The announcements for this week include:

  1. Conference Annual Meeting Important Information
  2. Retirees and Jubilarians Banquet Tickets Available
  3. Elections for Conference President
  4. General Council Executive – alternate representatives
  5. Support Guatemalan farmers and their families! Order Breaking the Silence Fair Trade Coffee

1. Conference Annual Meeting Important Information

 

The 2016 Conference Annual Meeting agenda and Things You Need To Know pre-conference letter are now online and can be found at this link: https://ucceast.ca/91st-annual-meeting-2016/

 

Regrets form: please fill this out if you are unable to attend the conference annual meeting.


2. Retirees and Jubilarians Banquet Tickets Available

 

Have you ordered your tickets for the Retirees and Jubilarians Banquet yet? The banquet will be held this year on Saturday, May 28th at 5:00 pm at the Sackville Royal Canadian Legion, 15 Lorne Street, Sackville.  Tickets must be reserved by Thursday May 26th and cost is $25 each. For tickets please contact the Rev. Gloria Churchill by email (gloriaechurchill@gmail.com) or call 902-252-8038.


3. Elections for Conference President

 

At the Conference Annual Meeting this year, President Matthew Fillier will preside. During the concluding worship, President-Elect Catherine Stuart will be installed as President for the 2016-2017 term.

During the meeting we will elect the President-Designate, who will serve as President for the 2017-2018 term.

To nominate someone for election as President, please complete this form: https://ucceast.ca/91st-annual-meeting-2016/es20-nomination-form-office-president-designate-maritime-conference/

To offer to serve as President, please complete this form: https://ucceast.ca/91st-annual-meeting-2016/es15-nomination-biographical-sheet/


4. General Council Executive – alternate representatives

 

It happens on occasion that the elected representatives to the General Council Executive may not be available to attend a particular meeting or serve a particular function. At the Conference Annual Meeting this year we will be electing alternate representatives to the General Council Executive, both lay and ministry personnel. These alternate persons will be asked to serve on occasions when the elected representative is not available.

 

Please give consideration to who might offer to serve as an alternate representative to the General Council Executive and please invite them to offer to serve by completing the nomination biography form found here:  https://ucceast.ca/91st-annual-meeting-2016/es15-nomination-biographical-sheet/


5. Support Guatemalan farmers and their families!

Order Breaking the Silence Fair Trade Coffee by Thursday, May 19th at wholesale price ($58/case). Pick up at Annual Meeting.

The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS), a Church in Action Committee partner,  is offering cases of Breaking the Silence Fair Trade Coffee (ground) at the wholesale price of $58 (6  12 oz. bags per case.) We do this to encourage churches to purchase Breaking the Silence coffee on an ongoing basis, buying wholesale for church events. You may also sell Breaking the Silence coffee as a fundraiser for your church, buying wholesale and selling retail. Cases will be available for purchase/pick up at the Annual Meeting. Orders must be received no later than Thursday, May 19th. 

Why buy Breaking the Silence coffee? You support the courageous work of the Highland Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA in seeking land reform and economic justice and small farmers and their families. Breaking the Silence coffee is the result of a three-way relationship and friendship among the CCDA, the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network and the Just Us! fair trade coffee cooperative.

To order, Email Kathryn Anderson, kathrynande@gmail.com no later than Thurs., May 19th, indicating the number of cases you wish to order. We will also be selling new and beautiful crafts from a Guatemalan women’s cooperative, great for wedding, baby and birthday gifts, as well as individual bags of coffee.

To order Breaking the Silence coffee at the wholesale price on an ongoing basis, call Just Us! at 1-888-668-8436 (1-888-NOT THEM.) Larger orders have no shipping charges.  We also urge you to ask your local Sobey’s or Foodland grocery store manager to include the Breaking the Silence brand of coffee in its JustUs! order. PLEASE ASK AND ENCOURAGE CHURCH MEMBERS TO PURCHASE BREAKING THE SILENCE COFFEE.