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.


! Annual Meeting Zoom Information !

Attention those who registered for Annual Meeting.   The Zoom link was sent on Monday (May 30), to the email you provided when you registered.

Please check inboxes and junk folders to ensure that you have the details and keep them safe.  If you believe you registered for the meeting but did not receive this email please contact trose@united-church.ca or call 1-800-268-3781 ext 6142 and leave your name, telephone number, Pastoral Charge and email address.


Annual Meeting Webinars and Reports to the Region

 The final webinar is tomorrow evening (June 2) at 7pm (zoom links were sent out previously).  Recordings of the two previous webinars are posted on the Annual Meeting web page.

Reports to Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council is available for viewing here.


Executive Minutes

The draft Executive Minutes for May are now posted on the website.


NOTES FROM THE PASTORAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE – MAY 30, 2022

  • Approved the appointment of James Harbell, Candidate, to the Montague Pastoral Charge effective June 15, 2022, until October 15, 2022.
  • Approved the Community of Faith Profile of St. Paul’s United Church, Riverview, NB; that a vacancy be declared; and they be authorized to form a Search Committee for one full time minister.
  • Approved the Community of Faith Profile of Trinity-Clifton Pastoral Charge; that a vacancy be declared; and they be authorized to form a Search Committee for one full time minister.

A Climate of Hope Conference: Postponed until Fall, Online Webinar June 4th

Due to concerns about in person gatherings and ongoing Covid infections, The Ecology Action Centre will be moving our Climate of Hope: Faith Communities Confront the Climate Emergency conference to early autumn. The day-long conference will host workshops, speakers and resource sharing with a focus on initiatives and strategies that tackle different climate change issues.

On June 4 from 10am to 12pm we will host a Zoom Webinar to begin looking at ways that faith communities are addressing the climate crisis as well as lessons, tools and resources that can help us to transition to a post carbon caring society.  We will feature some of the speakers who will give workshops at the Fall conference.  Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/faith-communities-confront-the-climate-emergency-a-conversation-tickets-348214738657?aff=estw&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and hope you will join us for a shorter webinar on June 4 and an in-person conference in the Fall.


Pastoral Relationships Thriving with Equity Research Project

If you are Ministry Personnel who identifies as

  • Indigenous
  • racialized
  • Deaf,
  • speak English as an additional language
  • Francophone
  • disabled
  • Two-Spirit
  • LGBTQIA+
  • non-binary or
  • female

In other words Equity-seeking or If you are a member of M&P, Board or Elders of a Community of Faith which is in a Pastoral Relationship with someone who identifies as Equity-seeking The Pastoral Relationships Thriving with Equity Research Project wants to hear from you.  See full details here.

Participate and find information by following this link: https://uccequity22.wixsite.com/equity22


Vacancies

Margate Pastoral Charge, PEI (consisting of the rural congregations of Princetown United Church (Malpeque, PEI) and Southwest River United Church (Margate, PEI) are seeking a full time Order of Ministry Personnel (40 hours/week).

The Community of Faith Profile recognizes the need for strong ministerial leadership and notes the active participation of many volunteers to share in and support this ministry.

Like many congregations the Margate Charge is facing aging membership and the challenge to engage new and existing members on Sunday mornings. Despite this, the Charge provides a significant ministry to its communities through a variety of outreach efforts and projects.
Worship and pastoral care are key areas in our job description which can be viewed on the Church Hub.


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.


Lepreau Licence Renewal – How Many Years will it be – 25, 20, 10, 5?

Check out a report ‘window’ on the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission 3 days of public hearings on NB Power’s application for renewal of Point Lepreau Nuclear Power Station. Much of all three Atlantic provinces fall within the IAEA’s recommended “Ingestion Planning Zone”. Where are you situated? https://crednb.ca/2022/05/28/report-the-point-lepreau-nuclear-reactor-licence-renewal-hearings


Service Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

On Sunday, June 5 Portland United Church, 50 Newport Crescent, Saint John, will hold a Service celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at 11:00 a.m. with the Honourable Brenda L. Murphy, Lt. Gov. of NB, and Her Honour Linda Boyle, in attendance.