The announcements for this week include:

  1. LLWL Learning Unit 4: Creation – Let All Creation Sing!
  2. Job and Volunteer Opportunities
  3. Announcing: Commitment to Community, With or Without God
  4. Grants still available
  5. Article on Maritime Conference Archivists
  6. Invitation to Vital Church Maritimes 2017 – UCC

1. LLWL Learning Unit 4: Creation – Let All Creation Sing!

This Learning Unit is open to all who are currently serving as and all who are training to be Licensed Lay Worship Leaders. This Unit will focus on the liturgical season of Creation and on music for worship. For more details click here.

2. Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Boundaries Commission (7-9 vacancies)
Position Type: Committee Vacancies
Opening/Closing Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Anticipated Start Date: Monday, October 2, 2017

The Boundaries Commission has the authority to determine the number and boundaries of the future regions of The United Church of Canada that would form part of the three-council model. We are seeking well-respected church leaders with relevant expertise and exceptional listening and analysis skills to make these determinations.

Read more

3. Announcing: Commitment to Community, With or Without God:

Promoting Respectful Dialogue as we look to the Future  of The United Church of Canada

This event is sponsored by Trinity United Church in Shelburne, N.S. & Forest Hill United Church in Fredericton, N.B. It is an opportunity for dialogue with Gretta Vosper and members of West Hill United Church, the congregation she serves.  They will be in Shelburne, Nova Scotia on Monday, September 25, and Fredericton, New Brunswick on Wednesday, Sept 27.  A promotional brochure is attached, ready to print, copy and distribute.

4. Grants Available

There are still Capital Assistance grants available for 2017 (church and manse modernization, technology and camp grants).

Congregational learning grants are also still available to individuals or groups who wish to participate in an event or programme.

The forms are available on our website under Resources – Forms

If you have any questions or need clarification you can contact Marlene or Laura at conference office.

5. Article on Maritime Conference Archivists

Eldon Hay has written an article on the past 3 Conference Archivists for Generations magazine. The article can be read at and can also be accessed under Resources on the Maritime Conference website.

6. Invitation to Vital Church Maritimes 2017 – UCC

This is a personal and official invitation to all lay and clergy leaders from Maritime Conference (United Church) to our 4th annual Vital Church Maritimes 2017 conference.

WHAT: A 3-day learning event focused on mission and Fresh Expressions of Church (planting). Hear inspiring stories of hope and share ideas for starting new faith communities. Discuss, dream and design ways to create vital congregations and reach out to newcomers.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 21 to Saturday, Sept. 23

WHERE: Holiday Inn, Truro, NS

WHO: Keynote speaker is The Rev’d. Canon Phil Potter, the Archbishops’ Missioner and Fresh Expressions Team Leader in the Church of England. Phil was vicar of St Mark’s, Haydock, Merseyside, for 20 years, leading and pastoring the church through many transitions; later serving as Director of Pioneer Ministry in the Diocese of Liverpool.

MORE INFO:  See the brochure attached and also our Diocesan website for registration details.

We would dearly love to have some of your leaders join us!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Rev. Lisa G. Vaughn

Parish Vitality Coordinator
Diocese of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
902-420-0717, Ext.# 1169