“Refining fire. Living stones.” General Meeting 2023

5th Annual General Meeting
Thursday, June 1 to Sunday, June 4, 2023
University of the Fraser Valley

Gathering in person in Building E (Envision Financial Athletic Centre) (PDF Map) of the University of the Fraser Valley and gathering online via the GM 2023 Whova Event platform.

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All General Meeting attendees are invited to create meaningful engagement together, both participating in-person and online.

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In person at the University of The Fraser Valley and Live-Streaming from PMR's YouTube Chanel. Communities of Faith are encouraged to join this special worship service, that also includes Communion.

Sunday June 4, 10am Pacific / 11am Mountain

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Unique Offerings & Initiatives This Year

Jacqui Lewis ~ Keynote Presenter

The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis comes to us with a desire to use her gifts to help create an antiracist, just, gun violence free, fully welcoming, and gender-affirming society. We're excited to see what Jacqui has to teach us as we gather in June!

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Service of Lament

As part of the worship time at the PMRC annual meeting, we will hold a service of lament and call for the ongoing traumatic legacy of Residential Schools, in which the United Church played an active role. We will specifically acknowledge the unmarked graves confirmed at the Port Alberni Residential School, earlier this year.

Friday June 2, 2023 (evening session time), with Rev. Tony Snow &  GM2023 Worship Team

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Donations to Support Local University Students!

Campus United LogoAdd to your packing list for the AGM a non-perishable food item (canned veggie, pasta, quinoa, rice, crackers, etc). Students across the country are experiencing food insecurity at increasingly high levels and Campus United (PMRC Campus Ministry) makes food giveaways and community meals a part of their ministry. Drop the item by the Campus United booth anytime during the AGM. If your bag is too full, donate instead at campusunited.ca to support the programs at our campuses (that often include free food).

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"The Children & Youth Program" at GM2023

Chinook Winds Pacific Mountain First Third Ministry LogoThe PMRC Annual General Meetings welcome Children, Youth, and Adults alike. "The Children & Youth Program" is offered in-person only and by the region's First Third Ministry Team. Questions at any time are welcome! Please contact First Third Ministry Team: FirstThirdMinistry@united-church.ca

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GM 2023 Email Archive

Sent to those who have registered for the General Meeting. If you are registered yet haven't seen these emails, please check your junk/ other folder.

Note: We manually add Attendee Contact Information to the GM2023 Email List and to the Whova Event Platform. There may be a lag between your registration, email communications, and Whova access. All sent email communications related to the general meeting are immediately posted above.

University Map & Links, and Hotel Information:

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2023 Travel Policy, Claim Form

2023 GM Travel Policy: PDF Download

2023 GM Travel Claim Form: External JotForm Link

2023 General Meeting Announcements

Clusters, Networks, Groups and Ministries ~ Sharing Their Passions

June 3, 2023

Enjoy some quick snaps of the table displays that folks have set up in the foyer of the 5th Annual General Meeting venue!

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PMRC Executive Nominees ~ General Meeting 2023

June 1, 2023

Friends, Please enjoy learning about those who are nominees for PMRC Executive! Gratitude for all those who discern ‘Yes’ to this process! Nominees (scroll for …

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WIFI, Parking, Building Entrance ~ WELCOME!

June 1, 2023

Hello dear GM2023 Attendees – Online and In-person alike! Regional staff, the incredible Planning & Agenda and Worship & Theme volunteer teams (along with their …

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President-Elect Nominee ~ The Rev. Dr. Simon LeSieur

June 1, 2023

Friends, We will make a post for each Nominee for President-Elect, with gratitude for all those who discern ‘Yes’ to this process! Blessings, GM2023 President-Elect …

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Proposals – Received

June 1, 2023

Dear Attendees, Below are the Proposals received by the Business Committee. If you have any questions regarding the Proposals or any other Business item, please …

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Workshops at the AGM

May 31, 2023

Dear Friends, We have 8 confirmed workshops on offer for in-person GM participants, one-day only: Friday June 2, from 2-3pm! What is God calling you …

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