The announcements for this first week of April are:

  1. Condolences – Gwendoline “Gwen” MacRae
  2. Photos of Special Moments (CAM announcement #7)
  3. Register Now For Intermediates and Youth Forum!
  4. The Bible, Justice and the Palestine-Israel Conflict
  5. Berwick United Church Camp Announces 2018 Summer Camp Leadership
  6. PAUSE TO LISTEN: A Spiritual Retreat For Environmentalists
  7. Gala Dinner 2018 – May 4th, 2018

1. Condolences – Gwendoline “Gwen” MacRae

Sympathy is extended to the family of Gwen MacRae, 96 years, of Moncton, NB, who passed away on March 29, 2018.  Gwen served as the President of Maritime Conference United Church Women during 1990-92.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Jones Funeral Home, Sackville, NB. Gwen requested no visitation or funeral service. Full obituary is available online at

2. Photos of Special Moments (CAM announcement #7)

The theme for the upcoming Conference Annual Meeting is #TrueStory (John 21:25). Conference members are invited to send in photos ahead of time which reflect a special moment, personality or event that occurred in your pastoral charge in the past, which may not have been fully captured in the minutes. We will be looking back on our past as a Conference and these photos might help stimulate table group discussions. Please email photos to

3. Register Now For Intermediates and Youth Forum!  

Register now for Intermediates at Conference at

Register now for Youth Forum at

Please send all registration fees to Maritime Conference, 21 Wright St., Sackville, NB E4L 4P8 with cheques made payable to Maritime Conference Fund.

Deadline for registrations is April 27th, 2018.

4. The Bible, Justice and the Palestine-Israel Conflict

Come and share this notice with your congregation:
Mark your calendar: Sunday April 29th, 7:00 PM!

For three decades the Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, a former Canon of St. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, and the founder of the Palestinian liberation theology movement, has been inspiring readers with his ideas about faith, justice, and the Holy Land. He has been at the forefront not only of efforts to bring the plight of Palestinian Christians to the world’s attention, but also of the quest to theologically re-think the place of the Holy Land’s indigenous people in Christian faith and scripture.

Naim Ateek will speak on “The Bible, Justice and the Palestine-Israel Conflict”, Sunday April 29th at 7:00 PM at SMU, Sobey’s building room 255, 923 Robie Street, Halifax. There will be time for questions and book purchase & signing. Sponsors: Department of Religious Studies, SMU, Anglican Diocese of NSPEI, United Network for Justice and Peace for Palestine and Israel, KAIROS Halifax and Atlantic, and Canadians, Arabs and Jews for a Just Peace.  Come and invite others

(See attached Poster for more information.)

Saturday evening, April 28th at 6:00 – 8:00 PM, the Atlantic School of Theology (AST) is hosting an informal opportunity for area clergy to meet Naim Ateek over supper and conversation at The President’s Lodge. Capacity is limited; RSVP is required.  RSVP to   by April 20th.

5. Berwick United Church Camp Announces 2018 Summer Camp Leadership

The Board of Directors of the Berwick United Church Camp are pleased to inform you that the Minister in Residence for our 2018 summer encampment will be The Reverend Gary Patterson, the former Moderator of the United Church of Canada (2012-2015). Also, the leader for Theology Today will be Paul Hutchinson, the well known Northern Ireland mediation specialist. The music leadership will be once again by Chris Bowman and Lloyd MacLean.
Click here for more information on Berwick Camp 2018.

6. PAUSE TO LISTEN: A Spiritual Retreat For Environmentalists

May 11th-13th

United Church friends, take up this chance to connect with nature, join with others who share your passion, or simply rejuvenate and refresh. The Environment Network of the Anglican Diocese of NS and PEI is hosting a spiritual weekend of reflection in nature and fellowship at Tatamagouche Centre. There will be time for nature walks, canoeing, quiet reflection, a water ceremony and prayer, worship and more. Come enjoy the beautiful trails,  labyrinth, gardens, and the views of scenic Tatamagouche Bay and French River.

Registration fee $50. This includes 2 nights accommodation double occupancy (option for single room for a fee), all meals, breaks, activities. This event is sponsored by the Diocese Environmental Network and the Environmental Working Group of Maritime Conference.  Donations towards expenses will be welcomed.

Book now: limited spots available!

For more information:,
902-452-1304 or click here for poster.

7. Gala Dinner 2018
A Fundraiser for the Atlantic School of Theology

The Lord Nelson Hotel
1515 South Park Street
Halifax, NS

Friday, May 4
Reception 6 pm | Dinner 7 pm
Tickets $150 per person ($1,500 per table of 10)

Reserve your spot before Friday, April 20.
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