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March 18 Update from Treena Duncan, Executive Minister

This is a strange time for all of us, but we are lucky to be part of loving, cautious and connected community. As I write this, I see signs flowers breaking through and lovely sunshine and somehow these signs of new life are a bit at odds with our life experience at this moment in time. However, we are an Easter people and we know that a different reality awaits us, and I am grateful that for all of you as we encounter this Lenten experience. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s words are a great summary of our call to be church during this time: “Clean hands, clear heads and open hearts!” Read More

Townhall with Treena and Jay

PMRC Executive Minister, Treena Duncan is hosting a Townhall Conference via Zoom, with President Rev Jay Olson, for all PMRC folk who would like to join for connection with executive leadership, prayer, and conversations with time to ask the questions you have. Click to join the Zoom (you can join by audio only). Wednesday March […] Read More

March 16 Update from Treena and Jay – recommend halting gathering for services

Dear Friends,  We are being asked to participate in a generous act.   This morning both National and Provincial Canadian leadership offered COVID-19 updates, and our Provincial Health Officer Dr. Henry has announced that gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited. We recommend that Communities of Faith and Ministries do not meet for services. Instead we trust that […] Read More

Be Cautious and Stay Connected – 5 Guidelines for Communities of Faith Regarding COVID-19

The United Church of Canada’s Emergency Plan  asks that all communities of faith have a plan or guidelines in place. If your congregation has not already done so, I would suggest that your leadership put guidelines in place that suit your context. In my email on Saturday, March 7, suggested guidelines were included. Our office has continued to expand on those suggested guidelines with your input and you’ll find those guidelines HERE and below. Read More

A Pastoral Letter to the Members of the Pacific Mountain Regional Council            

At the invitation of Premier Horgan, Treena and I joined with other United Church, ecumenical and interfaith leaders for a call today with government officials. The purpose was to provide an update regarding the COVID-19 virus and to respond to questions from participants.. Read More

Online Town Hall Conference, with Treena and Blair

Our next Online Townhall Conference is scheduled for Wednesday September 23, from 1 – 2:30 pm.  Check back here on September 23 for the link to the Zoom call. Please note that this Townhall is 1pm Pacific Daylight Time.   This week we will be joined by our new General Secretary, Rev. Michael Blair. He will […] Read More

Online Town Hall Conference, with Treena and Blair

Click here for the recording of this meeting. Below is the Pandemic Continuity Plan from First United that you can use as a template.   Treena will be joined by President Blair Odney, and the meeting will feature Rev. Diane Strickland. Diane will be speaking with the title ‘Tired of COVID?’ and addressing the topic […] Read More

Online Town Hall Conference with Trudi Rondou, Senior Manager, WorkSafeBC

Click Here for a recording of the Townhall meeting. Click Here for the presentation slides. Our next Online Townhall Conference is scheduled for THURSDAY August 6th, from 1 – 2:30 pm. We are very pleased that Trudi Rondou, in her role as Senior Manager with WorkSafeBC, is able to join our early-August Townhall meeting. Communities […] Read More

Townhall with Guest President Rev Blair Odney

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. 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

Online Town Hall Conference, with Treena and Jay

Our next Online Townhall Conference is scheduled for Wednesday June 24th, from 1 – 2:30 pm, with Treena, Jay, and this week’s Townhall guest, Rev. Janet Gear. Many folks across our regional council have experienced Janet’s work of the Theological Banquet – exploring her research-based information, articulating the ways different people express and connect with […] Read More

Online Town Hall Conference, with Treena and Jay

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 […] Read More

Online Town Hall Conference, with Treena and Jay

Our next Online Townhall Conference is scheduled for Wednesday June 10th, from 1 – 2:30 pm. Treena and Jay will be joined by BC’s Minster of Health, the Honourable Adrian Dix (MLA link here). Treena and other leaders from United Churches in our Regional Council have joined Dr Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian […] Read More

Online Town Hall Conference, with Treena and Jay

At this week’s Townhall gathering, Treena Duncan will welcome (Chinook Winds) High River Ministry’s Personnel, David Robertson. David is in full-time pastoral ministry with his life-partner Susan Lukey at High River United Church. He is currently in a year-long practicum with the Neufeld Institute focusing on Developmental Psychology and Attachment Theory as providing context for therapy, and […] Read More

