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.


Condolences: Rev. A. John Roberts

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Rev. A. John Roberts, who passed away on February 9, 2020.  A copy of the obituary can be viewed here.


Covenanting service for Rev. Gerald Kerr with Milford Gays River Lantz Pastoral Charge and Regional Council 15

A Covenanting service will be taking place for the Rev. Gerald Kerr in the Faith Community of Milford Gays River Lantz.  The Service will be on Feb 23, 2020 at the Milford Lantz Church in Milford, Nova Scotia at 2:00PM.  All are welcome.


Moderator’s and Elders Council’s statement

The Moderator has consulted  with the Elders on how to respond to the Wet’su’weten territory and supporting actions across the country. please see the link below for the Moderator’s and Elders Council’s statement. https://www.united-church.ca/news/support-wetsuweten


Youth Forum and Intermediates @ Conference Registration is Now Open

Intermediates at Conference (I@C) is our program tailored to middle school and junior high age participants. Our theme this year is “Building Community” and we have some amazing adventures, games, talks and so much more planned for you! Please contact the I@C Registrar, Joy Hewitt if you have any questions specific to I@C registration via email: intermediatesregistrar@gmail.com
Youth Forum (YF) is our program developed for high school and university age participants. We have some amazing activities, games and so much more planned for you! Please contact the I@C Registrar, Grace MacMillan if you have any questions specific to YF registration via email: grace.macmillan@hotmail.com
Due to a generous financial offering from the two Regions, we are delighted to offer you a special registration fee of $150 to all participants this year.  We are so excited to have you come join us for what promises to be an inspirational, fun and fantastic time! We can’t wait to see each and every one of you there in May!
Register here


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


Elected Members to Regional Council 2020

Please use the following links to view a letter from the Executive Minister, Faith March-MacCuish, re: elected members to Regional Council for 2020.

2020 Regional Council Memo Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters

2020 Regional Council Memo Regional Council 15


Communities of Faith Annual Reports for 2019

With thanks to those Communities of Faith who have already submitted their 2019 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 have not yet submitted your 2018 annual report please send that along with your 2019 report. 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


Glass Communion Cups needed

The UCW  60th Anniversary Committee is looking for your help. We are in need of glass communion cups. If you are looking for a new home for your glass communion cups we will be happy to accept them. Please call Ruth 902-963-3108/ email ulvashepherdns@hotmail.com OR Debbie Hawkins 506-447-0274/email debbieh@ridgetimber.com


Community Project Grant

Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS) is inviting applications for its Community Project Grant. The objective of this program is to provide one-year project funding to address unmet needs and gaps in services, awareness and/or knowledge within a framework of preventing or reducing gambling-related harm among individuals, families and communities in Nova Scotia.   Application deadline: March 3, 2020, 2:00 PM (AT)
Funding amount: Up to $50,000 per grant for a period of one year.  For application details and eligibility criteria, visit: https://researchns.ca/GANS/  If you require any application support or have questions about this funding opportunity please contact Leslie Power at (902) 424-4193 / Leslie.Power@researchns.ca


United-in-Worship Project website

The United-in-Worship Project website is now up and running and providing Worship Resource materials for Communities of Faith without paid accountable leadership or trained laity. The resources are available by annual subscription for the cost of 1 pulpit supply at $216.00 providing weekly worship services including: Order of Service, Digital version of the Order of Service (PowerPoint), Text of an original sermon, Video version presented by its author.  Details about this project can be seen at: https://united-in-learning.com/index.php/llwl-online-training-program.  Both projects are joint projects of St. John’s United Church, Marathon, ON and the Canadian Shield Regional Council. The Online Training is hosted by United-in-Learning. More details here.