Our Friends

National:

The United Church of Canada – the national governing body of United Churches in Canada, based in Etobicoke.  Programs, policies, people and ideas www.united-church.ca Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada – funds the work of the United Church across the country and around the world – putting faith into action.    www.united-church.ca/funding/msfund

United Online – a grass roots network for Canada’s United and Uniting congregations.  Conversations and comments from across Canada.   www.united-online.ca

Affirm United – An organization of persons working through education and social integration for the welcoming of diverse peoples, especially the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons in the life and work of the church  www.affirmunited.ca

United Church Observer – The United Church monthly magazine that explores faithful living today.  www.ucobserver.org

Wondercafe – open-minded discussion and exploration of spiritual topics, moral issues and life’s big questions. www.wondercafe.ca

Emerging Spirit –  focused on establishing and nurturing a relationship  with Canadians who don’t attend church, with a focus on those between the ages of 30 and 45.  Interesting and engaging stuff.  www.emergingspirit.ca

___________________________________________________________________________________ Regional:

British Columbia Conference, United Church of Canada – One of thirteen conferences across Canada.  Sources for societal and global issues, ministry and personnel in the province, as well as policy and resource information.   www.bc.united-church.ca

Kamloops Okanagan Presbytery – The Vision Statement of Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery is: to assist congregations to know who they are and who they are called to be. www.bc.united-church.ca/ko/

Naramata Centre – a centre for retreats, conferences, continuing education courses, training programs, workshops and special events.  www.naramatacentre.net

Local Penticton and area friends

___________________________________________________________________________________ Churches:

St. Saviour`s Anglican Church – A Christian Community that is a place of worship and spiritual growth, offering the hope, love and peace of the risen Christ to the world. www.stsaviourspencticton.ca

St. Andrew`s Presbyterian – St. Andrew’s is a worshipping community that loves God, and the world, in every way we can––and not only this, a community which is “making real what we already believe.” (John Fisher). www.godshouse.ca

St. Mary`s Roman Catholic Church

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Community resources:

City of Penticton www.penticton.ca

South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society – provides resources, services and support for women and children:  trauma counseling, legal advocacy, peer support, lunches, clothing and hot showers and laundry facilities.  www.sovas.ca

Local Food Banks – provides nutritious food and support to community members in need;  raises awareness about poverty and involve the community in solutions.  www.foodbanksbritishcolumbia.ca

Seniors Wellness Centre – assists seniors to maintain or increase their independence and reduce isolation, enabling them to remain living in their home.  www.seniorswellnesssociety.com

Penticon Community Services – provides a variety of services to the community.  Child, family and youth.  Counselling, employment resource centre, volunteer and information services www.pdcrs.com

Penticton Soupateria –  Provides hot soup and sandwiches, plus other nutritional food to community members in need 7 days a week, from 11:30 – 12:30  www.soupateria.com

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