The announcements for this week include:

  1. Staffing Announcement for Regions 14 and 15
  2. Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons
  3. Maritime Church Administrators Association Conference
  4. Invitation to Participate in AST Research Project

Staffing Announcement for Regions 14 and 15

Please see the following links for staffing announcements for Region 14 and Region 15. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the chairs of the respective Regions.

Staffing Announcement for Region 14

Staffing Announcement for Region 15

2. 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.

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

Invitation to Participate in AST Research Project

Are you a member of a United Church of Canada and have you joined a contemplative prayer group? Are you 19 years of age or older? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then I would like to talk with you.
My name is Brian Thompson, and I am a Master of Divinity student at Atlantic School of Theology. I’m conducting research on the experience of members of the United Church of Canada that have joined contemplative prayer groups. Whether you had a positive or negative experience, your input into my research will help shape theories around why people like you have joined these groups.
If you are interested and are willing to be a participant in my research, you can choose to speak one-on-one with me either in person or through an interview over the phone. Either way, your participation will be kept anonymous throughout the analysis and presentation of my research.
This is an opportunity for you to share your experience and insight with the church and add your voice to an informed understanding of this encouraging initiative. If you would like to know more, or if you are interested in participating, I would love to hear from you. I can be reached by phone at 613-552-9208, or by confidential email at
Please consider participating, and thank you for your consideration!
Brian Thompson