NEWS AND UPDATES FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)
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Making Hope Visible – Podcast
Regional Council 15 (RC15) Committee Volunteer form.
Condolences: S. Elroy McKillop
Condolences are extended to the family of Rev. S. Elroy McKillop (FSLDW) who passed away on September 24, 2021. The obituary will be shared when available. Rev. McKillop’s funeral will take place at Bethany United Church on Thursday, October 7 @ 1 pm. Current COVID-19 protocols will be in place and pre-registration is required, contact the Bethany Church Office 902-455-0521.
2022 Church Calendars
The United Church Bookstore is now taking orders for the 2022 calendar. Deadline to order is Thursday, September 30, 2021. Prices will remain the same as last year. 1-9 $6.25 tax included and 10 or more $5.00 tax included. If you have any questions, or want to place an order please contact Leona at email@example.com or 1-800-268-3781 ext. 6141
Property Inventory Update – September 2021
The RC15 property inventory list has been updated for September, this inventory lists property (buildings, cemeteries, lands) currently registered to your pastoral charge. All forms and amendments received up to September 27, 2021 are included. Pastoral charges who do not hold property will not appear on the list. Please take a moment to review and ensure your pastoral charge details are correct, you can review by A-Z property name or by postal code using the link below and submit a form if there are any additions or amendments.
Position Available – Minister for Justice, Mission and Outreach
The Regional Councils of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters, Region 15 and First Dawn Eastern Edge are seeking an individual to fill the role of Minister for Justice, Mission and Outreach. Are you feeling called to work with the members in the three eastern Regions? Maybe you know of someone who might need a little nudge?
This is a permanent full-time position (35 hours/week) shared equally among the three regions. Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the job number 21-41. Closing date is October 19, 2021.
For full position description, qualifications and other details, please go to the General Council link: https://united-church.ca/opportunities/minister-justice-mission-and-outreach
CCS Friday – Indigenous Autonomy and Theological Education
October 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT
Join the Centre for Christian Studies for an online discussion of Indigenous testamur and a vision of decolonized theological training for the Indigenous church that honours Indigenous self-determination. Our special guest will be Adrian Jacobs, Keeper of the Circle at the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre.
CCS Fridays are online conversations to help us all to respond faithfully to emerging issues in local contexts. These workshops are open to anyone who might be interested. Each session will be on a Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 CT and in the form of a Zoom workshop. There will be a presentation that will be recorded for future viewing, plus opportunities to engage with the ideas in small groups.
Sessions are free but you must register here.
We are looking for a minister or someone who can bring a theological perspective to the work of The Manual Committee for the duration of this term. The Manual Committee serves the church at the pleasure of, and through the office of, the General Secretary. Its responsibilities are to assist the General Secretary in
- preparing changes to The Manual that are required to implement decisions of the General Council
- preparing changes to the wording and organization of The Manual where its provisions are redundant, ambiguous, or otherwise unclear in expressing the intention of the General Council
- conducting any remits under section 8.6.2(1) of the Basis of Union
At this time we are seeking someone who can enhance the work of the committee by bringing the perspective of being ministry personnel or a theological understanding of our polity.
This committee would additionally be strengthened by someone who brings an intercultural lens to this work based on
- lived experience as an Indigenous, racialized, or francophone person or
- leadership with Indigenous, racialized, or francophone communities, or those that include a diversity of cultures
To Nominate or to express interest in this vacancy please use this online form.
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Thursday October 28, 2021
Vital Church Maritimes 2021 Conference
Wilderness Calling: Trusting in Jesus
October 14 – 16, 2021
Inn on Prince, Truro, N.S. (+ limited Zoom option)
Engaging in ministry these days is like trekking into unknown territory. One popular author describes congregational engagement with our neighbours, saying it is like ‘canoeing the mountains’ – what traditionally and typically worked in years past is no longer effective. We are CALLED TO THIS WILD using new approaches, including humble listening and courageous experimentation.
Join with congregational leaders from a variety of backgrounds to share experiences and ideas in exploring outward-oriented ministry in this wilderness time. Step out into an unmapped missional journey, discover the signs of the Spirit’s leading, and share best practices for this holy hinterland. Christ beckons and we venture together!
This 3-day conference features plenty of inspiring discussion, Bible studies, a special outdoor worship, meals and much more! Two-thirds of VCM participants are lay leaders, including some from Lutheran, United and Presbyterian churches. There are also several limited Zoom sessions for those who are unable to attend in person. Click here to view the poster for the event. The Conference schedule can be found here. (Registration closes midnight Oct. 6) VISIT: www.nspeidiocese.ca