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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.

Condolences – Maurice Macdonnell Burke

Condolences are extended to Rev. Dr. Kelly Burke (Rev. Jane Johnson) and family, on the death of her dad, Maurice Macdonnell Burke, in his 105th year, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on September 27, 2023.

Condolences – Rita May Manuel

Condolences are extended to the family of Rita May Manuel, former UCW President from Maritime Conference, who passed away on September 27, 2023.  The obituary can be viewed here.

Celebration of Ministry Services – Links to Live Streaming!

There will be two Celebration of Ministry services held in the region next week:

October 17, 2023 at 2:00pm (Atlantic) for the Ordination of Catherine Ann Dickson

Service to be held at Trinity United Church, Summerside, PE

Live Streaming on YouTube:

October 19, 2023 at 2:00pm (Eastern); 3:00pm (Atlantic) 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

Live Streaming on YouTube:

All are welcome to attend in person, or join via links to the live stream, in order to witness these milestone events!

Covenanting Service

A covenanting service between Rev. Richard Bowley, Nashwaaksis United Church and the Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council will be held at Nashwaaksis United Church, 46 Main St., Fredericton N.B. on Sunday, Oct 15, 2023 at 2 p.m.

May God bless this ministry between Rev. Bowley and this Community of Faith.

Covenanting Service – Welsford Pastoral Charge and Rev. Nathan Wright

All members of FSLDW Region are invited to attend a service to celebrate the new covenant between Welsford Pastoral Charge, Rev. Nathan Wright, and Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Region.

When: Sunday October 22, 2023; 4:00 pm
Where: Patterson United Church (6705 NB-101)

The service will be followed by a reception and lunch in the church hall.

Covenanting Service

St. David’s United Church, Lake Echo, is so pleased to announce the Covenant Service of Shane Doucette. This special service will take place at St. David’s United, on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 2:00pm. All are welcome to attend, so please come out and share in this momentous time with Shane. Fellowship to follow after in church hall.

St. David’s United Church
2723 Highway 7
Lake Echo, NS

Reduced Price for LLWL Gathering

Additional funds have been received for the Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Gathering taking place at the Tatamagouche Centre October 19-21, greatly reducing the price. If the cost of registration was a barrier for you, give it another look! And don’t forget about Bermuda-Nova Scotia’s Ministry Candidates/Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Fund and FSLDW’s Learning Grants. Use the Tatamagouche Centre’s website to access the registration page. This is an educational event with a retreat component. It is also open to those who are not already LLWL’s and any wishing to explore the program to learn more about it. Hope to see you there!

Guaranteed Liveable Income material for Sunday worship

Recent reports have given our Provinces a failing grade in the fight against poverty.

Surely this is a time to lift up and educate people about the work towards Guaranteed Liveable Income.
To that end, your GLI co-ordinators are looking for 12 communities of faith who would like to highlight GLI some time in the next 6 months. We will provide resources for worship or for a lunch and learn discussion at any time.
Please send me an email if you are interested.

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed on October 17 since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.

This day can be an opportunity to draw attention to the call for a Guaranteed Livable Income. The UCC website also includes resources created for this purpose.

October 17, 2023
October 17, 2024

Advent Planning

Advent will be here sooner than you think! Are you leading worship during Advent? Are you ready? If you are still wondering what to do during this Advent season, the Bermuda/Nova Scotia Faith Formation and Leadership Development Committee would like to offer you an opportunity to get together, to discuss ideas and to share resources. On Thursday October 19th you are invited to join a Zoom Advent Planning Drop-In session beginning at 10 am. For more information and Zoom information, please contact Rev. Sharon at

Free Book Study!

Janet Gear has written “Undivided Love” which explores multiple expressions of spirituality within Christianity, and more explicitly The United Church of Canada. It helps in understanding the varied and sometimes conflicting perspectives that challenge us as we work together in groups! The United Church Foundation is hosting a book study with Janet in October.

Click here for more information and a discount code for the book.

Solidarity Circles: A peer network of clergy, faith leaders and organizers interested in the solidarity economy.

Are you passionate about building a more equitable and sustainable future? 

 Please click here to read about this program.  If after reading about it, you still have questions, please be in touch with Andrew Richardson (Vocation Minister Atlantic Regions) if you have any questions:

Social Enterprise for Faith Communities with Shaun Loney

Social Enterprise for Faith Communities with Shaun Loney is a course designed to help communities of faith use social entrepreneurship and faith-based values to build sustainable ministries. Featuring three live sessions with Shaun and four hours of content you can complete at your own pace, the course will offer an opportunity to explore the profound potential for creating impactful ventures that address pressing community needs. Discover the principles, practices, and strategies essential for launching and sustaining successful social enterprises with a profound sense of purpose and mission. From conducting thorough needs assessments to crafting innovative business models, this course will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to create ventures that foster positive change and embody the core tenets of faith. During the live sessions on October 14th, 21st, and 28th at noon ET, you’ll have the opportunity to bring your projects and brainstorm about the future of social enterprise in YOUR faith community!
This is a Team-Based course. One purchase ($200) entitles you to give access to anyone on your team who wishes to access it. Watch it together or on-your-own! Read more and register. The course is hosted on CHURCHx, a new e-learning platform built to support mission and ministry.

FREE copies of “Voices United” hymn books

71 hard cover “Voices United” hymn books to give away:
20 lyrics only – 51 lyrics plus music

If interested, please contact Visions United Church, Moncton, NB.
Phone: 506-384-0843 (Tricia); Email:

Job Opportunity – Regional Executive Minister – Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls and Western Ontario Waterways Regional Councils

Please click here to read about this opportunity.