NEWS AND UPDATES FROM FUNDY ST. LAWRENCE DAWNING WATERS (FSLDW) AND
REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)
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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.
Holiday Hours for Regional Council Office
Regional Council Office will closed on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm for the Christmas holidays and will be reopening on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8:00 am. In case of an emergency please contact Faith March-MacCuish, Executive Minister at 1-709-691-3524.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
NEW Weekly Announcements Starting in 2021
This will be the last combined Regional announcements (if you haven’t signed up you will no longer received the weekly announcements). Starting next week each Region will be receiving announcements specifically for their Region. Anyone who wishes to receive the new weekly announcements will need to sign up using the below links. Note that once you fill-out the information using the below link you will receive a confirmation that may go into your junk or spam folder, you will not be signed up until you confirm your subscription using the email you receive. If you would like to continue to see what is happening in each Region you are welcome to sign up for both Region’s weekly announcements. (Please do not unsubscribe from the current announcements.)
Sackville Regional Councils (RC 15 and FSLDW) Office Re-opening to the Public
The Regional Council office will re-open to the public on January 11, 2021. Office hours will be 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. If you wish to meet with one of our staff, we ask that you please make an appointment in advance of your arrival. The doors will remain locked, please ring the bell on the door and someone will assist you. Before proceeding into the building please use the hand sanitizing station located in the entry way. Masks are mandatory in the building, please keep masks on while visiting our office, the staff will also keep theirs on while you visit with them. The meeting room will not be open for meetings at this point, we will inform everyone when this changes. Thank you for doing your part in helping to keep everyone safe.
Atlantic Regions Ministry and Personnel Committees – Managing Conflict
A webinar for lay members of M&P Committees
Saturday, February 20, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Atlantic, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon Newfoundland
This webinar will be resourced by the three Regional Ministers of the Atlantic Regions, Kendall Harrison (Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters), David Hewitt (Region 15) and Heather Sandford (First Dawn Eastern Edge). Topics will include roles and responsibilities, stages of conflict, strategies for addressing conflict, resources and support. An online registration form will be made available in early January. For more information, please contact the Regional Minister for your Region.
Faith Formation and Leadership Development Committee – Lent
Even as we work our way through Advent and Christmas, we need to remember that Lent is not far off. In 2021, Ash Wednesday will be on February 17, so if you would like to begin planning for Lent early, the Faith Formation and Leadership Development Committee of Region 15 is offering the opportunity to connect via Zoom to look at the lectionary readings for the season and to share ideas and resources. We will be offering 2 sessions. On January 14, at 9 am we will explore Ash Wednesday and the first half of Lent from Sunday February 21, to Sunday March 7. On January 21, at 9 am we will explore the last 2 Sundays of Lent and the days of Holy Week. If you are planning, or helping to plan worship at any point during Lent we invite you to join us. This includes ministry personnel, laity and musicians.
Register here by January 11, 2021 – An email with the zoom link will be sent to registrants January 12, 2021.
For more information you can contact Rev Sharon Lohnes at email@example.com
Tri-Regional Town Hall
Please save the date for a Tri-Regional Town Hall, to be held using zoom video conferencing:
Topic: Congregational Annual Meetings
Date: January 28, 2021 at 12:30pm (Atlantic)
Zoom link will be provided nearer the date