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

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Region 15 Annual Meeting 

The deadline to register for the Region 15 Annual Meeting is May 31, 2020, if you haven’t already done so please register using the following link. This is a firm registration deadline as we are using new technology for voting at the Annual Meeting we need to have everyone register by this date to ensure you are credited for the voting process. It also takes a large amount of work behind the scenes in order to prepare for this new format of virtual meeting.

Note that if you have not received a confirmation email that your registration has been received you are not registered to attend. You have to register yourself individually, the annual meeting registration is separate to the Official Members to Regional Council form.

If you are unable to attend the meeting please fill out the regrets form using the following link. If you previously filled out the regrets form we would ask you to fill it out again for the virtual meeting.

The region will meet via Zoom video Conferencing to conduct the business of the region, including accountability reports, election of General Council Commissioners, remit vote, approval of the 2019 Audited statements and the approval of the 2021 budget.

The business portion of the annual meeting will take place on June 10, 2020 from 6:30pm-9:00pm (Atlantic) by Zoom video conferencing.

Registrations cannot be accepted after May 31, 2020.


Annual Meeting 2020 – Webinar Series

In preparation for the June 10, 2020 Annual Meeting of Regional Council 15, the Executive is offering three webinars so that members are able to ask questions for clarification about the matters that we will be voting on at the meeting. You will also have the opportunity to hear from the nominees for commissioners to General Council, so you are familiar with those whose names will be presented for voting.
It will help all of us have a productive meeting on June 10, 2020 to have as many people as possible take part in the webinars. Thank you for your commitment to this United Church of ours and to your Regional Council 15. Read the Full Memo giving further information.

Webinar #1: Division Reports and Remit
It is important to have read the Division reports and be familiar with the Remit for the webinar so you are able to ask questions for clarification. This information is found on the annual meeting page under “Reports to Regional Council 15”.
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:00pm (Atlantic)  Zoom link
*For users without computer/tablet, access by phone: 647 558 0588 or 855 703 8985 (Canada Toll-free)
Meeting ID: 978 1829 3608

Webinar #2: General Council Commissioner Nominee Introductions – (2 minutes each)
It is important to have read the Commissioner biography sheets for the webinar so you are able to ask questions. This information is found on the annual meeting page under “44th General Council Commissioners” (this information will be posted by noon on June 2).
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7:00pm (Atlantic)  Zoom Link
*For users without computer/tablet, access by phone: 647 558 0588 or 855 703 8985 (Canada Toll-free)
Meeting ID: 974 5926 6252

Webinar #3: Division of Finance and Administration (Budget 2021 and 2019 Audit)
It is important to have read the audited statements and the 2021 budget for the webinar so you are able to ask questions for clarification. This information is found on the annual meeting page under “Reports to Regional Council 15 / Division Reports” (this information will be posted following the Executive meeting on June 4).
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7:00pm (Atlantic) Zoom Link
*For users without computer/tablet, access by phone: 647 558 0588 or 855 703 8985 (Canada Toll-free)
Meeting ID: 942 4528 3006

As information becomes available it will be posted on the website. In preparation for the webinars and the Annual Meeting, please take the time to regularly check and read the posted material.


Election of General Council Commissioners for the 2021 Meeting of the General Council

Currently, Region 15 is eligible to elect fifteen (15) commissioners, along with the President of the Region to the 44th General Council in Calgary, AB, in 2021. A minimum of 1/3 of the commissioners must be ministry personnel, and a minimum of 1/3 of the commissioners must be lay personnel. Attention should be given to diversity of age, gender, racial and cultural identities, and sexual expressions. Read further here…Election of General Council Commissioners for the 2021 Meeting of the General Council.  View the Nominations form. Nominations will close on June 1, 2020 at 11:59pm.


Elected Members to Regional Council 2020

Please ensure to fill out your elected members to Regional Council form using the following link. To view a letter from the Executive Minister, Faith March-MacCuish, re: elected members to Regional Council for 2020 click on your Region below. Please remind your elected members that they need to register themselves individually for the meeting.

2020 Regional Council Memo Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters

2020 Regional Council Memo Regional Council 15


Regional Council 15 Faith Formation and Leadership Development Team Questionnaire 

The Faith Formation and Leadership Development Team of Region 15 is a new committee and we need your help to determine how we can best serve you. The survey has just NINE questions. To find the online link click here. For a Paper Copy to print and mail out to folks without a computer please click here.


“How then shall we live?” – Coming out of Covid: Region 15 Town Hall

As Nova Scotia provincial restrictions begin to be eased by Public Health authorities, how will church functions continue to adapt to changing circumstances? Guidelines have been offered by government and church bodies, but what does this mean in our local context? Please join Region 15 Executive Minister Faith March-MacCuish for a Zoom discussion on Monday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. Please click this link to register, and receive the Zoom connection instructions.


Sample Plan for Reference (Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters)

A link is provided to a COVID 19 Operational Plan as a sample plan for reference by clergy leaders and boards and councils to assist in local discernment.  This document is provided by Rev. John Roy, St. Mark’s United Church, Saint John, NB.