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

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Please send announcements to trose@united-church.ca


www.ucceast.ca 

Staff Directory

Emergency Response Memo’s Regional Council 15       

Emergency Response Memo’s Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters

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 Pre-Annual Meeting Webinars 

IMPORTANT NOTICE
In order to be fully prepared for Annual Meeting please view all webinars prior to attending – webinars are recorded and will be posted on the ucceast.ca website for viewing if you be unable to join the live event.

Webinar #1 – Wednesday, September 9 – watch webinar here
Introduction to Zoom Annual Meeting Format/2021 Budget/2019 Audited Statement

Webinar #2 – Monday, September 14 – watch webinar here
Chairs of Committees Presentation of Reports and Questions/ Remit/Proposals

Webinar #3 – Thursday, September 17, 7:00PM TO 8:30PM * The recording of this webinar can be viewed on the annual meeting web page by end of day Friday. 
Vision, Mission and Core Values/Affirm Statement and Education

View the memo for more information on joining the Zoom meetings.


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). View the June 17, 2020 letter from the Executive Minister here.

Please check the Annual Meeting web page for the webinars, agenda, reports and information regarding the meeting.


Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council No Registration No Vote – Annual Meeting Registration Deadline Thursday, September 17

Thank you to those who have already registered for the upcoming Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters annual meeting happening September 26 at 1pm via Zoom. For those who have not registered yet we have extended the registration deadline to Thursday, September 17 (registration link https://ucceast.ca/fundy-st-lawrence-dawning-waters-regional-council-14/fsldw-annual-meeting-registration/). This is a firm registration deadline as it takes a large amount of work behind the scenes in order to prepare for this new format of virtual meeting. Note that when your registration has successfully gone through you will receive a confirmation email, if you have not received a confirmation email then your registration was not successfully completed. 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 (https://ucceast.ca/58547-regrets-form-fundy-st-lawrence-dawning-waters-regional-council/). If you previously filled out the regrets form for the face-to-face meeting we would ask you to fill it out again for the virtual meeting.  All material for the meeting, including the information for the next two webinars, is available on the Regional Council annual meeting web page – https://ucceast.ca/fundy-st-lawrence-dawning-waters-regional-council-14/annual-meeting-2020/. It is highly recommended that members of the Region attend the preparatory webinars, these webinars will allow time for questions for clarification and help us to be prepared for the AGM. If you are unable to make the webinar on the allotted day, they will be recorded and on the website for viewing. If you have question after viewing you may direct them to the presenters. The Zoom information for the annual meeting will be emailed to your email address you used for your registration by September 22. If you do not receive the link please let us know.


Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Annual Meeting Regrets

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 for the in person meeting we would ask you to fill it out again for the virtual meeting.


Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters – How Are You Celebrating? We Want to See Photos!

In preparation for the Annual Meeting of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters region on September 26th, the Worship Team is inviting YOU, as individuals and communities of faith, to send us photos showing us how you are choosing to celebrate your life and your faith during this time of uncertainty. We are looking for those special moments, big and small, that are bringing you joy right now! We will be sharing these photos in worship during our virtual Annual Meeting to remind us of all that we have to celebrate, even during difficult and changing times.  Send your photo(s) to FSLDW.WT@gmail.com  by the end of the day on Friday, September 18thPlease note: when taking pictures to share with us, remember to take the pictures in landscape orientation on your phone or camera for optimal viewing!


Covenanting service for Shannon MacLean, St Andrew’s Pastoral Charge and Region 15

Sunday, Sept 20th at 6 PM ONLINE for our worship service.

Because of Covid-19, we are still worshiping as a community online. However, if you feel particularly called to attend this service in person, you are invited to attend the recording of this service at 1 PM on Sunday, Sept 20th. To do this please register with the office by Thursday, September 17th at 5 pm either by phoning the office at 902893-8396 or by email officestandrews@eastlink.ca

We are living through a pandemic and following protocols to keep us all safe. Therefore, those attending the in-person recording must follow current public health guidelines which includes answering a Covid-19 survey, sitting in assigned, socially distanced seats and wearing masks at all times.  There will be no congregational singing or reading in unison.


Region 15 Ministry and Personnel (M&P) Committee Training via Zoom webinar

Introductory M&P Workshop – purpose and function of M&P, resources
Saturday, October 10, 2020 – 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Register here

M&P Annual Reviews – processes and resources for annual reviews of lay and ministry staff
Joint webinar with Shining Waters Region
Saturday, November 14, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Registration information link will be provided later. Please watch for future announcements.


Children, Youth and Young Adults Network

Rev. Catherine Stuart is updating the network for Children, Youth and Young Adults.  If you, leaders from your church/Sunday school/youth group/camp and friends would like to receive email updates about things happening in our regions regarding these groups, please email cstuart@united-church.ca to be added to this list!  Thanks!


Sunday School Town Hall

An online town hall event to discuss Sunday School and Youth Group guidelines will be held for Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters and Region 15 on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7pm Atlantic time.  This event is for anyone interested in these topics.  For more information, please email Catherine Stuart, cstuart@united-church.ca 

Zoom details
For both audio and video from your computer/tablet, please use the following link:
https://united-church.zoom.us/j/92662149893
Meeting ID: 926 6214 9893

For users without computer/tablet, access by phone:
* Please use local numbers when feasible to save costs for the church. *
+1 647 558 0588 Canada
855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free


Face of Poverty Consultation (FACE) – A Just Recovery from COVID-19

The Face of Poverty Consultation works to increase awareness of poverty, to encourage action, and to advocate for government policy change to eliminate poverty. As you may know, the pandemic has exposed the significant inequalities that exist within our society.

We are writing to urge you to have your voice heard when it comes to creating a post-COVID-19 world that will address the gaps and leave no one excluded.

There are many opportunities to be involved in calling for a Just Recovery. Please click here to see a list of  some of the ways in which you can be involved.


Brunswick Street Mission Annual Mission Breakfast (Virtual Event)

What a Year! A look at our 2020 with Ron James, October 17, 2020 @ 9am see further details here.


Tatamagouche Centre Programs

View the upcoming events offered in October at Tatamagouche Centre, click on links below to access full details.

Soulful Aging Across the Seasons: A Six Session Circle of Trust® Seasonal Online Retreat Series

 Courage to Lead for Young Leaders and Activists Onsite Program

Circle of Song Online: A 5-week, once-a-week, Online Singing Experience on Zoom