NEWS AND UPDATES FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)

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Staff Directory

Emergency Response Memo’s Regional Council 15 (RC15)

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.

Regional Council 15 (RC15) Committee Volunteer form.


Sackville Office Re-Opening to the Public Delayed

Before Christmas you will have received a notice that the Regional Council Office, at 21 Wright Street, Sackville, NB, was opening up to the public on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Given that the province of New Brunswick has now been moved back to the Orange Phase, with an increase in COVID cases, the opening of the office will be delayed until further notice.

Staff will still continue to be available during regular office hours, and will work from home and occasionally from the office. (Office hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday).

If you wish to meet with one of our staff, please do so through phone, email or through Zoom video conferencing.


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
Register here – deadline to register Feb 15, 2020

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.   For more information, please contact the Regional Minister for your Region.


Certificate in Ministry of Supervision
February 22 – February 26 Intensive 2021
Vancouver School of Theology

Training for Ministry of Supervision is an intensive being offered in February 2021 in order to equip people to be credentialed as supervisors for Supervised Ministry Experience students within the United Church of Canada. The Certificate in Ministry of Supervision provides participants with the information and skills to mentor individuals preparing for ministry by equipping them for supervision including pastoral practices, leadership, reflection, feedback and spiritual guidance. It is designed for clergy and lay individuals.

Instructors: Rev. Brenda Fawkes and Rev. Dr. Andrew Richardson, Office of Vocation Ministers in Pacific and Atlantic Regions. This online course is available to participants from any region of Canada or beyond with an interest in credentialing for supervision.

Ministry of Supervision is offered in partnership with the Vancouver School of Theology and is an online (zoom) format using Canvas for student and instructor interaction and resources.

Course Fee: $211.50

Class times: 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific); 10:00am-1:000pm (Mountain); 11:00am-2:00pm (Central) 12:00pm-3:00pm (Eastern) 1:00pm-4:00pm (Atlantic) 1:30-4:30 (Newfoundland)

PREREQUISITES: A minimum of five years of experience in congregational ministry leadership.


“Sharing Common Ground in Uncommon Times” UN Interfaith Harmony Week Halifax, January 31 February 7, 2021

Join in the celebration! This year’s events (worship, ritual, prayer, practice, study) are all available online! See the full Sacred Spaces schedule at ihhalifax.ca. Sacred Spaces Hosts include: Brahma Kumaris Centre, Mi’kmaq Pipe Carrier George Doyle-Bedwell, Shaar Shalom Congregation, Halifax Universalist Unitarian, Ummah Masjid, Shambhala Buddhist Centre, Baha’i Community, Earth Spirit Society, Presbyterian Church of Saint David. Want to deepen your experience? Join in the Interfaith Engagement Program, click here for the registration information.