About BC Conference

BC Conference is an administrative and service-delivery body of The United Church of Canada. We provide staff, finances, advice, advocacy and programming resources to 10 presbyteries, 200+ congregations, hundreds of ministry personnel and numerous ministries in British Columbia including camps, social service agencies, housing and care facilities, chaplaincies, hospitals and educational centres. Read our mission and vision here and see what's happening below.

BC Conference Archives is moving, service reduced

November 21, 2014

As of March 31, 2015, the BC Conference Archives will move to a new location due to the sale of its current home, the Iona Building, to the University of British Columbia. Announcement of the building sale was made on January 7, 2014.
 
While the search continues for a permanent, modern facility with appropriate accessibility, the BC Conference Archives will be housed temporarily at Ryerson United Church Memorial Centre, 2195 West 45th Ave, Vancouver.

During the move, there will be a few disruptions to service:

Climate Change

From BC Conference Executive President, Karen Medland
November 19, 2014
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
I recently spent time with our Justice Advisory Circle at their “Rising Hope” Conference in Chilliwack, BC. It was wonderful to be among a group of people so impassioned about such a wide variety of social justice issues. 

Rising Hope: Event Highlights

On October 31 to November 2, 73 social justice activists from across British Columbia gathered at Chilliwack United Church.

What happened? Community art, storytelling and relationship building. Discussion about homelessness and poverty. A petition to BC Conference Executive to focus on climate change and fossil development. Plans for a future workshop to tackle structural issues on homelessness.

Evolve 2014: Event Highlights

From November 8 to 11, 180 youth and young adults gathered at Stillwood Camp & Conference Centre to form community, explore faith, and have fun. And they did just that! 

From collaborative art projects to singing, Hunger Games and dress-up dinners, and a variety of spiritual reflection practices, this year’s Evolve was an incredible success.

What's being said? 

“Shirley Goodness and Friends” Music and Comedy Cabaret: Event Highlights

Shirley Goodness & Friends

Shirley Goodness and a choir of orange tartan wrapped up this year's M&S fundraiser on October 10.

Hosted at The Columbia Theatre in New Westminster, the crowd of 142 guests enjoyed fellowship and fun philanthropy including dinner, several cabaret musical numbers and jellybean guessing contest. And raised just over $4,100!

LeaderShift

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LeaderShift is a 3-4 year initiative of the British Columbia Conference of The United Church of Canada to provide opportunities for Presbyteries, collections of congregations and leaders to develop customized solutions for rapid societal change. Visit leadershiftbcc.ca for more information or to register for upcoming LeaderShift events.

The Centre at Naramata

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The Centre at Naramata, a United Church conference and retreat centre, has cancelled Summer and Fall Programs for 2014. For more information about the situation, visit The Centre at Naramata website.

BC Conference General Meeting

Conference logoThe 2014 BC Conference General Meeting was at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, BC.

If you couldn't attend but want to know what happened check out the following YouTube feeds.You can read Ed Searcy's sermon on his blog. Minutes of the meeting are now available.

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