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

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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.


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.


Upcoming Volunteer Food Safety Presentations:

Upcoming Volunteer Food Safety Presentations on PEI:
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, 6 to 9 p.m. Trinity United Church, 220 Richmond Street Charlottetown
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019, 6 to 9 p.m. Trinity United Church, 90 Spring Street, Summerside, PE
For further information, please contact: Environmental Health, Email: envhealth@ihis.org Phone: 902-368-4970


Climate Crisis: What’s Faith Got to Do With It? Nov 1-2, 2019

An event for faith groups to explore the “Why?” and the “How?” of engaging in action for climate justice. Nov. 1- 2, 3pm Friday – 4:30pm Saturday, Tatamagouche Centre, Tatamagouche, NS.  This event is open to anyone, but will be of particular interest to United Church folks who want to be more engaged in action for climate justice from a faith perspective.  See Climate Crisis event flyer.  It will be a mix of exploring practical local actions, wider advocacy, and deepening spiritual approaches to working for climate justice.  Cost is $80 per person (or pay what you can) – includes meals and accommodations. For more information and to register click here:
Sponsors for this event are: Environment and Mining Working Group of the Justice, Mission, and Outreach Committees of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters and Region 15 Regional Councils – Ecology Action Centre/ Faith and the Common Good -Tatamagouche Centre.  For regular updates and inspiration on Justice & Mission Join our Facebook group.


KAIROS BLANKET EXERCISE – Trinity St. Stephen’s, Amherst, NS.

Saturday, October 5 at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, 1 Ratchford Street, Amherst, NS, 2 to 6 PM ending with a potluck supper. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a unique, interactive and participatory history lesson about the relationship between Indigenous peoples and settlers in Canada that has been developed in collaboration with Elders and educators. Together, we can take this step towards understanding the need for reconciliation. All are welcome.  Come, fill your cars, and bring a wee bit for the shared food table at the close of the program, if you care to stay.  Kairos Poster available here.


Discipleship Workshop with Right Reverend Richard Bott

November 5, 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Riverview United Church 760 Highway #2, Elmsdale, NS.

In conversation with the Moderator, we’ll take a day to explore pathways of discipleship as U.N.I.T.E.D. people. Hopefully, by the end of the day, each of the participants will have a few tangible steps that they’d like to take on their Journey as Jesus’ people.
To register contact Catherine MacDonald revcatherinemacdonald@gmail.com 902-483-1422.  Cost: $25 includes lunch.


Moderator Visit, Nov 1, 2019 – Fredericton, NB 

Are you about ready to gather with other clergy colleagues and share some time over lunch? How would it be if we do that November 1st while the Moderator is in Fredericton? Please come and join us for fellowship, some news from The Right Reverend Richard Bott and a time of quiet contemplative worship. Moderator’s visit poster


Region 15 Volunteers

Region 15 is looking for volunteers to fill positions identified in our Governance Handbook available online. 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.  Volunteer here by completing the online form or contact Nominations Chair, Rev. Alicia Cox at aliciadawncox@msn.com