The announcements for this first week of February include:

  1. Public Performance Copyright Site Licenses
  2. Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry
  3. Camp Abegweit Job Opportunities
  4. Gulp! Lent Begins Next Week
  5. Camp Kidston Job Opportunities
  6. “Heartprints” UC Men Biennial Gathering – April 23, 2016
  7. Maritime Conference UCW Biennial – “Love in My Heart”

1. Public Performance Copyright Site Licenses


This is the tenth year that Maritime Conference has negotiated a public performance copyright site license agreement with Criterion Pictures and Audio Ciné Films Inc.  We are able to offer a similar opportunity this year.  Although the cost has risen slightly from last year, it remains a better rate than an individual congregation could negotiate.  You may wish to visit their respective websites for further information: and


The combined cost for both companies to cover congregations in Maritime Conference will be $1.30 per person plus HST based on average Sunday attendance as reported in the Year Book.  The license will be in effect from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017.


Please complete the application form if you are interested in registering your congregation for this license and forward it to Maritime Conference Office along with a cheque made payable to Maritime Conference Fund by Monday, March 14, 2016.  This is the ONLY opportunity to enroll for this year!


If you have any questions about this program, please contact Lorraine Horyl by email or by phone 506-536-1334, Ext 5.

2. Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry


Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry (DUIM) is a multi-day program for Christian ministry leaders who seek to nurture vibrant faith communities shaped by cultural relevance, understanding, and awareness.


This popular program is happening across Canada several times in 2016!

  • May in Beausejour, MB
  • June in Toronto, ON
  • Fall in Vancouver, BC


United Church bursaries of up to $600 towards your program fee are available!

Click here for details and more information!

3. 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 –  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.


4. Gulp! Lent Begins Next Week


Lent is a time when we feel the call to focus, let go, or re-orient ourselves. Whether you have 15 minutes or much longer to commit, a Prayer Bench personal email retreat offers a written reflection and suggested spiritual practices to help focus in the midst of the distractions and demands of our day. See for more details. $25. If you can receive email you can do this retreat.


Gather a group of 2-3 and spend an hour with this Small Group Spiritual Study. The Trinity and Everyday Spirituality. Talks with the Rev. Dr. Rob Fennell, Leader Pages with process from the beginning to end of your gathering, Audio scripts and Participants Pages. See for more Info. $25

5. Camp Kidston Job Opportunities


Camp Kidston is hiring Staff for the summer of 2016! Deadline for applications is February 22, 2016. Click here for the staff application.  Please email your application to

6. “Heartprints” UC Men Biennial Gathering – April 23, 2016

The United Church Men of Maritime Conference will host the regular biennial men’s event at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church in Amherst, Nova Scotia on the weekend of April 23, 2016.  Given the high degree of interest in welcoming refugees to Canada from Syria and other African countries, our UC Men’s theme for 2016 is “Heartprints” and in the spirit of Maritime Hospitality  is open to men of all denominations.

The cost of registration this year is being held at $45, with a $5 discount for early-bird registration of $40, for those registering two weeks ahead of the date. On-line registration will be available shortly, including online registration payment.

Registration begins at 9:00 AM, with things getting underway at 10:00 AM. (Registration and meet and greet 9-10 AM) at Trinity St. Stephen’s Amherst (coffee and sweets will be available).  Lunch is a home cooked turkey dinner with all the Maritime trimmings (the best chow in Amherst!). There is a morning and afternoon session as well as worship led by the Reverend Douglas Cosman from Sussex, NB. (we will wrap it up by 4:30 pm) .

Keynotes speaker this year will be the Reverend Major Charles Deogratias from the Canadian Forces who is currently stationed at CFB Gagetown in NB.  Attached is a backgrounder in PDF format called Heartprints.

You can view his 2010 Interview with 100 Huntley Street on You Tube here:

7. Maritime Conference UCW Biennial – “Love in My Heart”
– April 22,23 and 24, 2016

The Biennial for the Maritime Conference UCW is fast approaching. The dates are April 22,23 and 24, 2016 to be held at Knox United Church in Brookfield, NS. Theme is “Love in My Heart”.

Please mail registration forms to Dorene Matheson, PO Box 63, Brookfield, NS. B0N 1C0.

Registration fee is $25 which includes Friday supper and Saturday Lunch.