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Condolences – Delphis Joseph Roy

Condolences are extended to Rev. John Roy (FSLDW), and family, whose father Delphis Joseph Roy passed away on September 13, 2023.  The obituary can be viewed here.


Rev. Lorna MacQueen – Obituary

An obituary is now available for Rev. Lorna MacQueen, who passed away on September 13, 2023.  The obituary can be viewed here.


Celebration of Ministry Services – Save the Dates!

There will be two Celebration of Ministry services held in the region this fall. Please save the following dates in your calendars:

October 17, 2023 at 2:00pm for the Ordination of Catherine Ann Dickson
Service to be held at Trinity United Church, Summerside, PE

October 19, 2023 at 2:00pm for the Admission of Pierre Momberg to The United Church of Canada
Service to be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, New Richmond, QC

All are welcome! For those unable to attend in person, the services will be live streamed so that all who wish to may witness these milestone events. The links to the services will be shared closer to the dates.


Stewardship Update

New Fall dates for the Stewardship Best Practices Program (bold). Read all about the program and how to register here: Stewardship Best Practices

Also, registration has opened for the Bequests and Estate Giving Program (bold), scheduled for October 11th and October 25th. See here for more information and a link to register: Estate and Bequest Giving

Any questions, contact Roger Janes (rjanes@united-church.ca).


Should I be grieving?: Disenfranchised Grief and the Caring Professions

Tuesday, September 26th at 7pm AST
Cost: $15 plus Eventbrite Fee
Format: Online

This online workshop aims to explore grief among clergy, chaplains/spiritual care practitioners, and healthcare professionals. These groups lose parishioners or patients but often wonder if it is okay to grieve. Not grieving, though, can lead to burnout, and grieving ourselves can help us to be more connected to those we serve. This workshop will cover recent research on disenfranchised grief amongst ministry personnel and healthcare workers. It will also provide ways to grieve and time for participants to share wisdom from their own experience. Click here to view the poster.

About the Speaker:
In 2022, Ginny Wilmhoff graduated with an MDiv, specializing in pastoral care and counseling, from Acadia Divinity College. She is an ordinand with the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and she has completed her third unit of clinical pastoral education at the Moncton Hospital. During her clinical training, she has served palliative and hospice patients. Her previous experience includes 2.5 years as a case manager to the formerly homeless and 4 years providing student support at the University of King’s College in Halifax.

To attend, please register at this link.


Mini Music Matters for UCC EAST

Music Leaders are invited to a one-day conference Saturday Sept 30th at Knox United Church in Sackville.

This workshop day will feature time to worship together, mingle, share ideas, to share stories. We’ll form new friendships as part of our region music ministry network.

Our keynote speaker is Rachel Lutz, director of the “Halifax Newcomer Choir”. She will speak to us about offering welcome in our church ministries, with an eye to diversity and inclusion. In addition, there will be a hymn sing from the new sampler for Then Let Us Sing!

Pianists, organists, choir leaders, band members and choir members, in fact anyone who is interested in the church’s music is invited to attend.

You will need to bring your lunch or there are several nearby local restaurants for lunch out. Snacks will be provided. There is no cost for this event, but donations will be accepted to help defray the costs. Don’t miss out. For those who are coming from afar, an inexpensive accommodation option ($60/night) on either Friday or Saturday night is available in downtown Halifax at the Barat Spirituality Centre.

The day will begin at 10:30 am and conclude at 5pm. There is no registration cost to attend this event.

Please help us know how many people to expect please get your FREE tickets by clicking here. There is a complete schedule of the plan for the day on the Eventbrite listing.

For more information email musicucceast@gmail.com


2024 Church Calendar

The United Church Bookstore is taking pre-orders for 2024 church calendar. Please submit your order to Leona at llaundry@united-church.ca by September 29, 2023.


Worship Resources

A series for worship, including a leader’s guide and ten gatherings rooted in scriptures that open us to reflection on how places shape us and our relationship to God. This series was originally and primarily focused on small gatherings that take place around a table where a meal is shared but they are being used in small more traditional worship gatherings. Everything is included for a simple worship time together. They are especially helpful for a self-led congregational worship.

Although the series moves from September through July/August, you can enter the stream anywhere, beginning with whatever suits your community.

You can purchase the series here and you can also view a sample.


Autumn Rambles Starting Soon

Join Caroline from New Zealand and Janice as they walk the streets, beaches, woods, and bush and collect their favourite autumn signs & sightings and share their memories of Autumn. Look in on the wisdom this season lends them in their journey of faith.

Use their ideas as a starting point for your own meanderings. Take a camera, a sketchbook, a journal or a basket for gathering as you ramble around your place.

Ease into Autumn. Enjoy slowing. Ramble with pleasure and gather your own collection of autumn impressions, images and sensations to guide you on your path.

Each day for 14 days you’ll receive a curated digital scrapbook page to inspire your ramble and set you off on your own autumn discoveries. View a sample here.

Autumn Rambles is available for Individuals ($20) or Groups ($50 unlimited numbers). Visit the Prayer Bench for more information (and scroll down).


Rural Routes Through the Holy Day Away: Save the Date

On November 18th, 2023 from 10:00 – 3:00 we’ll be gathering for a Rural Routes Day Away at the beautiful St. Ann’s Anglican in Westcock, NB (just on the edge of Sackville).

We’ll be offering the usual mix of presentations, Rural Café conversations, worship, workshops and good food. We’ll have more specific information out soon. You can register at https://hemofthelight.com/registration-rural-routes-day-away-2023/.

For those who’ve attended any or all of our annual Rural Routes Through the Holy 3 day gatherings, this is a chance to reconnect. For those who’ve been curious, this is a chance to experience a gathering of those involved in, rural concerns, rural voices, rural hopes and rural laughter. To read about earlier gatherings visit https://hemofthelight.com and hover over Rural Ministries.


 

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