NEWS AND UPDATES FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)
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Making Hope Visible – Podcast
Regional Council 15 (RC15) Committee Volunteer form.
Condolences: Kathleen “Kaye” G. Estabrooks
Our sympathy is extended to Rev. Susan Estabrooks (FSLDW), and family, whose mother Kathleen “Kaye” G. Estabrooks passed away October 6, 2021. View obituary here.
Rev. Elroy McKillop – Service
Rev. Elroy McKillop’s (NS) service is available on the Bethany United Church YouTube page for those who wanted to attend but were unable to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cu7otcY9tU
Commemorative Service and Dedication – Former Loch Lomond United Church
There will be a Commemorative Service and Dedication of the Cairn at the site of the former Loch Lomond United Church this Saturday, October 16, at 2:00 p.m. The address is 2384 Loch Lomond Road East, Enon, Cape Breton County, NS. Pastor Keith Wiseman officiating. Please bring your own chair! There will be refreshments on site following the service. Washroom facilities available.
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 email@example.com 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
Archives and Artifacts Workshops
Have questions about archives and records in the United Church? Have questions about artifacts that your community of faith owns? Join us for some workshops by Zoom. Participants from FSLDW and Region 15 both welcome!
Workshop # 1
Title: To Archive or Not To Archive?
Presented by: Sarah Wallace, Archivist, FSLDW and Region 15
Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
R.S.V.P.: firstname.lastname@example.org by October 18, 2021
Workshop # 2
Title: Artifacts Unlocked!
Presented by: Julielynne Anderson, Chair, Archives and Records FSLDW and member of the Denominational Working Group on Artifacts
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
R.S.V.P.: email@example.com by October 26, 2021
Please note that these are similar workshops to the ones that were offered in January of 2021. Please also note that these are two different workshops. In addition, if you took part in the previous workshop on artefacts and have a small group who would like a more in depth workshop on cataloguing artefacts please contact Julielynne Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU ARE INVITED!
Join your colleagues/friends/neighbours in the three Atlantic Regions in an on-line book study through 4 weeks in November. We’ll read together Canadian Senator (Retired) Hugh Segal’s recent book : Bootstraps Need Boots; One Tory’s Lonely Fight To End Poverty in Canada (UBC Press, Vancouver, 2019.
The four Zoom sessions are to be held on Wednesdays, November 3, 10, 17 and 24th at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Atlantic Time; 7:30 to 9 NL time. Each session will be 1 ½ hours duration. Meetings will be hosted by Marion Pardy (NL), Karen & Hal Llewlellyn (NS) and Rose-Hannah Gaskin (NB).
We ask those who register to make a commitment to read through the book and to participate as fully as possible in the sessions. The plan is to go through 5 chapters each evening of the 3rd, 10th, and 17th. We have Senator Hugh Segal himself confirmed for November 24th discussion and final session.
The registration form can be accessed here. Registration deadline is October 31.
There is no charge for the course. We invite participants, however, to consider making a free-will offering to the Mission and Service Fund of The United Church of Canada.
The books can be purchased through the United Church Resource Centre, St. John’s, NL at a subsidized cost of $25 (plus shipping, if necessary). United Church Resource Centre, 320 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John’s, NL A1B 1T9, 1-800-268-3781, extension 6141, Leona Laundry, LLaundry@united-church.ca.
Property Inventory Update – October 2021
The RC15 property inventory list has been updated for October, this inventory lists property (buildings, cemeteries, lands) currently registered to your pastoral charge. All forms and amendments received up to October 12, 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.
Part-Time and Bi-Vocational Ministry in the United Church – A Conversation
By 2030 more than 40% of calls and appointments in the United Church will be part-time. The first large-scale investigation of this phenomenon is underway. Come explore cutting edge research and help shape policy recommendations for congregations, Regions, and the Office of Vocations.
In-person and virtual options
Friday, October 22nd 6:30 – 8:30 pm Introduction to the event (on site & virtual) Reception – Meet and Greet (on site)
Saturday, October 23rd 10:00 – 3:00 pm Workshop (on site & virtual) Lunch (on site)
During the workshop, Dr. Ross Bartlett will outline the research findings in the study of part-time ministry within the United Church. Participants will also be asked to help form responses to issues, problems or opportunities identified.
Who should attend? Those of you in the role already – or those considering it, students, judiciary officials – everyone is welcome. Virtual: free. In-person: limited to 20 participants $35.
Link for On Campus Registrants here.
Link for Virtual Registrants here.