NEWS AND UPDATES FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)

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www.ucceast.ca 

Staff Directory

Emergency Response Memos for Regional Council 15 (RC15)       

Making Hope Visible – Podcast

It’s Your Call – Podcast

News from the Pews 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.

Regional Council 15 (RC15) Committee Volunteer form.


Annual Meeting Agenda, Reports to the Region and Regrets

The draft agenda has been posted for the annual meeting. The reports included in the Reports to the Regional Council can be read as individual reports on the annual meeting page until the full PDF is posted closer to the meeting date.

Registration for the meeting can be submitted here.  Registration Deadline: May 6, 2022

Regrets for the meeting can be submitted here.


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.


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.


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


East Hants Church in Action

Riverview United Church is in an affirming process now. Part of their work and passion was demonstrated when the recently reached out to the Municipality of East Hants and requested that the Progress Pride Flag be flown for the month of June at the municipal building. The team also had a letter of support from the federal MP in our area and we are so proud to report that this motion passed unanimously. A Pride flag will fly at a government building in East Hants for the first time ever! This is truly something to celebrate and shows a church in action in the wider community!

Peace, Riverview United Affirm Team


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.