NEWS AND UPDATES FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)

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www.ucceast.ca 

Staff Directory

Emergency Response Memos for Regional Council 15 (RC15)       

Making Hope Visible – Podcast


To view upcoming programs at the Tatamagouche Centre please click here.
To view upcoming events at the Atlantic School of Theology please click here.

Regional Council 15 (RC15) Committee Volunteer form.


RC15 Annual Meeting May 27-29, 2022

The 4th Annual Meeting will be held virtually on May 27-28, 2022.  The  celebration of ministries service will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at a time and place to be decided.
Information will be shared as it becomes available on the Annual Meeting 2022 page of ucceast.ca.


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 dhewitt@united-church.ca


Annual Declaration of Criminal Records

It is that special time of year again…

As ministry personnel (including candidates in Supervised Ministry Education appointments or other appointments) you need to submit your annual declaration on criminal charges form on ChurchHub. This can be done now, and the portal will remain open until May 15, 2022.

It is essential that you fill out this form in order that you may remain on the registry of accredited minsters, be eligible for calls or appointments and for licenses for sacraments and marriages.

There is no payment required, neither does it require a lot of time. To fill out the form:

  1. Log in to churchhub.ca and click the “My Ministry Page” tile.
  2. Look to the right for the “My Professional Requirements” box and then select the “View” link next to “Annual Declaration 2022”.
  3. Enter the date of your last police records check. (Contact your OV minister if you do not have the date of your last police records check).
  4. Tick the appropriate box for your declarations and submit.

If you are having technical problems with ChurchHub, please contact ministry@united-church.ca


M&P Webinar – February 26, 2022

A webinar for Ministry and Personnel (M&P) Committees will be held on Saturday, February 26 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Registration information will be provided next week. For more information, please contact Regional Minister David Hewitt dhewitt@united-church.ca.


Property Inventory Update – January 2022

The RC15 property inventory list has been updated for January 2022, this inventory lists property (buildings, cemeteries, lands) currently registered to your pastoral charge.  All forms and amendments received up to January 18, 2022 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.

Property Inventory


It’s Your Call

The #UCCan Office of Vocation has a new podcast called It’s Your Call hosted by Andrew Richardson and Karen Medland. The podcast explores the stories of those who have answered the call to ministry in the United Church of Canada.  The most recent episode, Rev. Dr. Jennifer Janzen-Ball shares how the Candidacy Pathway came into being through deep discernment. http://ow.ly/XZ2B50HteAx  #UCCan #podcast #CalledtoServe #Vocation


Call for Nominations: Academic Awards and Scholarship Committee

We are seeking an individual with the skills and experience to assess the merits of various applications. This committee awards grants and scholarships for theological and academic work, including the McGeachy Scholarship.
Opening Date: 2022-01-05
Closing Date: 2022-01-27

View full description of role here.
To apply for this vacancy, please express interest or nominate someone.


Emmanuel College Connections

Thursday, January 20, 12-2pm Virtual Vocations Fair – This is an opportunity to hear from and connect with Emmanuel graduates as they share about their work in various spiritually-informed careers. This session will also feature a representative from the Canadian Armed Forces who will present on chaplaincy careers in the military.


Meditations on the Wall

Art by Sara Avmaat, artist from Antigonish, former Ecumenical Accompanier in the occupied Palestinian territories, Quaker and friend of Kairos Halifax is on display until January 30th at the Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing, Dartmouth. The Sara Avmaat show is at the Craig until Jan 30.

Closed Monday
Tues-Fri – 12-5
Sat – 9-1
Sun – 11-3
Current health restrictions limit numbers in the gallery at any one time and require masking.  Come to see, reflect, and share with others.


Updates from Camp Kidston!

Camp Kidston is hiring Summer Staff for our 2022 Programs!  We’re looking for camp counsellors, program leads, a First Aider, and more!  Detailed information, job descriptions, and the application link can be found at www.campkidston.com/jobs.

Kidston’s Summer 2022 Registration will also be opening on Tuesday, February 1st!  Due to COVID-19, we have limited spaces and sessions – and we expect registration to fill quickly.  Sessions, dates, and the registration link can be found at www.campkidston.com/upcomingprograms.  We hope to see you soon at Kidston!