Happy New Year!

The announcements for the first week of 2017 include:

  1. General Council 43 Youth Forum Coordinator
  2. Youth Forum Seeking Facilitators
  3. Executive Director Position at Tatamagouche Centre
  4. Pilgrimage to Kenya
  5. New Archives Committee newsletter- “Archives and Artefact Beacon”
  6. Pine Hill Divinity Hall Continuing Education Bursary
  7. A Day Away for a Mardi-Gras of Moments
  8. Camp Wegesegum Needs You

1. General Council 43 Youth Forum Coordinator

 

We are seeking an established leader in youth ministry with excellent planning skills who can recruit, resource, and coordinate Youth Forum for the 43rd General Council. Deadline: January 19, 2017.   For more info click here.


2. Youth Forum Seeking Facilitators

 

Maritime Conference Youth Forum is looking for some folks who are enthusiastic about youth ministry to be facilitators at the Spring 2017 Youth Forum event, which co-incides with the annual meeting of Maritime Conference in May (May 25-28).

You would spend four faith filled and inspirational days with youth between Grade 10 and age 19. It is a transformational experience for youth and facilitators alike.

In addition to being fully present at the event itself, facilitators must be available for a training weekend in Halifax (likely the last weekend of April).

Apply on-line at the following site:   https://goo.gl/0PuAAJ

Deadline for applications is Friday, January 6, 2017.

More information on being a Youth Forum facilitator can be obtained from Jodi Vacheresse (Facilitator Rep to the YF Planning Team) at “facilitatorrep@youthforum.ca“. You can also visit http://youthforum.ca


3. 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.


4. Pilgrimage to Kenya

 

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Ross Sherwood from Two Rivers Pastoral Charge and David Hewitt, Maritime Conference Executive Secretary, have been selected to participate in the Mission & Service Global Pilgrimage to Kenya in 2017.  From March 25 to April 4, 2017 Ross and David will experience an incredible journey led by our Mission & Service partners in this region. They will have a first-hand opportunity to witness the joys and challenges of life in Kenya and learn just how the people of the United Church are sharing God’s love and making a difference in lives of thousands of individuals every day. Upon their return Ross and David will be given opportunities to share their experience and learning.  We are excited that Ross and David will be our Conference’s representatives and look forward to working with them to share their story. Congratulations Ross Sherwood and David Hewitt!


5. New Archives Committee newsletter- “Archives and Artefact Beacon”

 

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 reading!


6. 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.


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. 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