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To view upcoming programs at the Tatamagouche Centre please click here.
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Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters (FSLDW) Committee Interest form.


Elected Members 

Thanks to those pastoral charges who have submitted their form already, there is no need to resubmit.

For those pastoral charges still to do so we remind you that this form is required in order for your elected members to have voting privileges at the annual meeting.  As the deadline has already passed, we ask that you submit this form as soon as possible.

No elected member willing to stand?  Complete the form and indicate VACANT in the member name box.

FSLDW Elected Members form


Youth @ Region! (Formerly I@C and YF!)

Registration for Youth @ Region is now live! Please make this link available to the youth, grades 6-12 in your community of faith. Have questions? Email Catherine Stuart, Regional Minister for Children, Youth and Young Adults, cstuart@united-church.ca.


Introduction to Community of Faith Profile Process

The Regional Pastoral Relations Committee is offering an introduction to the Community of Faith Profile Process on April 15 & 22 beginning at 9:30 am and ending at 11:00 am.

This process is proving valuable not only in times of pastoral transition but also in:

* visioning for ministry direction
* assessing our financial viability
* assessing priorities
* gaining a deeper understanding of who we are as a community of faith
* matching our strengths and passions to needs & opportunities
* better understanding who our neighbours really are

We will explore the sections of the profile and how best to use questions and small group discussion to ascertain the most useful and instructive data. We will look at the role of a profile committee and liaison. (when one is assigned) We will introduce you to workshop tools and outlines. We will talk about the 20% challenge and how you and the other leaders in your community might realize a 20% swing in your budget.

We are asking all ministry personnel to make an effort to be at one of these offerings. This introduction training is also open to all lay leaders in communities of faith who may have interest in inviting this type of discussion in your own community or as part of the Regional Pastoral Relations Process.

To register, please click here.


Covenanting Service

A Covenanting Service for the Rev. David Cleveland and the Dalhousie-New Mills Pastoral Charge will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday April 23, 2023 at Bethel United Church, 23249 Route 134, Nash Creek N.B.
May God bless this ministry between Rev. Cleveland and this community of faith.


Grant Opportunity – Relief Fund for Thriving Congregations

The United Church of Canada Foundation has sent us the following information for a grant opportunity that your community of faith may benefit from.  “Last year an anonymous couple, who have deep love for the church and who have been members of various congregations across the country, created the Relief Fund for Thriving Congregations.

This granting fund will provide the opportunity for congregations that have plans to continue to be of service to their communities and that have vibrant programs and outreach to receive a grant to help alleviate the pressure of debt.  Applications are being accepted for this grant from 15 January – 15 April 2023.  The application, and additional details, are available here.

Please contact Jenna Yango Leonard, Foundation Coordinator at JYLeonard@united-church.ca or 1-866-340-8223 with any questions you may have and please feel free to share details of this grant with other congregations you think may benefit.


Turning Ourselves Inside Out: Late COVID Reflections on Thriving Churches

Monday, April 17th and April 24th via Zoom
8:00 pm Atlantic/7:00 pm Eastern

$20 per person plus Eventbrite Fee

Two evening sessions with Russ Daye and Rob Fennell, co-authors of Turning Ourselves Inside Out: Thriving Christian Communities. Join these two pastor-scholars to learn about their research on thriving churches, and their most recent reflections on church life in the COVID era. These sessions will be interactive and will not be recorded.

These sessions are geared towards anyone who wants to learn how churches can thrive in the post-COVID era.

The first 40 registrants will receive a FREE paperback copy, by post, of the book, Turning Ourselves Inside Out: Thriving Christian Communities. Register soon!

To learn more about this book, go to: https://www.fortresspress.com/store/product/9781506470023/Turning-Ourselves-Inside-Out

To attend, please register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/turning-ourselves-inside-out-late-covid-reflections-on-thriving-churches-tickets-532118449607


Ask and Imagine: Youth! YAYA Leaders – National Conversation

We invite those who lead and love young people to a Zoom conversation—a first step—to hear what young people have told us and to invite your thoughts, questions, and opinions.
The conversations will be led by Pamela Evans, Pacific Mountain Regional Council, and Amy Crawford, General Council.
Please join us at one of these four opportunities—no registration is required:
Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, April 27, 5:00 p.m. ET
Monday, May 1, 9:00 p.m. ET
Zoom link: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/87351214321


Nuclear Power Initiatives in Atlantic Region raise concerns

The Coalition for Responsible Energy Development In New Brunswick (CRED-NB) is actively raising concerns about several nuclear power developments in New Brunswick

Concern with NB Power Exploring Partnership with Ontario Power Generation

New Brunswick government and NB Power misleading the public about plan for ARC-100 radioactive waste


 

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