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.


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 1, 2019 while the Moderator is in Fredericton at Wilmot United Church? 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


Moderator Visit, Nov 2-3, 2019 – Fredericton, NB 

The Moderator is visiting Fredericton on the weekend of Nov. 1st to 3rd. You are welcome to join us for the following events:
Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 1 -3 pm –Pumpkin Smash at Forest Hill United, 45 Kimble Ct. Launch your Hallowe’en pumpkin using our giant sling and chat with the Moderator over hot chocolate. Parking at St. Margaret’s (bottom of the hill). Contact: Margie Roxborough (margie.roxborough@bellaliant.net or 506-455-0576)
Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 3 -5 pm—Spiritual Plaza at Forest Hill United, 45 Kimble Ct. Join us and members of other faith communities for a table format discussion led by the Moderator. Kosher/Halal snacks provided. Contact: Kris Yarych (foresth.office@bellaliant.com or 506-455-0988) , see invitation here


Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters – Our Mission, Our Vision

A message from President, Audrey Lounder:
Fundy St Lawrence Dawning Waters Region is nine and a half months old!  Hard for to me to believe sometimes … in less than three months, we will celebrate our first anniversary!  But who are we?  What do we value?  What do we believe?  What are our hopes and dreams for the future?  As your president, these things are important to me as we begin to define what it is to be a region.
I want you to be part of that conversation.  I want to hear your stories and listen to your dreams. To make it a bit easier, we are planning eight events across the region where we can engage in some intentional questioning and story telling that will help us to put some words around that. Read full letter and view event dates here


Covenanting Services in Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters

November 14 : Tabusintac  Pastoral Charge and the Reverend  Mr. Jean Herman
7:00pm, St. Andrew’s United Church, Tabusintac

November 17:  Prince William Pastoral Charge and the Reverend Ms. Alice Finnamore
3 pm at The Kirk, 29 Landegger Dr, Nackawic

November 24:  Trinity United,  Summerside and the Reverend Ms. Rachel Campbell
2:00pm at 90 Spring Street, Summerside

All are Welcome to attend


Vital Church Maritimes 2019 Conference

Vital Church Maritimes 2019 Conference is being held Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 at the Holiday Inn, Truro, NS.  This year’s keynote speaker is Rev. Jeff Potter from Maple, ON. He is the Co-Chair of Fresh Expressions Canada. Jeff has a deep interest and broad experience in missional theology, both academically and as a practitioner. Additionally, there are a variety of break-out sessions with a diverse line-up of speakers talking about all kinds of things, including worship music, understanding the culture, leading change, navigating resistance, Café Church, Godly Play, connecting through arts and crafts, and MUCH MORE! (See website for more info.) Anyone who registers for VCM 2019 will have free access to a number of the talks in MP3 audio form and some of them in video, so you can review the teaching.  Follow this link to the Diocesan website page for VCM 2019 registration.  Attached is the poster listing the break-out sessions – topics and speaker bios, as well as our conference schedule.  DEADLINE to REGISTER for VCM 2019 is midnight on Nov. 8.


Climate Crisis: What’s Faith Got to do with it?

Are you a person of faith who is passionate about climate justice and helping your church to be more involved in taking action? You are invited to participate in the United Church event Nov. 1 – 2, at Tatamagouche Centre, “Climate Crisis: What’s Faith Got to do with it?” See Climate Crisis event flyer and event outline for speakers, topics and partners.


Upcoming programs at Atlantic School of Theology

Paul Wattson Lecture *With support from: The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, Atlantic School of Theology and Saint Mary’s University

Topic: Tripoli to Abu-Dhabi: The Evolution of Catholic-Muslim Relations
Date: November 4, 2019,  Presenter: Friar Elias Mallon, SA PhD
Schedule: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Seminar at the St. Columba Chapel, Atlantic School of Theology
7:00 p.m. Lecture at Saint Mary’s University, Loyola Conference Centre,  Price: Free  To register click here.

Nicholson LecturesTwo-part lecture event *Supported by the Board of Pine Hill Divinity Hall.  Both events are free. Register for one or both lectures here.

Topic: Radical Evil and the Limits of Forgiveness: Hannah Arendt’s Early Thought
Date: November 13, 2019,  Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: St. Columba Chapel, Atlantic School of Theology,  Presenter: Daniel Brandes, MA PhD

Topic: Forgiveness and the Messianic: Hannah Arendt’s Later Thought
Date: November 14, 2019,  Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Columba Chapel, Atlantic School of Theology,  Presenter: Daniel Brandes, MA PhD


 Chaplain Vacancy – Acadia University

Please visit this link to view the full details of the posting for Chaplain at Acadia University.


Property Handbook Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council, through its Property Committee has been working on a handbook for the use of our congregations “A Handbook for Communities of Faith”  Matters of: Property: Purchases, Sales, Leases, Renovations, Amalgamations, Closing and Endings. The Regional Council Executive approved the Handbook for our use at its meeting on October 4th, 2019.
If you would like a copy of the Handbook please follow the link. A copy will also be sent by email to all members of the Regional Council who have been elected from their Communities of Faith and to all ministers.  We are asking that you provide a copy for your Boards/Church Councils as well as the trustees. The property Committee requests that you please follow the handbook when requiring a property transaction if there is missing information it may slow the process to your receiving approval. Thank you for your help in circulating this information to the appropriate people in your Community of Faith.


Property Handbook Regional Council 15

Regional Council 15,  through its Property Committee has been working on a handbook for the use of our congregations “A Handbook for Communities of Faith”  Matters of: Property: Purchases, Sales, Leases, Renovations, Amalgamations, Closing and Endings.  The Regional Council Executive approved the Handbook for our use at its meeting on October 5th, 2019. If you would like a copy of the Handbook please follow the link. A copy will also be send by email to all members of the Regional Council who have been elected from their Communities of Faith and to all ministers.  We are asking that you provide a copy for your Boards/Church Councils as well as the trustees. The property Committee requests that you please follow the handbook when requiring a property transaction if there is missing information it may slow the process to your receiving approval. Thank you for your help in circulating this information to the appropriate people in your Community of Faith.


Changes in Pastoral Charges RC14 & RC15

If changes to your Pastoral Charges occur the following form is available on the new website to notify General Council and the regional office of these changes, follow these links to access the forms for Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters (RC14)  and RC15 (Nova Scotia)