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 (RC15)       

Emergency Response Memo’s Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters (FSLDW)

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.
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Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters (FSLDW) Committee Interest form.
Regional Council 15 (RC15) Committee Volunteer form.


Condolences: Kenley MacNeill

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Rev. Kenley MacNeill who has passed away November 6, 2020. A copy of the obituary will be posted as soon as it is available.


FSLDW Celebration of Ministry Service

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council, is happy to be celebrating with Rev. Christine Schultz and Rev. Jean Herman as they are  admitted as Minsters in The United Church of Canada. When we had to cancel our Annual Meeting in the spring we also had to postpone the Celebration of Ministry service. We are happy to be able to have the service on Saturday, November 14th at  Mount Royal United Church, Moncton, NB, at 1pm. The in person service is by invitation only, however, we are so happy to be able to invite everyone in the region to be part of the service by joining using the following link: https://www.mountroyaluc.ca/en/page.php?id=316
The celebration will also be livestreamed on the ucceast YouTube channel using this link or via the FSLDW Facebook page using this link


FSLDW Pastoral Relations – Expression of Interest

Would you consider this invitation to leadership.  The Pastoral Relations Committee of the Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters is seeking expressions of interest to serve as Pastoral Relations Liaisons.  The focus is to assist Communities of Faith with planning for their future and searching for ministry personnel for call of appointment.  This is an exciting leadership opportunity. We are planning an online training via Zoom Nov 24th and 25th.  (2 hours each day.)  Please consider offering your time and talent by expressing interest to JWhittemore@united-church.ca  or  trose@united-church.ca


FSLDW Educational Opportunity for Interim Ministers

A refresher Course offered in conjunction with First Dawn Eastern Edge and the Office of Vocations. Details can be found here.


RC15 Celebration of Ministry Service

The Regional Council 15 Celebration of Ministry Service took place at First United Church, Truro, NS, on November 8, 2020. The service can be watched here.


RC15 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 Region 15 and 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


RC15 Town Hall Meeting with Ministry Personnel

Topic: Town Hall – Regional Council 15

Time: Nov 18, 2020 12:00-1:30PM Atlantic Time (Canada)
Bring your lunch and spend some time together.

  1. Checking in-How are things going as we have been re-entering
  2. Updated from meeting with Dr. Strang
  3. Advent and Christmas-How will we do this? Decorating, Worship Children, youth programs, Christmas Eve?

Please bring your ideas to share.  We hope to see everyone there  See Zoom instructions here


UCW Groups

You’ve heard the hymn ” The Ninety and Nine” how about Ezekiel 34: 11-12.  The UCW are trying to account for all UCW units within the Maritimes /Bermuda. Do you have a UCW group?  Do you have a contact email/phone number for the group?  What is the name of your Faith Community? Please e-mail Ruth Kennedy ulvashepherdns@hotmail.com with details. Thank you so much for your help.


Justice, Mission and Outreach Committees

A message from the Justice, Mission and Outreach Committees
We want to hear from you!

If we were together at an annual meeting in person, we would be seeing you in workshops and talking to you in the cafeteria or corridors. The JMO Committees look for input from the wider church to help shape their work. Since we aren’t together for these conversations, please take 3 minutes to complete this survey.  We look forward to hearing from you. With thanks from the Justice, Mission, and Outreach Committees!


Public Performance Video Licenses for 2021

As churches start to re-open, we would like to offer the opportunity to obtain and/or renew a Public Performance Video License for 2021. Applications close November 18.


United in Learning

Happening this week: Preaching the Big Questions and Personal and Professional boundaries for Church Leaders.
Next week: Racial Justice Workshop sessions 3 & 4.
November 25 and December 2, Congregational Finances During the Pandemic.   Find all the links here


Being Missional in a Pandemic

Here is an opportunity to join with the Anglican community for an online  learning opportunity. How can we focus on mission in a time of pandemic? https://nb.anglican.ca/events/being-missional-in-a-pandemic/2020-11-19


Rural Routes through the Holy Podcasts

Rural Routes through the Holy is a cohort which formed after a gathering of those touched by or touching rural ministry within the Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Region and Region 15.  The meeting took place in June of 2019 and we planned to gather again in 2020 but were prevented from meeting because of COVID-19.  By way of finding other ways to reach out we devised a plan for podcasting.  Here are the first two of our productions.  They focus on planning for Advent and Christmas under the constraints of pandemic rules.  We hope you will take time to sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and have a listen.  Blessings on your preparations from the Rural Routes through the Holy Cohort – Rev. Dr. Catherine Smith, Rev. (Retired) Martin Dawson, and Kerry Howarth.
https://soundcloud.com/user-515836668/rural-routes-podcast-1
https://soundcloud.com/user-515836668/rural-routes-podcast-2