NEWS AND UPDATES FROM 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.
Margaret Ann Plant – Obituary
An obituary is now available for Margaret (Maggie) Ann Plant who passed away on April 18, 2023. The obituary can be viewed here.
Annual Meeting Registration Deadline Saturday, May 6
Annual Meeting registration deadline is Saturday, May 6. Thank you to those who have already registered for the upcoming FSLDW annual meeting taking place May 26-28, 2023 at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). For those who have not yet registered for the Annual Meeting, please do so before the deadline. Note that when your registration has successfully gone through you will receive a confirmation email, if you have not received a confirmation email then your registration was not successfully completed. You have to register yourself individually, the annual meeting registration is separate to the Official Members to Regional Council form.
If you are unable to attend the meeting please fill out the regrets form.
All material for the meeting, including the information for the webinars is available on the Regional Council Annual Meeting webpage. It is highly recommended that members of the Region attend the preparatory webinars, these webinars will allow time for questions for clarification and help us to be prepared for the AGM. If you are unable to make the webinar on the allotted day, they will be recorded and posted on the annual meeting website page the following day for viewing. If you have questions after viewing you may direct them to the presenters.
If for any reason you are unable to attend the meeting following your registration please ensure to contact Jenn Whittemore (email@example.com) to cancel your accommodations and meals no later than May 22, 2023 or you will be billed by the Regional Office for those expenses.
Regional President-Elect Nominations – Deadline Friday May 5th
It’s Eastertide and a time of new opportunity and rising energy. It’s a time for us to consider what new thing God is calling us to now, today. We are looking forward to our election process in this Region as part of our Annual General Meeting in Charlottetown this May.
In particular, I am writing to ask you to consider offering yourself to serve the Region as our President-Elect. This is a key position and one that offers a wealth of learning and new connections (read the Roles and Duties here). I am also asking that you think of others in the Region who you know and think might be a good fit for a leader at this time in the Church’s life. More than that, I am asking you to speak to that person, and share your thinking about their gifts and potential to lead us forward. You might be surprised to know that often, this sort of conversation offers a new and exciting possibility to that potential candidate. They may never have thought of themselves as a potential leader, for these times. It’s all about our collective action in discerning as a Church. We are privileged to be able to participate in our governance and choose our leaders. This gives us the responsibility to engage and get involved in the process. I look forward to hearing from you. The nominations form can be found here.
Rose-Hannah Gaskin, Chair, Nominations Committee
Annual Meeting – Thursday Accommodations and Meals Friday
If you require accommodations on Thursday, May 25, or breakfast and/or lunch on Friday, May 26 we would ask that you fill out the form to let us know by May 6.
If for any reason you are unable to attend the meeting please ensure to contact Jenn Whittemore to cancel your accommodations and meals no later than May 22, 2023 or you will be billed by the Regional Office for those expenses.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New FSLDW Covenanting Policy
The FSLDW Pastoral Relations Committee wishes to make you aware of the recently approved FSLDW Covenanting Policy. The policy can be found on the website under the Pastoral Relations Resources tab of the Pastoral Relation Committee link.
In addition to the policy you will also find links to two templates which provide Pastoral Relations Liaisons, Communities of Faith and Ministry Personnel with suggested liturgies for the Covenanting Service.
We encourage you to make yourselves aware of the policy and templates.
Zoom Meeting: Maritime Circle for Progressive Christianity
The Maritime Circle for Progressive Christianity will meet via Zoom link on May 12th at 10:30 a.m. We will discuss plans for a summertime in-person gathering, with guest, Nancy Steeves, as well as other topics you’d like to bring to the group. All are welcome! Contact email@example.com for the Zoom link.
A covenanting service between Ellen Locke (Candidate Supply), the Margate Pastoral Charge and the Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council will be held in the Princetown United Church, Malpeque, PEI on Sunday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m. May God bless this ministry between Ms. Locke and this community of faith.
Spring Resources & Programs
If you are an occasional worship leader, looking for inspiration, or want reflections for personal reading, check out Worship Sheets here. in the description there, is a sample you can read and use.
STROLL FOR YOUR SOUL
This popular email program begins May 12. You receive a brief email each day for 21 days inviting you to use one of your seven senses to mindfully explore our green and growing world. Sign up for an INDIVIDUAL subscription or stroll with a GROUP (Unlimited numbers) at the Prayer Bench.
ASTE 2023 COMING SOON
The 54th annual Atlantic Seminar in Theological Education will be happening at the Tatamagouche Centre June 11th to June 16th, 2023.
We will continue the theme “Building Respectful Relations” centering this year on experiences of Black Persons within Canadian Society.
We hope you will join us as we spend 5 days exploring the history, culture and impact of the Black Community in the Atlantic Provinces and how Individuals and Communities of Faith can work as true allies.
This is an opportunity to explore this topic in depth in a safe and supportive environment under the guidance of Dr. Harvey Amani Whitfield, The Rev. Brigid Maya Douglas and the ASTE 2023 community.
More information can be found on our webpage ASTES2023.
Rural Routes Through the Holy 2023
The schedule is now posted for this years gathering from June 15th – 17th at Camp Abby, PEI. Dr. Marvin Lee Anderson will offer the main presentation, Restoring and Re-storying Community.
There’ll also be Tasters, brief presentations, on Faithful Footprints, Pop-Up Church and more. During free time you can choose to experience Healing Pathway ministry, participate in a prayer-writing workshop, sample a variety of prayer practices, or try out a new resource for congregational or individual discernment. There’ll be music and worship and good food. You can view the complete schedule here and register here.
For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Wegesegum – Celebrating 100 Years!
Camp Wegesegum – 100th Anniversary Party July 15, 2023
We are so excited to finally announce the schedule of events for our 100th anniversary party! Mark your calendars! Come celebrate with us !!