“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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GM 2023 Email Archive

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2023 Travel Policy, Claim Form

2023 GM Travel Policy: PDF Download

2023 GM Travel Claim Form: External JotForm Link

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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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2023 General Meeting Announcements

Whova Orientation Sessions Announced!

May 24, 2023

Equipping All for Online Participation at GM2023 New to Whova? New to virtual conference experience? Would you like to develop more confidence in using the …

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Celebration of Ministry 2023

May 23, 2023

Order of Worship, June 4 2023 (PDF Download) Friends, All are warmly invited to share in worship with one another across our regional council, to …

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Accepting Nominations for President-Elect and Regional Executive

May 18, 2023

Elections at GM 2023 Please share this information to your networks, and encouraging discernment and leadership with those you know, and come to know, in …

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How to Submit a Proposal to Pacific Mountain Region’s 5th Annual General Meeting

May 16, 2023

Proposals are the way to request action from the Regional Council on a specific issue or concern. Individual members, Communities of Faith, Covenantal Ministries, Regional …

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How to attend this year’s Financial Forum

May 16, 2023

Friends, Pacific Mountain Regional Council executive members and finances staff will present the regional council’s financials in advance of General Meeting 2023, and take questions about …

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