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.


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


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. This workshop will review the essential responsibilities of the M&P Committee, reference available resource materials and respond to questions. Please register to receive the Zoom link: https://ucceast.ca/65321-mp-webinar

For more information, please contact Regional Minister David Hewitt dhewitt@united-church.ca.


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


Community Engagement Invitation from the Office of Equity and Anti-Racism, Nova Scotia

Have your voice heard regarding the new Equity and Anti-Racism Legislation that the Province of NS plans to introduce as a bill in the spring session of the Legislative Assembly.
This legislation is being developed by an all-party committee and intends to have a positive impact on government policy outcomes affecting various aspects of Nova Scotians’ lives.  Please consider joining us on January 27, 2022 from 7pm-8:30pm for a 30 min presentation on this proposed legislation with 1-hour question and answer period.
View full details and pre-register here.


Earth Spirit Action – Climate and Environmental Issues

This invitation comes from the Earth Spirit Action team at St Matthew’s United Church, Halifax.  You responded to an invitation to join with other churches on climate and environmental issues back before Christmas and we promised to arrange a virtual gathering in the New Year.  We hope you can join this virtual gathering on January 31, 2022 @ 7pm, pre-registration is required.
View full details and pre-register here.


Generosity Matters 2022 Playlist

For your viewing and sharing pleasure, the 2022 Your Generosity Matters Playlist is now live on YouTube.  These are eight stories of the amazing work our Mission & Service supports. We will feature these, and other stories, throughout the year in our efforts to engage, inspire, and give concrete examples of how our gifts make a difference.


International (Ecumenical) Rural Churches Association 24-hour Global Prayer Event

The International (Ecumenical) Rural Churches Association 24-hour global prayer event is taking place March 7 and 8.  See the Schedule and basic Information Flyer.

The global prayer event will take place parallel to a rural ministry conference at the Centre for Theology and Land at Wartburg.  It begins at 9 a.m. CT with Bible study and keynote address (as seen on the flyer) and some time of conversation and prayer for rural life, and then starts its way around the world. Each hour will feature discussion/presentation of the rural situation and needs in different areas, some views of church/community life, etc.

Canada will be hosted by Catherine Smith, a United Church minister from New Brunswick, and Tim Wray, a Lutheran pastor from Alberta, at 6 p.m. ET and 4 p.m. MT respectively.  See the full notice here.


Interfaith Harmony Halifax 2022: Extending Our Embrace

The annual celebration of International Interfaith Harmony (Halifax) will be held ONLINE, January 24 – February 7. Now you can become acquainted with the Brahma Kumaris community, the Shar Shalom Synagogue, Shambhala Centre, and many more faithful, spiritual neighbours without leaving your comfy chair! Participation is free and the opportunities for learning are endless. See the schedule of daily events.


Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Hearings

NB Power is applying for 25 year licence renewal.   A webinar workshop on  INTERVENING AT CANADIAN NUCLEAR SAFETY COMMISSIONS HEARINGS will be held  on February 7th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn more and register here.

Even though Lepreau is in New Brunswick, people all across the country are disturbed at the precedent being set by a 25 year license renewal request.


Emmanuel College Connections

Broadview Magazine recently published a piece that highlights our Ministry Integration Seminar in our Master of Divinity program along with our Continuing Education Offerings.