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!

Church Amalgamation for New Life

Start Date: 
Apr 8 2017 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

Workshop at Crossroads United Church, Delta.

$50 per person or $175 for 4 or more.  Includes lunch.

Register here!

If your congregation is considering partnerships with other congregations or denominations, there are no shortage of questions. What is the best model for our context? What financial information should we be aware of? How do we co-create a new vision together?

This workshop is for congregation members and their leadership teams to come together and learn from real-life examples of partnership. You will leave with a good understanding of the various models for partnership, processes and issues to work through, and inspiration on how to thrive in your new form.

Read about the workshop and the workshop leader David Raymond on the Leadershift website.

Registration also available by calling Brenda Wolff, at the BC Conference office - 604-431-0434, ext. 308.

BC Conference United Church Women Annual General Meeting

Start Date: 
Apr 27 2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Golden Ears United Church
22165 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Contact lynn [at] kluane [dot] net (Lynn Lancaster) for more information.



M&P 101 Training workshop West Vancouver

Start Date: 
Apr 1 2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

M&P 101 Training workshop - St. David's United Church

with Conference Minister Marc Coulombe

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

M&P Committee Members, Board or Council members or anyone who is interested!



Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

St. David's United Church
1525 Taylor Way
West Vancouver, BC V7S 1N5

Free! Lunch will be served, suggested donation $15 per person.

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

Stay tuned for details about same workshop in Fraser/Westminster Presbyteries.

External Organizational Audit completed in 2016

Every three years the BC Conference Executive hires an independent “auditor” to look at the whole work of BC Conference (not just its finances). The goal is to make sure the work being done is following the purposes and goals of the Conference and is being done in an effective and efficient manner.

In 2016 the well-known church governance “guru”, Dan Hotchkiss, carried out the review. Since receiving his report in November the Conference Executive has been discussing it and exploring ways of following up on its recommendations.

His findings and recommendations can be read here.

Candidacy and Admission Board interviews

Start Date: 
May 4 2017 (All day)

Next Candidacy and Admission Board interviews are May 4, 2017.

DEADLINE for interview request is March 26, 2017.  Please complete this form to request an interview.




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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