Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge
Until June 30, 2016, “CIF” Pastoral Charge was a 4-point charge (four congregations) in the south end of the West Kootenays. It had been made up of Trail United Church, St. Andrew’s United Church (in Rossland), BeaverValley United Church (located in Fruitvale) and Salmo United Church (Salmo).
At the request of the congregations and by action of Kootenay Presbytery, effective June 30, 2016, the congregation of Salmo United Church was disbanded; that a new pastoral charge to be known as Beaver Valley Pastoral Charge was constituted; and that there be a continuation of the Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge consisting of the congregations of St. Andrew’s United Church, Rossland and Trail United Church, Trail.
The administrative office is in the Trail United Church.
CIF Pastoral Charge is now the administrator of
St. Andrew’s United Church (Rossland) and Trail United Church (Trail).
In December 2018, Communities in Faith (CIF) Pastoral Charge proceeded with the amalgamation of the congregations of St. Andrews United Church, Rossland and Trail United Church under the Communities in Faith name. There is one congregation overseeing the respective Rossland and Trail church properties.