The announcements for this week include:

  1. Condolences – Rev. Margie Wood; Jessie MacLeod, DM
  2. Presidents Message re May 2018 Floods
  3. CAM Announcement #10
  4. Photos of Special Moments (CAM announcement #7)
  5. “Congregational Minutes” for CAM
  6. O​rder Breaking the Silence Fair Trade​ Coffee, wholesale price,​ by Thursday, May 17th.  Guatemalan liturgical stoles and new crafts, including gifts for babies, available at BTS table.
  7. AST Continuing Ed Opportunity – Pollok Workshop June 2


1. Condolences – 

Rev. Margie Wood
Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Rev. Margie Wood, 63 yrs,  of North Highlands Pastoral Charge who died unexpectedly on May 3, 2018. Funeral service at MacLean’s Funeral Home in Charlottetown on Friday, May 11th at 1:30 pm.

Full obituary available at


Jessie Catherine MacLeod, DM
Sympathy is extended to the family of Jessie Catherine MacLeod, 94 yrs, who passed away in Baddeck at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital on May 3, 2018. Jessie has donated her body to Dalhousie University for the advancement of medical science. A memorial service will be held at Greenwood United Church, Baddeck on May 19 at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the care and direction of MacAskill’s Funeral Home, Baddeck, NS.

Full obituary is available at

2. Presidents Message re NB May 2018 Floods

Click here for the Rev. Richard Bowley’s message and prayer: President Message re May Floods 2018

3. CAM Announcement #10


PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION: The President’s Reception will be held in the Arena on Thursday evening, May 24, following worship.


Reception with Staff: Following the end of the meeting on Friday, May 25, there will be a reception with Conference staff.


Retirees/Jubilarians banquet will be held at the Sackville Legion on Saturday, May 26, beginning at 5:15 p.m. For tickets contact Rev. Catherine Stuart at, 902-887-2003 Office, 902-887-3006 Home.

4. 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

5. “Congregational Minutes” for CAM

In preparation for this years AGM and Theme Presentation table group time, you are invited to ponder a “Congregational Minute”.  A 1-2 minute story from your congregational life.  A story that uplifts and celebrates the congregation you are now part of; Or perhaps the one that was part of your growing up; or perhaps one in which you serve or served in ministry. Is there a story that you have told over and over and over again?

Or perhaps one you have never shared before, but is held deeply in your heart and memory.

If you wish bring along a momento, a photo, or an item – something to “Show & Tell” your Congregational Minute.

If you have any questions please contact Mary Beth Moriarity.

6. O​rder Breaking the Silence Fair Trade​ Coffee, wholesale price,​ by Thursday, May 17th.  Guatemalan liturgical stoles and new crafts, including gifts for babies, available at BTS table.

The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS), a  Church in Action Committee partner, is offering cases of Breaking the Silence Fair Trade Coffee (ground) at the wholesale price ($58 for 6 12 oz. bags per case or $24.25 for a 2-lb. bag.) We make this offer to encourage churches to purchase Breaking the Silence coffee on an ongoing basis, buying wholesale from Just Us! for church events. Orders must be received no later than Thurs., May 17th. Email orders to Kathryn Anderson, Pay by cheque or cash at the BTS table at the Annual Meeting. Gorgeous new crafts from Guatemala will be for sale, including a great selection of baby gifts and children’s toys,great for grand-parents seeking something n!

BTS is also delighted to announce that Breaking the Silence coffee is now available at all Sobey’s and Foodland stores. By purchasing the Breaking the Silence brand of Just Us! coffee, you  support small farmers and their families as well as the courageous work of the Highland Committee of Small Farmers (CCDA) in seeking land reform and economic justice. In addition, Just Us! gives BTS $.20 for each pound of coffee sold. PLEASE ​ENCOURAGE CHURCH MEMBERS TO PURCHASE BREAKING THE SILENCE COFFEE AT SOBEY’S AND FOODLAND.

7. AST Continuing Ed Opportunity – Pollok Workshop June 2

Liberation Theology: Caribbean Perspectives

WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 9:30 – 3:00 pm
WHERE: AST’s St. Columba Chapel, 634 Francklyn Street, Halifax, NS

Lunch provided – No Fee
Please register online with Eventbrite

Facilitator: The Rev. Dr. Marjorie Lewis, Gordon Scholar at AST for 2017-18. Find out more about Marjorie Lewis on our website: