Honouring Our History

With the governance changes occurring in the United Church of Canada beginning in 2019, the 2018 Fall Meeting of Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery would be Presbytery’s final meeting.  It was held on October 19th to 21st at First United in Salmon Arm.  Throughout the meeting, we remembered major themes and events through the decades with slides containing snippets from our minutes and images that brought those words to life.

Sue Goodwin, a member of the Leadership Circle, had coordinated the creation of the slide presentation.  Prior to sharing the first decade, she thanked LeAnn Blackert (Chair of Leadership Circle), Jenny Carter (Chair of Presbytery), Allison Rennie (Conference Minister), and the rest of the Executive for helping develop the framework for the slides; and Blair Galston (BC Conference archivist), Ed Ko (BC Conference Archives contract worker), and Leslie Ross (Secretary of Presbytery) for archives research.

The first link is to the entire presentation.  Scrolling through the decades, changes in technology are noted as the recorded minutes change from handwriting to typing to word processing.  Since this file is large, the individual decades have also been shared.  In these, handwritten minutes have been “translated” to a typed form in the notes of the slides.

KOP Honouring Our History Presentation

The 1920s:  The United Church of Canada is Created
On Tuesday, August 18, 1925 at 8:00 pm, the first and inaugural session of Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery began.
KOP Remembering the 1920s

The 1930s:  Serving the Working People
KOP Remembering the 1930s

The 1940s:  Growth & Expansion
KOP Remembering the 1940s

The 1950s:  Growth of Children & Youth Ministry
KOP Remembering the 1950s

The 1960s:  Beginning of Ecumenism / Promoting Unity of Faith
KOP Remembering the 1960s

The 1970s:  Social Issues
KOP Remembering the 1970s

The 1980s:  All Are Welcome
KOP Remembering the 1980s

The 1990s:  Youth Ministry / Truth & Reconciliation
KOP Remembering the 1990s

The 2000s:  Future & Renewal of KOP Camping Ministry
KOP Remembering the 2000s