Notices, updates and events from the Stewardship Committee of BC Conference.

Seasoning Your Faith: Using Stewardship to spice up your congregation

Start Date: 
Apr 23 2016 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

This event has been postponed until further notice.  Stay tuned for the announcement of a new date!

What’s being presented:

Guest Speakers

♦  Cheryl Curtis  - National contact for Mission and Service

♦  Jane Harding – BC Conference Financial Development

“Called to be The Church” – Congregational Giving Resource which includes everything you need, all in one place.

♦  First Year (2015-16) – this resource is available online

♦  Second Year (2016-17) – “Salt and Light” is being prepared now.

These are stand-alone resources to help you focus your congregation on good use of time, talents and treasures.

Shirley Goodness and Friends: From Coast to Coast to Coast

Start Date: 
Oct 3 2015 - 7:00pm

This event has been postponed to an undetermined date.  All ticket holders will be contacted with the next steps.


3rd Annual M&S Fundraiser Event

Join Shirley Goodness and Friends for another music and comedy cabaret! This year's performance features Perry Dickison, Calla Krause and Spirit Sisters, offering entertainment from coast to coast to coast!

Inspired to Act

Start Date: 
May 27 2015 - 10:30am - May 28 2015 - 12:00pm

Is charity deterring us from taking political action?

Many passionate, giving people are feeling busy and overwhelmed these days. Time is tight. Activism seems exhausting. We want to give, so we lean on the most common way we know how: through our cheque book. 

But giving to charity doesn't inherently change the system that's causing the issue. What changes the system is our actions. So how can we leverage our other resources - like passion, relationships, empathy, and conversation - to make a difference? And how can we walk and talk the change we want to see in the world without exhausting ourselves? 

This event will help you find the balance.

Gifts With Vision

“Shirley Goodness and Friends” Music and Comedy Cabaret: Event Highlights

Shirley Goodness & Friends

Shirley Goodness and a choir of orange tartan wrapped up this year's M&S fundraiser on October 10.

Hosted at The Columbia Theatre in New Westminster, the crowd of 142 guests enjoyed fellowship and fun philanthropy including dinner, several cabaret musical numbers and jellybean guessing contest. And raised just over $4,100!

Stewardship Toolkit

Stewardship is designed to provide the most effective resources for Stewardship teams within congregations. Check it out today!

The website was introduced at the 2014 BC Conference in Nanaimo with a song performance by the BC Conference Stewardship Team. Original lyrics below!

Holy Currencies

Cycle of BlessingsCreating Sustainable Missional Ministries

This pre-Conference event was hosted by Eric Law at the Nanaimo Conference Centre May 21-22, 2014.

Due to positive response from participants, the Stewardship Committee is considering another training session with Eric Law in BC in 2015. All participants will be contacted when details are set.

Additional Facilitator/Catalyst training with Eric Law is available in July and August in California and Washington. More information at:

Legacy Giving

Jane HardingLegacy Giving: Turning Your Stewardship into a Legacy

Most of us could outline several things that we do in the hope of making a difference in the world: in short, we could outline our personal sense of mission. And many of us find that this personal mission is expressed through The United Church of Canada, our congregation, the Mission and Service Fund, and the church’s many other missions across the country and around the world.

BC Conference Stewardship Team

Stewardship Team, 2014We believe in the importance of Stewardship and that stewardship must be fun. 

Our mandate is to promote Stewardship of God’s Gifts and Mission & Service of the United Church. We do this by promoting two-way communication, connecting with Presbyteries and Congregations, and providing educational activities on Stewardship.

Mission and Service Donations for 2013

This report on the 2013 Mission and Service Givings from David Armour, Director of Philanthropy, The United Church of Canada.

First of all, thank you, each of you for supporting the generosity of the members of the church in 2013. Please take a moment to pause and share gratitude for all that was given.

We are thankful for God's work carried out across Canada and around the world with these gifts in 2013.

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