NEWS AND UPDATES FROM FUNDY ST. LAWRENCE DAWNING WATERS (FSLDW) AND
REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)

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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 (FSLDW) Committee Interest form.
Regional Council 15 (RC15) Committee Volunteer form.


RC15 – No Registration No Vote – Recall of the Second Regional Council 15 Annual Meeting November 5, 2020

Register for the Regional Council 15 Recall annual meeting (registration deadline is tomorrow, 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.


RC15 – Proposals

The Regional Council 15 proposal information and template has been posted on the annual meeting page. The deadline for submission for proposals is tomorrow, October 22 at midnight.


Committee Interest Form for Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council

Fundy St Lawrence Dawning Waters is blessed with people of many gifts and skills! With a new structure some people are taking a break from past Presbytery work. Please don’t stay away too long! Also with a  new structure, new ideas and possibilities will emerge. Please consider what you might be able to add to this newly growing community we call our Region.

Fill in the form by clicking here.…let us know a little about yourself and tell us where your interests and passions lie as we come together to be the living message of God’s love in the world!


The zoom workshop, “Speaking Up for Palestinian Children’s Rights” is being offered once more Monday October 26th at 7:00 PM.

Speaking up for the Children” is an online facilitated workshop addressing the violation of human rights of Palestinian children. Join this free event Oct. 26th at 7pm (Atlantic) and learn how adding your voice can save lives.  View the poster here.

REGISTER by email with Linda Scherzinger (lindakseven@gmail.com).

There is something more you can do immediately.  Sign the e-petition for Palestinian children’s rights today: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2667  (be sure to follow instructions to confirm your signature; don’t delay: the petition closes to signatures Nov. 3rd)


Invitation for Prayers for Peace and Healing – Mi’kmaq Fishing Dispute

On Friday afternoon, October 23rd, a small interfaith delegation will visit Mi’kmaq community members in Saulnierville, NS who are exercising their treaty rights to fish. The delegation will participate in a time of sacred prayer and listening.  In the face of the violence, vandalism, and tension that the Mi’kmaq people have experienced, the purpose of this visit is to show support and seek healing.

Individuals and communities of faith are invited to share in this action by taking a moment for prayer at 2pm (Atlantic) on Friday, Oct. 23rd.  You might pause and light a candle and hold a bowl of water, or simply step outside for a moment and find a symbol of connection that speaks to you. Using words, song, silence or whatever form your prayers take, join hearts from afar in Peace and Friendship.  #treatyrights #mikmaq #UCCan #WeAreAllTreatyPeople

View the prayer here


Ideas for Sunday School and/or youth groups

Would you like to talk to others on ideas for Sunday School and/or youth groups during this time of restrictions to meeting face to face? Would you like to hear about resources available from others who are using them now?  If so, the Faith and Education Formation Committee of the FSLDW region invites members of both regions to join the Zoom discussion at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 29.

For both audio and video from your computer/tablet, please use the following link:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://united-church.zoom.us/j/91526092704?pwd=UTlOaE9ONDVFcVZTZFk2ekwxMDZVZz09
Meeting ID: 915 2609 2704
Password: 123456
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


R15 Communications Committee newsletter

The communications committee is putting together the first region 15 newsletter and we want you and your congregation to be part of it. We hope the online version will improve the flow of information between congregations, inform and entertain.
In the first edition we are looking for stories and photos about community activities during the pandemic- from grocery deliveries to less obvious acts of kindness and generosity and compassion.  Tell us what it was like to make your first video, to conduct a funeral service online. Tell us what you have learned about God’s world – good and bad.
We welcome commentaries and poetry. We welcome photos and visual art. We welcome anything and everything right now because we have no idea what this information package will look like- you, the people who provide the information will decide that. Please send submissions and/or ideas to kevin.cox@ns.sympatico. Deadline for the first edition is Nov. 12, 2020.


Latest Books on offer from the Bookstore

View the books available for order from the Bookstore. Contact Leona Laundry llaundry@united-church.ca or  call the bookstore at 1-800-268-3781-6141.


Church Property For Sale

St James United Church Trustees, Upper Musquodoboit, are selling the former manse dwelling and property located at 8715 Hwy 224, Upper Musquodoboit, (PID# 00562868, has been migrated)

Details: 10 year old bungalow (48’ x 32’) with full basement, detached single garage and approximately 3+ acres of land.  Listing price of $249,900.00, where is, as is.  Parcel of land (PID#41486622) situated beyond the abandoned railway line to the Musquodoboit River to be included in the manse parcel.  Also, first right of refusal to purchase the vacant lot beside the manse, approximately 1.5 acres.  Listed through Hants Realty agent Larry Matthews, email larry@easthants.com or by calling 902-483-0754.  View the full listing here.


Celebrations

Mae Kellough a member of the William Black Pastoral Charge in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia celebrated her 103rd birthday on October 18, and she is as bright as a button. She has been a faithful member of their congregation through thick and thin for years, for 40 years, if not more.

She is famous for turning out in fine feather and for her selection of hats! What an inspiration! She always wears her mask to services and you can still see her lovely smile!
Happy Birthday Mae!