The announcements for this week include:

  1. Residence changes at Annual Meeting
  2. Ministry of Supervision course at the Atlantic School of Theology
  3. Annual Declaration in Respect to Criminal Charges and/or Criminal Record
  4. Attention Church Secretaries/Administrators!
  5. Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons
  6. Refresher for Godly Play Storytellers and Doorpersons
  7. Maritime Conference United Church Women Biennial Meeting
  8. United Church Men’s Spring Rally 2018

1. Residence changes at Annual Meeting

(CAM announcement #1)

Mount Allison University has begun renovations to Windsor Hall residence, which will require some shifts for those planning to stay in residence during the Conference Annual Meeting. The good news is that this will mean more single rooms with ensuite washrooms. The bad news is that some of these rooms are on the other side of campus.

You are responsible to book your own accommodations.

Once you have completed your online registration for the Conference Annual Meeting, you will be provided with information about accommodations in Sackville, including Mount Allison University. If you choose to click the Mount Allison link, you will have the opportunity to see which Residences are available, and the type of accommodations. You will be able to choose the Residence in the location you desire, with the type of room you desire. As Residences fill up, they will be automatically removed from the list and will no longer be visible.

The short message here is, if you have specific residence requirements and want to be sure that you have maximum choice, please register as soon as possible.

The registration web page will become “live” on March 1.


2. Ministry of Supervision course at the Atlantic School of Theology

October 22-26, 2018 & May 6-10, 2019

Click here for Ministry of Supervision AST 2018- information and application package.

Click here for Brochure.

Application Deadline is July 24, 2018 as space is limited.


3. Annual Declaration in Respect to Criminal Charges and/or Criminal Record

Ministry Personnel are searching for the form for the annual declaration of Police Records Check.   Here is the link:

https://unitedchurch.formstack.com/forms/annual_declaration

Deadline for completion of this form is June 30th, annually.


4. Attention Church Secretaries/Administrators! 

Maritime Church Administrators Association’s annual conference will take place the weekend of April 27, 28, and 29, 2018.

Our mission statement:  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.

New members welcome.

30th Anniversary Celebrations – this year marks our 30th year in existence… we encourage past and present administrators to join us for a fun afternoon on the 28th at Tatamagouche Centre.  Special guests:  local author Sheree Fitch and special guest musicians Rev. Valerie Kingsbury and Chris Bowman.

Know of a past secretary?  Administrator?  Please let them know!  All information can be found on our website:

www.mcaas.org under the Annual Conference tab.


5. Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons

New Dates Spring 2018!

3 Saturdays: March 24, April 21, May 5 – 8:30am-5:30pm

Nashwaaksis United Church, Fredericton, 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: Saturday, March 24th – 8:30 am -5:30 pm (Storm date April 14) – Sacred Stories & Creating Sacred Environments
Module B: Saturday, April 21st – 8:30 am – 5:30 pm – Parables & the Spirituality of the Child
Module C: Saturday, May 5th – 8:30 am – 5:30 pm –  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: godlyplaymaritimes.com to register and for more information.


6. Refresher for Godly Play Storytellers and Doorpersons

Come again! Godly Play Storytellers and Doorpersons are invited to attend the Core Training as a refresher.  Join with a new cohort of storytellers and share your experiences and refresh your skills. Choose one module or come for all three! Cost: $50 per day module includes lunch and snacks.

Complete registration form for Core Training and note in comments to the registrar that you are attending training module(s) as a refresher and the date you originally completed Core Training.

Visit: godlyplaymaritimes.com to register and for more information.


7. Maritime Conference United Church Women Biennial Meeting

April 27-29, 2018

“ Bridging Changes.”

Trinity United Church
90 Spring Street, Summerside, PEI
902 436 3155

Registration is now open! Click here to register and for more information!


8. United Church Men’s Spring Rally 2018

When: April 21, 2018
Where: Trinity St. Stephen United Church, Amherst, NS

The cost is $45 and includes Muffins and Coffee and a full turkey dinner.  Preregister before April 15 for $40!

For more information and to register click here:
https://ucceast.ca/48883-united-church-mens-spring-rally-2018/