About Our Church

What makes us who we are…
For over 90 years, Penticton United Church has faithfully served the people of Penticton and surrounding area. Known for its outstanding music, outreach into the community, and warm welcome to all who enters its doors, Penticton United Church is proud to call the corner of Main Street and Eckhardt Avenue home. Some call us “Big Blue” for our distinctive blue colour, but that is all that is blue about us! We are a joy-filled community that values worship with strong music and God’s delight offered through scripture and preaching.  

“Big Blue”

Our fellowship time following worship is filled with chatter as we share the news of the week and express our joys and concerns with one another.  throughout the week we gather for study, fellowship, outreach, and support to one another.  We value the times we share food and fellowship, all the while growing in faith.

Denomination: Penticton United Church is a community of faith within the United Church of Canada.

What we believe: Click here for more information about what we believe.

Worship: Join us for a Sunday Worship at 10:00 am. Click here for more information about worship.


  • Our sanctuary is accessible by entering through the Main St. entrance. There is an elevator that will take you to the sanctuary level.
  • There is a Hearing Loop System in the sanctuary to assist those with hearing impairment.

Duties of the Ministerial Personnel and approximate hours designated for completing this work

Administrative Duties: Administrative related contacts, office management, participating at staff, church Council and committee meeting as needed etc. (2 hours)

Community outreach and social justice eg representing the church at meetings with community groups, other church leaders and city staff as needed. To reach out to assist Penticton’s needy, the homeless and the less fortunate of our downtown populace (1 hour)

Denomination and communities Example the minister will be actively involved in the life of the Regional Council and/or General Council (1 hour)

Faith formation and Christian Education: eg. Support for our lay members in all their various ministries. Funerals, counselling, Bible study groups, healing touch advocate and so on (3 hours)

Leadership:eg  Developing a lay leader team to provide direction, motivation, insight and encouragement to assist in building new and existing ministries (2 hours)

Pastoral care: eg visiting, setting up transport, solving daily problems and overall caring (3 hours)

Worship: eg creating thought provoking Sunday services that inspire our congregational members to use their Christian ideals and to go forth and change our world for the better (8 hours)

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