NEWS AND UPDATES FROM FUNDY ST. LAWRENCE DAWNING WATERS (FSLDW)
Submission Request for Weekly Announcements
Emergency Response Memos for Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters (FSLDW)
It’s Your Call – Podcast
To view upcoming programs at the Tatamagouche Centre please click here.
To view upcoming events at the Atlantic School of Theology please click here.
To view Continuing Education opportunities at the Atlantic School of Theology please click here.
Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters (FSLDW) Committee Interest form.
Condolences – Elizabeth Mary Savoie
Our condolences are extended to the family of Elizabeth Mary Savoie who passed away February 14, 2023. Mary was a long-time Lay Preacher and Licensed Lay Worship Leader; Member of Wilmot United Church in Fredericton. The obituary can be viewed here.
Workshop Space Requests Deadline
The deadline to submit your request for Workshop Space is February 28. Please click here to submit your request.
Childcare During Annual Meeting Information Gathering
The Annual Meeting Planning Committee is looking into the ability to offer childcare during the meeting. At this time the committee is collecting information on need. The information collected will be reviewed at the next meeting. Please complete the information gathering form by March 3, 2023.
Annual Meeting Draft Agenda
The annual meeting draft agenda can now be found on the Annual Meeting webpage. As information for the meeting becomes available it will be posted on this page.
Save the Date! Youth @ Region!
Calling all Youth grades 6-12!
There will be a Youth Event during this year’s Annual Meeting!
May 26-28th, 2023 at UPEI in Charlottetown, PEI
Stay tuned for more information and registration coming soon.
Please share this note with youth and leaders in your communities!
For more information, contact Catherine Stuart firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lent Pause & Practice
PAUSE & PRACTICE: Each Saturday in Lent you receive an email highlighting one spiritual practice. Your email will have a downloadable video recording. It is a simple video or audio recording giving background to the practice and outlining the process so you can try it.
You will also receive a sheet with a suggestion for a Pause before you begin your practice, and Prompts for reflection or journaling, along with a script highlighting what is said on the recording.
THE PRACTICES: Mindful Eating, Gospel Contemplation, Contemplative Service, Eco Divina, Centering Prayer, Active Prayer. Whether you are familiar with our six ways of practicing or learning a new one, this series provides space to Pause & Practice.
Learn more at the Prayer Bench. https://prayerbench.ca/product/pause-practice-lent-series/
Notes from the Pastoral Relations Committee – February 20, 2023
- Supported sabbatical leave for Rev. Lloyd Bruce, Sackville Pastoral Charge, for the months of May and June, 2023.
- Supported sabbatical leave for Rev. Sue White, New Bandon Pastoral Charge, for the months of May, June, and July, 2023.
- Supported the Bethel United Church, Tabusintac Pastoral Charge, in its decision to close their church and sell the property.
- Approved the appointment of Rev. Jim Postlethwaite to the Chipman Pastoral Charge effective January 23, 2023, until January 22, 2025.
- Approved the appointment of Candidate Brian Botten to the Millstream Pastoral effective March 1, 2023, until March 1, 2025.
- Approved the appointment of Rev. Dr. John Moses to the Trinity-Clifton Pastoral Charge effective June 1, 2023, until May 31, 2026.
- Approved the community of faith profile of the Welsford Pastoral Charge and authorized the beginning of the search process.
- Covenanting Service among Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters, Montague Pastoral Charge, and CandidateTimothy Wisnicki will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at 7:00 PM.
- Approved the temporary appointment of Rev. Heather MacDougall to the Winsloe Pastoral Charge effective February 19, 2023.
Save the Date. Affirm Zoom Webinar Tuesday March 21, 7 pm.
Topic: “Conversion Therapies. How to recognize them and how to help people in recovery “
Guest presenter: Sue King
Maritime Church Administrators Association
The Maritime Church Administrators Association Invites Church Office Administrators to Join Our Association
Membership connects you to a network of other church administrators across the Maritimes. We can assist with common issues, share info on procedures and, of course, make friendships.
We get together to experience workshops that focus on our theme of Mind, Body, Spirit. Together we provide meaningful experiences and to develop education and support systems for church secretaries and administrators that will enable them to share ideas, concerns and resources, thus helping to exercise our ministry more effectively.
To join, go to our website at http://www.mcaas.org.
Dreaming With Your Inner Donkey
Dreaming With Your Inner Donkey
A Dream Workshop with Dream Teacher Alice Finnamore
April 14-16, 2023
Prince William Community Hall, 6662 Route 102, Prince William, NB
An obscure story about a talking donkey, buried in ancient scripture, invites us to open our eyes to the presence of Death on the path ahead. Journey with the drum and with your Inner Donkey. Deepen your personal understanding of death, and how death awareness focuses our sense of purpose.
This is a fundraiser for Living Waters United Church. For more information, see https://dreambringer.com/blog-feed/blog/workshops/.
reVITALize is a gathering for ministry leaders and lay people to REFRESH, LEARN, and BE SUPPORTED. Speakers talk about what is revitalizing them at the moment, and time is given for people to gather with friends and colleagues and meet new folks. All denominations and traditions welcome!
Conference Dates: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 1:00 pm – Friday, June 9, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Locations: St. Andrew’s United Church, the Atlantic School of Theology, and other locations in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Early Bird: Register on or before March 1st: $205 plus Eventbrite fee
Regular: Register after March 2nd: $225 plus Eventbrite fee
Learn more and register at www.revitalizeconference.ca.
In case you missed it – the recording of the Feb 7 Affirm webinar Speaking Inclusively
On Feb 7, the FSLDW Region Affirm Committee hosted an educational webinar titled Speaking Inclusively. Guests Heather MacDougall and Debbie Aitken lead us in a thought provoking conversation taking the conversation far beyond language.
To see the recording please click here.
Rural Routes Through the Holy: 2023
This year Rural Routes Through the Holy is gathering at Camp Abby, PEI from June 15th – 18th. You can now register at https://hemofthelight.com. Once there Just hover over the heading Rural Ministries to register, find links to accommodation and lots of information, speaker bio, and testimonials from last year’s gathering.
Rural Routes is a space of nurture for those in rural congregations and for the communities in which they live; a gathering with time for both structured and informal conversations, worship, education, play, prayer, and table fellowship.
Dr. Marvin Lee Anderson will again be our main presenter but there will also be Tasters, thirty-minute presentations given by a variety of people on a variety of things so good we may want to go home and cook them up in our own communities, among them Pop-up Church and Faithful Footprints.