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

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Staff Directory

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

Making Hope Visible – Podcast

It’s Your Call – Podcast

Spark Newsletter


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.


Condolences: Karen Ohrt

Condolences are extended to the family of Rev. Karen Ohrt (RC15) who passed away on April 8, 2022.  The obituary can be viewed here.


Condolences: Clifford Moase

Condolences are extended to the family of Rev. Clifford Moase (RC15) who passed away on April 10, 2022.  The obituary can be viewed here.


Nominations are Open for President-Elect

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council is seeking nominations for President-Elect. The President serves for a total of 3 years: as President-Elect, President, and Past-President. The President-Elect will serve as a member of the Regional Executive, leading our Region in its work and ministry, within the bounds of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Gaspé, Quebec. Serving as President of the Region offers many unique and exciting opportunities to engage in the work and life of the Region. More information on the role of President can be found here.

As this election will take place through the Annual meeting held online, and due to the nature of the online voting process, no nominations will be accepted from the floor. All nominations must be received by May 20, 2022 at midnight. Nominations are open to all members of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council, including ministry personnel and lay representatives. To submit your nomination, please fill out the form here. The nomination form must include the name of the mover and seconder of the nomination. The Nominee, the mover and seconder must be members of Regional Council.


Climate Stories From Your Church Wanted

The climate crisis is in the news every day. What has your Community of Faith been doing this past year to raise awareness, learn about, and take action towards climate justice? Last year at our region’s AGM we were called to work towards climate justice in whatever ways we could – through prayer, preaching, learning, making our building more energy efficient, forming a Green Team or Climate Justice Committee, and working with others to advocate for climate justice. Here is the video that gave us ideas about what we can do: https://youtu.be/8ylrgqJ4UYw

The Ecological Justice Working Group asked us to share our stories and actions so they can be communicated at this year’s Annual Meeting to inspire and encourage us to do more. Here is a link to the proposal we supported. https://ucceast.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/1-Climate-Crisis-A-Call-to-the-Faithful-to-Work-Towards-Climate-Justice-RC15.pdf

Please send your story, photos, video or whatever you have about what your Community of Faith has done for the earth and for environmental justice to: drsusanalex@yahoo.com   Subject line: “Regional Climate Justice”  by: April 29th. We will share at our next Annual Meeting.


Vacancies

The West River United Church Community of Faith in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island is faithfully seeking a full-time congregational minister. Our search committee invites you to download and review our Community of Faith profile on churchhub.ca.


Worship 101 for Occasional Lay Worship Leaders

Have you ever been asked to offer partial leadership in worship–or take on an entire worship service–and had the sinking feeling that you didn’t know where to begin? Or, that you just can’t see yourself ‘up front’ in that leading role?  Then we have a series of workshops for you!

The RC 15 Faith Formation and Leadership Development committee  is offering a five part series– Worship 101 for Occasional Lay Worship Leaders.  These workshops are meant to help the occasional lay worship leader untangle how to get started, where to find resources, and how to prepare to lead worship with confidence.  These workshops are designed to respond to Regional Council 15’s Strategic Plan Pillars of Discipleship: to “Promote the importance of discipleship as core to the strengthening, vitality and sustainability of Christian community”; and Leadership: to “develop curious, faithful, brave leaders”.

The series will be held on Zoom in late April to mid-May. Click here for more details.


It’s Your Call

A new episode of the Pod Cast It’s Your Call is now available.  You can catch this and previous episodes as an podcast on Apply and Google as well https://open.spotify.com/episode/0vECnCOfVolEEDeohXdr44


United for the Love of Creation

Wednesday, April 20 1:30 p.m. EDT   Earth Week Event

Join us and others engaged in climate work to learn more about Give it Up for The Earth! Campaign and the General Council 44 Climate Proposal. Register here.

Earth Day, April 22 worship resources and blog are available here.


Come to a national gathering for peace, justice & human rights in Palestine/Israel! 

The United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel (UNJPPI) is a country-wide network of people, many connected with the United Church of Canada, who are concerned about justice and peace in Palestine/Israel. We focus on advocacy, education to uphold human rights and justice in the region.

Every year, UNJPPI organizes a national gathering. Now that pandemic restrictions have eased we’re grateful for the opportunity to gather again and invite you to join! We’ll meet May 5-8, 2022 in London, Ontario. The theme is “Responding to a Cry for Hope.”

UNJPPI’s May gathering is an opportunity to learn regardless of your previous knowledge or engagement with peace and justice in Israel and PalestineIt’s a chance to hear from dynamic and diverse speakers, connect with like minded advocates from across the country, form community over meals and music, engage in meaningful learning sessions and envision how we carry the work for peace and justice forward.

More information is on the event website: www.unjppi.ca
Learn more about UNJPPI at: https://www.unjppi.org/index.html
You can also contact Anne or Linda (annehoganson@gmail.com or lindakseven@gmail.com) for info.


The Postcard Project

The Postcard Project  Rural Neighbours, the fourth postcard in the series 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 read about and 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 so message the team or drop us a line at ruralroutesatlantic@gmail.com.   Who is your neighbour?  And how is your faith community being neighbourly


Rural Routes Through the Holy:  Thrive Where You Are 

Rural Routes Through the Holy:  Thrive Where You Are    June 16 – 18, 2022, CampTa Wa Si, Johnston Point, NB.   Registration is now open at  Rural Routes 2022 for this gathering that nurtures community among rural congregations and places.    You can read more about the gathering online at the link above or on our FB page  Please register as early as possible; accommodations in the area are filling up.   If you’re concerned about Covid, remember most places have a good cancellation range.  You can check that when you book.  If you’re having trouble finding accommodation please email ruralroutesatlantic@gmail.com


Clergy Retreat

Wesley United Church in St. Andrews is hosting a clergy retreat on June 1st from 10am to 8pm.  We are pleased to invite Ministers to walk our Labyrinth and experience a day of rest and renewal.   Further information is available here.  Space is limited to 24 participants.  We encourage mask wearing and social distancing whenever possible.


HOLD THIS DATE!

Our Regional Affirm committee continues our learnings toward reconciliation on May 12th at 7:00.  Our guest, PEI  Poet Laureate and storyteller Julie Pellissier-Lush,will share her Mi’kmaq history through story, drumming and her own poetry.
Watch for the registration announcement.