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!

Naramata to reduce its 23-acre footprint

May 18, 2017

Over the next few years, Naramata Centre will sell a portion of its 23 acres in the heart of Naramata village. The Centre's Board of Directors arrived at some difficult, but necessary, decisions this spring and presented the plans to Society members this month.

Naramata Centre Society Board Chair, Doug Wollard, says "We believe by creating a smaller footprint we can operate in a way that fits the demand in today's world. Having fewer acres will require less maintenance, and will better fit our registration requirements as the Centre no longer hosts large conferences."

Read the full press release. More information on future plans are here in the Centre's newest newsletter.

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.




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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