Kootenay FaithFest 2020 is coming to a Virtual Screen Near You
A time for Connecting, Learning and Belonging
This year’s Theme is
Small & Mighty
and will feature keynote speaker Dave Csinos
David M. Csinos is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also serves as founder and president of Faith Forward, an ecumenical organization for innovation in ministry with children and youth. Dave speaks and writes widely about faith formation, children’s ministry, youth ministry, and culture.
At Faith Fest 2020 he will focus on “The (Untapped) Potential of Smaller Churches”: exploring the benefits of being a small church and how even the smallest of congregations can play a vital role in the spiritual life and formation within their communities
There will be lots of time to connect with friends from neighbouring congregations to share in prayer, music, conversation and learning together about being church in the Kootenays.
Watch for more information to come
And Join us Sept 25-27 – On-Line
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:
April 4, 2020: Weekly Update from Kathy Davies
Supporting one another in times of traumatic events https://pacificmountain.ca/supporting-one-another-in-times-of-traumatic-events/
A Message from March 18 Update from Treena Duncan, Executive Minister
We are part of a generous act – encouraging givings in the midst of COVID-19
Creative ways to worship, at a distance. https://pacificmountain.ca/creative-ways-to-worship-at-a-distance/
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
the new 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.
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.