The announcements for this week include:

  1. Conversations that Matter!
  2. Call for Nominations – Deadline April 13
  4. Healing Pathway Phase 1 Workshop
  5. Register Now for Ministries in French course – May 16-20, 2016
  6. Finance and Property Workshop
  7. AST Announces the Inaugural Archbishop James M. Hayes Symposium
  8. Wanted: Hymn Books
  9. Parish Nursing Ministry Learning Event

1. Conversations that Matter! 


At the Annual Meeting of Conference we will once again “open space” for important conversations.  Five years ago we tried this for the first time.  Over 70 topics were posted for engaging during the day.  People shared their ideas and passions  in conversations such as:

  • Ecumenism
  • Better Rural Public Transportation
  • Welcoming Youth and Young Families
  • Out of Our Bulidings Into the Community
  • Progressive Christianity – A Maritime Network
  • Giving Youth a Voice
  • Are We Forgetting the Basics: prayer and forgiveness?

… and so many more!


Many of these conversations led to bold actions – such as Maritime Conference becoming an Affirming Ministry!

You will find your invitation and more information about Open Space Technology on the Conference website with the materials for this year’s Annual Meeting.  What conversation is burning in your heart?

2. Call for Nominations – Deadline April 13


Faithful greetings from the General Council Nominations Committee.

We are now seeking nominations and expressions of interest for two positions that will be instrumental in creating the next General Council:

As well as two representatives of The United Church of Canada to serve in these partnerships


Please consider who has the leadership skills and call to serve in these ways. Tap people on the shoulder, forward this message, encourage them… or if you feel a sense of call yourself, step up and offer your own gifts.


Details for these roles, and the nominations process can be found here.

(An on-line nomination form is here:

Contact Diane Bosman if you need assistance.



Friday April 29, 5:30 p.m. – Sunday May 1, 3:00 p.m.

Trinity United Church of Canada  —  90 Spring Street – Summerside

For information or to register:

Instructors: Rev. Dr. Ross Bartlett, Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt, Rev. Mary White

This Orientation Weekend is open to all who are curious about the program and may want to take a first step toward becoming licensed by their Presbytery. The LLWL Atlantic program is an initiative of the Tatatmagouche Centre in partnership with presbyteries and following the guidelines provided by The United Church of Canada: For more information and poster click here.

4. Healing Pathway Phase 1 Workshop
South Shore United Church, Tryon PEI

Friday April 29th – 9am-5pm
Saturday April 30th – 9am-5pm


An introduction to the basic concepts of Christian-centered healing; through prayer, meditation and the laying on of hands, to reclaim the healing ministry that Jesus taught.

Fee: $210 ($105 for people repeating Phase 1)

Instructors: Helen Bonnett & Karen MacLeod-Wilkie

The Healing Pathway Program, is offered through the Healing Pathway Society, to enable people to develop the gifts and skills of energy-based healing within the Christian tradition, and to foster the development of healing ministries within faith communities. The Healing Pathway Program has been offered since 1993.

Click here for Registration form.    For more information see attached flyer.

5. Register Now for 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! Click here for poster and more information.

To register click here.    Deadline for registration is April 29th!

6. Finance and Property Workshop


Finance and Property Workshop, with a special focus on congregational property transitions, to be held at the Conference Office, Sackville, NB, on Wednesday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to all interested persons, but especially for members of Presbytery Finance and/or Property Committees. Lunch provided. Please register to attend by clicking this link:

7. AST Announces the Inaugural
Archbishop James M. Hayes Symposium
‘Living Through Death: Dying, Death and Bereavement’

May 9, 10, and 11, 2016

Registration is required – please see our website for details:

8. Wanted: Hymn Books 


Wesley Methodist Church in Bermuda are looking for any surplus Voices United or More Voices.

Any contributions would be appreciated and could be taken to the upcoming executive meeting or the Conference Annual Meeting in May for transport back to Bermuda.

9. Parish Nursing Ministry Learning Event


A Parish Nursing Ministry Learning Event will be presented on Saturday, April 30, at Sackville United Church, N.B. Advanced registration deadline is April 25. Cost is $10 ($12 at the door) A representative of the Canadian Association of Parish Nursing Ministry will be the main facilitator, with representatives of various denominations’ congregational nursing ministries from across the Maritimes. Information from the Maritime Conference will facilitate discussion of how Parish Nursing Ministry can be applied in a United Church context. Sandpiper Catering of Sackville, N.B. will provide lunch and refreshments.

Send your Registration form to