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.

Rising Hope: Turning the World Just Side Up

Start Date: 
Oct 31 2014 - 6:00pm - Nov 2 2014 - 12:00pm

Rising Hope October 31-November 2, 2014In these difficult and trying times for our world, it is tempting to lose hope, to turn the TV off, to despair. As people who try to live Christ's vision, giving up is not an option!

This event is an invitation to share our perspectives, reclaim our hope, support individual efforts and strengthen our commitment to peace and justice. Expect stories, fun and celebration!



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UPCOMING EVENT: Beyond Survival: The Implications of Generational Research For Leaders, November 8, 2014, St. Aidan's United Church, Victoria, BC

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.

Evolve 2014

Start Date: 
Nov 8 2014 - 12:00pm - Nov 11 2014 - 12:00pm

Evolve 2014

Trees are a common motif of power and beauty. Think: The tree of life, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the Jesse tree, the family tree! At Evolve 2014, come learn about your place and purpose in our family tree of believers.

Evolve is an annual gathering of United Church youth, young adults, leaders and elders. Join us November 8-11, 2014 at Stillwood Conference Centre to form community, explore faith and have fun! For more information or to register, visit evolve2014.org.

Karen Armstrong - Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence (Lecture & Book Launch)

Start Date: 
Nov 17 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Co-sponsored by BC Conference, this event is hosted by Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue this lecture and book launch with the world-renowned author, founder of the international Charter for Compassion, TED Prize winner and recipient of SFU's 2012 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue, Karen Armstrong, explores topics of religion and the history of human violence.

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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