NEWS AND UPDATES FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL 15 (RC15)
It’s Your Call – Podcast
Regional Council 15 (RC15) Committee Volunteer form.
Rev. Heber Colbourne – Obituary
An obituary is now available for Rev. Heber Colbourne, who passed away on September 4, 2022. The obituary can be viewed here.
2023 Mission Support Grant Applications Deadline Next Week
Vacancy – Ordained Minister, Trinity-Clifton United Church, Charlottetown (PE)
Trinity-Clifton United Church, Charlottetown, PE is looking for a full-time Ordained Minister. Qualified candidates can view the Trinity Profile with Position Description on ChurchHub.
United Church Bookstore
Our bookstore is now taking pre-orders for 2023 church calendar. The prices are as follows: 1-9 $6.50 each and 10 or more $6.00 each. All prices include taxes. Deadline to order is September 15, 2022.
An Evening With Hannah’s Boys – First United Church, Trenton
Welcome back “Hannah’s Boys” who will be performing on Saturday, September 24th, 7:00pm at the First United Church, 81 High St., Trenton, NS. Join us for a wonderful evening of gospel music and entertainment. Lunch will be served. Free will offering at the door. Please click here for more details.
Autumn Rambles Starts Sept. 25
Looking for a program to help you settle in and enjoy the spirituality of the coming season? Autumn Rambles begins September 25. You can sign up for an individual subscription (https://prayerbench.ca/product/autumn-rambles-individual/) or get a group subscription and share it with an unlimited number of friends or people in your community of faith (https://prayerbench.ca/product/autumn-rambles-group/)
Join Caroline (from New Zealand) and myself as we walk the streets, beaches, woods, and bush and collect our favourite autumn signs and sightings and share where we see hope in such a time as this. The best way to get a sense of this unique collaborative resource is to take a look at a sample scrapbook page. Take a look here.
September Clergy Retreat: Ever Evolving Call
Clergy Types! We are holding a retreat at Berwick from September 25-27 at Berwick Camp. Organized by the aUCC, this is a chance to gather to build community. To learn more, and to register, click here!
Affirm Celebration – Beacon United Church, Yarmouth
On Sunday September 18th Beacon United Church in Yarmouth will be holding our long-awaited Affirm Service of Celebration. Join us at 11 am for a time of music, scripture, guest speakers, reflections and fellowship followed by a pancake brunch hosted by the Southwest Nova Pride Association. Let’s celebrate together! For more information contact Beacon United Church at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Paul wrote Letters – You can too! Small Modular Reactors Need Impact Assessment
Just enter this link (https://www.cleanairalliance.org/yes-smrs-need-assessment/) in your internet browser to access a letter to federal Environment Minister, Steven Guilbeault, where you can input your name, email and postal code and then click on the red “ADD YOUR VOICE” bar to send it. You can read why we need to urgently press Minister Guilbeault and other cabinet colleagues to designate the Small Modular Nuclear Reactors being developed for Point Lepreau requiring a federal environmental Impact Assessment. The letter will be copied to related ministers and to your MP!
Ministry of Supervision Course
Certificate in Ministry of Supervision, October 17-21st 1pm (AT)-4pm via Zoom
The Certificate in Ministry of Supervision provides participants with the information and skills to mentor individuals preparing for ministry by equipping them for supervision including pastoral practices, leadership, reflection, feedback and spiritual guidance. It is designed for clergy and lay individuals who are interested in supporting students and communities for supervised ministry education (SME), internships and field education. Attention will be given to those wanting to supervise in the United Church of Canada but the course will be adapted and include training for other denominations.
Instructors: Brenda Fawkes and Andrew Richardson
Register online at: https://vst.edu/courses/certificate-in-ministry-of-supervision/
For more information email Andrew at ARichardson@united-church.ca