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Condolences: Lois Bartlett 

Condolences are extended to the family of Lois Bartlett (FSLDW), retired DLM and widow of  Rev. Hubert Bartlett, who passed away on June 8, 2022.  The obituary can be viewed here.


Condolences: Wilf Bean

Condolences are extended to Rev. Kathryn Anderson (RC15) and family, whose beloved life companion Wilf Bean passed away on June 15, 2022.  The obituary can be viewed here.


RC15 Annual Meeting Draft Minutes

The draft minutes from the May Annual Meeting are now available on line using this link


Region 15 Pastoral Relations Committee News – June 2022

  • Approved the Renewal of Appointment of Angela Clifton, Candidate, with Shelburne Pastoral Charge, 20 hours/week, July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
  • Approved the Profile and position description for half-time ministry at St. Paul’s United Church, Spryfield, for an initial one-year term. The Region Future Directions Committee will remain engaged and the focus will be on future vitality.
  • Approved the Renewal of Appointment of Katie Logan, Candidate, with Orchard Valley United Church, July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
  • Approved the Renewal of Appointment of Linton Worrell, Candidate, with Rawdon Pastoral Charge, 20 hours/week, July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
  • Approved the Renewal of Appointment of Lori Crocker with St. Paul’s Mount Uniacke Pastoral Charge, 20 hours/week, July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
  • Approved the Renewal of Appointment of Bob Biggar with Donkin Morien Birch Grove Pastoral Charge, 20 hours/week, July 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023.
  • Approved the Appointment of Pieter Le Roux with North Highlands Pastoral Charge, full time, August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2024.
  • Approved the Renewal of Appointment of Keith Wiseman, Candidate, with St Peters Loch Lomond Grand River, full time, June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.
  • Approved the Call of Daniel MacDonald with Central United Church, Lunenburg, full time, effective July 27, 2022.
  • Approved the Renewal of Appointment of Ruth Gamble, DLM, with Springhill: St. Andrew’s-Wesley Pastoral Charge, 20 hours/week, July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
  • Approved the Renewal of Appointment of Norma Mills, DLM, with Waterview Pastoral Charge, 20 hours/week, July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.
  • Approved the Profile and position description for half-time ministry in River and Lakeside Pastoral Charge and authorize Search to begin. If no Call or Appointment occurs within 6 months, the situation will be revisited. Liaison Dianne Kempt.
  • Approved the Request for Change in Pastoral Relations for the purposes of Retirement from Peter Anthony of Pugwash and River Philip Pastoral Charges, effective August 31, 2022.
  • Approved the Profile and position description for a full-time collaborative ministry with Stellarton St. John’s and Greenhill Alma Merigomish Pastoral Charges, and authorize Search to begin. Liaison Donna Tourneur.
  • Approved the Profile and position description for full time ministry with Annapolis Granville Pastoral Charge, and authorize Search to begin. Liaison Anne Cameron.
  • Approved the Request for Change in Pastoral Relations from Fred Snyder of St. James United Church, Dartmouth, effective September 30, 2022.
  • Approved that St. James United Church, Dartmouth, engage in a period of Intentional Interim Ministry.
  • Next meeting – Friday, August 12, 9:00 a.m. by Zoom.

Basic Pastoral Care Training

Looking for basic pastoral care training perfect for lay visitors and new pastoral care teams?  In cooperation with the Ottawa Pastoral Care Training Program, the RC 15 Faith Formation & Leadership Development Committee is offering a 25-seat online course just for our RC 15 communities of faith. Course will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays from 1-3pm, Sept. 20-Nov. 15.

Early-bird registration rate of $75/person until June 30th, regular rate $100. For more information, please contact Heather Ferrier at hferrier@outlook.com. You can register here: https://ucceast.ca/68755-rc15-pastoral-care-training-program


Property Inventory Update – May 2022

The RC15 property inventory list has been updated for June 2022, this inventory lists property (buildings, cemeteries, lands) currently registered to your pastoral charge.  All forms and amendments received up to June 15, 2022 are included.  Pastoral charges who do not hold property will not appear on the list.  Please take a moment to review and ensure your pastoral charge details are correct, you can review by A-Z property name or by postal code using the link below and submit a form if there are any additions or amendments.

Property Inventory


Worshipping Congregation Ceasing

North River United Church – Brunswick St-North River Pastoral Charge, Truro has chosen to cease to be a worshipping congregation as of June 30, 2022.  The final closing service will be held on June 26, 2022 at 10am.

Working toward disbanding, there are various items available to congregations after June 30 from the sanctuary, kitchen and social hall.  Inquiries Contact: Fay Smith   fay.smith70@seasidehighspeed.com