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Kootenay Faith Fest 2019

June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019


This June, as spring turns to summer, United Church people from across our entire Pacific Mountain Region are invited to spend time with the network that was formerly Kootenay Presbytery – exploring community, relationship and covenant in our evolving church times!

The Kootenay Faith Fest planning team is thrilled to bring Rev Carol  Howard Merritt, north to Nelson BC, from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Carol “is a minister whose writing, speaking, and teaching is anchored in theological wisdom and sociological insight. She’s a sought-after keynote speaker, especially on the topic of ministCarol ering in a new generation. …The award-winning author of Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation, Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation, and Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church. Carol is a frequent contributor to books, websites, magazines, and journals. She is a regular writer at the Christian Century where her blog is hosted.”

Join the Festival

At Kootenay Faith Fest, Carol will invite us into creative, reflective conversation, re-imagining – and healing – in our progressive, multi-generational Christian contexts.

Diverse Workshop Leaders offer sessions to engage our body, mind and spirit.

Youth meet together in age-specific program and community.

Special time is reserved for now-and-future Cluster building across the generations and ministry areas.

Freedom for visiting, adventuring, and being with one another is held in all the spaces in between.

Registration Details

The Kootenay Faith Fest 2019 is for all United Church people in congregational and community ministry across our Region – whether in leadership, membership, located in the Kootenay’s, or beyond.

Youth are encouraged to register!

  • Individual registration is $50.
  • The Whole Group Rate for 7-12 people from the same faith community is $325 for the whole group (13 or more, add $50 per person).
  • Accommodation and travel costs are the responsibility of participants.
  • Billeting is an option and a travel bursary can be available upon application.
  • Contact Brenda Wolff in the Region Office for more information.

Register Now!

Kootenay Faith Fest 2019 is a LeaderShift Event with Nelson United Church and the former Kootenay Presbytery. We acknowledge, with respect, the traditional territories of the Sinixt and Ktunaxa people on which this event is a guest.


June 21, 2019
June 23, 2019


Nelson United Church
602 Silica Street
Nelson, BC V1L 4N1
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