Re-Affirmation: The United Church of Canada Supports COVID-19 Related Public Health Orders

  January 29, 2021 As Epiphany turns to Lent, and we continue in pandemic wilderness walking, we acknowledge the grief and loss of fellowship that we are experiencing. As the United Church of Canada in the Pacific Mountain Regional Council, we affirm – again – that we are committed to following the health and safety […] Read More

From Treena Duncan: Reflections on meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian faith leaders

One of the great gifts of the pandemic for me has been to witness the resilience and vitality of our leaders and our communities of faith. Another important gift has been the revelation that the government still sees the church as important in our society. This is the invitation extended to myself, and details of […] Read More

From President Blair Odney and Executive Minister Treena Duncan

Statement in Support of Public Health Orders November 30, 2020 The Pacific Mountain Regional Council of The United Church of Canada remains supportive of the British Columbia Public Health directives currently disallowing in-person worship. Many of our members are in vulnerable categories, and even one person contracting the virus at church is one too many. […] Read More

Blue Christmas

Beloved, We’re hearing news of Blue Christmas worship services being offered around the regional council, and from the national United Church of Canada moderator. In a year so full of challenges, in a season that is about Light, yet feels so dark, we’d like to highlight Blue Christmas services here, to help you and others […] Read More

Release: Nov 23, 2020

The Pacific Mountain Regional Council of The United Church of Canada remains supportive of the British Columbia Public Health directives currently disallowing in-person worship. Many of our members are in vulnerable categories, and even one person contracting the virus at church is one too many. Thankfully, we have had no reported cases of COVID-19 stemming […] Read More

Restrictions for Faith-based Organizations, Nov 19

Friends, Some of us have been gathering over the past few weeks with Matt Miofsky and reflecting together on leadership, change and the wilderness. It is clear that many of us find these COVID times to be a wilderness time, but Matt reminds us that “Wherever you are, just know that you aren’t alone. We […] Read More

Updated COVID Response recommendations

Friends, I’m sure that you have all been following the Coronavirus numbers over the past few weeks, and they have definitely not been going in the right direction. Today, November 7, Dr Bonnie Henry has issued a new health order banning all gatherings for Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health effective tonight. While worship gatherings […] Read More

Worship with the General Meeting

All are warmly welcome to attend the Opening Worship & Celebration of Ministry and the GM’s Optional Sunday Worship. Both will be on the PMRC YouTube General Meeting Playlist (click). Friday October 16, 2020 General Meeting Opening Worship & Celebration of Ministry, Live Stream, 1pm: click here. Optional Sunday Worship, at any time you like on […] Read More

General Meeting of the PMRC Oct 16 and 17, 2020

Please add October 16-18, 2020 into your calendars for the Pacific Mountain Regional Council General Meeting. COVID-19 made nothing business as usual! This will be an online, virtual gathering of worship, community, business and celebrating the life and work of our denomination and regional council. General Meeting details will be posted to our website closer to the date, and the information will be sent out through the PMRC newsletter. Read More

Expectations, Discernment and Guidelines from the PMRC Executive Minister, in reopening United Church communities of faith buildings and ministries

As the information from the BC Ministry of Health and WorksafeBC continue to evolve regarding guidelines and best practices during COVID-19, the PMRC leadership will provide updates. Click to read the latest updated July 2020. Read More

Re-Opening Information for Thrift Shops in the PMRC

This document offers information from Regional Ministers, to support PMRC-located Thrift Shops as they consider why and how they might re-open. Updated July 2020 Read More

The 2020-2021 Prayer Cycle for the Pacific Mountain Regional Council

This document empowers us to faithfully pray for the ministries, communities of faith, leadership and community members across the Pacific Mountain Regional Council and the wider church. The 2020-2021 Prayer Cycle (PDF) document is available for download here. Please share it with your people. Read More

Written Worship for Easter Sunday April 12, 2020 ~ BC Native Ministries and PMRC

Good day, Everyone I hope that you are well, taking care yourself and your loved ones. Here you'll find the Easter Sunday Reflection for you to read, share and make your own. As I type this note to you I look out the window and I see an eagle soaring in the sky, a reminder of the great world God has created for us all. A reminder that the dance of life still lives, and I am humbled. Happy Easter my relations! May the hope of a new day always live in your heart and is shared with all of creation. Unify in spirit and prayer. You are loved. Read More

Written Worship for Good Friday April 10, 2020 ~ BC Native Ministries and PMRC

Hello Everyone, I pray that everyone, your families and communities are well and calm.  Here is the written worship that I've created for you, for this Good Friday. Here also is a prayer for during the COVID-19 pandemic, provided by Rev. Barry Morris- thank you for this message Barry. Please take the time to read and reflect and send it to those that need to hear the message of Good Friday. The write up is long but meaningful.  It includes the Passion story as told by John, with prayers through the story to give support and spiritual reflection to the time of Good Friday. And prayer is a humble gift that is always needed, is always free, is always heard by our Creator. This Good Friday, reflect with the Passion story of Christ Jesus, and share with those around you the gift of prayer. And always remember Jesus’ last commandment to us, love one another. Read More

Written Worship for Palm Sunday April 5, 2020 ~ BC Native Ministries and PMRC

As we come to these last weeks to Easter Sunday we look forward to new ways of reflection and worship and prayer.  I have created a written form of worship for you to utilize at your convenience for this coming Palm Sunday April 5, 2020.  This is for you to use, share and celebrate and reflect with as we come closer to Easter Sunday.  Next week I will create and send you more reflection for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  And please send to those that need the support during our time of isolation and solitude.  Create hope in each other’s lives. And may God bless you, your family, community and livelihood during this season of Lent and Easter. Read More

Online Worship Directory

In the church, and in church leadership, we are also making sense of our communal relationship to COVID-19, and bolstering our health and awareness in church and ministry practices for the benefit of all. We are multi-generational communities of faith and ministry who meet for worship, work and community. We are unique in being one of the few places in society where we gather across generational divides, and many in our church are seniors and elders. We make decisions based on care taking, as much as possible, of all our members. Sometimes that requires a lot of creativity, extra communication and mindful limits. Read More