NEWS AND UPDATES FROM FUNDY ST. LAWRENCE DAWNING WATERS (FSLDW)
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Making Hope Visible – Podcast
Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters (FSLDW) Committee Interest form.
Nominations Deadline EXTENDED for President-Elect to May 20
Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council is seeking nominations for President-Elect. The President serves for a total of 3 years: as President-Elect, President, and Past-President. The President-Elect will serve as a member of the Regional Executive, leading our Region in its work and ministry, within the bounds of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Gaspé, Quebec. Serving as President of the Region offers many unique and exciting opportunities to engage in the work and life of the Region. More information on the role of President can be found here.
As this election will take place through the Annual meeting held online, and due to the nature of the online voting process, no nominations will be accepted from the floor. All nominations must be received by May 20, 2021. Nominations are open to all members of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council, including ministry personnel and lay representatives. To submit your nomination, please fill out the form here. The nomination form must include the name of the mover and seconder of the nomination. The Nominee, the mover and seconder must be members of Regional Council.
General Council Commissioners
The 44th General Council of The United Church of Canada will meet in July 2022, entirely online, for the first time in the history of the United Church. We encourage you to prayerfully consider serving as a General Council commissioner, which provides you a unique opportunity to be part of the wider church and have an impact on the future of The United Church of Canada. General Council Commissioners are voting members of the General Council meeting, and serve as commissioners for 3 years. More information about the role of a commissioner can be found here.
The Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council will elect thirteen (13) commissioners and their alternates at our 2021 annual regional meeting.
We will elect:
- five (5) ministry personnel as well as their alternatives;
- five (5) lay representatives as well as their alternatives;
- one (1) position will be saved for the Regions Youth Pilgrim (process of selection to be determined by GC);
- two (2) youth/young adult (15-35) commissioners.
It is important when nominating commissioners, you pay particular attention to the diversity of our Region.
Nominations will close on May 21, 2021 at 11:59pm. There will be no nominations received from the floor. All nominees must be either elected lay representatives of a community of faith within the bounds of the Region, or ministry personnel within the bounds of the Region. Each nomination needs to moved and seconded by someone other than the Nominee (no self nominations), and the mover and seconder must be a member of a community of faith within the bounds of the Region. These nominations do not need to be passed through a governing body of a community of faith.
If you are interested in serving as a Commissioner to the 44th General Council, please fill out the form here. If you have, any questions, please be in touch with the Nominations committee chair, Rose-Hannah Gaskin, email@example.com
A list of Licensed Lay Worship Leaders and Ministry Personnel who are willing to do occasional pulpit supply is now on the FSLDW’s website. You will find it as a tab under the Pastoral Relations Committee – supply ministry. Use this link: https://ucceast.ca/fundy-st-lawrence-dawning-waters-regional-council-14/fsldw-pastoral-relations-committee/supply-ministry/
And if you are a Ministry Personnel in good standing and would like to be on this list, please send your name and contact information to Jenn Whittemore at the regional office JWhittemore@united-church.ca
Online Retreat for Children and Youth
The Faith Formation and Education Committee of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters is inviting all Children and Youth in our region to a one day, online retreat. We recognize all of the work and energy that has gone into making this year of pandemic happen for our communities, and so we are offering you some time of rest, renewal and fellowship with each other. Join us on Saturday, June 19th from 10am-11:30am and 1pm-2:30pm via zoom. For more information and to register, click here: https://ucceast.ca/62033-online-retreat-for-leaders-of-children-and-youth/
General Council Youth Forum
The Faith Formation and Education Committee of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters is calling for youth between the ages of 15-19 (in 2022) to consider letting their names stand to be a member of General Council Youth Forum 2022. This person will be a Commissioner (voting member) of the General Council and will also attend Youth Forum. All General Council events will take place online via Zoom. At this time, there is a possibility of employment, as well as the opportunity to attend the GO Project as part of this experience. For more information and to state your interest, please email Catherine Stuart, Minister for Children, Youth and Young Adults at firstname.lastname@example.org Please express your interest by June 5, 2021.
Atlantic School of Theology Summer Courses
Click this link to see the summer courses on offer at AST.