The announcements for this week include:

  1. Condolences – Wilfred Campbell
  2. Worship Bulletin for Conference Annual Meeting Sunday
  3. Reports to Conference Updated
  4. CAM Announcement #10
  5. Youth Forum Seeking Planning Team Members
  6. Earth Activist Training – Permaculture Design Course with Starhawk
  7. May 2018 Issue of Archives Artefact Newsletter Now Online

1. Condolences – Wilfred Campbell

Sympathy is extended to the Rev. Rachel Campbell on the death of her father, Wilfred Campbell, 92 yrs, who passed away on May 12, 2018.  Funeral was held at the Victoria West United Church, PEI on Wednesday, May 16th, with the Rev. Chesley Boutilier officiating. Full obituary is available at 

2. Worship Bulletin for Congregations to Use May 27, 2018

A special bulletin has been prepared by the worship team of Conference Annual Meeting.  Click here to download it:

Worship Bulletin for use in congregations – Sunday, May 27, 2018 (Word)
Worship Bulletin for use in congregation – Sunday, May 27, 2018 (PDF)

3. Reports to Conference Updated

Please be sure to download the latest version of the Reports to Conference to ensure you have the latest version prior to coming to Conference Annual Meeting.

4. CAM Announcement #10


PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION: The President’s Reception will 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. There are still tickets available.  See Rev. Catherine Stuart at Table 1 to purchase banquet tickets.

5. Youth Forum Seeking Planning Team Members

Youth Forum seeks individuals to serve on the Planning Team. This vibrant ministry, which has served the youth of Maritime Conference for nearly 40 years, is entering a time of transition as the United Church embarks upon a new structure. An important task for the 2018-2019 Planning Team will be to work with the new regions to establish how the ministry will continue serving into the future.

Accordingly, we are seeking individuals to serve for one-year for now. People may, of course, seek re-election in 2019 should they feel so called.

The positions that are open are as follows:

* Chair
* Communications Co-ordinator
* Registrar (tentative opening)
* Co-Directors for the Spring 2019 YF event (2 positions)
* Chaplains (2 positions)

[For the Chaplain positions, applicants with counselling, crisis management training, mental health training, and experience in worship planning are particularly encouraged].

More information about any of these positions is available from the Chair of the Planning Team, Larry Hale (

The Planning Team will meet at the following times:

* A Web Conference meeting to plan the Fall Youth Forum Event (likely July)
* The Fall Youth Forum Event in 2018 (September 28th to 30th)
* A Planning Team weekend meeting (Friday evening through Sunday morning) in the Fall of 2018 (likely late October).
* A winter Web Conference meeting in 2019 (one evening in January/February)
* Youth Forum Training Weekend (Friday evening through Sunday morning) and the Spring Youth Forum Event [the dates and locations of these are not yet known]
* Follow-up Meeting after the spring YF event (sometime in June)

If applying, please state which position(s) you are interested in, and provide a short paragraph (no more than 6 lines) of explanation as to why you feel called to serve in that position and what Youth Forum means to you. Deadline for application is Thursday, June 8th at noon. Send applications to the Chair of the Planning Team, Larry Hale (

6. Earth Activist Training – Permaculture Design Course with Starhawk

Earth Activist Training (EAT) teaches permaculture design with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism, linking those who are creating positive alternatives for the future with those who are actively working for political change. Learn how to heal soil and cleanse water, how to design human systems that mimic natural systems using a minimum of energy and resources, and how to create real abundance and social justice. Permaculture has many tools to address the problems of climate change and environmental degradation, and this course focuses on solutions and positive approaches to the grave problems which confront us today.

Register & learn more at:

7. May 2018 Issue of Archives Artefact Newsletter Now Online

Click here for the May 2018 issue of the Archives Artefact.