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.
Elected Members to Regional Council 2022
Please use the below link to view a memo from the Executive Minister, Faith March-MacCuish, regarding elected members to Regional Council for 2022.
Pastoral Charge Information Form
The 2022 Pastoral Charge Information Form can be found on our Regional Council website under forms.
If you have had your annual congregational meeting and have elected your governing body for 2022, please click on the below link to complete. If you have not had your annual meeting, and have the same people serving in the governing body, we kindly ask you to still fill out the information forms.
Communities of Faith Annual Reports
It’s that time of year again where we request your Annual Reports. Please email when available (electronic files are preferred especially during the current pandemic) to your Regional Council using the following email:
Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council: info4RC14@united-church.ca
If you are unable to submit by email please mail one copy of your report to:
Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters
21 Wright Street
Sackville, NB E4L 4P8
How will we meet as a Region going forward?
Dear Members and Communities of Faith of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council,
The Annual Meeting Planning committee is busy with this year’s meeting planning. Once again we have had to move our meeting to an online format. We are grateful that we have the ability to keep our regional and congregational work moving and thriving in many different ways through a pandemic. One of the learning from the pandemic is that we can have our annual meetings and the work of the Region continue in a good way because of the advances of technology. A big thank you to all who have taken part in the work of the Region for the past two years in the midst of the such difficulty.
As we look to the future and ponder the question “how will we meet as a Region going forward” we need to hear from you. It is important that we ponder these questions together.
Please use this link to go to the questionnaire. I realize that one more task is not something any of us want right now, but we need our collective thoughts and idea to plan for the future.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated response and shared wisdom
The AGM Planning Committee
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.
Registration closes this evening. 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.
General Council 44 starts Sunday, February 13th!
You can get involved and stay connected, from Facebook to YouTube, there are many ways to participate throughout these next several months of GC44! These options are outlined here.
Register to attend online as a visitor here
Worship resources for congregations can be found here
The latest General Council news will be on the home page of our website
Sounding Vitality, Retreat Invitation for Clergy
The Faith Formation and Education Committee of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council, along with staff Kendall Harrison and Catherine Stuart, is inviting you to a time of retreat and renewal just before Lent, on February 27th to March 1st , 2022.
Entitled, “Sounding Vitality,” the retreat package is being offered as a gift, written by Janice MacLean of The Prayer Bench. Although largely self directed, there will be times each evening for connection with colleagues and worship together over Zoom.
Please consider pausing with us as we explore the depth of vitality within us. For more information, and to register, please follow this link: https://prayerbench.ca/sounding-vitality-retreat/
Guaranteed Livable Income Action Group – Update
We have been busy at work over the past months and one highlight was a 4-week book study that happened via Zoom. There were over 40 participants from many places in Canada and the group was very engaged. On the last session, author Hugh Segal was with us to share his lifetime of experience and wisdom in advocacy for GLI. That session is available for viewing on the UCC East YouTube channel.
Also, we have been in contact with NB MP’s about the need for a Guaranteed Livable Income, and have shared a copy of Senator Segal’s book “Bootstraps Need Boots” with 4 of them. The national network of the UCC has written a resource for the 5 weeks of Lent, which you are free to use and share and can be accessed here.
Finally, I want to share with you a link to the government’s pre-budget questionnaire. This is a timely opportunity to have input and advocate for a guaranteed livable income for all Canadians. It takes about 5 minutes to complete here.
Herbert S. Sharp Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Herbert S. Sharp, Class of 1890 and is awarded to students located in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island, who are Protestant, a non-smoker, and who have demonstrated financial need. Preference given to members of the United Church of Canada and to applicants from Prince Edward Island. Further details on how to apply here.