The announcements for this week include:

  1. Nurture Your Youth Leaders!
  2. Public Performance Copyright Site Licenses
  3. UCM Rally 2016 Information Mailing
  4. Ministries in French course – May 16-20, 2016
  5. Vital Connections – AST Students Present Original Graduate Project Research
  6. Camp Abegweit Job Opportunities
  7. Camp Kidston Job Opportunities
  8. Maritime Conference UCW Biennial “Love in My Heart”

1. Nurture Your Youth Leaders!


Treat your hardworking youth leaders to a weekend with youth ministry friends Feb 26-28th.  Youth group leaders, Sunday School teachers, facilitators of children’s programs, camp leaders are invited to retreat together for inspiration and support. Find out more and register before Feb. 19th!

For more information and to register see

2. 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.

3. UCM Rally 2016 Information Mailing


SNAIL MAIL on its way to YOU!! – Though you don’t get as much of that as you did previously, there are still reasons to use it. Each Pastoral Charge will shortly receive a mailing from United Church Men containing Rally 2016 materials, including some Rally info brochures. Suggestions for their use are included. Please do not overlook this packet when it arrives. We all realize the value of participation by men, women and children in church-sponsored activities in assisting the fulfillment of the Church’s Mission. Please do what you can to encourage participation in this Rally by the men in your church community.

4. Ministries in French course – May 16-20, 2016


Ready to take your french language skills to the next level?
Looking for a safe environment to try your skills?
Searching for ideas and support to introduce french into your ministry?

This French course will be held May 16 – 20, 2016 at Mountain View United Church, 85 MacBeath Avenue, Moncton, NB.

Online registration is now live! For more information and to register click here Deadline for registration is April 29th!

Click here for poster.

5. Vital Connections

AST Students Present Original Graduate Project Research


Interesting and Engaging Topics
March 8-9, 2016
St. Columba Chapel, 634 Francklyn Street, Halifax, NS


Visit our website to view the SCHEDULE and a CLASS PRESS RELEASE. Please note that BULLETIN INSERTS are also available for churches to include as handouts to their congregations.

More information at :

See poster for more details.

All are welcome at these public presentations!

Videos will be posted on the AST YouTube channel at a later date.

6. 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.

7. 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

8. 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”.

Click here for Registration Form.  Please print and mail completed registration forms to Dorene Matheson, PO Box 63, Brookfield, NS. B0N 1C0.

Registration fee is $25 which includes Friday supper and Saturday Lunch. The cost for the Banquet is $15. Registration will take place on Friday April 22 from 12:30 – 3:00 PM. Please make cheques payable to Maritime Conference UCW.

Workshops on Saturday are:
A) “Photography” – Chris Sandeson
B) “Move With Me” – Barb Burley
C) “Fashions for Seniors” – Morag/ Karen from “Elegant Steps” (Inglis Place)
D) “Crafts” –  Brenda Moore
E) “Chair Yoga” – Leah Roop
F) “Music” – Emily Kierstead.

Registration deadline is March 15.