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

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ucceast.ca – Regional Directory and Community of Faith Search Features

New links are available on ucceast.ca.  You can now search the Regional Directory or Communities of Faith.  Following shortly will be a calendar of events that will list all Division and Committee meetings within the Regions. Please review these changes using the following links Regional Council 15 and Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters and take the opportunity to update your contact details.


Staffing Announcement – Minister of Children, Youth and Young Adults

Executive Minister Faith March-MacCuish is pleased to announce that Rev. Catherine Stuart has accepted the position of Minister of Children, Youth and Young Adults, serving the Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council, Regional Council 15 and First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council, effective March 1, 2020. Rev. Stuart brings significant experience with children, youth and young adults to this position, including leadership and budgetary roles with Youth at Conference (formerly Maritime Conference) and General Council Youth Forum. Throughout her ministry, Rev. Stuart has worked to develop youth programming, facilitated youth groups, Sunday school programs, promoted camp programs, served camp boards and served as camp chaplain. Rev. Stuart is particularly passionate about developing programming that brings children, youth and young adults together to discern how the spirit is calling us forward as the church. Please join me in welcoming Rev. Catherine Stuart to the regional staffing team.


Rescheduled due to storm – Covenanting service for Rev. Krista Elizabeth Winn with Cole Harbour Woodside Pastoral Charge and Regional Council 15

The Covenanting service between Cole Harbour Woodside United and Rev. Krista Elizabeth Winn will now be held Sunday, January 19 at 10:30am at Cole Harbour Woodside United. All welcomed to come celebrate with us.


General Council Call For Nominations for New Committees

General Council have launched a call for nominations for new committees. Please share this information with people who might express their interest, or nominate others.  www.united-church.ca/opportunities.  Please review the links to the current calls below, and consider who would be a helpful addition to any of these groups.
– Marketing/Animation and Funding Development Subcommittee, Sing 2025
– Web Content Development Subcommittee, Sing 2025
Deadline to express interest Monday February 10, 2020.


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

With four of the eight Our Mission, Our Vision regional gatherings complete and the information being analyzed, the next four meetings have been planned.  Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome to come to the gathering that is most convenient:
Moncton Area – St Paul’s United Church, 404 Cleveland Ave., Riverview, January 15th @ 7:00 pm
St Andrews Area – Wesley United Church, 77 William St, St Andrews, January 20th @ 7:00 pm
Saint John Area – Hampton United Church, 24 Robb Ct. Hampton, January 21st @ 7:00 pm
Fredericton Area  –  Nashwaaksis United Church, 46 Main St. Fredericton, March 25th @ 7:00 pm  (rescheduled due to weather)

As the weather is undependable in January, please register for the meeting.  This is important since we need to contact you if the weather causes us to reschedule.  You can register by emailing alounder@gmail.com or by calling 506-977-1308.


Appointments – Region Council 15

There are approximately 36 ministries under Appointment in Region 15, with most of them ending in June 2020. This can produce a significant volume of work for the Pastoral Relations Committee as most of these ministries will seek to be Renewed. Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your request for Renewal to the Region for approval. General Council is now requiring new Appointments and Calls to be processed through ChurchHub, so it will be wise to set some time aside to become oriented to this new approach. Ministry Personnel seeking to be Appointed or to have their Appointment Renewed will need to verify their eligibility through their personal account on ChurchHub and the Office of Vocation (Andrew Richardson, ARichardson@united-church.ca). For more information, please contact Regional Minister David Hewitt dhewitt@united-church.ca. For assistance with ChurchHub, please contact Deb Kigar at General Council dkigar@united-church.ca.


Sharp Scholarship – 2020

Please click on the following link for information on the Sharp Scholarship 2020.


Vacancy – Clifton Pastoral Charge, Colchester County, Nova Scotia

The Clifton Pastoral Charge, consisting of communities represented by the Old Barns and Hilden United Churches, is looking for a full-time Minister to help lead us in our journey of faith. We are an affirming pastoral charge which strives to be a friendly, welcoming and safe environment in support of spiritual growth. Both congregations, consisting of active and engaged volunteers, are seeking leadership in our efforts to re-focus, rejuvenate and re-energize.  The ideal candidate will have a strong focus on worship and pastoral care and will bring enthusiasm, energy and inspiration to the congregations and families within the communities in which the charge represents. More details about our pastoral charge can be found on Church Hub. Please send applications to cliftonpcsearch@gmail.com and direct any questions to Harvey Gullon, Region 15 Liaison, at 1-902-257-1865 or harveygullon@gmail.com


Region 15 – Association of Ministers Update.

Your Association Steering Committee has been hard at work, creating the foundation for an active and effective Association for all ministry personnel in Region 15. Follow the link to see some of the Highlights.


Nominations for The Honourable Mayann Francis Faith in Action Award 2020 are now open!

The deadline to nominate is March 8, 2020. If you would like to nominate someone click here.The Award, to be presented by AST, honours exceptional community outreach that is recognized as having provided significant benefit to the wider community. This outreach award is given to an individual whose honoured work is driven by their religious commitment to the faith tradition to which they belong.For more information on past recipients and to learn more visit: http://www.astheology.ns.ca/home/faith-in-action.html