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The 2017-2018 Prayer Cycle is now available for download. The cycle is from September 2017 to August 2018. You will discover a few additions from past years. Thanks goes to Allison Rennie, our Conference Minister, who prepared the update.
World Council of Churches
Link to the World Council of Churches Prayer Cycle.
Presbytery supported the eduction of Jeff Seaton with an educational support grant in 2016. Jeff was granted his Doctor of Ministry degree from Duke Divinity School at Duke University, North Carolina in December 2016. The Reverend Doctor Jeff Seaton (or in abbreviation, Rev. Dr.) still answers to a simple “Jeff.”
Jeff’s studies focused on leadership in the modern church, and his doctoral dissertation is titled “Who’s Minding the Story: The United Church of Canada Meets A Secular Age.” The dissertation is available at the link.
This adds a perspective to the discussion as to where we go today and in the years to come as a United Church.
The 2017 MSG forms are now available online if your pastoral charge is considering applying for a grant. As you are aware, completing the MSG 5 application online is by far the best way of applying. The form is: form_msg5.
Also, for further information about filling out the form: MSG 3: The Mission Support Application Process [PDF: 6 pp/47 KB]
The national website cautions you to check with your local Conference to make sure the form has not been modified. Don’t be concerned about that. B.C. Conference is using the form as it appears online. The form you need is MSG 5. You do not need form MSG 7.
If you are planning on applying please note that I need to have your application emailed to me at email@example.com by October 11, 2016. This year the timing is tight for receiving your applications. If you anticipate that you cannot make the Oct. 11 deadline, please contact me so we can discuss it further. Thanks.
If you have any questions please contact me.
Rev. Stephen Hershey,
KOP Home Missions Convenor
The Kamloops-Okanagan 2016-2017 Prayer Cycle is now available for download. This starts in September 2016 and runs for 1 year.
Download Presbytery Prayer Cycle Slides (PowerPoint 128 Mb, updated September 10, 2016) with images to go with the Presbytery Prayer Cycle. If your church is missing or incorrect please notify the Presbytery Secretary.
World Council of Churches
The Kamloops-Okanagan Youth Council is excited to announce that there will be a youth retreat for anyone from grade 7 to age 19 that will be held at Sorrento Centre on Saturday and Sunday (February 20-21) during the Presbytery gathering. Our theme is “Draw the Circle Wide” and the cost is $30, which includes food and accommodation. Our hope is that this will give youth an opportunity to both enjoy being in community with others their own age, and learn more about the wider church through participation in parts of the Presbytery gathering.
Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BTJWYLP