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


www.ucceast.ca 

Staff Directory

Making Hope Visible – Podcast


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: Isabel Jane Henderson

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Isabel Jane Henderson, who passed away on March 5, 2020.  A copy of the obituary can be viewed here.


COVID-19 Update and Closing of Our Churches

Read the Memo from Executive Minister, Faith March-MacCuish giving the latest update on COVID-19.


Tech Support for Online Engagement

Friends, as the world around us changes with every passing minute, we have discovered a capacity to engage new technologies and embrace different ways to continue to be church. The pace of change over the last couple of weeks has been remarkable, and the efforts made by different churches to adopt appropriate tech-based approaches are commendable.  Please review this information sheet which may be of benefit in this time.


Tatamagouche Centre

The Board of Directors has decided that the Centre will postpone the following scheduled programs, and unless otherwise noted, reschedule as soon as possible. These programs are:
Home Death Care – April 3-5, 2020 – NEW DATE TBA
Contemplative Pathways – April 23-25, 2020 – NEW DATE TBA
Circle of Song – May 1-3, 2020 – NEW DATE TBA
Licensed Lay Worship Leaders – May 1-3, 2020 – CANCELLED
Mid-April, we will re-assess the situation and will be in touch with a further update on how we will proceed.  In the days to come, and until further notice, the Centre will remain open, with a small staff here during working hours (8:30am to 4:30pm) Monday to Friday.


Prayer Bench Resources

As a response to this time of self-isolation and many worship services suspended, I want to respond generously and offer what I can to help support communities of faith and individuals seeking resources to deepen their spirituality.  I have re-priced most resources. And will be renewing some former resources in the days ahead that will be available at no cost.
I am not able to re-price the 2020 resources as that is not fair to subscribers but I have re-opened the possibility of subscribing for a 2020 Group package and it will include everything that has already been published in 2020. I will also add resources to the package and I have lifted some of the restrictions, including broadening the number of participants you can sign up to receive email retreats and other resources. (All of these changes include present group subscribers.)
Please visit the Prayer Bench shop. https://prayerbench.ca/shop/
I have also been posting Soul Songs on the Prayer Bench, a visual intercession on the Psalms for Lent. You are welcome to share those on social media by using the link. I am giving permission for them to be used in other creative ways as you see fit with attribution.
I continue to post daily on the Prayer Bench Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/prayerbench/   – Janice MacLean, Host of the Prayer Bench.