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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.

Pacific Mountain Region News

Building Community with You, at Kootenay Faith Fest 2019

June 10, 2019

It’s exciting to be within 10 days of the Kootenay Faith Fest opening! The invitation to attend is still warmly extended at all across the Regional Council – and especially […]

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May Retreat North and South 2019

April 9, 2019

Calling all youth, young adults and leaders across the Pacific Mountain Region… Two retreats… one weekend… From May 17-20, 2019, May Retreat North will be held at MacKenzie Camp, Armstrong, BC, […]

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First Wave of General Meeting 2019 News: Nominations for Regional Executive, Electing Delegates, Inviting Children & Youth, and More

April 5, 2019

For Such a Time as This The sacred story of Esther will ground the work and spirit of our first general meeting and full-community gathering as the Pacific Mountain Region. […]

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To our dearest Muslim brothers and sisters, a letter from President Elect, Rev. S. Blair Odney and reply from The BC Muslim Association

March 16, 2019

From: The BC Muslim Association Sent: March 18, 2019 1:01 PM Subject: RE: A Letter from the United Church Assalaamu Alaykum (peace be unto you) Thank you for writing and […]

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Announcing Treena Duncan as incoming Executive Minister for Chinook Winds and Pacific Mountain Regional Councils

March 12, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Treena Duncan has been appointed to be the new Regional Executive Minister for Chinook Winds and Pacific Mountain Regions, starting June 24, 2019. Treena will […]

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Pacific Mountain Update – February 14, 2019

February 19, 2019

Greetings, members and participants in Pacific Mountain Region, For someone who has been a participant in this area for as long as I have, I have to admit remembering all […]

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Vancouver Japanese Church Receives Compensation for WW II Loss

November 15, 2018

The United Church of Canada is paying compensation to a Vancouver Japanese congregation for the loss of its church building during the Second World War. Vancouver Japanese United Church will […]

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Pastoral Letter for Ash Wednesday 2018

March 17, 2018

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, As we enter into the season of Lent, traditionally a season of introspection and penitence, we are aware of the attention of our nation […]

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Rev. Lydia Emelie Gruchy

November 29, 2012

Lydia Gruchy was the first woman to be ordained as a minister in The United Church of Canada. This 26 minute audio interview with her was recorded in 1975.

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