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As related to the mission and vision of Pacific Mountain Regional Council, The United Church of Canada, and our denominational presence in the world. Find posts about staffing, governance, support, and ministries, as well as messages from Executive Minister and President, key United Church leadership, and important invitations for Pacific Mountain region people.

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A photo from above showing people lined up at church kitchen serving counter. There is a large koi fish painting on the wall above the counter, and beside it a menu of many Japanese food offerings and prices. There is a digital camera date stamp in the lower right corner that reads 4 8 '95

Asian Heritage Month ~ Cherry Blossom Bazaar

May 10, 2021

For our second installment, the Regional Archives brings us to the annual Cherry Blossom Bazaar — a decades-old tradition of the Vancouver Japanese United Church. Lots of baking, maki and inari […]

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Bright photo of hands holding a cluster of dark purple grapes, spilling over their palm, and a two green grape leaves above, overlaid with 2 hand drawn salmon-coloured birds in flight

General Meeting 2021 Announcement 1

May 7, 2021

Dear people of the Pacific Mountain Regional Council, Enjoy this first wave of specific information about our upcoming June gathering and general meeting. You and all United Church people in […]

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Red Dress Day Reflections ~ Videos Now Online to Share

May 5, 2021

We are thankful for the work of Tony Snow, John Snow Jr and the willingness of Rev Lee Spice, Cheryl Bear, and Rev Cameron Lansdowne in creating these Red Dress […]

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Very old sepia tone photo of an Asian man wearing a suit and holding a baby on his lap. The baby is dressed in a long white dress and wearing a white bonnet. There is a woman standing beside him with her wrist resting on his shoulder. She is wearing a ladies suit of the era, with a skirt and a small black hat. In from of her is a toddler sitting on a chair, wearing a white tunic and small black cap. There is a plant in the background, a globe on a stand, and what looks to be a vase.

Asian Heritage Month ~ Photographer Yucho Chow

May 1, 2021

As May begins, the Regional Archives will be helping us celebrate and promote Asian Heritage Month by featuring a vignette from our history.  For this first feature, we visit Vancouver’s Chinatown. […]

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Red Dress Day Townhall

April 30, 2021

Join us for Red Dress Day on Wednesday May 5 We commemorate the lives of Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit people who have been lost in our community. We […]

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Mother Earth Day ~ April 22 2021 ~ Gathering of Prayer

April 12, 2021

Earth Psalm A prayer for Mother Earth   Aktu î wabi waû sigine wakâ Makoche – Mother Earth Mother of life, With blessing you shine, Keeper of all Creation, Keeper […]

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A Sacred Pause, this Holy Week ~ A Pastoral Letter from President Rev. S. Blair Odney

April 1, 2021

Dear Beloveds in the Pacific Mountain Regional Council, I write this letter having finished preparing Good Friday’s service.  Finding the right way to express the sentiments in the story can […]

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Video Message of Care and Community ~ Rescinded: Temporary Easter Worship Variance

March 29, 2021

Treena Duncan shares a video message of care, support and information about today’s rescinding of the Easter in-person gathering variance. The Pacific Mountain Regional Council office will now be closed until April 19th, in support of the increased physical distancing restrictions announced today (March 29, 2021).

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Temporary One Time Variance for In-Person Easter Worship & Outdoor Variance Guidelines and Information

March 26, 2021

25 March 2021

Friends,
As anticipated, Dr Henry has released some new regulations regarding worship. It is clear that the numbers are still climbing and that public gatherings are still a risk. I encourage you, as always to carefully consider the decisions and their impact on the most vulnerable among you. Please note that you must follow all of the guidelines in the health order. Please refer to the PDF documents for detailed information from the Province of BC, and

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Letter to Nuxalk Nation in Bella Coola, Response to Provincial Authorities

February 18, 2021

The letter carried to the Nuxalk Nation, and sent to Hon Adrian Dix and Dr Bonnie Henry, regarding the removal of COVID-19 vaccines in the Bella Coola community on January […]

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Affirming & Process Information for the PMRC

February 17, 2021

Welcome!  Here you’ll find information about the Affirming process work that the PMRC Regional Council is engaging in. There are a few different kinds of information on this page, scroll […]

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Regional Justice Report – Walking in a Good Way

February 12, 2021

Friends,
I am pleased to (finally) share the final report from the justice consultation that was so ably run by Janet Gray. I am very grateful for her work, and for the participation of the Region. The Regional Executive has considered the report and believe it provides good direction and focus for this work. This report identifies areas of focus for this ministry that align with these priorities. Based on this, we will be posting the Regional Justice position (currently vacant .5 FTE) with the following areas of priority: Anti Racism; Affirming ministry; Support to Community of Faith, First Third Ministry and Networks with a special emphasis on initiatives involving climate justice. 

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