The announcements for this week include:

  1. United Church of Canada Foundation Grants Available
  2. French For Ministry Course – Nov 6 – 10, 2017
  3. KAIROS Reconciliation in Our Watershed
  4. KAIROS Reconciliation in the Watershed at Tatamagouche Centre
  5. Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons

1. United Church of Canada Foundation Grants Available

The fall 2017 Seeds of Hope granting cycle is open and accepting applications! Applications are due by 8pm EST on October 15th, 2017. Submission by email is preferred.

The fall 2017 round will only provide grants for seniors programs and projects (grants available nation-wide), leadership initiatives (grants available nation-wide), and events (grants only available for events within Ontario). Grants for all project types, Canada wide will be available again in the spring 2018 Seeds of Hope round.

Don`t miss out, visit for more information and to download the application today.

2. French For Ministry Course

November 6-10, 2017

Mountain View United Church, 85 MacBeath Ave, Moncton, NB E1C 6Z3

Participant costs for the program will be $350 (includes daily lunch), not including local accommodations, other meals and travel. Some bursary assistance may be available. Click here for form. 

To register go to: Deadline for registration September 30th.

For more information see poster.

To express interest, or for more information, please contact Executive Secretary David Hewitt at or 506-536-1334.

3. KAIROS Reconciliation in Our Watershed – October 12 -14, 2017


Oct 12 – Panel Discussion – Environmental Racism in Atlantic Canada
6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Halifax North Memorial, Library, 2285 Gottingen Street
Perspectives on environmental racism in Nova Scotia and the broader Atlantic Region, with panelists from ENRICH Project and Cornwallis Baptist Church Leaders.

October 13 – Film Screening and Panel Discussion
6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Mi’kmaq Friendship Centre
2158 Gottingen Street
Film screening of “Cold Amazon” and “Saving the Shubenacadie” and panel discussion with Elders Alma Brooks, St. Mary’s First Nation, and Dorene Bernard, Sipekne’katik First Nation.

October 14 – Full Day Workshop
10 am – 3 pm
St. Andrew’s United Church
6036 Coburg Road
A full-day workshop focused on learning, relationship-building, and action to renew relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples and their local watersheds.

For more info about this 3-day event contact:
Shannon Neufeldt
416-463-5312 ext. 222

For more information about KAIROS Reconciliation in the Watershed Program, visit or email

4. KAIROS Reconciliation in the Watershed at Tatamagouche Centre 

KAIROS Canada – Reconciliation in the Watershed

 September 16, 2017   Saturday 10 – 5 pm

$15 Registration fee includes lunch
Shuttle from Halifax available

REGISTER NOW or  call 902-657-2231

For schedule click here.

KAIROS Reconciliation in the Watershed

A full-day workshop hosted by KAIROS Canada to renew relationships with Indigenous Peoples and the watersheds in which we live

All are welcome to this day of learning, listening & action!

$15 Registration Fee

Includes Lunch

Bus from Halifax Available 

The bus shuttle will leave Halifax at 8 am at the St. Andrews United Church. Stops along the route are possible in Shubenacadie or Truro if requested in advance.

There is only room for 18 people on a first-come-first-served basis. Please indicate that you would like to use the bus when you register in the notes section.  The shuttle will leave Tatamagouche Centre at 5.15 pm after the workshop.

Thank you to the Mennonite Central Committee for the financial support of the shuttle.

For more information about Reconciliation in the Watershed  or email

5. Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons

Register by September 10th, 2017

New Dates Fall 2017! Godly Play Core Training
for Storytellers & Doorpersons

September 22-24, 2017 at Sackville United Church, NB

There are a lot of things you can learn from a book or a lecture, but Godly Play is best learned from the inside out.

At a Godly Play Core Training participants:
· experience and learn about the different kinds of Godly Play stories;
· tell a story by heart and receive supportive feedback;
· learn the fundamentals of setting up your own Godly Play space and program.

Training includes three modules, each with a key plenary session and stories from one of the Godly Play genres:

Module A: Friday  10am-6pm – Sacred Stories & Creating Sacred Environments
Module B: Saturday 9am – 5pm – Parables & the Spirituality of the Child
Module C: Sunday 9am – 5pm – Liturgical Action Stories & the Community of Children

Modules may be attended in any order, over time and location. Certificate of Accreditation is awarded upon completion of all three required modules.

Visit: to register and for more information.