportunity to grow as followers of Jesus.

Click here for more details!

 Remit Implementation Update:

The Boundaries Commission have submitted their preliminary report.  Click here to view the report.

Here is the most recent information about the Remit Implementation process.

Confused about the difference between networks and clusters?  Click here for more information!

Manitou Is Now An Affirming Conference!

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

 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!

ACF       Criterion

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.  Click here to see the full list of M4RR’s.

M4RR – #15 2017

M4RR #16 – 2017

M4RR #17 – Finally! An Inquiry into Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women


M4RR # 19 – “We Are All Treat People” Education Kit

M4RR #20 – New Year’s Resolutions

Manitou Conference Handbook

Now available online, view the Manitou Conference Handbook for 2017-2018 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.

August 8, 2017

September 8, 2017

September 22, 2017

October 4, 2017

October 27, 2017

November 10, 2017

November 30, 2017

January 5, 2018

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

June 7, 2017 – Called to Care for Our Neighbours

July 14, 2017 – Resolving Residential Schools Settlement Agreement Issue

August 28, 2017 – Letter to the Prime Minister re: Bill C-262

October 2, 2017 – Words Worth Repeating (Edmonton Attack)

October 11, 2017 – Open Letter to All MP’s

November 24, 2017 – Moderator’s Advent Message

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.

2017/2018 Prayer List

Manitou Conference Prayer List 2017-2018

Calendar of Events

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