The announcements for this week include:

  1. Holiday Hours
  2. Executive Director Position at Tatamagouche Centre
  3. Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas from the Maritime Conference Archives and Archives Committee
  4. The Hours of Christmas Day FREE Resource
  5. Camp Wegesegum Needs You
  6. The Centre for Christian Studies is seeking a Principal
  7. A Day Away for a Mardi-Gras of Moments
  8. Need a gift for someone recently married or getting married in 2017?
  9. Pine Hill Divinity Hall Continuing Education Bursary

 1. Holiday hours

 

Maritime Conference Office will be closing at noon on Thursday, December 22nd and reopening on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Voicemail and email will continue to work as normal, and will be responded to promptly upon return to work. The holiday schedule for Conference and General Council offices can be found here: http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/resources/holiday-schedule-gco-conference.pdf

If your concern is particularly urgent during this period, please leave your message with David Hewitt, Executive Secretary, at dhewitt@marconf.ca or 506-536-1334 ext.1.

Blessings to all in this season of light and love!


2. Executive Director Position at Tatamagouche Centre

 

As part of the recent 5 Year Business Plan, recently released by Tatamagouche Centre and its Board of Directors, an Executive Director is to be hired.  You are invited to visit our website at:  https://www.tatacentre.ca/index.php/site/happenings to view the Position Description and our 5 Year Business Plan.


3. Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas from the Maritime Conference Archives and Maritime Conference Archives Committee

 

Click here to view the first edition of the Archives and Artefact Beacon — a new newsletter about the history of the United Church in Maritime Conference.

Please post this newsletter on church bulletin boards and pass it on by e-mail.

Happy Advent and Christmas Reading!


4. The Hours of Christmas Day FREE Resource

 

With Christmas Day falling on a Sunday, I imagined a way a congregation could be together in Spirit,
though perhaps not in a worship service in a church building.

Or use this devotional in a quiet spot in the day to reflect by yourself or with family on the meaning of the day.

Download it here: https://prayerbench.ca/hours-christmas-free-resource/


5. Camp Wegesegum Needs You

 

In order to broaden the reach of Camp Wegesegum and to make full use of this beautiful campsite, the Board of Directors is asking all Wegesegum alumni to help us achieve this goal.

Each summer, our camp has a number of time periods available for churches or other organizations to rent our facilities and to put on their own family camps, youth events, retreats or picnics.

In order to advertise these rental camp opportunities in your church or organization, we are trying to obtain the name of one person who would act as a local contact person for that church or organization by putting up a poster and setting out some brochures. If the contact person is a former Wegesegum camper, that would be great but not necessary.

If you would be willing to act as the contact person for your church or organization, we would appreciate that very much. If you are presently unable to serve as a Wegesegum contact person, we would ask that you send us names of other persons from your church or organization, along with their contact information, so that we can reach out to them in order to fill this small but important roll.

Please email the Camp Wegesegum Rental Opportunities contact, Lindsey Fraser at councillorlindseyfraser@gmail.com with the following information for yourself and anyone else that you would recommend as a local contact person in their church or organization:

Church/Organization
Phone
Email
Contact Person
Phone
Email


6. The Centre for Christian Studies is seeking a Principal

 

The search is on for the next Principal of the Centre for Christian Studies. Maybe it’s you!  Or maybe it’s someone you know.  Visit our Job Postings  page and check out the information package.

Application deadline in February 15, 2017.


7. A Day Away for a Mardi-Gras of Moments

 

If you are Clergy …
If you are a Godly Play Practiitioner…
If you are simply curious…
Join us for a day of Freedom for the Soul,
Play for the Mind,
and a Feast for the Body
as we anticipate Lent.

Saturday February 4, 2017, 10am – 3pm

(storm date February 11, 2017)

Cost: $25. Lunch included.

Supported by Godly Play Maritimes.

More information soon on our website: www.godlyplaymaritimes.com

Register: registrargodlyplaymaritimes@gmail.com


8. Need a gift for someone recently married or getting married in 2017? 

 

Offer a gift that goes beyond a Wedding Day.

A MARRIAGE PREPARATION/ENRICHMENT VIDEO RESOURCE they can do on their own.

Interested? Visit this page for more information https://morethanfriends.live/gift-cards/

The cost is $29.


9. Pine Hill Divinity Hall Continuing Education Bursary

 

Annually, Pine Hill Divinity Hall at the Atlantic School of Theology offer a Continuing Education Bursary for which Ordered Ministers may apply. The details are available on the link below:

2017 PINE HILL DIVINITY HALL CONTINUING EDUCATION BURSARY GUIDELINES
Applications must be made by February 1st, 2017 prior to commencement of study.