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.


Staffing Announcement – Minister for Justice, Mission & Outreach

Executive Minister Rev. Faith March-MacCuish is pleased to announce that effective March 1, 2022, Rev. Sherpherd Munikwa has joined the staff of the eastern regions of the United Church of Canada as Minister for Justice, Mission & Outreach.

Sherpherd will be working remotely until he makes a permanent move to the east coast later this month. We are currently awaiting the activation of his email address and extension number this week. In the meantime please email Sherpherd using the Regional Council email addresses:
First Dawn Eastern Edge:  fdee@united-church.ca
Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters:  Info4RC14@united-church.ca
Regional Council 15:  info4rc15@united-church.ca

Please join us in welcoming Rev. Sherpherd Munikwa to the regional staffing team.


Annual Meeting Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for the annual meeting. Please read the memo sent today from the Executive Minister. Visit the annual meeting webpage regularly for the latest updates and information on the upcoming meeting.  A reminder that if you have previously attended an annual meeting or have an entry in the ucceast.ca directory you will register as an existing person, when registering your name should appear on the drop down box.


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


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


Deadline Tomorrow – How will we meet as a Region going forward?

The Annual Meeting Planning committee questionnaire closes tomorrow, March 3, 2022.

Dear Members and Communities of Faith of Regional Council 15,

The Annual Meeting Planning committee is busy with this year’s meeting planning. Once again we have had to move our meting 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 can 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

Sincerely,
The AGM Planning Committee


News from the Pews

The first edition of “News from the Pews”  the Region 15 newsletter will be coming to your inbox soon and we already have lots of subscribers eagerly waiting.  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.


Higginsville Church Building

Higginsville United Church disbanded on June 30, 2020. Trustees have been appointed by UCC Region 15 and have been working towards disbursements of assets.  Due to new insurance policies, the Higginsville Cemetery Society has given notice they no longer wish to acquire the church building, but would accept the land and parking lot.

At the present time, the trustees are seeking offers:

1) to remove the building ‘where is as is’ completed by May 30, 2022

2) salvage to demo ‘where is as is’ completed by May 30, 2022

Please send all enquiries to Secretary Trustees, Fay Smith fay.smith70@seasidehighspeed.com or phone 902-895-8104


Emmanuel College Connections

Saturday, March 5, 1-3pm Day with Emmanuel – Virtual Open House – Join us live on Zoom to experience the Emmanuel Community. Meet current faculty and students. Learn about the programs and applications process. Ask questions and make new friends.