The 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.
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. Click here for more information or to register for upcoming LeaderShift events.
The Centre at Naramata, a United Church conference and retreat centre, has cancelled Summer Programs for 2014. For more information about the situation, visit The Centre at Naramata website.
On March 14, 2014, the BC Conference Executive prepared a response to the Comprehensive Review Task Group's paper, "Fishing on the Other Side". This response is intended to stimulate and add to discussions being had by all BC presbyteries, congregations and United Church members. It is not a response made on behalf of the whole Conference.
BC Conference is pleased to welcome the following new staff members to fulfill the revised staffing model for the Northern Ministries alongside Wally Hargrave who continues halftime providing pastoral care and worship to congregations and villages that do not have settled ministry in Prince Rupert Presbytery.
Making the best use of our diverse, leadership resources
The Effective Leadership Project is an initiative of General Council that intends to make best use of our leadership resources. The project is currently being piloted by all Conferences of The United Church of Canada. The premise of this project is to move the more technical aspects of Pastoral Relations work to the Conference from the Presbyteries, to be dealt with by the Conference Personnel staff team.