For many of those participating at the congregational level, the anniversary season will begin on Ash Wednesday with the launch of a Lenten study program on relevant chapter celebrations in THE UNTIED CHURCH OF CANADA. There will be home sessions for all United Church members with email addresses, events in local churches, and panels on Zoom livestreamed on YouTube.

Because we are celebrating the church as an institution, the Lenten Study will focus on the travails and agonies of the church as the body of Christ, as well as point ahead to its resurrection, based on specific and relevant celebrations in THE UNTIED CHURCH book.

The YouTube portions of these seven Wednesday evening programs will be hosted by Royal Orr. Orr was host of CBC Radio's Cross-Country Checkup from 1992 to 1994, the United Church program Spirit Connection for a decade on Vision TV, and is now a member of Église Unie St. James United Church in Montreal.

The Rev. Dr. Michael Blair, General Secretary of The United Church of Canada, and our Moderator, The Rt. Rev. Carmen Lansdowne, will be the lead-off panelists in the Ash Wednesday launch of the Lenten Study and the telecasts will all be anchored by Sarah Charters, President of the United Church Foundation, setting up the discussions that follow in local congregations.