NEWS AND UPDATES FROM FUNDY ST. LAWRENCE DAWNING WATERS (FSLDW)

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www.ucceast.ca 

Staff Directory

Emergency Response Memos for Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters (FSLDW)

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.

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters (FSLDW) Committee Interest form.


Zoom Webinar – The Peace and Friendship Treaties: A Complicated History 

February 10th, 7 p.m.
The Peace and Friendship Treaties: A Complicated History.
Zoom webinar presented by the FSLDW Region Affirm Committee. Open to all members of the Region.

Please register here to receive the Zoom link for the webinar.

Topic: This workshop aims to help people better understand the history of the documents known today as the Peace and Friendship Treaties. The workshop will explore the history around the creation of the Peace and Friendship Treaties, consider the key components of the various treaties and explain some of the historical consequences of the Peace and Friendship Treaties. The workshop will also provide some information on where to go for further information on the topic.

Presenter: Julielynne Anderson, Chair of the Archives and Records Committee of the Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council.


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


Funding Resources

The Regional Council Executive through its Financial and Mission Service is pleased to announce that as part of its ongoing work and commitment to their mandate, stewardship and promotion of the various funds available we have completed a thorough review of all of the funds that are held by the Region Council and have produced a document “Financial Policy Funds Held for Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council of The United Church of Canada”. We encourage everyone to take the time to have a look at the funds available for the use of the ministries in the Region. Funds are available to communities of faith and regional members both laity and ministry personnel to assist with ministry needs. As well as encouraging communities of faith, laity and ministry personnel to make application for funding as needed, we are also encouraging people and communities of faith to consider donating to any one of the funds that are held by the Region. It is important that we continue to support these funds so they are available well into the future. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Please visit the Funding Resource page on the Regional website for more information.


Lenten Planning Workshop

Lent is not far off! If you’d like to plan for Lent with us, the Faith Formation and Leadership Development Committee of Region 15 is offering the opportunity to connect via Zoom to look at the lectionary readings for the season together and share ideas and resources. We’ll gather Thurs. Feb. 10, 2022 from 9am to noon. If you’re planning, or helping to plan worship at any point during Lent, we invite you to join us; this includes ministry personnel, lay leaders, and musicians. Please register here.
For more information, contact Rev. Sharon Lohnes at revsharonbeacon@eastlink.ca. Further information will be sent out prior to the workshop.


Lesser Evils

Lesser Evils, Edited by: Alydia Smith
Regardless of how righteous we might feel about our decisions, we choose evils every day, hoping that we are choosing the lesser ones. Lesser Evils explores everyday dilemmas of seeking the good while choosing the lesser evil from a Christian perspective. This collection of Lenten devotions challenges all followers of Jesus to faithfully attempt to do and seek good in our actions and choices. A study guide is included.  $18.95 tax included

The bookstore is now taking pre-orders for this book.  Deadline to order is February 7, 2022.  If you have any questions or to order please contact Leona at llaundry@united-church.ca


The Post Card Project (a companion to Rural Routes Through the Holy)

Our second postcard. Rural Fear, (the first was Rural Hope) has gone out to those whose faith communities fall within the parameters of size and geographic range the price of stamps has suggested we set.  But anyone can participate in The Postcard Project by clicking on the links offered here or by visiting our Rural Routes Facebook page.  . Don’t forget to like or follow the page to stay in touch with resources and goings on.  We’d love to hear from you too so message the team or drop us a line.


Painting Canadian Lives

CCS Fridays continue in 2022, starting on Friday, February 11 with “Painting Canadian Lives”, an online discussion of art and history and learning with artist Kellen Hatanaka. You can find more information on the CCS website.
CCS Fridays start at noon Winnipeg time. Register here.


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.