Our purpose is to offer activities to increase congregational and community awareness, and encourage action on global and local social justice issues.
Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
We welcome new members! Please join us — all are welcome.  Contact the KUC office for more information.

Meetings: Global usually meets once a month on Sundays after the KUC church service, except in summer, with occasional additional meetings as required when preparing for special events.

Chris Gaffney Fund: Established in 1986, proceeds from this fund are split equally to support the Kamloops United Church Global and Community Action Committee and the Kamloops Food Bank. Each year we donate these funds to an organization or activity that fits with our mission. 

Giving Tree: At Christmas time, we encourage donations through the beautiful ornaments that get mailed out. Each year we choose a theme and choose a Local, National and International Charity to direct the funds raised. 

Global Movie Nights happen the 1st Sunday of the month. We watch “movies with a conscious” and then share our thoughts and reactions. Watch the KUC website for upcoming movies.

KAIROS

At KUC KAIROS falls under the Global and Community Action umbrella. In the recent past we have participated in KAIROS-initiated climate action rallies and vigils, reconciliation webinars, and various letter writing campaigns. We have also hosted several Kairos Blanket Exercises, (KBE).
In 2023 we have begun to rebuild this group in the local community. In August we hosted a dessert and coffee evening with Justin Arseneault, one of the co-coordinators for this region. In the coming year we plan to host some social justice discussions, organize more KBEs, and participate in ongoing actions.
KAIROS is a non-profit movement for ecological justice and human rights. It is a joint venture ecumenical program administered by the United Church of Canada. Ten participating member denominations and religious organizations are involved in the development and delivery of the shared work. Grounded in theological reflection, KAIROS pursues ecological justice and human rights through research, education, advocacy, and partnership. It is a Canada-wide program consisting of paid staff, based in Toronto, and volunteer groups throughout the rest of the country. We belong to the BC/Yukon region.

The word Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning “the right or critical moment”. It is one of two words that the ancient Greeks had for “time”; the other being chronos. Kairos signifies a good or proper time for action. The KAIROS movement provides a place to express and engage in a continuum of social change efforts from research and policy development to grassroots action. The primary areas which Kairos focusses on are: reconciliation, climate justice, rights of imigrant workers and newcomers, Palestine-Israel issues, and gender justice.

Please consider becoming a part of this important group.
Diane Stuart, Treasurer, BC/Yukon Region

Other activities or events we might take part in or discuss are:

  • UN World Food Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • COP (Conference of the Parties)
  • Earth Day
  • and more 

Please contact the KUC office if you need more information or you would like to join this group.