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

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To view upcoming programs at the Tatamagouche Centre please click here.
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Condolences: Margaret Anna Marple

Our sympathy is extended to Rev. Norman Marple and family, whose mother Margaret Marple passed away on June 24, 2020.  A copy of the obituary can be viewed here.


Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters – Elected Members to Regional Council 2020

In preparation for Annual Meeting later this year please take a moment to complete the elected members to Regional Council form using this link.
Thanks to those who have already done so.

View the 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.

Regional Office will be following up with emails and calls during the summer to ensure we have all submissions.  As we work with behind the scenes with new processes for Annual Meetings it is important that we have this information as early as possible.  Thank you!


Making Hope Visible – Latest Episode – Pride Panel 

What does it mean to be an Affirming Church? Guests on this episode are from one of the first, and one of the most recent Communities of Faith in Atlantic Canada to be recognized as Affirming Ministries in the United Church of Canada.  Katlyn Vardy, from St. John’s, Newfoundland tells Laura about their involvement with St. James United Church, which recently completed the process , and about Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble – the organization supporting the network of primarily United Church ministries that strive to be fully inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.   Caden Hebb and April Hart met at Bedford United Church, in Bedford, NS, which was designated an Affirming Ministry in 2006.  Caden reflects on growing up in an Affirming congregation from his perspective as a transgender person and activist.  April Hart, points to the importance of continuing to be strong voices of welcome to the 2SLGBTQAI+ community, long after you start flying a rainbow flag.  You will find this episode and past episodes at Making Hope Visible.

Send comments, suggestions, or questions to justiceandmission@gmail.com  Find more about the Justice and Mission network at ucceast.ca.   Or sign up there to receive regular emails, including notices of new episodes of this podcast.  You can also stay in touch through the Facebook group – Justice and Mission – UCC Atlantic.


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.


Centre for Religion and Its Contexts at Emmanuel College

Over the summer, the Centre for Religion and Its Contexts at Emmanuel College are is co-hosting the inaugural Christian Left Conference (online and free, August 14-15), and hosting an online retreat, Body, Mind & Spirit. The conference includes an anti-racism panel comprised of UCC people (Adele Halliday, General Council; Kenji Marui, UCC Minister; and Robin McGauley, UCC Minister), and a panel on the Christian response to the pandemic featuring the conference’s organisers (Michelle Voss Roberts, Principal, Emmanuel College; Cheri DiNovo, Minister, Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church; Rob Dalgleish, Executive Minister, EDGE, UCC; and Kyle Gingerich Hiebert, Director, Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre). The Body, Mind & Spirit retreat is led by frequent Broadview Magazine contributor Noelle Boughton.

Further details: Centre for Religion and Its Contexts_Summer 2020 Events  /  Christian Left Conference  / Body Mind Spirit


Fall Programs from Atlantic School of Theology

View Fall programs from AST using this link: Fall Programs from Atlantic School of Theology