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

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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.


Condolences: Paul Gillis

Our sympathy is extended to Rev. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis, and family, on the passing of her husband Paul Gillis on September 19, 2020. A copy of the obituary can be viewed here.


Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council Annual Meeting

An email was sent on Monday, September 21, to all who registered for the annual meeting with the Zoom information to join the annual meeting. If you did not received this email please contact the Regional Council office. 

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).

Please check the annual meeting web page for the agenda, information webinars, reports and other information regarding the meeting. Note that an updated version of the Reports to the Region, dated September 23, 2020, has been uploaded to the annual meeting web page for your review/downloading.

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 Pre-Annual Meeting Webinars

Recordings of the pre-annual meeting webinars can be found on the annual meeting page.

Webinar #1 – Introduction to Zoom Annual Meeting Format/2021 Budget/2019 Audited Statement
Webinar #2 – Chairs of Committees Presentation of Reports and Questions/ Remit/Proposals
Webinar #3 – Vision Mission and Core Values/Affirm Statement and Education


Region 15 – Recall of the Second Regional Council 15 Annual Meeting November 5, 2020

Please read the letter from the Regional President and Executive Minister on the Recall Meeting November 2020

Register for the Recall annual meeting (registration deadline is October 22)

Submit your regrets

Visit the Recall of the Second Regional Council 15 annual meeting web page for information regarding the meeting. This page will be updated as information becomes available.


Guidelines for Sunday School/Youth Gathering

Please read the Guidelines for Sunday School & Youth Gathering below:

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Sunday School, Youth Gatherings

Regional Council 15 Sunday School, Youth Gatherings


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.


Statement of Solidarity from Regional Council Members of Regional Council 15, The United Church of Canada

We stand in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers attempting to exercise their inherent right to fish for a “moderate livelihood” under Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution and the 1752 Peace and Friendship Treaty, as affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in R v. Marshall 1999.   Read full statement below:

Regional Council 15

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters


United in Learning

We hope you’ve had a good summer, in what has been a somewhat irregular year! This is just a quick note to inform you of several programs that are starting up as we head into the fall.  We look forward to seeing you all online soon!  – The United in Learning Team

View programs here


Fellowship Communion

As some restrictions start to ease and churches are permitted to hold services, the bookstore thought it would bring the idea of Fellowship Communion to your attention.  A little pack holds the wafer and the juice in one container, instructions are given describing exactly how to open the cup, you just peel back the cover to use. It’s a wonderful idea to be able to use these during communion services. Everyone can handle their own cups. These items will not expire until one year after packaging.  Leona Laundry is taking pre-orders for this product. If this is something your church is interested in purchasing, please let her know as soon as possible.  Deadline to order is: Monday September 28, 2020.  Full details are shown here


Online Book Study – Climate Church, Climate World – October 1st – 30th

Register now!

Season of Creation is upon us in the liturgical calendar (although we know that ALL seasons are “of Creation”) . Want to dig deeper into how communities of faith can respond to climate crisis?

Register now for 5-week online book study to read and discuss “Climate Church, Climate World” by Jim Antal, starting Oct. 1st. Thursday mornings, 10am-11:30 Atlantic, hosted on Zoom.  https://ucceast.ca/59646-climate-church-book-study/