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The announcements for this week include:

  1. Policy for Pastoral Charge Supervisors
  2. Youth Forum & Intermediates @ Conference!
  3. Obituary – Finley James William Cook
  4. Obituary – Elizabeth Joan Murray (Johnson)
  5. Lent/Easter Gathering 2019
  6. Stewardship Updates
  7. Streams of Justice – Kairos Atlantic Gathering
  8. New Appointment
  9. Erskine United Church
  10. Volunteer Food Safety Certificates

1. Policy – Pastoral Charge Supervisors

Click here to access the policy for Pastoral Charge Supervisors which is effective as of February 20, 2019.

2.Youth Forum & Intermediates @ Conference!

Registration is live for Youth Forum & Intermediates @ Conference! Don’t miss out on the best weekend of the year!

Come join the fun – May 23-26 in Sackville NB

Are you in grades 7-9? Register for I@C

Grade 10 – age 19? Register for YF

A place of community and a place of faith –  register for I@C and YF today! Join other United Church youth from across the Maritimes, the Gaspe, and Bermuda. I@C and YF take place during the Annual Meeting of Regions 14 & 15, which is a gathering of representatives who make decisions and set policies for the United Church of Canada. YF and I@C meet as two separate groups. Each group creates an inclusive, diverse and safe community of over a hundred youth in the name of Christ. Each provides a place for youth to explore their faith and to learn more about the United Church while sharing in music, worship and fun in a spirit-filled community.

3. Obituary – Finley James William Cook

Please note that the obituary for Finley James William Cook in the February 13 ListServ should have been titled Obituary of Finley James William Cook, father of Rev. James Webber-Cook.

4. Obituary Elizabeth Joan Murray (Johnson) – Former spouse of Rev. Don Murray

Click here to view the obituary for Elizabeth Joan Murray (Johnson).

5. Lent/Easter Gathering 2019

Click here to view the issue of Lent/Easter Gathering 2019, the pdf link is being provided for this month only due to Canada Post losing the mailed version.

6. Streams of Justice – Kairos Atlantic Gathering

Click here to find details of the 2019 Kairos Atlantic Gathering or to register.

7. Stewardship Updates

Click here to review the Stewardship Updates for 2019.

 8. New Appointment

It is with great pleasure that as Chair of the Board of Pine Hill Divinity Hall, I (Rev. Bonnie Fraser) am able to announce that the Executive of the Board approved the recommendation of the Search Committee to engage the Reverend Dr I. Ross Bartlett as Formation Director for United Church of Canada students at Atlantic School of Theology.  Dr. Bartlett is currently fulfilling the role of Formation Director and his new term will begin immediately following completion of his present appointment.

Dr. Bartlett, who is adjunct faculty at AST, has been involved in education for ministry since the early 1990s at Queen’s Theological College, working both in-classroom and on-line as those technologies have expanded and developed.  He has extensive experience with the various courts of the United Church of Canada, with which the Director must relate.  His latest publication “Speaking Church; A New Vision for the Sub/Urban Congregation” will no doubt be a useful resource to students, educators and preachers.

We wish to extend our thanks to the Search Committee for all their work and wish Rev Dr Bartlett much joy and reward during his time in this ministry.

9. Erskine United Church

De-commissioning Service for Erskine United Church, Glenholme, NS (within the Upper Londonderry Pastoral Charge) on Sunday Feb 24, 2019 at 2 pm….The building, property and contents have been sold and transferring to Covenanting Reform Presbyterian Church.

10.Volunteer Food Safety Certificate Presentations (PEI)

Non-profit organizations and/or service clubs are required to have at least one organizer or volunteer present during food preparation who has completed the Food Safety Training or has a Certificate of Attendance from the Volunteer Food Safety Presentation offered by Environmental Health.

To register for this free presentation, please contact:
Email: (please include your full name, location/date of course and phone number for contact purposes)

Phone: 902-368-4970

Upcoming Volunteer Food Safety Presentations:

Monday March 25th, 2019
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Montague Bible Fellowship
123 Sackville Street, Montague
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Immanuel Christian School
Community Room
68 Allen Street, Charlottetown
Wednesday, March 27th
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Elmsdale Community Centre
1006 Dock Road, Elmsdale
Thursday, March 28th
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Trinity United Church
Parlour Room
90 Spring Street, Summerside