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

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www.ucceast.ca 

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.


News From FSLDW Pastoral Relations Committee – April 28, 2022

  • Approved the request from the Rev. Deborah-Ambridge-Fisher to be on the pulpit supply list for Sunday services.
  • Approved the change from an appointment to a call for the Rev. Stephen Brown in the Petitcodiac-Salisbury Pastoral Charge

Ministry & Personnel Committee Event

This is a personal invitation to our ministry personnel committees who have questions and long for some initial training to get started or restarted as an effective functioning entity. Please see the announcement for further information.


Coffee and conversation for ministry personnel via Zoom.

Coffee and conversation Thursday mornings for ministry personnel via Zoom. Please consider stopping by to say hello and check in with colleagues. It is a relaxed free flow conversation of mutual support. Every Thursday @ 10:00 am AST.  See poster for full details.


Land Acknowledgement – Learnings Toward Reconciliation. Webinar Thursday, May 12, 7 pm. by Zoom.

Presented by FSLDW Region Affirm Committee

Join this webinar as the FSLDW Regional Affirm committee continues our learnings toward reconciliation. Guest, PEI  Poet Laureate and storyteller Julie Pellissier-Lush, will share her Mi’kmaq history through story, drumming and her own poetry.

We will specifically look at questions around “land acknowledgement” – what are we doing right… and what can we change. Bring along a copy of what your congregation is using.

Join the group as we learn our way toward deeper understandings.

Register in advance for this meeting:

REGISTER NOW For May 12, 2022

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information and links to join the meeting.


Greetings from Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble www.AUSE.com

I am excited to share that I have taken on the role and responsibility of Coordinator of Affirming Ministry Programs for Atlantic Canada and Quebec. If your church is currently in the process and haven’t heard from a coordinator in awhile I may not have your file, so please reach out to me. If you are not in the process yet, but ready to have a conversation with your community of faith about the importance of this work in the world (and especially to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community) I want to hear from you! Please reach out by contacting our team here: https://affirmunited.ause.ca/affirming-ministry-cordinators/ (this link has a spelling error but works as appears)

I look forward to many years of this work. I hope I am out of a job eventually and every United Church community of faith, camp, and region are officially Affirming! Wouldn’t that be something!?

Blessings to you all, Kim
Rev. Kim Curlett (she/her)
Coordinator of Affirming Ministry Programs for Atlantic Canada and Quebec


An Event for Those who Love Rural Congregations: Rural Routes Through the Holy:  Thrive Where You Are    

From June 16 – 18, 2022, we’ll gather at CampTa Wa Si, Johnston Point, NB for a time full of worship, learning, conversation, resources and good food, to enliven and nurture the life of rural congregations.  (Proof of vaccination is required). Dr. Marvin Anderson will be our main speaker and Rural Café facilitator but others will also be on hand to offer ‘tasters’, small presentations on things that they’ve tried and loved.   Friday night is kitchen party time.  You can read a much fuller description and/or register at Rural Routes 2022.  The full itinerary will be up May 15th.   If you’re having trouble finding accommodation or have questions about registration please email ruralroutesatlantic@gmail.com or call 506-536-0216. 


United Church Men of the Maritimes – Newsletter

View the latest UCM newsletter here.


Maritime UCW Executive are hosting through Zoom….

“UCW Spirituality Morning ” with Janice MacLean of Prayer Bench

“Continuing in Hope” – Monday May 16, 2022

Please contact Ruth Kennedy ulvashepherdns@hotmail.com to register.


Stroll For Your Soul – May 14 – June 3, 2022

Stroll for Your Soul offers 21 days of accompaniment through a brief email delivered early each morning to your inbox. Each email will offer a practice, or a reflection, or a video, or a photograph giving direction and encouragement to your time spent strolling (or rolling, skateboarding or running.)

The Stroll emails will help you notice the glories of the Divine present in Spring. They offer practice at paying attention and being in the present moment. Weave silence and mindful reflection into your daily walk around the neighbourhood or even over to a door or window to look out with intention. Our 2022 Theme is “Weathering Our Days.”

For information on an Individual or Group subscription, please visit. the Prayer Bench Shop at https://prayerbench.ca/shop/


Live Stream of Point Lepreau 25 year licence Public Hearings

Live Stream of Point Lepreau 25 year licence Public hearings in Saint John NB May 10-12, at nuclearsafety.gc.ca. The Coalition for Responsible Energy Development–NB and the Canadian Environmental Law Association submitted a joint ‘intervention’ and will be presenting at 1:30 on Wednesday May 11th. Their recommendations against the unprecedented licence period, cover concerns about: emergency provisions; dated climate and environmental modelling; failure to consider imminent plans for Small Modular Reactors on the Lepreau site; and adequacy of Cyber security measures – given the current threat environment. All 244 submissions, are available at Download Hearing Documents – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. CRED-NB/CELA is listed as CMD 22 H2 194.


Advocacy for Guaranteed Liveable Income Updates

1. Interview on Basic Income (shared by Barry Morris)
Basic Universal Income | The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn | Live Radio | CBC Listen

2. New FAQ from Coalition Canada

3. CoalitionCanada_Basic-Income-FAQs_Updated-Februrary-2022.pdf (basicincomecoalition.ca)

4. Can show support for Bill C-223 at Bills C-223 and S-233 for Unconditional Basic Income in Canada (ubiworks.ca)

5.Work on petition re PEI has progressed
Will be posted as e-3987(Approved) electronically soon.  Paper Version here.