The announcements for this week include:

  1. United Church Response to Hurricane Matthew
  2. Marriage Preparation Series Official Launch Party
  3. LICENSED LAY WORSHIP LEADERS ATLANTIC
  4. Mission & Service Global Pilgrimage to Kenya 2017

1. United Church Response to Hurricane Matthew

 

The United Church of Canada is calling for prayers, and has launched an appeal for donations that will provide humanitarian relief to Haiti, Cuba, and nearby Caribbean countries devastated by Hurricane Matthew. The United Church has contributed $20,000 from its Emergency Response Fund to partners in Haiti and the surrounding region.

Please share this information broadly, and help tell the story of the United Church’s work with Mission & Service partners on the ground.

For more information click on this link: United Church Response to Hurricane Matthew


2. Marriage Preparation Series Official Launch Party

 

SAVE THE DATE! More than Friends sponsors, Truro Presbytery and Maritime Conference Christian Life & Growth, will host launch events.

  • Thursday, Nov. 17 at First United Church in Truro at 2pm.
  • Thursday, November 24 at the Maritime Conference Centre in Sackville at 2pm.

Watch a full video from the series, get a handout on different ways to use this Marriage Preparation series, and take part in a Question & Answer.

And there will be cake. Watch for more details.


3. LICENSED LAY WORSHIP LEADERS ATLANTIC

 

LEARNING UNIT 1: Better Get Ready! — ADVENT, CHRISTMAS & EPIPHANY

When: Friday October 21, 5:30 p.m. – Sunday October 23, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Tatamagouche Centre

Register: Robyn at llwlatlantic@gmail.com   (please advise of any dietary or accessibility concerns)

Cost: $275 (includes all meals and accommodation) cheques payable to ‘Maritime Conference Fund’, send to Maritime Conference Office, 21 Wright Street, Sackville, NB E4L 4P8.  For additional payment options contact Jennifer Whittemore:  Phone 506-536-1334 EX. 6 or Email: jwhittemore@marconf.ca


4. Mission & Service Global Pilgrimage to Kenya 2017

 

GO, SEE, TELL the connections between global Mission & Service and United Church communities of faith by traveling with a delegation to visit our partners in Kenya, March 25 – April 4, 2017.

We are seeking applications from United Church members who are committed to animating and strengthening Mission & Service giving.  One Mission & Service Enthusiast from each Conference (13),  one UCW representative (1) (United Church Women), and one Conference staff person will be chosen to join this pilgrimage.  You can find more information and the online application process at http://www.united-church.ca/opportunities/mission-service-global-pilgrimage-kenya-2017

What a wonderful opportunity to deepen faith, make stronger partnership relationships, generate new insights into the possibilities for being church, and strengthen Mission & Service giving!