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

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www.ucceast.ca 

Staff Directory

Emergency Response Memo’s Regional Council 15       

Emergency Response Memo’s Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters

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: Morris Aulden Barss

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Morris Aulden Barss Jr. who passed away on March 12, 2020.  A copy of the obituary can be viewed here.


Postponement of Regional Annual Meeting 2020

Please use the links below to view the letter from Executive Minister Rev. Faith March-MacCuish.

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters

Region 15


Youth Forum Meeting a New Way – Virtual YF

Because we are not sure how the world will look in May, this year we are offering Youth Forum online for the FIRST TIME EVER!! Our theme is Believing is Seeing. We will explore the subjects of social media and faith. We will look at our perception of ourselves and the difference between what we show online and who we really are. As well we will look at social justice in isolation, and hanging on tight to faith in a changing world. Our format is still in development but will include large and small group meeting through an online meeting platform. If you need help getting to a computer, contact your local United Church Minister. Your from all over Canada are invited to join us in this celebration of faith! Participation in our online youth forum will cost $20. If you have already paid for the full weekend Jenn Whittemore will be in touch with you to process your refund. See You Soon! Nathan And Alex

Watch our introduction video to Virtual YF!

To register for Virtual YF click here. Please note that you will need to register for Virtual YF even if you had previously registered to attend YF.


Ministry Personnel in Region 15

Ministry Personnel in Region 15: Diaconal, Designated Lay, Ordained; active, retired, retained on the roll; candidates serving in appointments. Your Association of Ministers Face Book page is a wonderful source of accurate information, support and a place where people are discussing ministry in this time. Find the “Association of Ministers – Region 15 (Nova Scotia & Bermuda)” on Face Book and ask to join.


President Message – Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters

View the video message from FSLDW president Rev. Audrey Lounder


Emergency Financial Assistance 

For the latest information and guidance from General Council on the COVID-19 federal government emergency financial programs, please click the link below,

https://www.united-church.ca/community-faith/being-community/government-emergency-programs


Making Hope Visable – Latest Podcast Episode is Live!

Diaconal Minister, Kathryn Anderson is Laura’s guest on the latest episode of “Making Hope Visible”, the bi-weekly podcast connecting justice, faith, and action.  Hear about Kathryn’s early formation in working for social change and the transformational experience of her long-time engagement with Maritimes-Guatemala solidarity.  In this episode Laura also invites reflection on connections between the Easter journey and our present realities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Listen to this episode here:  Making Hope Visible – Episode 4 Or wherever you find your favourite podcasts!


Pastoral Care in a Crisis Workshop Offered by Centre for Christian Studies

Join the Centre for Christian Studies Tuesday April 14th at 11am Central for a conversation about Crisis Pastoral Care.  How do we offer pastoral care in the midst of a pandemic? Please register in advance (no fee, donations gratefully accepted), and join us to imagine church differently.

When: Apr 14, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcuyrqzotecPk692Yk3C31fASzTEEWQ


Collection of Music – Surplus

Visions United Church in Moncton, NB is moving location! We have edited our collection of music and have a number of surplus copies to give away. View Inventory of Surplus Music Sheets and Cantatas.  We ask that the cost of postage be reimbursed.  If you are interested in obtaining any of the music, please respond no later than April 17th, by sending an email to claudiaschaerer@hotmail.com, or by contacting Claudia by phone at: (506) 389-4320.


Friends of Sabeel North America  – Live Saturday Easter Service with Elders in Jerusalem

Friends of Sabeel North America is hosting a live Saturday Easter Service with elders in Jerusalem live online. This event will feature prayers, readings, and hymns intended to bring hearts closer together as closures continue to separate us. We know that whether in person or online, whenever two or three assemble, God is there with us. You can register for the event here. The service will commence on Holy Saturday, April 11th at 12 pm EST, 1 pm Atlantic, 7 pm in Jerusalem. Those who register will receive call in information. All are welcome.