NEWS AND UPDATES FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)

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www.ucceast.ca 

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.


Elected Members to Regional Council 2021

Please use the below link to view a memo from the Executive Minister, Faith March-MacCuish, regarding elected members to Regional Council for 2021.

Regional Council 15 Memo


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.


Call for Nominations

Region 15 needs your help!  As a region, we can only do the important work and ministry within Nova Scotia and Bermuda with the help of dedicated volunteers like you. The Nominations Committee is seeking interested individuals who may be willing to participate in the region by serving on a committee.  Currently, we are greatly in need of individuals who are willing to serve:
-The Annual Meeting Planning Committee
-Faith Story Community Covenant Committee

As well, we are also seeking Diaconal Ministers and Designated Lay Ministers who may be interested in serving the region through the work of our regional committees.  If you interested in any of these positions, please contact Nominations chair, Rev. Alicia Cox at aliciadawncox@msn.com.
If you are interested in a position not listed above, or you are not sure where your gifts or interests might fit, please fill out the Nominations form found here: https://ucceast.ca/56874-regional-council-15-committee-volunteer-form/ Information on all committees can be viewed here.

Please share this information with your congregations. Committee membership is open to all community of faith members within the bounds of Region 15, and is not limited to elected representatives to the region.


Communities of Faith Annual Reports

It’s that time of year again where we request your Annual Reports.  Please email when they are available (electronic files are preferred especially during the current pandemic) to your Regional Council using the following email:

Regional Council 15: info4RC15@united-church.ca

If you are unable to submit by email please mail one copy of your report to:
Regional Council 15
21 Wright Street
Sackville, NB  E4L 4P8


NARTHEX Confirmation Program

We are pleased to announce the Re-release of NARTHEX, a confirmation program and videos, prepared by The Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt.  This resource is offered free of charge. 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


Glass Communion Glasses

Does your Church have glass communion glasses that you would like to reduce, reuse and recycle?  Maritime United Church Women would be happy to accept your gift as we need 375 glasses for our 60th Anniversary Celebration.  If you have glasses to give away please contact Debbie or Ruth debbieh@ridgetimber.com or ulvashepherdns@hotmail.com


Maritime UCW is Looking for a Secretary

Do you know a UCW member who is comfortable with computers, websites, ZOOM meetings, recording, generating and emailing minutes. Willing to attend 3 meetings per year in person or via zoom. Willing to attend Biennial meeting, record minutes and develop and print Biennial booklet.  Comfortable requesting, receiving and compiling annual statistics. If you know of someone perfect for the job, please email Ruth Kennedy – Nominations committee UCW ulvashepherdns@hotmail.com


Vacancy – Carleton-Kirk Pastoral Charge, Saint John, NB 

Position: Full time minister (Ordered or Lay) for a three (3) year appointment
Position Summary: 
We seek a minister for worship, pastoral care and outreach into the surrounding community. We seek a minister who would be excited about relating to people of different ages, stages and circumstances – from folks at the local Tim Horton’s, visiting with seniors in the apartments as well as leading in worship on Sunday mornings.
Start Date: Immediately.   For more information contact John Roy johnroy@bellaliant.com  Search will continue until suitable candidate is found.  View Community of Faith Profile


Vacancy – Harmony Pastoral Charge, Saint John, NB

Position: Full time minister (40 hrs per week)

At Harmony United, we are a forward thinking and engaging church that is filled with anticipation and hope of what is yet to come in our ministry. We believe the main role of the Minister at Harmony is to lead the congregation as it continues to give life to its vision of being “Compassionate, inclusive Spirit-filled followers of the Way”. We look to a Minister to provide innovative and creative ways of worship through use of technology and different mediums that engage all the senses (i.e. fabric, colour, symbols, PowerPoint, video, etc.). We are looking for your leadership in moving us toward being an Affirming church. We recognize the need to focus on growth and development and we need your wisdom and guidance to make that happen. We need our Minister to provide leadership in exploring ways to connect and grow both within the church and by leveraging our diverse neighbourhood and the wider community. We need a Minister that will build upon a vibrant and Spirit-filled ministry. See further details