2015 BC Conference General Meeting

The 2015 BC Conference General Meeting was hosted May 28-31, 2015 at the Whistler Conference Centre in Whistler, BC. The theme was "Leading from the Heart". Review the event agenda.

Read minutes from the 2015 General Meeting.

Live stream coverage 

Watch recorded event coverage. A live stream service with four camera angles was available for anyone with an Internet connection for the duration of the General Meeting. Recorded coverage is now available on the BC Conference YouTube channel.

 

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.

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Justice is rolling in BC

Start Date: 
Aug 24 2015 - 12:00pm - Aug 31 2015 - 12:00pm

The Rolling Justice Bus (RJB) is an 8-day mobile bus community of creative people passionate about change and justice, initiated by the BC-Yukon KAIROS network.

Travelling through the heartland of BC, we will lift up injustices identified in the communities we visit and nurture seeds of hope along the way.

The journey begins in Vancouver, up through Kamloops, north to Prince George and Fort St. John, then back to Vancouver.

Follow the bus on Facebook!

The way of reconciliation

July 2, 2015
Keith Simmonds

This blog post was published by Victoria's Times Colonist online column, "Spiritually Speaking". 

I was born in Kitimat, but didn’t know a lot about the Indigenous kids in Kitimaat Village. They were across the channel from us, too far away for me to know. We moved to Flin Flon when I was 12, at the time a white/European community surrounded by thousands of Cree on various reserves in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. I didn’t know much about them either. They weren’t in town a lot, weren’t all that welcome in restaurants and hotels. Not in some of the stores either.

Looking back I can see we lived in a racist culture. It wasn’t as easily seen then as it is now. Although it should have been. I served drinks in the Royal Hotel, the only bar in Flin Flon that would serve First Nations customers. Not out of any sense of altruism or human rights. No, we were told to keep ‘them’ in ‘their’ section, no straying into the other seats, to serve ‘them’ until they were too drunk to drink any more, then toss ‘them’ out to make room for the next one.

Reconciliation Matters: TRC events in BC Conference

As part of Reconcilliation Matters, a series of events in Vancouver on May 31, 2015 to bear witness to Truth and Reconcillation, St. Andrew's-Wesley in Vancouver hosted an ecumenical Truth and Reconcillation service.

Read about the event and see photos in this article by Flyn Ritchie. Many other events took place in Vancouver day.

Read the United Church's statement regarding the Truth and Reconcillation Commission report.

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