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.


Covenanting Service between Rev. Jen Broomhead, Harmony Pastoral Charge and Fundy St Lawrence Dawning Waters

The covenanting service between the Rev. Jen Broomhead, Harmony Pastoral Charge and Fundy St Lawrence Dawning Waters will take place at Harmony United Church in Saint John at 2:00 pm on May 29th.


No Registration No Vote – Annual Meeting Registration Deadline Friday, May 20

Thank you to those who have already registered for the upcoming Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council annual meeting happening June 3-4 via Zoom. For those who have not registered yet we have extended the registration deadline to Friday, May 20 using this link.

This is a firm registration deadline as it takes a large amount of work behind the scenes in order to prepare for a virtual meeting. Note that when your registration has successfully gone through you will receive a confirmation email, if you have not received a confirmation email then your registration was not successfully completed.

You have to register yourself individually, the annual meeting registration is separate to the Official Members to Regional Council form.
If you are unable to attend the meeting please fill out the regrets form .

All material for the meeting, including the information for the webinars is available on the Regional Council annual meeting web page.
It is highly recommended that members of the Region attend the preparatory webinars, these webinars will allow time for questions for clarification and help us to be prepared for the AGM. If you are unable to make the webinar on the allotted day, they will be recorded and posted on the annual meeting website page the following day for viewing. If you have questions after viewing you may direct them to the presenters.

The Zoom information for the annual meeting will be emailed to your email address you used for your registration by May 31. If you do not receive the link please let us know.


Updated Draft Agenda now online

View the updated draft agenda on the Annual Meeting web page, as well as the materials included in the Reports to the Region.


Notes from the Pastoral Relations Committee – May 2022 

  • Approved the Upper Sackville Pastoral Charge as a lay led pastoral charge until the annual meeting in 2023.
  • Appointed Barbara Prowse Coordinator of the Pastoral Relations Committee’s LLWL Coordinator.
  • Approved the extension of the appointment of Christopher Walker, student, to the Stanley-Kingsley-Birdton Pastoral Charges until June 30, 2024.
  • Approved the call of Selina Mullin, ordered ministry student, to the Hampton Pastoral Charge effective August 2, 2022. Note:  Mullin was ordained by the Canadian Shield Region on Sunday, May 15th.

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.


Temporary Increase to Minimum Mileage Reimbursement Rate for Ministry Personnel

Considering the recent spike in gasoline prices and the prediction that they may remain at these levels for some time, the Executive of the General Council meeting April 30, 2022, temporarily increased the minimum mileage reimbursement rate to $0.46/km.   This is effective May 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022.  The General Secretary was authorized to extend this temporary increase to December 31, 2022 if fuel prices remain high.


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.


Vacancies

Park Royal United Church, PEI are seeking a full time Order of Ministry Personnel (40 hours/week).

The Community of Faith Profile team recognize and appreciate a history of strong ministerial leadership and active volunteer participation at Park Royal United. Ministerial work at Park Royal has, at times, been supplemented by additional paid staff for specific roles and responsibilities.
Park Royal is facing aging membership and it can be a challenge to engage new and existing members on Sunday mornings. Despite this, the church has remained resilient and began quickly drawing young families back when pandemic restrictions eased.
Building a dynamic program of pastoral care and community outreach throughout the week, while actively engaging with the congregation on Sundays, are both critical components of this role.
This position description outlines the areas in which Park Royal requires leadership and reinforces the need for an individual who can bring a positive, compassionate, and forward-thinking approach to this community of faith.
The primary responsibility of the minister is to lead Park Royal in the ministries of Pastoral Care, Worship, Christian Education, and Congregational Development. The incumbent will report directly to the Official Board and will be supported by Ministry & Personnel.

View the Community of Faith profile here and find full details in ChurchHub.


Need for Head Chef – Berwick Camp 2022

The United Church Camp Meeting Association, (Berwick Camp ) is looking for a head chef, from July 27th -August 7th.  Meals begin on Friday July 27 with the supper meal, then three meals per day-breakfast, dinner, supper, from July 28th to August 6th, two meals on Sunday, August 7th-breakfast and dinner.  Each day will begin by 7 a.m. and conclude with the evening meal by 6-6:30 p.m.

The head chef will work in cooperation with and direct four paid staff—a baker (already arranged) a support chef and two other workers to prepare, cook and have meals ready to serve, plus cleanup each day.  There is also a need to fill the three positions, not including the baker.  The head chef will work with the Food Services managers to prepare a menu by the end of June for these meals.  Volunteers will assist with some food preparation and serving of meals to the dining hall staff who will serve the tables.  Other youth volunteers will do clean up of dishes and cutlery after each meal.

Compensation will be offered through consultation with the Food Services Managers and the Camp Treasurer.  For further information, please contact Brian Delong, 1- 506-363-2360, email-rev.brian.delong@gmail.com. by June 8th.