First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council
Weekly Announcements
June 16, 2020

info4rc16@united-church.ca

First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council Page Emergency Response Link

Staff Directory

United Church Bookstore & Gifts

Making Hope Visible Podcast – Justice and Mission Network of the Atlantic Regions of The United Church of Canada

First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council is now on Facebook!

UCC Regions East YouTube Chanel

Weekly Prayer from Rev. Miriam Bowlby of Cochrane Street United Church
This is a visual worship prayer (music by Evan Smith)

Conversation with Clergy
The next session of Conversation with Clergy will take place on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1 pm. The topic will be vacation time. The zoom call instructions will be distributed next week.

Rendez-vous 2020
Rendez-vous 2020 is going ahead in August 2020 – just in a different way. Due to the ongoing health crisis, we will not be able to hold a large gathering in Calgary. Rendez-vous brings together youth (entering grade 9 and up to any age), young adults, and their leaders from across the church. Through real-time online events, recordings, and DIY workshop kits, we will celebrate bold faith, brave space, and brazen grace. Click here for more information.

United Church Bookstore
As alert levels start to change and more and more businesses start to open, please be assured that our United Church bookstore is here and ready to help. Once we reach alert level 2 and churches are permitted open their doors, supplies will be needed. Reach out to Leona Laundry at the bookstore and she will assist you with your needs. Let us remember to support local. As churches have been closed since March, our bookstore has been closed as well. Contact Leona at 1-800-268-3781 ext. 6141 or llaundry@united-church.ca

Summer Online Book Study – White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism
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 held on Zoom, Thursday mornings at 10 am, July 2 – August 6. REGISTER HERE 

Deadline for book orders through Leona Laundry at United Church Bookstore is June 17 (extended)

Deadline for Registration is June 24.

Prayer Room Ministry
Church in Mission Unit is offering weekly Prayer Rooms for each Regional Council. Congregations and leaders are invited to join facilitated half-hour online times of prayer (modeled after the Prayer Room at GC43) to pray for every pastoral charge by name. Nothing is required except your presence.

Sign up online and join us every Tuesday on Zoom at 1:00 PM EDT beginning June 2, 2020 running until mid September

June 23, 2020: Nakonha:ka
June 30, 2020: Eastern Ontario Outaouais
July 7, 2020: East Central Ontario
July 14, 2020: Shining Waters
July 21, 2020: Horseshoe Falls
July 28, 2020: Western Ontario Waterways
August 4, 2020: Antler River Watershed
August 11, 2020: Canadian Shield
August 18, 2020: Prairie to Pine
August 25, 2020: Living Skies
September 1, 2020: Chinook Winds
September 8, 2020: Northern Spirit
September 15, 2020: Pacific Mountain

First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council Webpage Emergency Response Link
Stay updated with Emergency Response Updates on COVID-19 on the First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council webpage.

Announcements
If you have news to share relating to First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council, please share it with us and we will include it in our weekly announcements.

Send any information to: info4rc16@united-church.ca.