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Condolences: Ronald Porter 

Condolences are extended to the family of Rev. Ronald ‘Ron’ Porter who passed away on June 6, 2022.  The obituary will be provided when available. There will not be a Celebration of Life, his family will be scattering Rev. Porter’s ashes at a later date.


Covenanting Service between Rev. Heather Ferrier, Mahone Bay and Blue Rocks Pastoral Charges and Regional Council 15 

A covenanting service will be held 2pm Sunday June 12th at Trinity United Church, Mahone Bay, to celebrate the calling of the Rev. Heather Ferrier to serve the Pastoral Charges of Mahone Bay and Blue Rocks. Our guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Rob Fennell. We invite our neighbours to join us for this special service and the refreshments that will follow.


Rural Routes Through the Holy:  Thrive Where You Are  – Registration closing June 12th.

If you haven’t yet got your registration in, now’s the time.  Registration for this year’s Rural Routes gathering will close this Sunday.  We’re so excited to host this gathering  from June 16 – 18, 2022 and grateful for financial support from both the Regional and National UCC.  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).  You can read a much fuller description (including schedule, speaker, taster presentations and Covid precautions) and/or register by visiting here and hovering over Rural Ministries for the drop down menu .  If you’re having trouble finding accommodation or have questions about registration please email ruralroutesatlantic@gmail.com or call 506-536-0216.


Participants Needed for DMin Research on Clergy Mental Health

We are not alone.  But sometimes ministry can feel awfully lonely.
For the past two years, I (Rev. Kathleen Anderson) have been working toward a DMin, with a focus on clergy mental health.  I am interested in how clergy think, talk, and act around their own experiences of mental health and illness, how mental health affects ministry, and how ministry affects mental health.  While I have my own story, one story is not enough to generate meaningful recommendations, nor is it enough to shape policies and practices.

Ethics approval for this study was granted at the end of May by the DMin Committee of the Saskatoon Theological Union.  This means that I can now start what I consider the most important part of my research – actually hearing from clergy.  The first part of that most important research comes in the form of an anonymous online survey.  For those so inclined, interest in a follow-up conversation can be indicated at the end of the survey.
To participate in the survey (available until July 15), go to: https://bit.ly/39EpqRr
If you have any questions, please reach out to me via e-mail: kanderson.home@gmail.com.


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