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.
FSLDW Pastoral Relations News
This is a review of the actions of the FSLDW Pastoral Relations Committee from their Oct 12, 2021 meeting
- Approved the Community of Faith Profile for the Hampton United Church
- Approved the reappointment of Simpson Rushton to the Shediac Charge effective September 1, 2021 for a 2 year period (20 hrs/wk)
- Approved the call of the Rev. Jean Herman to the Tabusintac Pastoral Charge effective July1, 2021 (20 hrs/wk)
- Approved the relicensing of the following as Licensed Lay Worship Leaders for a two-year period: Karen Buchanan; Trudy Colpitts; Heather Donnelly; Kimberley Douglass; Tracy Friars; Susan King and Wayne Spires.
- Approved the appointment of the Rev. Trent Cleveland-Thompson to the Portland Pastoral Charge effective December 1, 2021 for a three year period. (40 hrs/wk)
Property Assets for Sale
The FSLDW Property Committee is please to announce that with the assistance of the office staff, a “Property Assets for Sale” icon has been added to our welcome web page that links to UC property available for sale in our region. The goal of this feature is to expose the disposition of Church property to our wider community of faith. Please view by clicking here.
Center for Christian Studies: CCS Friday-Unanswered Questions About 9/11:
The next CCS Friday on November 5 at noon (Winnipeg time), will be an online discussion of Ray McGinnis’ recent book, Unanswered Question about 9/11 (with a study guide for churches). Join in as Ray, guest, author, and CCS grad, shares what he learned about the families of those killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre on Sept. 11, 2001, and their attempts to get answers from their government.
CCS Fridays are Online conversations once a month 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 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.
These sessions are free, but you must register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scOyvqzMtHdDn9rFw92whQ4Z2NqonzKg2
The last CCS Friday of the year will be on December 10 with Natalie Wiggs-Stevenson discussing her book Transgressive Devotion: Theology as Performance Art and theological methodologies.
Have questions about artifacts that your community of faith owns? Join us for a workshop by Zoom. Participants from FSLDW and Region 15 both welcome!
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.: firstname.lastname@example.org by October 26, 2021
Please note that this is a similar workshops to the one offered in January of 2021. 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 email@example.com
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.