Information & Updates related to the mission and vision of Pacific Mountain Regional Council, The United Church of Canada, and our denominational presence in the world.
You'll find posts about staffing, governance, support, and ministries, as well as messages from the PMR Executive Minister and President, and key United Church leadership, and important invitations for Pacific Mountain region people.
Pacific Mountain Region News
Please join me and President Rev Blair Odney at this week’s Townhall gathering. We’re thrilled to be hosting the newly appointed UCC General Secretary, Rev Michael Blair. You can read about Michael’s appointment here (click for link). Michael will be joining us to talk about his current portfolio (Church in Mission) and his move to his new role. The details for joining the PMRC Townhall Meeting are below.Read More >>
The Campus Ministry Task Group is reviewing the ministry currently being offered seeking to understand and articulate the regional context for this ministry identifying possibilities for future expressions of this …Read More >>
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 >>
We are thrilled that John Snow Jr is joining the PMRC team as Indigenous Minister! John expresses a strong commitment to education and reconciliation, with deep lifelong connections to the church. John served on the Chinook Winds Regional Council Executive, was on the National Indigenous Council, and has been serving in ministry in Sampson Pastoral Charge. John begins in his work with the PMRC on August 1st, 2020.Read More >>
This week President Rev Blair Odney joins Treena Duncan at the PMRC Townhall. The mantel of President was passed from Rev Jay Olson to Blair at the Saturday June 27th in the Celebration of Ministry Service (link to view the recording of the worship service is here). Treena will moderate the Townhall and Blair will lead worship and engage in conversation about the work of the Executive in the coming year. Please join in welcoming Blair at this special Townhall, if you can!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 >>
Warm thanks to all who joined the Pacific Mountain Regional Council’s Ordinands and Commissionands on their very special day of celebrating their call to ministry, and in welcoming Rev Blair Odney as he begins his term as the regional council’s President! we saw more than 180 tune in on Saturday June 27th, virtually attending alongside those gathered, safely!, in person at Highlands United Church.
Led by the Spirit to the waters of new life, we are one.Read More >>
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 2020Read More >>
This week Indigenous Minister Murray Pruden joins us, as the PMRC Townhall guest. Murray will be speaking to Indigenous Heritage Month, with insight, resources and conversation. As you know from previous newsletters, Murray is moving to our denomination’s national church office this July. We are thrilled for Murray and the wider church who will come to experience his leadership in Indigenous Ministries, and we will really miss him here in our Regional Council. Please join this special townhall, if you can! Zoom link details below.Read More >>
The work of becoming an anti-racist church is hard work and it is work that belongs to us all. It will require trust, prayer, faith, courage and deep commitment. It will take time to do well. Your Executive is committed to turning its words into meaningful action for such a time as this. We offer this statement of recommitting this Regional Council to the work of becoming an anti-racist Church.Read More >>
We have participated in demonstrations. Letters have been written and statements have been made. Now it is time to worship together as people of faith.
The Black Clergy Network of The United Church of Canada invites the whole church to join virtually for a time of worship, prayer, and reflection to face the issues of anti-Black racism across our country and in our church. In worship we will lament, we will hope, and we will be reminded of the need to act against racism.Read More >>