The announcements for this week include:

  1. CAM Announcement #8 – Choir, New Delegates and Table Group Facilitators
  3. Annual Declaration in Respect to Criminal Charges and/or Criminal Record
  4. Register Now For Intermediates and Youth Forum!
  5. Saving The Organ Conference – May 4-6
  6. Plan now to attend the 50th Atlantic Seminar in Theological Education!
  7. PAUSE TO LISTEN: A Spiritual Retreat For Environmentalists

1. CAM Announcement #8 – Choir, New Delegates and Table Group Facilitators


CHOIR:  All are welcome to join the Sunday Worship  Conference Choir to assist in leadership of hymns and service music. Those interested in joining the Maritime Conference choir will need to commit to three short rehearsals over the weekend (Friday at 12:30 p.m. and Saturday at 12:45 p.m. at MTA, Campbell residence lounge, and Saturday at 4:40 p.m. on the business stage, Civic Centre). It is recommended that choristers bring a black choir folder for rehearsals. Also bring your own copies of More Voices and Voices United.


NEW DELEGATES:  An orientation session will be held on Thursday at the Maritime Conference Centre in from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Shuttle bus will leave the Arena at 2:45 p.m.


TABLE GROUP FACILITATORS: are still needed. Please contact Robyn Brown-Hewitt for more information.


It’s spring. Well, soon we hope! It’s time for green and growing things. It’s time for Stroll for Your Soul!

Stroll for Your Soul is a popular Prayer Bench spring program. Participants receive a daily email for 21 days. Did you know it takes at least 21 days to make a habit? Use these daily emails as motivation to get outside and enjoy the new season.

May 7- May 28.

The daily emails invite you to deepen your awareness of seeing God in the ordinary, and practice being in the present moment. Each brief email offers you a reflection and a task, and invites you to Stroll, alone or as a group.

Stroll for Your Soul is available by Individual or Group subscription (unlimited).  Visit the Prayer Bench Shop for more information:

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:

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

4. 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.

5. Saving The Organ Mini Conference – May 4-6

The Second Annual Regional Mini-Conference organized by the Saving The Organ group and hosted by the Halifax Centre is taking place on the weekend of Friday, May 4 until Sunday, May 6 at First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS.

SavingThe Organ is a not-for-profit alliance initiated by James Chubb, Margaret Machum, and Andrew Barss in 2017 to provide a forum for all those with an interest in the organ to work together in a co-ordinated way to revive the role and establish the value of the organ in the twenty-first century.

Last year’s conference looked at issues regarding the organ to enhance its value in the church and recital setting. This year, we are bringing church leaders and musicians together to develop a better common understanding of the value of music to the church and how to work together to exploit that value.

The weekend begins with a Friday-evening session from 7:00 to 9:00 pm  On Saturday, there will be morning and afternoon sessions from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 5:00 pm with lunch provided between 12:30 and 1:30 pm.

Registration fee of $35 is to cover costs and provide the attendees with handouts and lunch. Please e-mail to indicate that you will be coming.  Registration Desk opens on Friday evening at 6:30 pm and on Saturday morning at 9:00.

I hope that the conference is of interest to you and I look forward to your participation.

Margaret Machum
President, RCCO Halifax Centre
Regional Director
RCCO Region 1 Atlantic

6. Plan now to attend the 50th Atlantic Seminar in Theological Education! 

The 50th Atlantic Seminar in Theological Education (ASTE) takes place at First United Church and Dal AC in Truro NS, June 10-15 2018, with  presenters Jan Phillips and Michael Morwood.

The Theme is “BEYOND DREAMING – Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Don’t miss this Special Year.  Register by May 10th.

For a brochure with more information and Registration Form click on

7. 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.