2017 BC Conference General Meeting

Start Date: 
May 25 2017 - 6:00pm - May 28 2017 - 12:00pm

 

The 2017 BC Conference General Meeting will be held May 25-28, 2017 at The Nest at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. The theme for the General Meeting is "How Big is Our Tent?"

The Celebration of Ministry service will be at 10:00 am on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

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 about our mission and vision and read what's happening in our part of the church below. Then like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

M&P 101 Training workshop Burnaby

Start Date: 
May 13 2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

What?
M&P 101
The role of the M&P Committee
The M&P Committee and the Church Board/Council

Who?
M&P Committee Members
Board or Council members or anyone who is interested!
Open to all in the Fraser and Westminster Presbyteries.

 

 

When?
Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where?
Jubilee United Church
7591 Gray Ave
Burnaby, BC V5J 3Z4

Cost?
Free! With the option to purchase lunch for $15, payable at the door.

Registration available here.  Please register so we print enough packages, order enough lunch and set up enough chairs.

The Theology and Practice of Mentoring

Start Date: 
Jun 20 2017 - 3:00pm - Jun 22 2017 - 1:00pm

Workshop at Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge.

In critical moments in our lives mentors can provide just the assurance, inspiration, and guidance we need to flourish.

In this workshop we will explore the skills and practices that make us effective mentors; reflect on key themes of mentoring in worship; and examine biblical friendship through the mentoring framework.

Taught by Mardi Tindal of the Centre for Courage and Renewal and Tim Scorer of the Pacific Jubilee Program in Spiritual Direction. Musical leadership by Rev. Alan Claassen.

Registration is now open! Online registration here or call Brenda Wolff at 604-431-0434 or 1-800-934-0434 ext. 308.
 

Discernment Retreat

Start Date: 
Sep 21 2017 (All day) - Sep 23 2017 (All day)

Join BC Conference for a Discernment Retreat at Bethlehem Retreat Centre in Nanaimo from September 21 - 23, 2017

You will have an opportunity to explore your call to ministry in community. To learn about the different streams of ministry and to understand the denominational process of the United Church of Canada.

To request an application, contact Brenda Wolff by bwolff [at] bc [dot] united-church [dot] ca (subject: Discernment%20retreat) (email) or by calling the office, 604-431-0434 or 1-800-934-0434 ext. 308.

Online applications available here https://form.jotform.ca/BCConf/cab-dis-application

This event is open to BC residents only.

 

 

 

M&P 101 Training workshop Parksville

Start Date: 
May 6 2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

What?
M&P 101
The role of the M&P Committee
The M&P Committee and the Church Board/Council

Who?
M&P Committee Members
Board or Council members or anyone who is interested!
Open to all in the Comox-Nanaimo area.

When?
Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where?
Knox United Church, Parksville
345 Pym Street
Parksville, BC V9P 1C8

Cost?
Free! With the option to purchase lunch for $15, payable at the door.

Registration available here. Please register so we can set up enough chairs, print enough materials and order enough lunch!

NOTE: The same workshop is scheduled for May 6th in Victoria if that is a better fit for your location and schedule. See this page for the link to that registration. Stay tuned for announcement of M&P 101 training for Fraser and Westminster Presbyteries.

INSPIRE Conference 2017

Start Date: 
Apr 28 2017 - 9:00am - Apr 29 2017 - 9:00pm

Come and gather at our second annual Ecumenical INSPIRE Conference!

Registration is open! Full details on the INSPIRE website.

Conference takes place at St. Andrew's Wesley United Church, April 28-29, 2017

 

 

Two focus groups with workshops and keynote speakers for both:
Contemplative Justice Ministry and Ministry with Children, Youth and Young Adults

Education, community and ministry to Leaders of Children, Youth, Young Adults and Families!
Connection, education and community building for the Ministry of Contemplative Justice in Faith Communities!

UCW Celebrating Spirit - 55th National Anniversary Gathering of United Church Women

Hello BC UCW

We are now moving from "Save the Date" to "Book your Space" for our National conference taking place July 10 - 14, 2017 at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver.
*note - Each Conference has a limited number of spaces so to avoid being put on a waiting list register early.

BC Conference UCW President
Lynn Lancaster

Complete information is available in our brochure.

Registration is now open!  Registration form is available here.
 

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