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

Please send announcements to trose@united-church.ca


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.


Condolences: Margery Jean Crooks

Condolences are extended to the family of Margery Crooks, widow of Rev. Robert Crooks, who passed away on May 1, 2022.  The obituary can be viewed here.


Condolences: Dr. Elmer MacKenzie

Condolences are extended to Rev. Kevin MacKenzie and family on the passing of his father, Dr. Elmer MacKenzie, on May 7, 2022.  The obituary can be viewed here.


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 13, 2022

Regrets for the meeting can be submitted here.


Nominations

The Nominations Committee is working hard to fill all the committee member needs. These committees do so many different ministries in our Region. We are trying to include everyone on our committees –  Lay people, Ministry personnel, all orientations, all genders, different cultures and backgrounds, differing skill sets and intelligences. There is a place for you!!
Here’s the on line route to find our information
UCC East website
Annual Meeting tab at the top – click 2022
Committee Reports
Nominations
and there’s our list, with the vacancies highlighted

Please take some prayer filled time to consider what you can offer. You can express your interest in our collective regional work on the form accompanying your registration for the Annual Meeting, or contact the secretary of Nominations, Pix Butt, at pixonsand@gmail.com. Our committee will then be in touch about where your gifts and our needs might connect.


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.


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.


Learning on Purpose

Learning on Purpose is a 2-week leadership development course and introduction to learning in community offered by the Centre for Christian Studies.  It will be offered this year from June 13 to 24, 2022 in London, ON at Metropolitan United Church.

It is a practical, holistic, hands-on, theological, learning community experience.  Those who take it come out feeling transformed (in a good way!).  LoP can be taken as a stand-alone Continuing Studies course or as the beginning of the Diaconal Ministries program or for personal discernment. If you would benefit from this kind of learning and can make it to London in June, check it out HERE or email info@ccsonline.ca for more information.  There is still time to register.


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 Lee 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.     You can read a much fuller description and/or register here .  New information has just been posted, including the speaker bio, Covid precautions and The Postcard Project.  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.