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

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Condolences: Rev. B. Galen Smith

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Rev. B. Galen Smith (Ross) who passed away on October 3, 2019. Please follow this link to view the obituary.


Condolences: Rev. Isabel Black

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Rev. Isabel Black who passed away on October 1, 2019. Please follow this link to view the obituary.


Condolences: John Buchanan

Our sympathy is extended to Rev. Natalie Buchanan-Rutherford of Kennetcook and Noel Pastoral Charges in Region 15 whose father , John Buchanan, passed away on October 4, 2019. The CBC obituary can be found by 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.  the invitation is available here,  and the event poster is available here.


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. View Moderator’s visit poster


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 reverendcatherinemacdonald@gmail.com 902-483-1422.  Cost: $25 includes lunch. (Please note the email provided in the previous newsletter was incorrect)


Region 15 – Association of Ministers update

Building on areas identified by clergy at our successful gathering last May and with the support of the Regional Council 15, the Association of Ministers Steering Committee has been working to create a new organization from the ground up. Follow this link to see things to note.

  • Next General Region 15 Association meeting will be held on February 13, 2020.  This replaces a meeting that was to happen in October.  More details will be forthcoming.

Notice of Division of Ministry Resources Meeting – Region 15

The next meeting of the Division of Ministry Resources will take place on Friday, November 8th at 9:00 a.m. by teleconference.


Affirming Ministry Service of Celebration St. James, Dartmouth, NS

St. James, Dartmouth, will be celebrating our official status as an Affirming Ministry at a service of celebration on Sunday, October 20 at 10 am.. Please join us for this wonderful historic milestone in the life of St James as we celebrate together our diversity, unity, and inclusiveness.
The service will feature guest speaker, Rev. Darryl MacDonald, current minister of Roxboro United Church, Roxboro, Quebec.


Commissioners to the 43rd General Council will meet again online on Saturday, October 19, at noon (EDT).

Published on: October 8, 2019

Commissioners to the 43rd General Council will meet again, this time online, on Saturday, October 19, at noon (EDT) to approve a few routine pieces of business and to constitute the new National Indigenous Organization. The meeting will be webcast through the church’s YouTube channel. It is expected that the meeting will last an hour or two, with Commissioners joining online from their homes or offices. View some of the agenda items here


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.