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.
Condolences: Eva Elizabeth Biggar
Condolences are extended to Rev. Robert Biggar and family on the passing of his mother, Eva Elizabeth Biggar, on January 23, 2024. The obituary can be found here.
Annual Meeting Teller Volunteers Needed
Coming to the Annual Meeting at UPEI? Do you like to be involved and active while still being present at the meeting? Then please consider being a teller, where you’ll get to help with activities like voting, distributing materials and taking up the offering. No experience necessary. Please fill out the form to let us know of your interest.
Forms Related to Retirees, Jubilarians, and Workshop Space Requests
Please click here for a memo from Faith March-MacCuish, Executive Minister, with information regarding forms related to Retirees, Jubilarians, and Workshop Space Requests.
Annual Declaration of Criminal Records
Dear colleagues in ministry,
You’ve made it through another intense Advent and Christmas season! We know, and appreciate, how much you have put into your ministry as you enter this season of Epiphany. Of course, there are always more tasks and ministry waiting for you in 2024.
The Annual Declaration is one of those required administrative tasks that Ministry Personnel are asked to prioritize each year.
The Annual Declaration is a mandatory process, where Ministry Personnel declare whether or not they’ve been charged with a criminal offense in the past year. This is a simple process that must be done through ChurchHub, by logging in to your account at churchhub.ca.
As per the Police Records Checks policy, if the Annual Declaration is done by the deadline, you will not be asked to obtain a new formal level 1 and level 2 Police Records Check.
Please remember that even if you were late in completing the form for 2023, it still needs to be done on schedule this year.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact your Vocational Minister Andrew Richardson (ARichardson@united-church.ca ). Need help accessing ChurchHub? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete your Annual Declaration for a Chance to Win
Complete your Annual Declaration by February 16 and your name will be included in a draw for a $50 gift card of your choice. There will be five lucky winners!
The deadline for the early bird draw is February 16, 2024.
The first Regional Council to achieve 100% completion will be recognized at the September GCE meeting with a message of appreciation!
Don’t delay, complete your form today!
Greetings Growth Seekers from Growth Animator Sharon
What renews you, body, mind and spirit? What moves you from feelings of exhaustion and overwhelm, from grief to gratitude? Are you up for some renewal? Reenergizing? Re-imagining? How about some brainstorming to explore the best ways to radically welcome and invite people committed to loving our neighbour? Who are your neighbours? Are you finding out? Do people around you seem tired? Lonely? What do they need?
Think of times when you are tired and overwhelmed, when someone comes and listens, invites different perspectives. Remember times when you thought you were too tired, reluctant to do something and then you try it, take a leap of faith and discover renewal.
Our growth strategy is Renew, Create, Invite. As we focus on renewing, we bring together who we are and all of our heritage existence and drawing from our vast gifts. Throughout our region, people will find images, Bible stories, symbols, strategies, tools and resources that speak to their unique contexts. We will continue to access, build and create our toolkits and strategies. come along side and companion people to believe in flourishing and in thriving, to be energized, excited, empowered with all God is up to. Talk about what your community of faith loves and why. Contact me to explore renewal in your community of faith. You can reach me by email at email@example.com or by phone 705 875-8837. Let’s grow together with deep spirituality, bold discipleship and daring justice
Social Enterprise training
The Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and PEI is offering a webinar series on developing Social Enterprise, beginning on February 1. Please click here for more information.
Circle of Maritime Progressives – Zoom gathering
We will gather on Zoom on Feb 6 (Tuesday) 3:00-4:30 – here is the link to register.
Our facilitators are Joanne McFadden and Christine MacLeod, who volunteered to bring us together again after the Nancy Steeves event.
We’ll ponder and discuss the Lent/ Easter Story. What speaks to you out of this story at this time?
This is a good conversation for those planning services; and for those hoping for meaningful time through the season. Feel free to bring professional and personal resources to share.
We hope you can join us!
Reimagining Church-Reclaiming your Call (for Lay People only)
February 10, 24, March 9, 23, April 6, 20, 2024
1:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Register at United in Learning https://churchx.ca/local/shop/product.php?id=132
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!
Please click here for more details on this program.
Christ in the Rubble Webinar: A Prophetic Call to Justice for the Global Church
Christ in the Rubble Webinar:
A Prophetic Call to Justice for the Global Church
Sunday, February 4th, 2024, 7pm Atlantic
Please join us online February 4th for a screening of Palestinian pastor Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac’s “Christ in the Rubble” sermon. We will hear from a Palestinian-Canadian Christian speaker, followed by a report from Chris Ferguson, Canadian member of the recent international Christian delegation to Palestine.
This webinar is hosted by UNJPPI (United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel) and is free and open to all. You will need to pre-register in order to receive the Zoom link for the webinar.