— Kootenay Faith Festival 2020 Weekend —

We are joining with others across the Kootenays
for the online Festival Worship service


Festival Worship Service
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Sunday, September 27th, 2020
10:00 AM

We invite you to light a candle if you are able,
and if you can, prepare the Communion elements, 
have a piece of bread and something to symbolize “wine” ready.

Kootenay Faith Fest Worship & Covenanting Service

Join worshipers from across the Kootenays and beyond for a meaningful and engaging service of worship. This worship will have shared leadership from around the Kootenays:

  • Music by Carolyn Rogers and Greg Constable from WVSM, Invermere

  • Preaching by our Keynote Speaker, Dave Csinos, Halifax, NS

  • Communion presided at by Rev. Andrea Brennon from the Shared Ministry, Fernie

  • Prayers and leadership from throughout the area.

This worship service will also be a time of covenanting with the new ministers who have come to the Kootenays:

  • Rev. Joshua Kang with St John’s Boundary Pastoral Charge, Grand Forks

  • Rev. Robin Murray with Castlegar-Kinnaird United Church, Castlegar

  • Rev. Sue Breisch with Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge, Trail, Rossland

  • Rev. Brent Woodard with Windermere Valley Shared Ministry, Invermere


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During this time of COVID-19 restrictions, some Kootenay Communities of Faith have developed online worship experiences. Please join them:
         Boundary Pastoral Charge: Rev. Joshua Kang Youtube Channel
         Cranbrook Pastoral Charge:  Cranbrook YouTube channel

Nelson Pastoral Charge:
Nelson United Church YouTube Channel

Resources presented by the Pacific Mountain Region

Others are joining congregations from other locations given in this interactive map across Canada

The United Church of Canada’s YouTube Channel with links to Moderator Richard Bott’s  services and messages.


Recently posted on the PMR website:

General Meeting of the PMRC Oct 16-18, 2020

Announcing Indigenous Minister, John Snow Jr

Meet Rev Blair Odney, President

Supporting one another in times of traumatic events https://pacificmountain.ca/supporting-one-another-in-times-of-traumatic-events/

And news from around the Kootenay-Boundary Pastoral Charges:
Read the latest Kootenay Cluster Newsletter

Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

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A letter from The United Church of Canada Moderator, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard Bott, and The Rev. Maggie Dieter, National Indigenous Council,   >

the new Manual:

UCC Manual
click image to read manual


Also, refer to The United Church of Canada website for additional resources and handbooks revised in January 2019 to align with the Denominational Council.  > > >






Let’s not forget…

We are at a doorway that leads into a new way of being church. At this doorway we are not alone:

God has invited us to gather courage from the great cloud of witnesses before us,             as we remember what was…

Christ has challenged us to accept his radical call to discipleship,            as we acknowledge what is…

The Spirit has led us to be Christ’s Church,            as we imagine what will be…

At this doorway: We take courage in the assurance that God is with us; we affirm our call to go where Christ leads; and we trust the Spirit to guide us through the challenging space between what was, what is, and what will be.

Surely, we are not alone.        Thanks be to God.

Sending Forth

As we greet each new doorway, let us give all thanks and glory to God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the church, and through the Spirit, now and forever, Amen.