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

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Please send any announcements to trose@united-church.ca


New ucceast.ca website is live!


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.


Lauren King – Youth and Young Adult Minister

It is with mixed emotions that we inform you that Lauren King, Youth and Young Adult Minister has ended their employment with the United Church and our Regional Councils. Their last day of work was September 13, 2019. While we will all miss Lauren and the contributions that they made during our busy time of transition in the church, we wish them well and extend heartfelt congratulations on their new position.  Lauren has taken on a new job which will keep them closer to their home and offer more time for their love of farming. It has been a joy to work with Lauren and they have left an indelible mark on youth ministry in our Regions.  Please join us in extending best wishes and continued blessings to Lauren in their new calling.


Covenanting service for Rev. John Peter Anthony with Pugwash Pastoral Charge and River Philip Pastoral Charge and Regional Council 15

The Covenanting service for Rev. John Peter Anthony with Pugwash Pastoral Charge and River Philip Pastoral Charge will be held Oct.6, 11 am at the Collingwood United Church, 1451 Wyvern Rd., Collingwood, Cumberland County. All welcome.  Refreshments to follow.


United Church Chaplaincy at Dalhousie University Multifaith Services will be designated an Affirming Ministry

On Wednesday, October 16th, the United Church Chaplaincy at Dalhousie University Multifaith Services will be designated an Affirming Ministry — this will be the first university UCC chaplaincy in Canada to be designated Affirming!

A Celebration including a ceremony, music, mingling and munchies will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Room 303 of the Dalhousie Student Union Building. We’re inviting on-campus and multifaith partners, as well as all nearby welcoming and affirming communities of faith.  Click here for Invitation and Click here to view the poster.


Region 15 Association of Ministers

We have created a closed Facebook group. If you are ordained, diaconal, lay designated or a student serving a pastoral charge, you are invited to join.  Click here for link


General Strike For Climate Justice, Halifax

In solidarity with millions around the world: FRIDAY SEPT 27, 2019, 11 am meet at Spring Garden Rd and South Park St, Halifax. The marching route will cover some distance, so bring your signs, your voices and your walking shoes! Most of all, bring your neighbours, your friends and your family. We are joining those around the world demanding action to address the climate crisis NOW! This is for all people of all ages to show we want CLIMATE JUSTICE and need action now. LIFE ON THE PLANET NEEDS YOU. PLEASE COME.  Click here for more information


Shaping a Just Canada – Thursday, Sept. 26, 6.00 – 8.30 pm Halifax 

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), a faith based Christian organization that focuses on advocacy for just public policies will launch their pre-election readiness tool – Shaping a Just Canada – Thursday Sept. 26, 6.00 – 8.30 pm, O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library.
The tool covers participation in democracy; ensuring climate justice; ending poverty in Canada; and upholding refugee rights.   KAIROS Halifax, Face of Poverty, and other local groups supporting climate justice and refugee rights are co-sponsoring this event. Click here for more information


St. Andrew’s, Truro, is celebrating 10 years of being an Affirming Ministry

On Sunday October 6, 2019 @ 7 pm at St. Andrew’s, 55, King St. Truro, NS will be celebrating 10 years as an Affirming Ministry.  We would love to hear from you especially if you are not able to join us in person.  Guest Speakers: Stephanie Patriquin, Kolee Bakker and Tamsin Michael Robinson.  Click here for more information.


Pastoral Relations Committee Regional Council 15

The Pastoral Relations Committee of Regional Council 15 is looking for united church folk to sit on the committee.  We meet by conference call and previous experience would be an asset but not required. Won’t you consider serving? Please forward interest to tomwoods188@gmail.com


Rescheduled – New Dates For Godly Play Core Training, October 18-19 & November 22 & 23, 2019


Part 1: Friday, October 18 from 4pm – 9pm AND Saturday, October 19 from 8:30 – 5:30pm AND
Part 2: Friday, November 22 from 4pm-9pm AND Saturday, November 23 from 8:30-5:30pm
Location: Halifax – First Baptist, 1300 Oxford St., Halifax, NS.
Visit: godlyplaymaritimes.com for more information and to register

Refresher for Godly Play Storytellers and Doorpersons – 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. Cost: $90 per weekend 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.Please contact the Godly Play Maritimes


Region 15 Volunteers

Region 15 is looking for volunteers to fill positions identified in our Governance Handbook (available online at https://ucceast.ca/56353-region-15-governance-handbook-v1-22/ ). The Nominating Committee has done an admirable job in finding many volunteers but we still need to find a few more.  Please consider identifying yourself as a volunteer for a position or two! Together we can work towards establishing a strong new structure that will allow us to continue be a vital and vibrant United Church in Nova Scotia and Bermuda.  Click here to complete the online form or contact Nominations Chair, Rev. Alicia Cox at aliciadawncox@msn.com


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 Click here