Honouring Rev. George H. and Helen MacLean

The Congregation of West Side United Church (Pentz) of the LaHave New Dublin Pastoral Charge is honouring Rev. George H. and Helen MacLean for their years of Dedicated Ministry to the United Church of Canada on August 4, 2013 at the 10:00 AM Service of Worship.  In 2012 the congregation of West Dublin United Church amalgamated with West Side United and the bell from the church was removed after the Service of Decommissioning.  A bell tower has been erected at West Side United and will be dedicated in honour of Rev. George H. and Helen MacLean.  We invite friends and families of faith who were privileged to experience the ministry of Rev. George and Helen MacLean to join us for this celebration.  Information and pictures of the bell tower can be found on the facebook page of West Side United Church – Pentz, Nova Scotia.


Season of Creation – Personal eRetreat

Register now for the Season of Creation Retreat facilitated by Laura Hunter, Minister for Justice & Stewardship. to register or learn more about this retreat, click here:  https://ucceast.ca/39099-season-of-creation-returning-to-our-senses/


NEW! Adult eStudies

The personal eRetreats will also be offered in Advent and Lent but we are trying something new!
Small Group eStudies. Designed for use in a small group, a leader will sign up to receive access to the four or six week study.

The eStudies will include:

  • a link to a downloadable video or audio podcast or print article;
  • a written group process for flexible a one hour session;
  • participant handouts to be photocopis for your group;
  • a leader webinar to review the process, learn how to download materials and ask your questions!

The leader needs basic computer skills to access and download the materials. But the group study takes place around the kitchen table or at a church meeting space. An internet connection IS NOT needed once the leader has accessed the resource material. A laptop/computer with speaks may be necessary.

For more information visit our On-line Retreat and Workshop Page. Click here to read more about eStudies and personal eRetreats.  See under UPCOMING EMAIL RETREATS for more information. OR HERE for Info about the Advent eStudy:


 July issue of General Council Faith in Action newsletter available

The July issue of Faith in Action is now available. Download or read at http://www.united-church.ca/communications/newsletters/faith-in-action

‘Faith in Action’ highlights the work of United Church ministries that function outside of congregations: Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble & Affirming Ministries; Camping Ministries; Campus Ministries; Chaplaincies; Community & Social Justice Ministries; Education Centres; Seniors’ Facilities; and Theological Schools.

The July issue welcomes nine new Affirming Ministries, introduces two new Campus Ministers and the Student Christian Movement’s new General Secretary, and highlights upcoming events. Learn more about how United Church folks across Canada are putting their faith into action.


Fundraising Benefit for Aimee and Philip Read and family.

Northumberland Pastoral Charge will hold a benefit for Aimee and Philip Read and Family on Saturday, July 27, 2013.  Philip was the Ministry Personnel here in the Northumberland Pastoral Charge at one time, departing in July, 2011.  His wife Aimee has been diagnosed with a Brain Tumor, quite some time ago.  She has been receiving Chemo treatments  and struggles with the side affects.

We welcome you to a BBQ and Silent Auction on Saturday,  anytime between the hours of 2 pm – 5 pm  at Sunrise Trinity United Church, 3849 Route 6, Amherst Head.

If you have gifts to share for the Silent Auction, please let me know by Friday evening at 9 pm.    The phone number is 902-661-4093 or you could email me at northumberland.pastoralcharge@gmail.com.

Please bring your lawn chair if the day is nice.  Financial donations will be graciously accepted and forwarded to the Read family ASAP. We share our love and support to the Read family.

Thank you very much.

Ruth Gamble, Ministry Personnel
Northumberland Pastoral Charge