Greetings on the cusp of summer
It was wonderful to see those of you who attended the Regional Meeting last week and to connect on Whova, zoom and in person! A highlight of the event was the celebration of becoming confirmed as an Affirmed Region!
In conversations over the spring we have identified a strong desire to host a Kootenay Cluster Gathering.
We now have a date:
the weekend of Oct 21-23, 2022
for an in-person Kootenay Cluster Gathering
in Trail, BC
The gathering will be open to all – clergy and lay alike
It will include time for relationship building, a time to hear from communities of faith, a time for prayer and rejuvenation as well as a Kooteney wide worship on Sunday morning (in person and livestreamed)
There will also be a specific session to discuss collaboration opportunities between communities of faith – related to shared ministry personnel, shared administration, and shared initiatives.
More information to come!
I am also looking for a team of people who are willing to help plan and help host the event. If you are interested, please email me as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will need volunteers to help with planning the gathering times as well as the Sunday worship.
Thank you to the folks at Communities in Faith in Trail and Rossland who have offered to help with hospitality and facilities.
Very much looking forward to being with you all.
Kathy Davies, Regional Minister
Sunday Worship Services
available online from some of our Pastoral Charges
Boundary Pastoral Charge: Rev. Joshua J. Kang https://www.youtube.com/user/blessings2u/videoss
Cranbrook United Church: Rev. Ibi Chuan
Christ Church Trinity (Invermere): Rev. Brent Woodard
Nelson United Church: Rev. David Boyd
Knox United Church (Fernie): Rev. Andrea Brennen
Posted on https://www.facebook.com/FernieKnoxUnited
Castlegar United Church Rev. Robin Murray
Daniel Bailey, Kimberley United Church, has recorded some hymns and uploaded them to his music site. Please feel free to use: Kimberley United Church Playlist
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.