As of January 1, 2019 the organizational structure of The United Church of Canada changed. This was a change from a four level conciliar structure to one that has three levels. This involved the elimination of presbyteries and conferences and the establishment of regions. Northern Lights Presbytery was one of the presbyteries in the former Alberta and Northwest Conference. It was also the largest presbytery by geography in all of The United Church of Canada. All of the Northern Lights Presbytery except for the Whitehorse Congregation is contained within the new Northern Spirit Region. All the other content of this website should be considered as historical and should be consulted for archival purposes only.
What was Northern Lights Presbytery?
Northern Lights Presbytery was one of the nine presbyteries in the former Alberta and Northwest Conference of The United Church of Canada. There were thirty-one congregations within Northern Lights Presbytery. While it existed, the presbytery was geographically the largest Presbytery, taking in the North and Northwest area of Alberta, the Northeast corner of British Columbia and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The area encompassed by the former presbytery is made up of many diverse communities, some of which have an agricultural base and others a resource base.
The area encompassed by the former Northern Lights Presbytery can be seen here: