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

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Emergency Response Memo’s Regional Council 15       

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Making Hope Visible – Podcast


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

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
Register here

For more information, please contact Regional Minister David Hewitt at dhewitt@united-church.ca


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


Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Annual Meeting Evaluation Form

We would ask everyone who attended the Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters annual meeting to take a few minutes to fill out the online evaluation form by October 16.


Making Hope Visable Podcast 

Reverend Michael Blair offers evocative images to describe how he will approach his new role as General Secretary of the United Church.   In this conversation you will learn about his early roots in ministry, his visions for “engaging the commons” from a place of spiritual comfort and humility,   ….and about a couple of his “superpowers”.  But more than anything you will get a sense of the depth of experience and spiritual grounding he brings to his leadership. And that he is also, a very cool human being!
Find this podcast episode here: Meet the New General Secretary – Rev. Michael Blair


United Church Calendar  (order deadline October 16, 2020)

The United Church Bookstore is taking pre-orders for the 2021 United Church Calendar.  Please place your orders by Wednesday October 16, 2020 by emailing Leona Laundry llaundry@united-church.ca 


Property Report Update – Regional Council 15

The R15 property report has been updated as of October 13, 2020, this report lists property (buildings, cemeteries, lands) currently registered to your pastoral charge.  Any forms and amendments received up to October 13, 2020 are included.  Pastoral charges who do not hold property will not appear on the list.  Please take a moment to review and ensure your pastoral charge details are correct, you can review by A-Z property name or by postal code using the link below and submit a form if there are any additions or amendments.

Property Report update October 13, 2020


Scholarship & Bursary Opportunity from Pine Hill

Pine Hill Alumni Association Scholarship – deadline December 1, 2020

The Promise Bursary Application 2020 – deadline December 1, 2020


Church and Migrant Worker Connections

Does your congregation or group connect with Migrant/Temporary Foreign Workers in your area?  Whether it’s offering welcome gatherings or worship, or supporting rights and safety, we’d like to hear about it! Our Justice and Mission network has been asked to help locate places of connection.  Please contact Tracey Rose (trose@united-church.ca ) with a short description of your activities and  the name of a contact person.  Information will be shared with Laura Hunter, Minister for Justice and Mission.


Invitation to join the Anglican Diocesan Environmental Network (DEN), Spiritually Connected Through Creation

Invitation to join the Anglican Diocesan Environmental Network (DEN), Spiritually Connected Through Creation. Thursdays 7pm on Zoom

From the Ecological Justice Working Group of the Justice, Mission, and Outreach Committees: United Church people are invited to join the Anglican Diocesan Environmental Network (DEN), Spiritually Connected Through Creation. Every Thursday at 7pm DEN offers reflection on an environmental issue via Zoom, from gardening to sustainable church buildings to mining justice. You decide what sessions you want to attend. To join, contact Rev Marian at marian.lucas.jefferies@gmail.com.

Thurs., Oct. 8th  Moving into the Community, The Antigonish Movement: A foundational approach and template for social change, caring for all of creation (including the poor/marginalized) and a post pandemic Just Recovery. Colleen Cameron will join us in conversation about the history of the Antigonish Movement, the basic premises, the impact of the movement and how it can be applied in the environment movement.

Thurs., Oct. 15th The story of SuNNS, the Sustainable Network of Northern Nova Scotia, in resisting gold mining in the French River watershed near Tatamagouche, with Kathryn Anderson and others. The French River runs beside Tatamagouche Centre.


CHEW ON THIS Campaign for 2020

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Each year on this day, the annual Chew on This! campaign mobilizes people from across Canada to call for an end to poverty. Read more here


Do you care about protecting children and about peace with justice?

Speaking up for the Children” is an online facilitated workshop addressing the violation of human rights of Palestinian children. Join this free event Oct. 19th or 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)