The announcements for this week include:
- Condolences: Lorne Smith
- United Church of Canada Foundation Grants: “Seeds of Hope” Granting Cycle is Now Open
- 2015 Mission and Service Year-End
- Pine Hill Divinity Hall Continuing Education Bursary – Deadline Feb 1
- Camp Abegweit Job Opportunities
- The GO Project
- Lent is Coming: Resources from the Prayer Bench
- AST Seeking Director of Vocations and Recruitment
1.) Condolences: Lorne Smith
Our sympathy is extended to the Rev. Wayne Smith and family on the death of his father, Lorne Glenwood Smith, who passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 in Chatham, Ontario at the age of 89. Survived by his children: the Rev. Wayne Smith (Rev. Carol) of New Brunswick, Kevin Smith of Hong Kong, Wendy Rideout (Derek) of Sarnia and Dugal Smith (Marlene) of Croton, many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The funeral service was held from the John C. Badder Funeral Home, Thamesville on Friday, January 8, 2016. Interment in Mayhew-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville, ON.
2.) United Church of Canada Foundation Grants:
“Seeds of Hope” Granting Cycle is Now Open
The spring 2016 “Seeds of Hope” granting cycle is now open and accepting applications! Applications are due by 8pm EST on April 15th, 2016. Submission by email is preferred.
The McGeachy Senior Scholarship, an award designed to develop leaders who will provide The United Church of Canada with discernment and direction that inspire and challenge the Church towards creative and faithful mission is also open for applications and nominations.
3.) 2015 Mission and Service Year-End
Please ensure that all Mission & Service gifts for the year 2015 are transferred and received at the General Council Office by Friday, January 29th, 2016. If you make transfers by cheque, you may want to consider using PAR or an online bank transfer to streamline the process. To make any changes to how you transfer gifts for Mission & Service from your pastoral charge, please contact Nicole Chicote at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-268-3781, ext. 3072
Thanks for all you do for Mission & Service!
4.) Pine Hill Divinity Hall Continuing Education Bursary – Deadline Feb 1
Deadline is February 1st for applications to the Pine Hill Divinity Hall Continuing Education Bursary offered by the Atlantic School of Theology for which Ordered Ministers may apply. The details are attached: 2015-2016 PINE HILL DIVINITY HALL CONTINUING EDUCATION BURSARY GUIDELINES.
5.) Camp Abegweit Job Opportunities
Camp Abegweit is now accepting applications for both paid and volunteer staff positions. The deadline to submit your application is Friday February 29th. Job interviews will be held on April 2nd at the William Callbeck Center in Bedeque, PEI. If you like working with kids, enjoy being outdoors, then this might be the perfect job for you! Check out our website for more information – http://www.campabegweit.ca Check out our Facebook page to see our amazing camp and all the fun that is had there. We look forward to hearing from you.
6.) The GO Project
The deadline for early-bird discount rate is February 1. Remember that youth can apply for up to 1/2 their costs through the Maritime Conference Youth Opportunities Fund. More info on the GO Project at http://thegoproject.ca/
7.) Lent is Coming: Resources from the Prayer Bench
- Lent Calendar – 40 Gestures Supporting Mindfulness & Presence. From the Prayer Bench. http://prayerbench.ca/40-gestures-supporting-mindfulness-presence/
- Lent Small Group Study: The Trinity & Everyday Spirituality with Dr. Rob Fennell. Listen to a sample of Dr. Fennell’s Trinity talks. http://prayerbench.ca/sample-the-trinity-and-everyday-spirituality/ and answers to your questions about Prayer Bench Small Group Studies. http://prayerbench.ca/frequently-asked-questions-about-small-group-studies/ I deeply respect Rob for the way he makes theology accessible.
- Time is running out on the Yearly Subscription for the three Personal E-mail Retreats. Save time and money by ordering all three. Here is more information: http://prayerbench.ca/product/personal-e-mail-retreats-yearly-subscription-2016/Ends Jan. 30th.
- Just want the Lent Personal Email Retreat?“I am” – Explore ordinary metaphors that help us name the blessings in our lives. http://prayerbench.ca/product/lent-personal-e-mail-retreat-i-am/
8.) AST Seeking Director of Vocations and Recruitment
Atlantic School of Theology (AST) – the only truly integrated, ecumenical university of theology in Canada – is seeking a motivated, proactive, hands on leader to fulfill the role of Director – Vocations & Recruitment. Read more….