Sarah Wallace is now doing the weekly announcements so all announcements can be sent to her at

The announcements for this week include:

  1. Condolences – Rev. James “Jim” Campbell Martell
  2. Annual Declaration in Respect to Criminal Charges and/or Criminal Record
  3. Maritime Church Administrators Association Conference
  4. Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons in September and October
  5. United Church Formation Director at Atlantic School of Theology, Term Appointment
  6. Green Hill Lake Camp at Camp Wegesegum

1. Condolences – Rev. James “Jim” Campbell Martell

Condolences are extended to the family and friends of the Rev. Jim Martell, 84 years, of Springhill, NS, who passed away on June 21, 2018. Funeral arrangements will be in the care of A.H Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, NS. (902-597-2361). Jim wanted a celebration on his passing, this will take place with visitation Friday July 27th 2018 from 3-9 pm at A.H. Brown Funeral Home. His service will be Sunday July 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm from St. Andrews Wesley United Church, Springhill NS., Reception to follow in church hall. A family burial will take place in the Family Fairview Cemetery, Halifax NS on Monday July 30th, 2018.

A full obituary can be found at:

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

Attention Ministry Personnel! This is the form for the annual declaration of Police Records Check. Click on this link:

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

3. Maritime Church Administrators Association Conference

Attention Church Secretaries!

Maritime Church Administrators Association is holding a one day conference on Saturday, September 22nd at Tatamagouche Centre.

Now is your chance to come and find out what we are all about!  We will be holding two workshops, our Annual Meeting and a worship service.

$35, includes snacks and lunch at the Centre.  RSVP to or call if you have questions – 902-895-8098

4. Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons

New Dates Fall 2018 in Halifax!  September & October

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 is offered by accredited trainers from Godly Play Maritimes and includes three modules, each with a key plenary session and stories from one of the Godly Play genres:

Module A: Friday, Sept 21st – 8:30 am -5:30 pm – Sacred Stories & Creating Sacred Environments
Module B: Saturday, Sept 22nd – 8:30 am – 5:30 pm – Parables & the Spirituality of the Child
Module C: Saturday, Oct. 27th – 8:30 am – 5:30 pm – Liturgical Action Stories & the Community of Children

All modules will be hosted at First Baptist, 1300 Oxford St., Halifax, NS

Certificate is awarded upon completion of all three required modules. Modules may be attended in any order, over time and location. However full registration is due in advance of commencement of program.

Cost: $350

Visit: to register and for more information.


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: $60 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.

5. United Church Formation Director at Atlantic School of Theology, Term Appointment, August 27 – December 15, 2018

28 hours / per week, Remuneration based on UCC Compensation Model


The Director of the United Church Formation program, in consultation with the United Church Faculty Group, other members of the staff of Atlantic School of Theology, and the United Church’s wider constituencies, the incumbent administers and implements the student Formation Program at Atlantic School of Theology (AST).  Through a diversity of functions including program planning and delivery, student advising, records management, and interpretation of United Church identity and ethos, the Director co-ordinates and leads the Formation Program for United Church students at AST, both residential and summer distance, who are candidates and potential candidates for ministry.

Posting Deadline Monday, July 9

Please submit Applications to  or

660 Francklyn Street, Room 124, Halifax, NS B3H 3B5


Start date, August 27, 2018.

Access full job posting on the AST Website here:

6. Green Hill Lake Camp at Camp Wegesegum

9-12 year olds – July 15-20th

$332.35  tax included

call         506 463-2267


The registration form can be be found here. Credit card payments are accepted.

For more information and to register, click here.