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The announcements for this week include:

  1. Affirming Ministry Celebration at Sackville United Church
  2. United in Learning Webinar on Archives and Artefacts
  3. Upcoming Events at Tatamagouche Centre
  4. Social Enterprise: Seeking the Good Society-A Symposium Sponsored by AST and Pine Hill Divinity Hall
  5. Continuing Education Opportunities at AST This Fall
  6. One-Day Introductory Godly Play Workshop

1. Affirming Ministry Celebration at Sackville United Church

Sackville United Church invites the churches of Maritime Conference to celebrate with them in becoming an Affirming Ministry of the United Church of Canada on September 30th.  While we recognize that you may not be able to join us on September 30th perhaps you could use one of the vehicles mentioned in the letter below to send us your greetings on this milestone in our life together as a community of faith.

Please click here for further details.

2. United in Learning Webinar on Archives and Artefacts

Do you have questions about church archives and artefacts? Curious about what should or should not be sent to the archives? Wondering about what are the possible options for church artefacts that no longer have a church home? Interested in how we can retain the history represented by church artefacts even if we cannot keep them all? To address all these topics and more, United in Learning is offering a webinar entitled “HELP! What do I do with all this STUFF?”

Full title: Archives: HELP! What do I do with all this STUFF?
When: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 2 p.m
Cost: $ 14.99 (or $9.99 if you pay on-line)

For more information and to register, follow this link:

If you are concerned you do not have sufficient computer capacity or internet access to participate, consider getting together with someone who does and having a webinar viewing party. If you will be in the Sackville, NB area and would like to join one of the presenters there please consider doing so. If you find the cost prohibitive to participation, the Maritime Conference Archives Committee may be able to help. If you are considering coming to Sackville, may require help with the cost or have any other questions please contact: Julielynne Anderson, Chair, Maritime Conference Archives Committee, at

3. Upcoming Events at Tatamagouche Centre

  • Leading Innovative and Engaging Youth Programs (LIEYP)– November 5-8
    This program is suited to anyone who is interested in high-level training in youth engagement and program planning to enhance their abilities as youth workers, mentors, social workers, employment counsellors, teachers, volunteers or recreation staff. A partnership between Heartwood Centre for Community Youth Development and Tatamagouche Centre.
  • Home Funeral Practicum – with Don Morris– November 16-18 – NOW FULL
  • Bringing Role-Playing to Everyone – with Avery Alder– November 23-25
    A weekend intensive delving into the art of running roleplaying games for diverse audiences and skill levels with award-winning game designer, Avery Alder.
  • Courage to Lead Retreat– November 29-December 1
    Are you actively engaged in creating a more just, peaceful, and ecologically responsible world?   Are you passionate about your vocation or cause, but trying to sustain yourself in the midst of heavy demands and the urgency you feel about making a difference? This retreat is a rare opportunity for renewal, deeper connection with kindred spirits and committed peers, and the chance to explore questions of importance to you.

4. Social Enterprise: Seeking the Good Society
A Symposium Sponsored by AST and Pine Hill Divinity Hall

About the Symposium

The Social Enterprise movement has been sweeping across Canada for several years, gathering momentum and bringing new hope to communities and individuals. As genuine responses to the challenges of the market economy and of governments to bring about lasting social change, Social Enterprise seeks a “third way” where businesses and non-profits invest in people first, solving social problems while providing meaningful employment. Local churches and parishes, too, are discovering the missional power of Social Enterprise. Be part of this unique discussion and mutual learning opportunity.

DATES: Thursday, October 11 to Saturday, October 13, 2018
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Shaun Loney, Nicholson Lecturer
COST: $50 / $20 for students and social enterprise practitioners

Register Now

Further details, including a symposium schedule and information on the keynote speaker, are now available on our website

5. Continuing Education Opportunities at AST This Fall

Death, Dying and Grief:
Dates: September 11-December 4, 2018 (Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks)
Location: On campus
Instructor: Rev. Canon Dr. Jody Clarke
Cost: $150

Jews, Christians and the Holocaust
Dates: October 9-November 13, 2018
Location: Online
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Richardson
Cost: $150

Engaging Youth in Worship
Dates: October 1-27, 2018
Location: Online and one full day on campus
Instructor: Rick Gunn
Cost: $302

Conflict Resolution Training
TPN 1: Being in the Middle of Conflict | September 24-28, 2018 | On campus
TPN 2: Facilitation for Groups in Conflict | November 13-17, 2018 | On campus
Cost: $1,600 per module (special rates available for non-profits and students)
Note: TPN 3 and 4 are being offered in Spring 2019 – please see the Conflict Resolution Training page for dates

6. One-Day Introductory Godly Play Workshop

Saturday, October 27 from 9:45am- 3:30pm:   Cost is $20.

at the Godly Play Space at First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS

  • Godly Play is a creative approach to nurturing children’s faith.
  • It values process, openness, discovery, community and relationships.
  • It supports children in being more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.

In this Introductory Workshop Participants will:

  • Experience a full Godly Play session and explore the Godly Play method.
  • Explore a Godly Play space.
  • Look at the pattern of a Godly Play session and the key elements of Godly Play
  • Discuss how to adapt Godly Play principles for use with Sunday School, in children’s stories, worship, and pastoral care.

This day is open to all whether you are a leader or parent or you just love hearing stories.

Leadership: Shawn Redden, Janice MacLean, Anne Pirie,  Godly Play Canada Trainers

Please register by sending your name and email to Janice, Acting Registrar for Godly Play Maritimes: EMAIL

Cost is $20 and please bring your lunch. Tea/coffee provided.