The announcements for this week include:

  1. Condolences – Herman “Bud” MacDonald
  2. Tatamagouche Centre – Executive Director
  3. BE Gatherings …
  4. Camp Wegesegum – Lifeguard Position
  5. LLWL Atlantic Learning Unit 3: Pentecost – Preach It!
  6. Maritime Church Administrators Association – Annual Conference & Retreat
  7. Save the date – Mental Health and Faith Communities

1. Condolences – Herman “Bud” MacDonald

Sympathy is extended to the Rev. Gayle MacDonald on the death of her father, Herman “Bud” MacDonald.  Please click on the following link for full obituary: 

2. Tatamagouche Centre – Executive Director 

Tatamagouche Centre announces that Josie Baker has been hired as our Executive Director.  She will start in her new position in mid April.   

The Tatamagouche Centre is an educational centre focused on leadership development, spiritual deepening and transformational education on both a personal and corporate level.

Josie Baker brings more than 12 years of work experience in the non-profit sector, working for the past six years with the Cooper Institute, a PEI-based non-profit organization, primarily on issues of migrant workers and seed sovereignty.  She has been active in community organizations serving on boards and in leadership roles.  She is committed to social justice, adult education, community development and engaged spirituality.  Josie has a Honours Degree in Religious Studies from Mount Allison, a Graduate Diploma in Community Economic Development from Concordia, and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Adult Education and Community Development Program at Saint Francis Xavier.     

Peter Hough, Chair of the Board says “on behalf of our Board, our Staff and the Tatamagouche Centre Community we welcome Josie Baker as our new Executive Director.  In hiring her, we have passed a key milestone toward our goal of a renewed Centre.  The addition of her professional leadership, skill and enthusiasm on-site will allow us to build on the momentum of the past year and move forward in achieving the goals of our business plan”.

3. BE Gatherings …

No matter where you find yourself these days, BE is a place for you to gather. To explore what it means to be in open community, with people who are looking for something new, to explore and connect. This is a place for you. Come and just Be. 

– April 22 at 6:30pm in Dartmouth at the NSCC Waterfront Campus
– May 12 at 6:30pm in Riverview at the Chocolate River Station in the Cocoa Room
– May 13 at 5:00pm in Charlottetown at the Haviland Club 

Please RSVP by clicking

Also, Bulletin Inserts, YouTube video, and PowerPoint slides are available at

4. Camp Wegesegum – Lifeguard Position

Camp Wegesegum is looking for a lifeguard for a period of ten weeks during camp season.  Rate of pay is $12.50 per hour.  The position is for 40 hours per week plus room.  Scheduling of hours will depend on the nature and schedule of the rental camp for each wee of the season, to be agreed upon by the Lifeguard and the Personnel Director.

Please email resume by April 30, 2017 to Lindsey Fraser at  For a more detailed job description, please click on the following: Camp Wegesegum – Lifeguard Position.

5. LLWL Atlantic Learning Unit 3: Pentecost – Preach It! June 2-4, 2017 at Tatamagouche Centre

This is the 3rd seasonal Learning Unit offered for those who are currently serving or recommended by their presbyteries to serve as Licensed Lay Worship Leaders. Details attached. Click here for information.

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:

7. Save the date – Mental Health and Faith Communities

A day of exploring how faith communities can become strong supporters for mental health will be hosted by the new Maritime Conference Working Group on Mental Health

Topics to be covered:

Understanding Personal Mental Health – Everyone’s mental health is an issue…

How to become a supportive community

How can we engage in education and advocacy?


DATE:                    May 6

TIME:                    10 am – 3:45 – includes lunch

WHERE:                Maritime Conference Centre, Sackville, NB


Watch for online registration notice coming soon!