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!

Archives are moving!

On June 7, 2017, BC Conference entered an agreement with the City of Vancouver to lease office space for the Conference Archives at a location known as “312 Main”.  This is the former site of the Vancouver Police headquarters, at the corner of Cordova and Main.  The facility is currently under renovation, and will offer 1800 square feet of office and storage space for the Archives.  The space will include full environmental controls, and security and reception services will be shared with other tenants.  We will be able to house our entire holdings onsite once again, with some room to grow.

Assuming plans proceed on schedule, the Archives will move to the new location in early September.  The Archives will be closed between July 17th and late September/early October to accomplish the move.

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Sunday

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Sunday

Fourth Sunday of September:  September 24.2017         
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We invite you as communities of Faith to gather for worship on this Sunday or another in 2017, to celebrate and engage with Young People.  If you have youth in your congregation or you don’t, if you are seeking ways to connect and share with them, if you are seeking ways to bring awareness and honor to this ministry, then this service is created for you. 

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 POSTPONED

Start Date: 
Jun 20 2017 (All day) - Jun 22 2017 (All day)

This workshop has been POSTPONED - please check back for new date.

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.

 

 

 

2017 BC Conference General Meeting

Start Date: 
May 25 2017 (All day) - May 28 2017 (All day)

 

The 2017 BC Conference General Meeting was held May 25-28, 2017 at The Nest at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. (6133 Univeristy Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1) The theme for the General Meeting was "How Big is Our Tent?"

The Celebration of Ministry service was held on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The General Meeting was livestreamed via Facebook Live. Click here to view the BC Conference Facebook Page.

To view the session from Thursday night, please click here. 

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