The Broadview Magazine (formerly The United Church Observer), is a Canadian magazine, reporting on national and international issues of faith, justice, ethics, daily living and pop culture. Although the Observer magazine was the official publication of the United Church of Canada for 60 years, in 2019 the magazine rebranded itself as Broadview, now a financially and editorially independent corporation.
This camp is located near the Sunshine Coast on Gambier Island, just a short water taxi ride away. Fircom programs focus on the well-being of the individual, the group, and the environment offering camp, retreats and venues for weddings, conferences and vacation.
An inner-city ministry of The United Church to which St John's has been contributing clothing, blankets, quilts and other items as requested for several years. First United offers programs of advocacy, hospitality, housing and healing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Several of our members run in the Vancouver Sun Run to raise money for First United and their programs.
Learn about the history, beliefs, and structure of The United Church; how its work is funded; and how the church partners with faith groups and other organizations in Canada and around the world.
Pacific Mountain Region is one of sixteen Regional Councils of The United Church of Canada spread across the country. It serves over 200 congregations and communities of faith, and numerous other ministries including camps, social service agencies, youth and young adult work, leadership development, new ministry initiatives, property development, affordable housing and care facilities, chaplaincies and educational centres.
Vancouver School of Theology, located on the campus of the University of British Columbia, is a multi-denominational graduate school known for its theological innovations while being rooted in Christian traditions. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, and affiliated with UBC, VST is profoundly committed to compassionate interaction, spiritual exploration, and intellectual rigour, and its long-standing partnerships with First Nations.
Any woman who is willing to contribute to the work of the church may participate in United Church Women. A Life Membership pin and certificate are available to any member of the UCW whom a UCW group may wish to honour.
Shishalh Nation (Sechelt Indian Band)
Over the last few years, the Shishalh Nation has opened their hearts and doors to the non Aboriginal communities on the Sunshine Coast. St John's has taken an active role in bridging relationships to stand beside our indigenous brothers and sisters. We continue to be honoured to take an active role in witnessing members of the Shishalh Nation sharing their truth. St. John's was gifted with an original Grizzly Bear carving, by Master Carver Anthony Paul and a ceremonial blanket in recognition of our witnessing and financial contributions to the Residential School monument located on the site where St. Augustine residential school once stood.