Happening around the Kootenays:

We are Advent people. We are always called to be in the process of growing and changing. May our minds and hearts be open to this inner season which is a part of us. May we trust you, God of Advent mystery. May we find hope as we enter willingly into this season of waiting, watching, and preparing for the birth of your love in our lives and in our world. (Joyce Rupp, adapted)

Preparing Ourselves for Advent
— A Kootenay Collaboration —
Saturday, November 27th, 2021
 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Pacific Time)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Mountain Time)
on Zoom




There’s still some great content for the days ahead, including additional 40 Days YouTube events!  

For a calendar of events, click here > > >  https://is.gd/Q6Woro

Two Engaging Opportunities with Brent in Invermere
The first is a six-week study on the book, The Heart of Christianity, by Marcus Borg.
This is an excellent book to understand a more progressive way of understanding the Bible, religion, and spirituality. It will run from October 20th to November 24th. These are Wednesdays, and you can either join in at 1:00 pm in the afternoon or 7:00 pm (Mountain Time) in the evening. Let me know if you would like a book. I have ordered a number of them. 
The second is what I’d like to call “Fridays with Eckhart.” We’ll listen to talks by Eckhart Tolle and have some time for discussion. These will begin on Friday, October 15th at 10:00 am. (Mountain Time) They will go until noon. Please let me know if you would like to receive the link for these sessions.
You can email me at pincherbrent@gmail.com or text me at

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.