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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 – Rev. Robert Zinck

Our condolences are extended to the family of Rev. Robert Zinck who passed away on January 15, 2024.  The obituary can be viewed here.

Hello from FSLDW President Elizabeth

This week I had the pleasure to worship with St. Paul’s United Church in Sussex, NB and offer greetings and gratitude on your behalf.

Please click here to read the full Hello from FSLDW President Elizabeth.

Greetings Growth Seekers From Growth Animator Sharon

Mission and Service posted last week: “The United Church of Canada has a ton of great things going for it. We are a leader in social justice work. We provide pastoral care to the sick, the lonely, the grieving. We celebrate key milestones in people’s lives. We celebrate God’s presence, live with respect in Creation, love and serve others, seek justice and resist evil, and proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope. So why does it seem to be soooo hard to invite people to come and see and get involved?

Please click here to read the full greeting from Grown Animator Sharon.

News from FSLDW Pastoral Relations Committee – January, 2024

Please click here to read the News from FSLDW Pastoral Relations Committee for January.

Circle of Maritime Progressives Zoom gathering

Save the date – Tuesday, Feb 6 3:00-4:30
We’ll take some time to reflect/ discuss the Lent and Easter Story. We’ll have small and full group (depending on our numbers)
Facilitators: Joanne McFadden and Christine MacLeod
Watch for registration and zoom link in next week’s announcements.

Stewardship Update – January 2024

Please click here to read the Stewardship update.

CCS Friday online discussion “Artificial Intelligence in Pastoral Care: Who cares?” – January 26, 2024

CCS Fridays are free online conversations offered by the Centre for Christian Studies that help us respond faithfully to emerging issues in local contexts.  These workshops are open to anyone who might be interested. Each session will be on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (AST).  There will be a presentation that will be recorded for future viewing, plus opportunities to engage with the ideas in small groups.

Please click here to read more about this and for the registration link.

Interfaith Harmony Halifax – Save the Date!

Save the date! The 2024 Interfaith Harmony Halifax Week events will be held February 1-11. A wonderful opportunity for Continuing Education or adult study, youth, or confirmation groups. During IHH, all are welcome to visit different Sacred Spaces and join with diverse faith communities in worship, prayer, conversations, panel discussions and shared celebration. If you would like to register for the (free) Interfaith Engagement Program, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with other IHH participants before IHH begins (to prepare and build community) and after (to reflect on your experience).

Reimagining Church-Reclaiming your Call (for Lay People only)

Live Sessions
February 10, 24, March 9, 23, April 6, 20, 2024
1:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Register at United in Learning

Imagine your community of faith as a fellowship of disciples (instead of a floundering institution);
Imagine following in the footsteps of our radical Teacher (instead of being ground down by budget shortfalls and petty conflicts);
Imagine being part of a Christian community that understands the essence of our identity and call as people of God.
Fall in love with your faith all over again!

Join us for this six-week series to renew and rekindle your call to ministry and discipleship in their fullest sense. “To embody God’s love in the world,” says the Song of Faith, “the work of the church requires the ministry and discipleship of all believers.”

On-your-own hours between the sessions will include reading, journal-writing, and online conversations among the other participants.

This program is co-facilitated by a diverse team who bring a breadth of experience as educators, theologians, ministry personnel, lay leaders, and regional and national United Church of Canada staff.

It is a pilot project made possible by a grant from the United Church of Canada Foundation (Embracing the Spirit fund).

Cost: $99.99
Come as a team, and save!

When you sign up, we’ll send you a promo code that you can share with other members of your team. They can each enter the promo code when they register and get $25 off the price.

Leaders; Andrew Richardson, Marvin Anderson, Josephine Braun; Jane Dawson, Connie DenBok, David-Roger Gagnon, Michelle Hogman, Chris Pullenayegem

Rural Routes Through the Holy – 2024

Rural Routes will be holding its annual gathering at Orchard Valley United Church, New Minas, NS this year from June 13th at 10 am to June 15th at 2:00. Our theme is Beautiful to Behold; Broken-Open Church.

We’ll have our usual lively gathering of theme speaker, workshops, brief presentations, worship, prayer practices, resources to take home and lots of time for conversation formal and informal. You can read about past years here by hovering over Rural Ministries.

Registration will open online on February 12th with a description of the gathering, itinerary and a theme speaker bio.

St. Mark’s United Church, Saint John, N.B.

St. Mark’s is looking for a full time ordained or diaconal minister to replace the Rev. John Roy who is retiring in June 2024.

Individuals who would like to learn more about this opportunity can contact Ralph Furness at 506-343-3696 or by email at

Communities of Faith 2022 Annual Reports

A reminder that there are some outstanding 2022 Annual Reports.  If available, please email to Regional Council office using the following email:
If you are unable to submit by email, please mail one copy of your report to:
Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters
21 Wright Street
Sackville NB  E4L 4P8
If you have already submitted your Annual Report, there is no need to resend.

The Manual, 2024

The Manual, 2024, can now be found under the Resources tab on the Regional website.

Beloved Is Where We Begin: An Online Conversation With Author and Artist Jan Richardson

You are warmly invited to join us for an amazing online conversation with author and artist Jan Richardson on Saturday, February 17th, 2024 from 9:30 am – 12:00  PT. This event is co-hosted by Oasis United Church and Naramata Centre, and registration is now open! If you register between now and January 26th, there is a 20% discount. For more information, please click on this link.

United Church of Canada Foundation – Spring 2024 granting round is now open!

Seeds of Hope is accepting applications, they must be received by 11:55PM Eastern on April 15, 2024.

The Seeds of Hope granting program supports innovative, unique, and much-needed projects which enable us to live out the New Creed’s call to seek justice, live with respect in creation and love and serve others.

The Joint Grants Committee welcomes applications to the Seeds of Hope granting program for new, unique projects that:

  • Provide innovative seniors’ ministry
  • Celebrate and encourage children and youth
  • Address environmental and social justice issues
  • Look at new ways to provide ministry and support during transition periods
  • Facilitate experiencing faith and spirituality

All applications must be submitted by the deadline, on the correct form, and completed in full to be considered by the Joint Grants Committee.
For assistance please visit the website:
call 866-340-8223, or e-mail

The Spring cycle means scholarships and academic awards are also available! The Foundation offers various academic award opportunities for United Church of Canada ministers, ministry students, and lay people. Both ordained and diaconal ministers are welcome to apply for these opportunities.

PLUS, it’s an “even” year, so the McGeachy Senior Scholarship and Davidson Award are on the docket as well.

Application deadlines vary based on the award, most are due March 15th. Please refer to the description of each award for specific details.