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Making Hope Visible – Podcast


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Condolences: Robert Latimer

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Rev. Robert ‘Bob’ Latimer who passed away January 19, 2021.  A copy of the obituary can be viewed here.


Condolences: Gordon Cann

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Rev. Gordon Cann who passed away January 17, 2021.  A copy of the obituary can be viewed here.


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.


Stewardship Updates

Just a reminder that the deadline for transferring 2020 Mission & Service gifts to the General Council Office is this Friday (January 29th).   New Stewardship Program:  Called To Be the Church:  The Journey  As a Philanthropy Unit, we have been striving to provide Stewardship Support to Communities of Faith and their leaders.
We have produced an Annual Stewardship Campaign program called, Called To Be the Church for the last 6 or 7 years.  We have produced other congregational resources in print as well as in electronic format.  Further, I have provided workshops to charges and geographic areas, and have worked more closely with a number of charges.
We have received some good feedback and we created a new initiative – Called to Be the Church: The Journey.  It is an eight-hour (over 4 weeks) training course in Stewardship Best Practices and Discipleship.  The goal is to host Courses in each region with 3 or 4 Pastoral Charges at a time.  Read full details here.
What can you do now?  Please promote and discuss The Journey Program with your congregations, and if you are interested in participating, please contact Roger Janes – rjanes@united-church.ca   The first run of the course, one per Region, is being set up for February.


Making Hope Visible

The latest podcast episode, Senator Nancy Hartling: On the Senate, Justice and Faith, and Guaranteed Livable Income is live.
Senator Nancy Hartling has deep roots in frontline work for social change. In this conversation, we hear how even as a child she was seeking to understand the experiences of others and wanting fairness for all.  She offers us a short primer on the role and function of the Canadian Senate.  Then we discuss Guaranteed Livable Income and why this idea is an important conversation for Canada today.  Senator Hartling is a member of the United Church and is a living example of how faith, and hope, and political life can be well integrated.


Confirmation Program

We are pleased to announce the Re-release of NARTHEX, a confirmation program and videos, prepared by The Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt.  Please note, if you have registered for these resources in the past, we are asking that you re-register so that you receive the new password and links to videos.  For more information and to register, please visit https://ucceast.ca/42897-narthex-confirmation/ If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Stuart, cstuart@united-church.ca or 1-800-268-3781 ext. 6158


Ukulele Church

Have you ever wondered what worship would sound like with a ukulele in your hands?  Have you always wanted to explore Bible stories using music, crafts, and actions?  Look no further! Join us on Sundays at 12:30pm for an hour-ish of ukulele, singing, crafts and bible stories led by Linnea Good, Catherine Stuart and Dana Ducette!  For more information and to register, please visit https://ucceast.ca/61056-ukulele-church-2/  or contact Catherine Stuart, cstuart@united-church.ca or 1-800-268-3781 ext. 6158


Children, Youth and Young Adults

Children, Youth and Young Adults for the Atlantic Region is on INSTAGRAM!  Check us out on Instagram for posts about upcoming events in the Atlantic Regions. Follow us @cyaya_ucceast


Vacancy – Wesley United Church and St. James Pastoral Charge

Wesley United Church, in the resort town of Saint Andrews, N,B, and St. James Pastoral Charge, in the pastoral settings of Oak Hill and Scotch Ridge, are independent communities of faith that entered into cooperative ministry six years ago. We are calling for a full-time minister to begin as soon as possible.  We have been approved as an SME site, so the applicant may be either ordained, diaconal, or a candidate in an approved educational program for ministry. Our congregations model the family-style of church.  Both are liberal and inclusive communities of faith that are feeling a new energy. Wesley United recently completed major renovations that traded pews for chairs, ensured accessibility, and allowed for an indoor labyrinth. We are in the process of being instated as an Affirming congregation. Individuals in the faith community have a range of religious backgrounds, and each respects the other’s journey.  Wesley United is very supportive of music programs of the local Arts Council, and they host activities such as the local food bank and a play group. The manse is located in Saint Andrews.  St. James, a two-point charge, is very active in community outreach programs through a monthly coffeehouse, suppers and teas. We also collaborate with the St. Croix Wellness and Renewal Centre’s seniors’ outreach ministry.  We have a new outdoor labyrinth. The ministry of music is important to both pastoral charges.  Interested candidates can view the Living Faith Profiles on the ChurchHub. Visit our website at https://wesleyunitedchurchstandrewsbytheseanb.ca/  or view the Facebook page at Wesley and St. James United, St Andrews/Oak Hill/Scotch Ridge. Resumes or questions may be emailed to   searchwesleystjames@gmail.com


Anglican and United Church Colleges enter into a Strategic Alliance

Montreal Diocesan Theological College and the United Theological College are entering into a strategic alliance that will deepen and build on their long-standing collaboration in theological education. Following months of discussions among members of the Boards of Governors, the two colleges have begun an 18-month transition period in which they will explore and plan for the formation of a combined Anglican-United college in Montreal. Read more here.


St. Andrew’s College ReJUNEvation 2021

St. Andrew’s College ReJUNEvation is going virtual for 2021.  The conference will be held June 16 – 18, 2021.  Rev. Canon Dr. Scott Sharman will present on the theme, “Now it Springs Forth: Looking for Ecumenical Movement with Fresh Eyes.” Sharman, an academic and ordained minister who serves as the national Animator for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations in the Anglican Church of Canada, will invite participants to reflect on some of the most interesting and promising new directions for the ecumenical movement as we head further into the 21st century.  He will address the “sense of stall and stagnation and ‘ecumenical winter’ that came to dominate during the ’90s and ’00s.” He will offer a theological, methodological, and spiritual diagnosis as to why that might have happened and offer examples of things that seem to be leading to new life and impetus for a renewed ecumenical movement – an “ecumenical spring” – especially in the Canadian context.  ReJUNEvation will also feature online workshops and conversation among participants.  We welcome new participants and long-time friends.  For more information, please visit https://stu.usask.ca/standrews/students/rejunevation.php.  Registration information will be available soon.  View further details here.