The announcements for this week include:

  1. Condolences – Lionel “Nick” LeBlanc
  2. Conference Annual Meeting Registration and Information
  3. Seek Other Cs – Annual Meeting Theme and Info
  4. Youth Leaders’ Retreat March 17-19
  5. Rendez-vous 2017
  6. Maritime Church Administrators Association – Annual Conference & Retreat
  7. Berwick Camp
  8. AST – Gala Dinner 2017
  9. Free Volunteer Food Safety Presentation

1. Condolences – Lionel “Nick” LeBlanc

Sympathy is extended to the Rev. Gerald Blaquiere on the death of his father-in-law, Lionel “Nick” LeBlanc.  Please click on the following link for full obituary: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Lionel+%22Nick%22-LeBlanc&lc=3198&pid=184371412&mid=7318439


 2. Conference Annual Meeting Registration and Information

The registration for Maritime Conference and also the Mount Allison University form for Meals and Accommodations are up and ready to roll! To register click here.

The “Reports to Conference” page is now live and will be updated as information is received. Please check the page regularly for updates. Click here to view the page. 


3. Seek Other Cs – Annual Meeting Theme and Info

Seek Other ‘Cs’ is the theme of the Conference Annual Meeting! Curiosity, cultivate, congregation, conversation, community are just a few of the ‘Cs’ we will explore.

Rev. John Pentland is our theme speaker; John has written Fishing Tips How Curiosity Transformed a Community of Faith. Writing as a UCC minister, Fishing Tips speaks to our Canadian religious context and offers hope to our denomination.

Gary Patterson, 42nd Moderator of United Church of Canada says this: “Fishing Tips starts with a story – a modern midrash [re-telling], of the final chapter of John’s gospel: an unsuccessful fishing expedition until Peter and crew got some fishing tips from the Master – first and foremost is to grab hold of their curiosity and their courage and try fishing on the other side. Which really is what John Pentland’s book is all about – specific tips about how one might go about fishing from the other side in the 21st century.”

You are encouraged to read Fishing Tips before coming to the annual meeting; it’s available through UCRD. Also check out https://vimeo.com/135611712


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. Register by March 2nd at the link below! Cost is $50. Contact Lauren King at the Maritime Conference Office for more information lking@marconf.ca

https://ucceast.ca/47716-youth-leaders-retreat-march-17-19-2017/


5. Rendez-vous 2017

Maritime bus to Rendez-vous 2017 –

Are you attending Rendez-vous 2017 in Montreal this August?  Taking a group of youth?

Join the bus heading from the Maritimes August 15th, returning August 20th.  Schedule, stops, and registration coming soon!  Three tier payment option to make transportation accessible: $0, $25, $50.

Contact Lauren King: lking@marconf.ca for more information and stay tuned for updates at marconf.ca!


6. Maritime Church Administrators Association – Annual Conference & Retreat

April 28-30, 2017
Tatamagouche Centre

Our Mission: To provide experiences and to develop support systems for Church Administrators that will enable them to share ideas, concerns and resources, thus helping them to exercise their ministry more effectively.

Something for your Mind, Body, and Spirit!!

For more info: www.mcaas.org


7. Berwick Camp

Welcome campers of all ages!
July 28 – August 6, 2017

Please join us for a weekend, a few nights, or the whole 10 days.
A variety of programs are offered and accommodations are available.
Please see www.berwickcamp.org for more information.

Theme Speaker is Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, a San Francisco native, who has served her call through prophetic action and ministry for justice for over thirty years, as well as being an award winning gospel music artist and author of Where the Edge Gathers: A Theology of Homiletic and Radical Inclusion.


8. AST – Gala Dinner 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017
Reception 6 pm / Dinner 7 pm
A fundraiser in support of AST

From Syria with Chocolate: One New Canadian Family’s Story
Guest Speaker – Tareq Hadhad

The Lord Nelson Hotel
1515 South Park Street
Halifax, NS

Tickets $150 per person or $1,500 per table of 10
Reserve your spot before Friday, April 14, 2017

Details: http://www.astheology.ns.ca/webfiles/Poster-AST%20Gala%202017.pdf


 9. Free Volunteer Food Safety Presentation

Non-profit organizations and service clubs are required to have at least one organizer or volunteer present during food preparation who has completed the Food Safety Training Course or has a certificate documenting attending a food safety presentation for volunteers as offered by Environmental Health.

A Free Volunteer Food Safety Presentation will be held at the O’Leary Legion in PEI from 6-9 pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

To register, please contact Environmental Health: 902-368-4970; 1-800-958-6400; or email smblaquiere@gov.pe.ca.