NEWS AND UPDATES FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)

Please send announcements to trose@united-church.ca


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.


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.

Regional Council 15 Memo


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.

RC15 – 2022 Information Form


Communities of Faith Annual Reports

It’s that time of year again where we request your Annual Reports.  Please email when they are available (electronic files are preferred especially during the current pandemic) to your Regional Council using the following email:

Regional Council 15: info4RC15@united-church.ca

If you are unable to submit by email please mail one copy of your report to:
Regional Council 15
21 Wright Street
Sackville, NB  E4L 4P8


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


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. The first training module has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 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:

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


News from the Pews

The first edition of “News from the Pews”  the Region 15 newsletter could be coming to your inbox soon.  With a different focus from the Weekly Announcements sent by Regional Office on Wednesdays, we will feature stories and commentaries about events, trends and programs that involve God’s people striving to be the best they can be by following the teachings of Christ.

The hope is that this publication will come out at least monthly and help our communities of faith connect, learn and share. If you would like to subscribe, (it’s free!) you can do so here.

If you have a story or a reflection or a piece of poetry, please send it along to kevin.cox@ns.sympatico.ca. Submissions should be 500 words or less.


Guaranteed Livable Income – Update

The Atlantic provinces had a four-week book study which concluded on Feb 2. The book was Bootstraps Need Boots: One Tory’s Lonely Fight to end Poverty in Canada…. by Hugh Segal.  There were 40 registrants with an average of 35 at weekly sessions. 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

The Federal budget is currently in the planning stage, and it is important that we seek support for a GLI in that budget.  The Government is asking Canadians for input.  Below is the link needed for your input and there is ample room to highlight poverty concerns, and support for a national GLI policy.  Also, we are urging you to contact your MP seeking their support for the Prince Edward Island five year GLI programme proposal. A sample letter that you may use for this purpose is available here.

2022 budget input … The time to act is now! Thank you for your ongoing action and support.


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.