NEWS AND UPDATES FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)

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Condolences: Debra Sampson

Condolences are extended to Rev. Glen Sampson and family on the passing of his wife Debra Sampson on April 4, 2022.  Rev. Sampson is a Presbyterian Minister in a shared United Church Ministry in Campbellton, NB, The obituary can be viewed here.


Condolences: William Corkum

Condolences are extended to the family of Rev. William Corkum, who passed away on March 13, 2022.  Rev. Corkum was ordained in Maritime Conference in 1974. and was then called to Saskatchewan.  The obituary can be viewed here.


Covenanting Service between Rick Gunn, St. Luke’s United Church and Regional Council 15

Sunday June 12, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
5374 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Upper Tantallon
www.stlukesunited.ca

In joyful anticipation that Rick Gunn will be ordained at the May meeting of Region 15, all are invited to the covenanting service on June 12.  Thank you to Rev. Diane Tingley for preaching on this special occasion.  Food and refreshment will follow the service.


Nominations are open for President-Elect

Regional Council 15 is seeking nominations for President-Elect of Regional Council 15. 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 the work and ministry of Regional Council 15, within the bounds of Nova Scotia and Bermuda. Serving as president of the region offers many unique and exciting opportunities to engage in the work and life of Region 15.

More information on the role of president can be found here.

As this election will take place through the Annual meeting held online, no nominations will be accepted from the floor, due to the nature of the online voting process. All nominations must be received by May 13, 2022 at midnight. Nominations are open to all members of the regional council of Region 15, including ministry personnel and lay representatives. To submit your nomination, please fill out the form here.

Each nomination must include the names of two people who will move the nomination. These people must be members of regional council. The nomination does need to come from the governing body of  your local community of faith, it just needs to be 2 people from the region who support the nomination.

If you have any questions, please contact Nominations Chair, Rev. Alicia Cox.


M&P Webinar

Region 15 periodically offers M&P webinars and workshops. A webinar was already held this spring, and the next will be held later in the fall. In the meantime, our friend Kendall Harrison, Regional Minister for Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council is offering an M&P webinar on May 28, 2022. He has extended the invitation to include M&P Committee members from Region 15. Please see the information on the poster, and direct any questions to Kendall.


As Annual Meeting gets nearer we would like to provide the following reminders:

Elected Members 
Thanks to those pastoral charges who have submitted their form already, there is no need to resubmit.

For those pastoral charges still to do so we remind you that this form is required in order for your elected members to have voting privileges at the meeting and ask that you submit at your very earliest convenience.

No elected member willing to stand?  Complete the form and indicate VACANT in the member name box.

Link to Elected Members form

Registration
Thanks to those who have registered already, there is no need to register again.

Anyone who has yet to register or send in their regrets for the meeting are asked to do so as soon as possible.

Link to Register
(Note: if you are an existing member you will have a directory profile and should not register as new as this creates a duplicate entry. Start typing your last name in the search box and wait for the dropdown to appear to select your name.)

Link to Regrets

The Office Staff appreciate your attention to the above as we will be following up shortly with emails and phone calls for any missing forms.


CCS Online Open House

Saturday, April 30, 2-3:30 pm (Central Daylight Time)

Join us live on Zoom to get to know the Centre for Christian Studies community.  It’s a chance to meet current program staff and students, learn about our programs, bursaries, and registration process, ask questions and meet new friends.  Whether you’re considering the diaconate, diaconal ministry, or continuing education, there are options for you with CCS. There will even be a mini tour of Woodsworth House.  It’ll be fun!  Click [HERE] to register and get the link.


Lepreau Nuclear Power Application for 25 year licence renewal Interventions

New Brunswickers and others have submitted “Interventions” either in support of, or against, the approval of a licence to operate the Lepreau station until 2047.  The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission regulator (CNSC) will hold hearings on these interventions in Saint John NB on May 11 and 12, 2022, which will be live streamed.  A comprehensive intervention against the 25 year application was submitted jointly by the Coalition for Responsible Energy Development – NB and the Canadian Environmental Law Association.  It can be accessed through links from the CRED-NB website https://crednb.ca/2022/03/29/a-25-year-nuclear-licence-for-nb-power-cred-nb-and-cela-intervene/.  The 40 recommendations include procedural as well as safety concerns, including the much wider ‘Ingestion Zone’ required in the event of a serious radioactive event.  All interventions will be posted by CNSC.


Voices United hymnbooks 

150 Voices United hymnbooks available, most  have plastic cover protectors and are in decent shape.  Please contact Saint Andrew’s, Halifax on 902-422-3157 or via email| info@saintandrewshfx.ca for more information.