NEWS AND UPDATES FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)
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Making Hope Visible – Podcast
Regional Council 15 (RC15) Committee Volunteer form.
We mourn and acknowledge….
With aching hearts we will continue to mourn and remember with our Indigenous friends, neighbours, and relatives touched by the 215 children’s remains found, and those not yet found.
It is common to want to rush to “do something”, to fix and make better. An Elder from the Indigenous Ministries and Justice in the United Church says, “We understand the desire to do ‘something’ that will make this right. But we ask you, right now, to come together as people of the United Church and take the first step of mourning and remembering. ”
So for now, let’s tie ribbons, light candles, sing and pray, make offerings…and keep our hearts open, be present to the pain, and let it change us. (Reflection and prayers on UCC website)
And when the time is right, check for actions you can take to support Indigenous communities and continue working to dismantle our inherent racism in our Regions.
Annual Meeting Evaluation Form
We would ask everyone who attended the Regional Council 15 annual meeting to take a few minutes to fill out the online evaluation form by June 25.
To all members of Regional council 15:
Thank you so much for your attendance at the 3rd annual meeting of the region. We are so grateful for the time and attention you each give to the work of the wider church.
As representatives to your community of faith, I am sure you will now be planning to report on the business which took place at the annual meeting. To help you do that, the draft minutes will be posted on the website by June 15th, we encourage you to check in periodically in case we are able to post them before that time.
As more time is required to prepare the full Record of Proceedings, (which includes pieces such as appendices, the roll of the region, attendance and regrets), this will not be available to you until July.
If you have any questions, or require further information, please be in contact with the Executive Minister, at email@example.com
Pastoral Charge Information Forms
For those Pastoral Charges still to do so we ask that you complete the 2021 Pastoral Charge Information form as soon as possible using this link.
Exploring the Narrative Lectionary Together
The Faith Formation and Leadership Development Committee of Region 15 would like to invite you to join us by Zoom on Thursday June 17th at 2 pm as we begin Exploring the Narrative Lectionary Together. If you are currently using the Narrative Lectionary, come and share resources with others who are also using it. If you are planning on using the Narrative Lectionary in the fall, now is the time to start planning. If you are simply curious about the Narrative Lectionary and want to learn more, this is your opportunity. Register for this free information session here.
For more information you can contact Sharon Lohnes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond Words: Anti-racism Film Series – June 20 –August 1, 2021
Join us for 6 weeks of great Canadian films and frank discussions about racism. We are offering multiple levels of engagement, covering a spectrum of learning needs and styles. Participants will receive a weekly email with the 2 suggested films for the week, questions for reflection, relevant links, and opportunities to join online discussions. All films can be found for free. (Organized by the Anti-Racism Network of the Eastern Regions of the United Church of Canada.) Register here
Visit Facebook Page: UCCan East Anti Racism Network: Beyond Words
Wilmot United Church, Fredericton, New Brunswick is seeking 2 new ministers (due to retirements), 1 full-time and 1 part-time, to continue God’s work with our downtown Affirming congregation. Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick, located in the beautiful Saint John River Valley about an hour’s drive from the Bay of Fundy. We have two universities, a community college, an arts and craft school and excellent cultural, sports and health care facilities and the great outdoors is on our doorstep. This is a dynamic and affordable city in which to live!
Our ideal candidates will be excited to work in a team ministry comprising of a 1FTE and a 0.5 FTE. We are seeking ordained or diaconal ministers. We recently completed an extensive visioning process for our congregation. We are excited about embarking on expanding our understanding of being a downtown church that is faithful to God’s call to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with one another. It is our hope to find ministers who will share our enthusiasm. Read further details here.