Spring Presbytery Gathering

We are in the planning for our
Spring Gathering

hosted by the Communities of Faith Pastoral Charge at
Trail United Church.

March 31 to April 2, 2017

THEME:  Discerning God’s Mission

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From Doug Goodwin

PRESBYTERY CONSULTATION 2 – RESULTS January 13-14, 2017

Background

On January 13-14, 2017 thirty people representing the Presbyteries within BC Conference, the Conference Executive, and Conference staff met in a second Presbytery Consultation (the first was in February 2016) to help discern the next steps in preparing the Presbyteries and Conference for a new structural relationship. The need for a new relationship had emerged from the changing needs and capacity within these bodies to provide the institutional framework needed for a sustainable, connected United Church in BC. The recent decision of the General Council to change the whole church from a four court to a three court system (presently being voted on through Remit) has reinforced the need and desire for such change to take place relatively soon.

Read more > > >  Presbytery Consultations 2 Results

There’s a “Wide Spot” in New Denver

Wide Spot is a project of the Turner Zion Pastoral Charge of The United Church of Canada.  This program has been funded in part by the BC Conference ProVision Fund.  Wide Spot has been developed by collaboration between Turner Zion and Heart’s Rest Retreats, one of a number of projects during the last ten years on which we have worked together. Heart’s Rest Retreats is a ministry of the Rev. Dr. Therese DesCamp and the Rev. George Meier.

Check it out… http://widespot.ca

This new website includes interactive blogs and community activities:

WideSpot in the Road discussion and dinner is a collaborative project assisted by the Village Hearth restaurant, a project of the Healthy Community Society.  Our childcare site is provided by the Outlet Youth Centre.

Sweet Spot Slocan is a collaboration with thirtysecondsorless.net.  We use videos from these organizations that we find thought provoking—that doesn’t necessarily mean that we agree with everything presented!

Wide Spot is our attempt to love and serve this community by identifying—and sometimes providing—opportunities for deep connection.  This work is empowered by our belief that the practice of wildly inclusive love and justice is the centre of Christian faith.    ~ George and Therese

 

Churches seeking a minister

Cranbrook United Church, Cranbrook BC, recommended BC Conference declare a vacancy for a full time ordered minister at Cranbrook United Church effective July 1st, 2016.

Rev. Frank Lewis has retired and BC Conference has posted their Ministry Profile and Search Report (MPSR) on their website it can be found here >>>


Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge, Trail / Rossland, BC, requested that  BC Conference declare a vacancy for a part time (20 hours per week) Minister effective July 1, 2016.

Rev. Michael Hare concluded his interim ministry at the end of June. The Ministry Profile and Search Report (MPSR) can be found here >>>