NEWS AND UPDATES FROM FUNDY ST. LAWRENCE DAWNING WATERS AND
REGIONAL COUNCIL 15

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To view upcoming programs at the Tatamagouche Centre please click here.

To view upcoming events at the Atlantic School of Theology please click here.

To view upcoming programs at the United Theological College please click here.


Condolences: Mary ‘Gladys’ Gow

Our sympathy is extended to Lynda Gow, Diaconal Minister (retired) whose mother, Mary ‘Gladys’ Gow, passed away on September 5, 2019. A copy of the obituary can be found by clicking here


Condolences: Janet Estelle Skinner

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Janet Skinner who passed away on September 5, 2019.  A copy of the obituary can be found by clicking here


Eco-Justice Fair hosted by Kairos Halifax and the Environment Network of the Anglican Diocese of NS & PEI

Click here to see the poster for the Eco-Justice Fair happening September 14, 2019 in Halifax, NS


Service of Worship Celebrating the Covenant between Rev. Angela MacLean, Fairview United Church and Region 15

A Service of Worship Celebrating the Covenant between Rev. Angela MacLean, Fairview United Church and Region 15 will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10:30 am at Fairview United Church, 3524 Dutch Village Road, Halifax.  Rev. Dr. Susan MacAlpine-Gills will be the guest preacher.  All are welcome to attend the service.
Fairview Cares Ministry will be holding a Cookie Sale after service in an effort to help replenish their Community Needs Fund.  A minimum donation of $2 for two homemade cookies will help support neighbours in need.


Service of Worship Celebrating the Covenant between Rev. Connie McNamara, Three Harbours Pastoral Charge and River John West Branch Pastoral Charge, and Region 15

The covenanting service between Three Harbours Pastoral Charge and River John West Branch Pastoral Charge, and the Reverend Connie McNamara, and Region 15, will take place on Sunday September 15 at 11:00 a.m. at West Branch United Church in West Branch, Pictou County.  A lunch reception will follow the service.  All are welcome to attend.


Vacancies – Office of Vocation

The Office of Vocation in the Ministry and Employment Unit of The United Church of Canada is seeking individuals to fill the following roles:

Full-time (35 hours/week) permanent basis.. Read more  
Opening Date: August 29, 2019   Closing Date: September 16, 2019
Full-time (35 hours/week) permanent basis. Read more  
Opening Date: August 29, 2019  Closing Date: September 16, 2019

Healing Pathway Program – September 20-21 2019

Phase 1 – Introduction to the Healing Pathway September 20-21 2019, York United Church, PEI.

The Healing Pathway is a program to help people develop the gifts and skills of energy-based healing within the Christian tradition, and to foster the development of healing ministries within faith communities. Click here for further information or to register.


Service of Worship Celebrating the Covenant between Rev. Dr. Sally Shaw, the Waverley Pastoral Charge and Region 15 – RESCHEDULED DUE TO STORM

A service of worship celebrating the covenant between Rev. Dr. Sally Shaw, the Waverley PC and Region 15 will now be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 11 am at St. John’s United Church, 3360 #2 Highway, Fall River, NS  B2T 1J2.  All are welcome to attend the service and the BBQ to follow.


Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons – Fall 2019 in Halifax! September 27-28 & Oct 18-19

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. Click here to read further details and who to contact with questions.


Service of Worship Celebrating the Covenant between Brent Walker, the Parrsborough Shore Pastoral Charge and Region 15

There will be  a Covenanting Service for Brent Walker, a candidate of AST, Summer Distance Education Program.  Brent began  his  ministry with the Parrsborough Shore Pastoral Charge on August 18th. The Covenanting Service will be held September 29th, beginning at 10:30 AM at Advocate United Church, Advocate, NS.  There will be a pot luck luncheon after the service, followed by a Church Council meeting.   Everyone Welcome.


Stewardship Updates

To read the latest Stewardship Updates Click here


A message from Tatamagouche Centre: A few of our upcoming programs!

Bursaries available! Visit our website for all of our fall and winter programs.

Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers; Embodying Diversity & Inclusion Practices 2019 – Oct 4-6: The Racial Justice training recommended by Region 15! Accreditation pending.
Feminism 20/20: A Feminist Theology Retreat 2019 – Oct 28-30:
Held on weekdays for the convenience and nourishment of Ministry Personnel!
Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Atlantic: Fall Orientation – Oct 31 – AND Advent 2019 – Nov 1-3
Community Care – Equipping Leaders to Support Youth & Young Adult Mental Health – Nov 15-17
UCC leadership!  Application process in place – apply soon!


Discipleship Workshop with the Moderator – Save the Date!

When: November 5, 2019, 9:30-4
Where: Riverview United Church in Elmsdale
Who: Anyone who is interested in deepening discipleship.
How much: $20 includes lunch provided by UCW.
More details to folllow.


Pastoral Visiting Cards

A set of 40 professionally printed  5 x 7″ Pastoral Visiting Cards with a colour photograph on one side and a scripture, reflection, prayer on the other. Postage included.  For a sample and more information please visit: https://prayerbench.ca/product/pastoral-visiting-cards/