The announcements for this last week of January include:

  1. Message from Maritime Conference President Catherine Stuart…
  2. Public Performance Copyright Site Licenses
  3. Registration for YF and I@C Now Online!
  4. Youth Leaders’ Retreat March 17-19
  5. Staff Sabbatical
  6.  Check Out Roger’s Stewardship Blog
  7. Considering Sponsoring Another Refugee?
  8. The Honourable Mayann Francis Faith in Action Award 2017

1. Message from Maritime Conference President Catherine Stuart…

 

President Rev. Catherine Stuart extends her pastoral response in light of the attacks on Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec (Islamic cultural centre of Quebec) in Quebec City.


2. Public Performance Copyright Site Licenses

 

This is the eleventh year that Maritime Conference has negotiated a public performance copyright site license agreement with Criterion Pictures and Audio Ciné Films Inc.  We are able to offer a similar opportunity this year. You may wish to visit their respective websites for further information:  http://www.criterionpic.com/ and http://www.acf-film.com/splash_en.php

The combined cost for both companies to cover congregations in Maritime Conference will be $1.30 per person plus HST based on average Sunday attendance as reported in The United Church of Canada Year Book & Directory – Volume 1 Statistics.  The license will be in effect from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018.

Please complete the application form if you are interested in registering your congregation for this license and forward it to Maritime Conference Office along with a cheque made payable to Maritime Conference Fund by Monday, March 13, 2017.  This is the ONLY opportunity to enroll for this year!

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Lorraine Horyl by email or by phone 506-536-1334, Ext 5.


3. Registration for YF and I@C Now Online!

 

Registration for Youth Forum and Intermediates at Conference is now online! Deadline to register is March 31st.  All presbyteries generously offer funding to participants – not sure what presbytery you belong to? Ask your minister to find out! Or click on the Maritime Conference Presbytery Map!

Click here to register for YF:  https://ucceast.ca/youth-forum-registration/

Click here to register for IAC:  https://ucceast.ca/intermediates-conference-registration/


4. Youth Leaders’ Retreat March 17-19

 

Come join us at the Tatamagouche Centre for a weekend to relax and nourish yourself. Share stories, ideas, resources, and learnings with colleagues and friends. Cost is $50. Contact Lauren King at the Maritime Conference Office for more information lking@marconf.ca

Click here to register!   Click here for poster!


5. Staff Sabbatical

 

Executive Secretary David Hewitt will be taking a partial sabbatical between February 22 and April 11. During this time, Kendall Harrison will be acting Executive Secretary, with support from Laura Hunter. If you have matters for the Executive Secretary that can wait until after April 11, please continue to leave messages for David by voicemail or email. If your matter requires a more immediate response, please contact Kendall. Please bear in mind that Kendall will continue to attend to his regular personnel work during this time which will be reflected in his response time.

 

David’s sabbatical will involve some reading and writing, a week of French immersion in Quebec City, and the 10-day Mission and Service pilgrimage to Kenya.


6. Stewardship Blog

 

Check out Roger Janes’ latest blog! Here is the link:  http://programleadershipdevelopment.weebly.com/my-blog

In his latest blog : “I lift up what I feel is the key to good stewardship and increasing our congregation’s generosity”.

Blessings, Roger


7. CONSIDERING SPONSORING ANOTHER REFUGEE?

 

There have been many recent calls and emails with questions from groups about additional refugee sponsorships, perhaps for family members of newcomers or other associated people.  In addition, some groups continue to wait for news of their applications.  So we have crafted an overview.

Please see the attached update and recommendations.


8. The Honourable Mayann Francis Faith in Action Award 2017

Call for Nominations

 

Atlantic School of Theology (AST) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Honourable Mayann Francis Faith in Action Award 2017. The Award, to be presented by AST, honours exceptional community outreach that is recognized as having provided significant benefit to the wider community. This outreach award is given to an individual whose honoured work is driven by his/her religious commitment to the faith tradition to which he/she belongs.

More information about the award and how to nominate a potential recipient can be found on the AST website. All submissions must be postmarked no later than March 9, 2017.

http://www.astheology.ns.ca/news/index.html