Calendar Revs

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Newsletters | 0 comments

Calendar Revs

Calendar Revs Halifax resident and United Church minister Catherine MacDonald is featured in a calendar meant to challenge popular stereotypes about women in ministry. The Calendar Revs features United Church women clergy engaged in activities such as protest marches, sporting high heels, hunting and belly dancing. Catherine relates, “It started with a conversation that some […]

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UCW Addresses Child Poverty

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Newsletters, United Church Women | 0 comments

UCW Addresses Child Poverty

Child poverty is clearly a problem across Canada. The “Child Well Being Initiative” (CWBI) is the National UCW project for the next four years. This initiative began in Alberta North-West Conference five years ago, and has been able to increase the awareness of the situation, especially with elected officials in their service area.  The support of […]

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ON ALLOCATIONS, MY OPINION

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Newsletters | 0 comments

ON ALLOCATIONS, MY OPINION

ON ALLOCATIONS, MY OPINION By Henry Ellsworth, Treasurer Halifax Presbytery I wonder how many are fully aware of the budget and assessment process that is being used by the treasurers of Conference and your Presbytery.   When we hear of a percentage increase in the Conference budget, right away we assume that is a percentage change […]

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Summary Report of the Annual Meeting

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in 89th Annual Meeting, Annual Meeting Planning, Newsletters | 1 comment

Summary Report of the Annual Meeting

89th Meeting of Maritime Conference Overview By Rev Stephen Mills, Editor Maritime Conference Newsletter   The future of The United Church of Canada was on the minds of delegates to the 89th Annual Meeting of Maritime Conference held at Sackville, NB May 22-25. The theme ‘Stories of Faith: Telling, Listening, Sharing” enabled individuals to weave stories of […]

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Celebrating Retirees and Jubilarians

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in 89th Annual Meeting, Annual Meeting Planning, Newsletters | 0 comments

Read the biographies of all the 2014 Retirees and Jubilarians in this booklet.  An Evening of Thanks and Praise.” With thanks to Pam Harrison for the photographs.

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Sackville United: Back Downtown for a New Chapter

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Events, Newsletters | 2 comments

Sackville United: Back Downtown for a New Chapter

What do you do when your church can no longer afford to keep its building? This is a dilemma more and more congregations have been faced with, often as a result of shrinking congregations and aging church structures. Sackville United Church faced this issue, forced to leave its beloved local landmark in the heart of […]

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A New Ministry in a New Time

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Newsletters | 0 comments

A New Ministry in a New Time

 A New Ministry for a New Time: The Online Ministry of Maritime Conference by Ali Smith “Dear folks on the journey – unknown to my sight, held in my heart.”  This is how Jay Brown of Rothesay, New Brunswick greets his fellow members in the latest Maritime Conference online study, Gifts of Celtic Christianity. This […]

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Mother of an Olympian

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Newsletters | 0 comments

The Mother of an Olympian  by Ali Smith  Heather Moyse is now a household name because of the Olympics.  Last month, she and her partner Kaillie Humphries barreled down the hill in their bobsled to a second consecutive gold medal win at the Sochi Winter Games. While her hometown of Summerside, PEI and the rest […]

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Food Bank carries on tradition of service

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Newsletters, Stewardship | 0 comments

Food Bank carries on tradition of service

St. Paul’s Family Resource Institute is just one of the ministries in Maritime Conference supported by your Mission and Service donations.  Here is a recent article about their work.     FOOD BANK CARRIES ON TRADITION OF SERVICE The food bank at St. Paul’s Family Resource Institute in Halifax is carrying on a long tradition […]

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Gifts Warm Masstown Church Hearts

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Newsletters | 0 comments

Gifts Warm Masstown Church Hearts

GIFTS WARM MASSTOWN CHURCH HEARTS by Ron Urguhart Gifts received from a former church family are warming the hearts of folks at Masstown United Church. Earlier in the year the congregation received a package from the grandson of the late Nettie (Vance) Bowser, a member in good standing of Masstown United Church, formerly a Presbyterian […]

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