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

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Please send 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.


Covenanting service for Rev. Scott Stuart with the Mount Royal Pastoral Charge

The Covenanting service for Rev. Scott Stuart with the Mount Royal pastoral charge will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 2:30 PM, at the Mount Royal United Church, 106 Mount Royal Blvd, (corner of Mount Royal & Bessborough Ave), Moncton, N.B..  Storm date is March 15, 2020).  All are welcome.


Maritime UCW Biennial Meeting, Colouring Outside The Lines

The Maritime UCW Biennial Meeting, Colouring Outside The Lines, will be taking place in Riverview, NB, April 24-26, 2020, at St. Paul’s United Church, 404 Cleveland Avenue. Registration forms are now available to attend this three-day gathering. If you need further information, contact Sheri Gould Phone: 506-232-2542 sherigould8@gmail.com Or Anna Peters 506-383-1479 arpeter460@gmail.com View further details here.


Youth Forum is looking for facilitators for 2020!

Youth Forum is youth event for grades 9 to age 19, that is only made possible by our incredible volunteers. If you have a passion for youth, and are looking for a way to give back to the youth in our church, we would love for you to join our team! Facilitators need to be at least 21 years old and be available April 15th for a training day and from May 21-24, 2020 for the main event! Complete facilitator form here.


Communities of Faith Annual Reports

With thanks to those Communities of Faith who have already submitted their reports. For those still to do so, as soon as your Annual Reports are available please email (electronic files are preferred) to your Regional Council using the following emails:

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council:  info4RC14@united-church.ca

Regional Council 15: info4RC15@united-church.ca

If you are unable to submit by email please mail one copy of your report to:
Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters OR Regional Council 15
21 Wright Street
Sackville, NB  E4L 4P8


Calendar of Events

We have been busy populating each of the Regional Council calendar of events.  Please click on the calendar icon to view the Region’s upcoming meetings and events. If you would like to have a meeting or event added to the Regional calendar fill out the form found at the top of each calendar or on the forms page and submit.

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council Calendar of Events

Regional Council 15 Calendar of Events


Region 15 Division of Services and Support Letter

View a letter from Donnie Morrison, Chair of the Division of Services and Support providing an update on the work of the Committees relating to this Division


Voices of Hope in Challenging Times

A Clergy Women’s Retreat and Educational Event April 20-24, 2020 Niagara Falls, ON. View full details here


Free Retreat 

The Prayer Bench Subscription Season is coming to an end with a free retreat from the new monthly series. Here it is: https://prayerbench.ca/how-then-shall-i-live-sample-email-retreat/


Seeking cooperants, younger and older, to serve in Guatemala

The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network(BTS), a Justice, Mission and Outreach Committees partner, is seeking applicants for its Cooperant Program in Guatemala. As you may be aware, Breaking the Silence has a 30-year experience of solidarity, based on mutuality and friendship. We are seeking cooperants, younger and older, from diverse backgrounds for placements of 6-12 months. Applications must be received by March 23rd, with training taking place at Tatamagouche Centre May 30th-June 3rd.For more information, go to https://www.breakingthesilenceblog.com/general/bts-cooperant-program-2020-call-out/


Charitable Impact Organization

Recently we have received several queries about Charitable Impact and its website, https://www.charitableimpact.com.   This organization is a registered charity that links potential donors and their interests, and lists United Church regional councils and congregations on their site. If they receive donations for a United Church, they receipt the gift and forward the net amount to the appropriate regional council or church. It is completely legal for them to do this because they are using public data from the Canada Revenue Agency Charities Directorate website. Charitable Impact is a legal entity that also files with Canada Revenue Agency. The fees they charge manage the donations, fund their organization, and also fund their own charitable foundation. We continue to recommend Canada Helps as our preferred third-party donation service, and we encourage regional councils and communities of faith to continue to use Canada Helps. Canada Helps also charges a small fee for processing donations, but we have had a long and smooth relationship with them and their service is excellent.
For more information on Canada Helps, see their https://www.canadahelps.org/en/ and a webinar on the subject https://www.united-in-learning.com/index.php/webinars/recordings/188-webinars-for-church-treasurers-canadahelps.


Leadership Development and Continuing Education

For lay people and clergy who want to learn, explore, and question, the Centre for Christian Studies is offering two one-week learning circles: Oppression and Resistance (Apr 15-21) and Ages and Stages (April 23-29).  Application deadline this month.  Both will be in Winnipeg.  Click on the name of the circle to find out more.  If you have questions call 204-783-4490 or e-mail info@ccsonline.ca