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image by Eugene Ipavec, 13 June 2011
Based on Kennedy House image
The Canadian flag vendor
Kennedy House has a webpage showing several of the church flags they sell.
About the flag of the United Church of Canada, the site states: "...one of the
largest Christian churches in Canada, [it] is an evangelical Protestant
denomination with strong Methodist and Presbyterian roots. It was founded in
1925 as a merger of four Christian denominations. The crest of the United Church
of Canada is a modified version of the pre-Church Union Presbyterian logo. The
lozenge shape evokes an upended fish, symbol of the earliest Christian church.
The flag is simply the logo placed in the centre of a sky blue field."
Additional info on the Church can be found on its own website: http://www.united-church.ca and at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Church_of_Canada; e.g. it is the largest Protestant church in Canada and the second largest Christian denomination there, and claims about 525,000 full members and 2.8 million adherents. Also, "The United Church was founded in 1925 as a merger of four Protestant denominations: the Methodist Church of Canada, the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec, two-thirds of the congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and the Association of Local Union Churches."
Wikipedia has a graphic of the church logo at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:United_Church_of_Canada.png. As said above the logo is lozenge-shaped. It has an outer black fimbriation, then within that a white fimbriation surrounding a gold border. Within the gold is a black field with a red saltire and an emblem within each quarter formed by the saltire. At the top is a white dove descending; the dexter quarter has an open book with gold-edged white leaves and a red place marking ribbon; the sinister has a burning bush (green bush and red-edged gold flames); and the base has a white Alpha-Omega. The gold border bears three inscriptions in black san serif capital letters: UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA*L'EGLISE UNIE DU CANADA*UT OMNES UNUM SINT ... the three inscriptions are divided by red asterisks.
Ned Smith, 12 June 2011