NEWS AND UPDATES FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)
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Making Hope Visible – Podcast
Regional Council 15 (RC15) Committee Volunteer form.
Regional Council Office – Staff Working From Home
As per provincial government guidelines in New Brunswick staff are temporarily working from home. They are available during their regular office hours via phone or email. (Office hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday). In case of an after hours emergency only, please contact Rev. Faith March-MacCuish at 1-709-691-3524.
Interested in Pastoral Relations?
Region 15 has need of additional Liaisons to support and facilitate the work of Pastoral Relations. Liaisons offer training and guidance with local committees to prepare Profile materials and position descriptions, and to Search for ministry personnel to serve in ministry in local settings. Both lay members and ministry personnel are eligible to serve as Liaisons. Training sessions will be held in January by Zoom. If you are interested in receiving the training and discerning your Call to the role of Liaison, please contact Regional Minister David Hewitt email@example.com
ATTENTION YOUTH 15-19!!!
General Council 44 is coming up, and with that, comes the opportunity for youth between the ages of 15-19 to participate in Youth Forum! Along with that, Home Group Leaders are needed! Each region will get to have 4 participants (the other 1 from each region is your commissioner…please speak to me if you have questions about who that person is from your region) to the event that takes place throughout the year, starting in the winter of 2022. As you’ll see, it is also an opportunity for employment! Share both of these links far and wide.
Please email or phone Catherine Stuart, Regional Minister for Children, Youth and Young Adults, for further information, firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-268-3781 ext 6158
2022 Annual Declaration for Ministry Personnel
Happy New Year! Don’t celebrate too much, but the 2022 annual declaration for ministry personnel is now open, until May 15, 2022. It’s free and only takes a few minutes. Log in to churchhub.ca (Remember that Chrome or Edge are preferred browsers for ChurchHub; Safari is not optimal)
If you make your annual declaration (about whether you’ve had criminal charges in the last year or not) each year, you do not need to get a new police records check!
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You’re Invited: Camp Kidston’s Annual General Meeting
Camp Kidston’s AGM is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers, camper families, alumni, staff, donors, and community members to learn more about Kidston! This year’s AGM will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, January 11th from 7:00-8:30pm.
Registration is available at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuduGqrzMpHtQmvijqlUsYjMfw82BCjyOW. We hope to see you there!
Deadline Extended – YOU ARE INVITED!
Join your colleagues/friends/neighbours in the three Atlantic Regions in the rescheduled on-line book study through 4 weeks in early 2022 (January 12, 19, 26 and February 2). 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, January 12, 19, 26 and February 2 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), Audrey Lounder 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 January 12, 19 and 26. We have Senator Hugh Segal himself confirmed for the February 2 discussion and final session.
The registration form can be found here. Registration deadline is January 7, 2022.
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.
A number of the books are now in stock at 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.