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 deadline to register for the annual meeting is September 14. 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). 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. Ensure that you have the updated “Reports to the Region” as there have been some updates (check the date of the version you downloaded to the date of the version online).


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

A reminder in preparation for Annual Meeting in September to those Pastoral Charges that have not yet submitted details.  Please take a moment to complete the elected members to Regional Council form using this link.  
Regional Office will be following up with emails and calls shortly to ensure we have all submissions.


Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Town Hall – September 

Topic: “Reentering – What does it look like for you”.

Time: Sep 10, 2020 01:00 PM Atlantic Time (Canada)

For both audio and video from your computer/tablet:
Join Zoom Meeting https://united-church.zoom.us/j/99971722106
Meeting ID: 999 7172 2106


United in Learning – Financial Update – Wednesday Aug 12 @ 7pm ET

Erik Mathiesen and Clyde Harris return to United in Learning on Wednesday, August 12  to provide an update on financial tools and government assistance information that will be useful to church treasurers.  View more here.


Region 15 Emergency Response Update

An update will be sent out to all Official Members to Regional Council and Minister within Region 15, to view please use the ucceast.ca link


United Church Appeal for the Devastation in Lebanon

The tragic explosion in Beirut on August 4 caused immense destruction, and the death toll continues to rise. You can help those affected by donating to our appeal. Your donations will be matched by the Canadian government until August 24, 2020.

The United Church of Canada has been in contact with our Mission & Service partners in the region about how best to respond to this tragedy. Please continue to pray for the injured and those who have lost their lives, as well as the families, communities, and first responders to the disaster.

Find out more and donate.


Effective Transitional Leadership Workshop

The state of the world is such that very few ministries can declare that they are NOT in transition in some way. Transitional ministry is not only for officially declared Interim Ministries, it occurs in a variety of ways in numerous contexts. The Interim Ministry Network is now offering workshops in Effective Transitional Leadership for anyone, not just those involved with declared Interim Ministries. Please follow the link for more information: https://imnedu.org/imn-etl/


Responsive Prayers Year B 

For Every Week of the Church Year. The United Church Bookstore is taking orders for the following book, please place your order before August 17, 2020.

Responsive Prayers offers an entire year’s worth of responsive prayers that can be adapted to a variety of settings and circumstances. This collection includes full prayers for the Call to Worship, Opening Prayer, Words of Assurance, Offering Prayer, and Commissioning, as well as an outline for the Pastoral Prayer, for each Sunday of the lectionary year. Some weeks include additional prayer options. Includes a scripture index. Authorization to reproduce and freely adapt all the prayers in the collection for use in worship in the local congregation is included with the purchase of the book$32.95 tax included.  See details here Responsive Prayers


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.


New Wine: Western Intercultural Ministry Network Gathering, online this fall with Eric Law and Tony Snow

Join us for a cross-Canada gathering of people living out the United Church’s intercultural vision. We are delighted that Rev. Dr. Eric Law and Tony Snow will be our lead resource people.

When: Fridays on September 25, October 2, and October 9, 2020.
Cost: FREE.
(Thank you for your support through Mission and Service!) These will be three-hour sessions, with presentations, reflection, song, and small group discussion. Tools for engaging with your ministry between sessions will be offered, and so will afternoon/ evening informal conversation groups.
Full information: https://bit.ly/2CqFRjt
Sessions are free but registration is still required; please click here.
If you would like more information, please contact the Western Intercultural Ministry Network Executive through staff support Julie Graham, jgraham@united-church.ca


United Church Rural Ministry Network

Are you interested in the United Church Rural Ministry Network all across Canada?  You can follow this link to the newsletter of the Rural Ministry United Church Network, itself one of the initiatives of those involved in the life of  rural congregations.  You may be surprised by all that’s going on and you may have a story to tell yourself.


Research Project Participants Needed

Cynthia O’Connell is her final year of her MDiv at the Atlantic School of Theology and is looking for participants for her research project – Born this Way – The Relationship Between Theological Belief and Choice of Sexual Identity Among Queer Christians.  See here for further Qualitative Research Project details.