The announcements for this week include:

  1. Condolences – Jean Agnes Kingston
  2. Affirming Ministry Celebration at Sackville United Church
  3. United in Learning Webinar on Archives and Artefacts
  4. Region 14 & 15 Updates on Webpages
  5. NS Vital Statistics Announcement
  6. Maritime Progressives – November 15 & 16
  7. Upcoming Webinars with United in Learning
  8. One-Day Introductory Godly Play Workshop

1. Condolences – Jean Agnes Kingston

Sympathy is extended to the family of Jean Agnes Kingston who passed away on September 14, 2018 in Fredericton.  Jean is the widow of the late Rev. Harold Kingston.

Funeral service was held Saturday, September 22nd at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, 224 York Street, Fredericton. Burial of ashes at Elmwood Cemetery in Moncton.

Obituary available at:

2. 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.

3. 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

4. Region 14 and 15 Updates

Did you know….There are 2 new pages on our website for Region 14 and Region 15.

Check here for any news or updates for Region 14 and Region 15.

5. NS Vital Statistics Announcement

As some of you may be aware, there is a potential Canada Post work stoppage, which significantly impacts how Vital Statistics in Nova Scotia receives its required information.

Please do the following,

  • Do not send anything, including pre-paid envelopes, through Canada Post.
  • Please drop off any completed Marriages licences and registrations in a sealed envelope to the attention of “Vital Statistics Deputy Registrar General” to their nearest Deputy Issuer or at their local Access Nova Scotia Centre.

Locations :

  • The completed marriage license and registrations will be delivered to Vital Statistics, located at 300 Horseshoe Lake Drive in Halifax.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions


Kathleen DeGruchy
A/Supervisor of the Registration Unit
Vital Statistics Service Nova Scotia

6. Maritime Progressives – November 15 & 16

Maritime Progressives are meeting on Nov 15 & 16 at Tatamagouche.  This will be brief check in time to see where people are, to reflect on some of the events/ readings/ ponderings we’ve been having, and reconnect the group. Bring resources to share. We’ll have musicians Dana Pardy and Kevin Parks with us. If you’ve not been to our other gatherings please feel free to join us. Deadline: October 31st

Register by emailing Pix   please e transfer half of the amount to Pix at the same address.

Arrive 11:00 am on the 15th, leaving just before lunch on the 16th. (Thursday lunch, snack, dinner; Friday breakfast, snack)

double/triple booking – 125.+hst

single booking – 150.+hst (these are limited… first ask/pay first receive.

Please note any dietary needs.

7. Upcoming Webinars with United in Learning 

Distance Learning for Church Leaders in The United Church of Canada

Register Now!

The following webinars are coming up this fall:

What You Need to Know about Pastoral Relations Right Now
October 1, 2018 1:00 pm 10am PT

Personal & Professional Boundaries for Church Leaders
Introductory course — Oct 18 or Nov 24
Refresher; Social Media — Oct 23 or Nov 14
Refresher: Finances & Gifts — Nov 29 or Dec 7

Webinars for Church Treasurers
September 25, October 30, November 6, November 27 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific

Disabilities and the Church
October 9, November 13, January 8, February 5, March 12 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific

A Giving Program That Works – Loving Our Neighbours 2018
October 10, 2018 1-2:30pm ET / 10-11:30am PT

Racial Justice Workshop
November 17, 2018 (12pm – 4:30pm ET)
November 20 & 22, 2018 (12pm – 2pm ET)

8. 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.