Online Town Hall Conference, with Treena and Jay, and Guest Rev Gary Patterson

Our next Online Townhall Conference is scheduled for Wednesday May 27th, from 1 – 2:30 pm. You can expect: Update from Treena, who is attending today’s the Faith Leaders consult with Dr Bonnie Henry. Treena will share information from that consult, and continue to offer clarity and direction on re-imagining church building openings, and worship […] Read More

Online Town Hall Conference, with Treena and Jay

Our next Online Townhall Conference is scheduled for Wednesday May 20th, from 1 – 2:30 pm.  All are welcome. This week’s Townhall guest is a member of the 8 person COVID-19 Response Team with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: The Honourable Carla Qualtrough. Carla is from the Office of the MP and in our Townhall Carla, or […] Read More

Online Town Hall Conference, with Treena and Jay

Our next Online Townhall Conference is scheduled for Wednesday May 13th, from 1 – 2:30 pm. Over the next while, Pacific Mountain Regional Council Executive Minister, Treena Duncan is hosting online Townhall Conferences via Zoom, with President Rev Jay Olson, for all PMRC folk who would like to join for connection with executive leadership, prayer […] Read More

Online Town Hall Conference, with Treena and Jay

Our next Online Townhall Conference is scheduled for Wednesday May 6th, from 1 – 2:30 pm. This week’s guest speaker is Murray Pruden.  Click here to join the Zoom call. Please note that this Townhall is 1pm Pacific Daylight Time. Over the next while, Pacific Mountain Regional Council Executive Minister, Treena Duncan is hosting online […] Read More

Online Townhall Conference, with Treena and Jay

Our next Online Townhall Conference is scheduled for Wednesday April 29th, from 1 – 2:30 pm. Here is the link to the April 29th Zoom call: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/497880582?pwd=enhPaEZaWHRYMWFYbmNORVFEVThIZz09 Please note that this Townhall is 1pm Pacific Daylight Time. Over the next while, Pacific Mountain Regional Council Executive Minister, Treena Duncan is hosting online Townhall Conferences via Zoom, […] Read More

Online Townhall Conference, with Treena and Jay

Our next Online Townhall Conference is scheduled for Wednesday April 22nd, from 1 – 2:30 pm. Here is the link to the April 22nd Zoom call: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/497880582?pwd=enhPaEZaWHRYMWFYbmNORVFEVThIZz09 Please note that this Townhall is 1pm Pacific Daylight Time. Over the next while, Pacific Mountain Regional Council Executive Minister, Treena Duncan is hosting online Townhall Conferences via Zoom, […] Read More
Nora Saunders

Online Townhall Conference, with guest General Secretary Nora Saunders, Treena and Jay

This is the General Secretary of The United Church of Canada, Nora Saunders. Hi, Nora! Today she’s joining the PMRC’s weekly Townhall Conference with Executive Minister Treena and President Jay. The meeting is 1-2:30pm, online Our next Online Townhall Conference is scheduled for Wednesday April 15th, from 1 – 2:30 pm. Here is the link […] Read More

Online Townhall Conference, with Treena and Jay

Our next Online Townhall Conference is scheduled for Wednesday April 8th, from 1 – 2:30 pm. Here is the link to the April 8th Zoom call: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/497880582?pwd=enhPaEZaWHRYMWFYbmNORVFEVThIZz09 Please note that this Townhall is 1pm Pacific Daylight Time. Over the next while, Pacific Mountain Regional Council Executive Minister, Treena Duncan is hosting online Townhall Conferences via […] Read More

Online Townhall Conference, with Treena and Jay

Over the next while, Pacific Mountain Regional Council Executive Minister, Treena Duncan is hosting online Townhall Conferences via Zoom, with President Rev Jay Olson, for all PMRC folk who would like to join for connection with executive leadership, prayer and conversations, with time to ask the questions you have. Join join the Townhall Conference, click on the link (you can join by audio only). If it's your first Zoom experience, the Zoom link will prompt you to download the App for accessing the meeting. Read More

Online Townhall Conference, with Treena and Jay

Over the next while, Pacific Mountain Regional Council Executive Minister, Treena Duncan is hosting online Townhall Conferences via Zoom, with President Rev Jay Olson, for all PMRC folk who would like to join for connection with executive leadership, prayer and conversations, with time to ask the questions you have. Join join the Townhall Conference, click on the link (you can join by audio only). If it's your first Zoom experience, the Zoom link will prompt you to download the App for accessing the meeting. Read More