NEWS AND UPDATES FROM FUNDY ST. LAWRENCE DAWNING WATERS AND
REGIONAL COUNCIL 15
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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.
Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council Annual Meeting
The business portion of the annual meeting will take place on September 26, 2020 from 1:30pm-5:00pm (Atlantic) by zoom video conferencing (we ask that you join at 1:00pm). More details will follow.
View the June 17, 2020 letter from the Executive Minister here.
Please check the Annual Meeting web page for reports and information regarding the meeting.
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.
Mission Grant Applications for 2021
2021 Mission Grant applications are now available. Please click on the below Regional application letter and click here to download the Word version of the application form.
Re-entry to our Church Buildings Checklist
View the Re-entry to our Church Buildings checklist here
Church in Mission Prayer Rooms
Church in Mission Unit is offering an opportunity to Pray for each other across the Country from East to West. Given these uncertain and overwhelming times for our congregation and leaders, we invite you to join a facilitated half hour online time of prayer (modeled after the Prayer Room at GC43), to pray for every pastoral charge by name. Prayer rooms will happen throughout the summer beginning with the East and working our way to the West hosting one prayer session per region once a week. Nothing is required except your presence.
View the full Prayer Room across the Regions schedule and zoom links here.
RC15 Regional Minister David Hewitt on Facebook
A number of folk have been reaching out to me on Facebook, and the combination of ministry, family and hobbies is making the use of a single Facebook account a bit complicated. I have therefore created a new Facebook account specifically for my work in ministry, and I’ll be using it to connect almost exclusively with church folk. I don’t promise to monitor it constantly – probably only a couple of times during a working day. I will continue to prefer phone and email for focused one-to-one exchanges; however, I hope this will provide another means to keep aware of church activities and to continue to offer support as needed. If you are already “friends” with me on Facebook, and receive a second friend request, it’s me! I haven’t been hacked, or spoofed, or duplicated, or uploaded into a robot. If you receive a “friend” request and see a profile picture of me in my Zoom headset, with a beautiful Annapolis Valley rainbow as the cover photo, it’s legitimate. Please “friend” me! Thanks, David Hewitt, Regional Minister, Region 15.
Dalhousie Engineering Capstone Program Seeking Projects from Communities of Faith
View full information of the program here and submit your project proposal (a few lines to describe company/organization, a few lines to describe the problem) to email@example.com
Investment Opportunity with Canoe Financial: Does your Pastoral Charge have Funds available for investment? Are you pleased with your current investments and your annual returns? Are you interested in exploring a Fund that was set up for the United Church and includes a “superior risk/return” and reduced management fees? Why not check out this opportunity: buyingunited.net/investments . Attached is a brochure that highlights the United Church Asset Allocation Portfolio Class Fund. Any more information needed, or any questions, call 709-486-3239 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . (Note: Those congregations who are already invested in Fiera Capital will continue to get a great deal with them.)
Webinar: “Raising Funds in A COVID 19 World”: For those who missed the recent webinar but would like to watch the recording or receive a copy of the resources/brainstorming ideas, please be in touch and I will send you the materials.
Rural Congregations Survey
Do you ever feel you’d like to have an opportunity for conversation, sharing of ideas, encouragement, good food, and fun with other rural congregations; congregations who have some of the same gifts and challenges as you? Last June, in Murray Corner NB a gathering was held for all those in Regions 14 and 15 who touch or are touched by rural ministry. It was hosted by the minister and congregation of Bayfield-Little Shemogue Pastoral Charge and supported by a grant from the EDGE Network for New Ministries in the United Church. You can read the news of this gathering at Rural Routes through the Holy continue reading about the survey here…
Making Hope Visable – Indigenous Worldviews, Wampum, and Wise Words: Guests Ron Tremblay, Alma Brooks, & Shalan Joudry
In honour of Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada Laura has a rich conversation with two Wolastoqey elders. Ron Tremblay is the Chief of the Wolatoqey Grand Council, and Alma is a Clan Mother.This conversation touches on some hard truths and challenges, but is also full of moving stories, fierce love, some surprising science talk, and mentions of a few inspiring projects they are involved in. It also features two poems read by Shalan Joudry, a Mi’kmaq poet, storyteller, and ecologist, living in L’sitkuk, Nova Scotia. You will find this episode and past episodes at Making Hope Visible.
Summer Online Book Study – White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism
Deadline to register June 24 This book by Robin Diangelo will help you uncover biases and build stamina for conversations about racism and white privilege. If you are looking for ways to prepare to hold space for challenging conversations and work toward anti-racism and anti-oppression, join this 6-week summer book study. Discussions will be held on Zoom, Thursday mornings at 10 am, July 2nd – August 6th.