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.


Condolences: Glenn Estabrooks

Our sympathy is extended to the Rev. Susan Estabrooks, and family, whose father Glenn Estabrooks passed away February 9, 2021.   A copy of the obituary can be viewed here.


Pastoral Charge Information Form

The 2021 Pastoral Charge Information Form can be found on our Regional Council website under forms.

If you have had your annual congregational meeting and have elected your governing body for 2021, please click on the below link to complete.  If you have not had your annual meeting, and have the same people serving in the governing body, we kindly ask you to still fill out the information forms.

RC15 – 2021 Information Form

As a reminder please also email your annual reports to the Regional office.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in contact with the Regional Council Office.


Videos in Support of Lent

Since the pandemic began, United Churches for Dartmouth, a cluster of Region 15 has been producing videos to reach out to people of all ages.  With Lent/Easter Season approaching we have gathered together some of our recent resources as well as ones produced last year that you may may helpful in your Worship Services or to support your Sunday School (see attached pdf).  The Bible readings feature stories told usually through the use of LEGO.  The Kids’ Corner videos associated with them have a before/after part to provide introduction or context, some explanation and a prayer.  We invite you to check out our other offerings.  On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Spiritual Reflections are posted on the United Churches for Dartmouth Facebook site at 6pm.  On Tuesday mornings, Kids ‘Corner videos features a craft; on Thursday mornings, a meditation; and on Saturday, mornings a story.   Kids’ Corner videos are also available on our United Churches for Dartmouth. Links to Videos in Support of Lent


Ukulele Church

Are you looking for a meaningful and musical way to observe Lent?  Have you ever wanted to go to church with a Ukulele in your hands?  If you’ve answered yes to both of these questions, look no further! Join Linnea Good, Catherine Stuart and Dana Ducette on Sundays at 12:30pm for an hour-ish of ukulele lessons, prayers, crafts, bible stories and worship! No experience is necessary.  For more information and to register, visit our website: https://cyayaucceast.wixsite.com/ukuchurch  If you have questions, contact Catherine Stuart by email cstuart@united-church.ca or by phone 1-800-268-3781 ext. 6158


Lent/Easter seasons – Sunday School/Youth Groups

Would you like to talk to others about ideas for Sunday School and/or youth groups during Lent/Easter seasons? If so the Faith, Education and Formation Committee of the FSLDW region invites members of both regions to join the Zoom discussion at 7:00 PM on Monday, February 22. The link for the meeting can be found here:

Join Zoom Meeting  https://united-church.zoom.us/j/91899557830?pwd=NjBoa2VISUgwbzJjbzl0SytDSTVIZz09
Meeting ID: 918 9955 7830
Password: 123456

For users without computer/tablet, access by phone:
* Please use local numbers when feasible to save costs for the church. *
+1 647 558 0588 Canada
855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free


Upper Room Disciplines

The Bookstore has a great deal on Upper Room Disciplines 2019 & 2021 with a 50% discount, limited supply available.  Great daily readings while we stay in our bubble.  Large print $28.95, sale price $23.00.  Regular print $22.95, sale price $11.50 taxes included.  Contact Leona Llaundry@unitedchurch.ca or call 1-800-268 3781 ext 6141 to get your copy.


Hopeful Economics UnConference

Join us March 3-5, 2021 at the Hopeful Economics UnConference. “Hopeful Economics” is a way of looking at the world of the assets and abundance that it has and making that work for everyone. And “UnConference” is when topics and discussions are informed by the people who show up. You’ll be helping lead the direction of the conversations!
With an incredible lineup of speakers, you’ll dive deep into the relationship between social enterprise and faith. You’ll learn about the economic impact of churches and how to pitch your community of faith to form new partnerships. Participate in fun and interactive sessions that will challenge you to work with unsuspecting partners to increase your impact and address community needs. New ideas & connections guaranteed!  Details (including full agenda) and Registration: https://whova.com/web/virtu20_202012/


Cross Country Prayer for Lent

The Faith Formation Group of General Council would like to offer support for the ministry personnel in our region this Lenten season on Tuesday February 23, with supportive prayer and an opportunity to connect with colleagues within your regions. Those who gather will hear and/or name all of the ministry personnel in First Dawn Eastern Edge, Region 15, Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters. it will be a moment of caring for those hear their names, and an opportunity for the spiritual care givers to engage in mutual care through prayer for one another.  Please view The Prayer Room poster giving dates for supportive prayer dates for other regions.


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


Lenten Climate Crisis Book Study

Offered by the Anglican Diocesan Environmental Network United Church people are welcome to join this very relevant book study.  The Papal Encyclical Laudato Si (Praise be to you, my Lord) is an incredibly important and visionary book on Christian faith and the climate crisis. The study is an opportunity to learn its teachings and its urgent message.
Book source: http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-  si.html                                               Schedule: Every Wednesday beginning Feb 24. Time TBA.Facilitator: Bruce Langhus (brucelanghus@gmail.com) Email Bruce to let him know whether you prefer mornings (10am) or evenings (7pm) for Wednesdays in Lent.


Sharp Scholarship 2021

This scholarship is awarded to a student born in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island, who is Protestant, who is a non-smoker, and who has demonstrated financial need. Preference given to members of the United Church of Canada and to applicants from Prince Edward Island. View the 2021 Sharp Scholarship here.


Bedeque Pastoral Charge, Bedeque, PEI

Position: Full time Ordained/Commissioned Minister or full time Student Minister
Position Summary: The congregation of the Bedeque Pastoral Charge is searching for a dynamic individual to fill a full time ordained/commissioned minister or student position on or about March 1st, 2021. The minister is responsible to the Official Board and would be accountable to the Region for the general conduct of the ministry. Bedeque United Church’s spiritual atmosphere is enjoyable and rewarding with a supportive congregation of strong faith and commitment.
Start Date: on or about March 1, 2021
For more information contact: Jack Spencer jackrichardspencer@gmail.com or 902-836-3347
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