Posted on Mar 13, 2019 in Notices

NEWS AND UPDATES FROM FUNDY ST. LAWRENCE DAWNING WATERS AND REGION 15

________________

Please send any announcements to trose@united-church.ca


The announcements for this week include:

  1. Condolences – Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” Wallace
  2. Condolences – Lawrence Meredith “Larry” Davis
  3. Condolences – Peter deMarsh
  4. Registration for Regional Council 14 & 15 Meeting
  5. Official Members to Regional Council
  6. Nominations Region 15 – We need your Gifts!
  7. Registration – Youth Forum & Intermediates @ Conference
  8. Communities of Faith Annual Reports
  9. Messy Church Fiesta!
  10. Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Atlantic
  11. Home Death Care and Ceremonies
  12. The Universal Christ: another name for everything webcast

1. Condolences – Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” Wallace

The office has been notified that Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” Wallace has passed away.  A link to the obituary will be shared next week.


2. Condolences – Lawrence Meredith “Larry” Davis

Larry Davis a long-time lay rep from Wesley Methodist in Bermuda has passed away, read his obituary here.


3. Condolences – Peter deMarsh, son of Edna & the late Rev. Roy deMarsh

Peter deMarsh, son of Edna deMarsh and the late Rev. Roy deMarsh, passed away on March 10, 2019 in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.  Obituary is not available at this time.


4. Registration for Regional Council 14 & 15 Meeting

The  Regional Council 14 & 15 meeting will be held at the Tantramar Veterans Memorial Centre (Arena) in Sackville, NB, May 23 to 26, 2019.

Step 1 – Register for Regional Council Meeting click here

Step 2 – Register for accommodations and meals at Mount Allison (if required) click here

Step 3 – Check to see you have received confirmation emails from both registrations. If you did not receive an emailed confirmation your registration was not successful, please try again.

To register and to view all Regional Council Meeting registration forms and materials please click here.

Mount Allison meals and accommodations
Once you have completed your online registration for the Regional Council Meeting, you will be provided with the link for accommodations at Mount Allison University (or click on the link above).

To see which Residences are available, and the type of accommodations click here.

Other accommodations in Sackville are listed here: https://marconf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Accommodations-in-Sackville.pdf.

The short message here is, if you have specific residence requirements and want to be sure that you have maximum choice, please register as soon as possible.


5. Official Members to Regional Council

We are currently in the process of collecting the names for your elected Regional Council
Members. To view the memo click here.

To submit your Official Members to Regional Council names click here.


6. Region 15 – We need your gifts!

Friends, could you help Region 15 by nominating yourself or someone else for one of these positions? These are just a few of the available positions.

Simply fill out this form:  https://marconf.ca/regional-council-15-nominations-form/

Chair and Members: Incorporated Ministries Committee
Incorporated ministries include camps and outreach ministries and this committee will be a support to this vitally important work. The committee will provide oversight and assistance to these ministries.

Members: Archives and History Committee
This committee will work directly with Sarah Wallace, our archivist, to support the work of the archives. It is a great learning opportunity for anyone passionate about history!

Members: Faith Formation and Leadership Development committee
This committee will create leadership development and faith formation opportunities throughout the region. If you have a passion for learning, we could use your gifts in this role.

Designated Lay Ministers
We have two roles specifically for Designated Lay Ministers: the Division of Ministry Resources and the Licensing Committee. We would love to have your gifts and perspective!

Questions? Contact alison.etter@bellaliant.net


7. Registration is live for Youth Forum & Intermediates @ Conference!

Don’t miss out on the best weekend of the year!  

I@C (grades 7-9): register here
YF (grade 10 to age 19): register here

A place of community and a place of faith –  register for I@C and YF today! Join other United Church youth from across the Maritimes, the Gaspe, and Bermuda. I@C and YF take place during the Annual Meeting of Regions 14 & 15, which is a gathering of representatives who make decisions and set policies for the United Church of Canada. YF and I@C meet as two separate groups. Each group creates an inclusive, diverse and safe community of over a hundred youth in the name of Christ. Each provides a place for youth to explore their faith and to learn more about the United Church while sharing in music, worship and fun in a spirit-filled community.

PS both programs are looking to fill the last few facilitator positions, click to apply!   I@C     YF


8. Communities of Faith (Pastoral Charges) Annual Reports

With thanks to those Communities of Faith who have already submitted their reports.

For those still to do so, as soon as your Annual Reports are available please email to your Regional Council using the following emails:

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council:  info4RC14@united-church.ca

Regional Council 15: info4RC15@united-church.ca

If you are unable to submit by email please send your report to:

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters OR Regional Council 15
21 Wright Street
Sackville, NB  E4L 4P8


9. Messy Church Fiesta!

A day to experience & learn about Messy Church and for Messy Church Leaders to connect!
Saturday, April 6,10 am – 3:00 pm
St. John’s Anglican Church, Truro,  NS
Learn more & register here


10. Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Atlantic:

Learning Unit 3 Pentecost – Preach it! Tatamagouche Centre, April 26-28. Open to all lay leaders who offer pulpit supply, those who are currently serving or hope to serve as LLWL.  Full details here.


11. Home Death Care and Ceremonies

April 5-7, 2019 offered by Denise LeBlanc and Jules Jones.

In a different time and place, we knew how to care for our loved ones as they were dying. It was something we did as a community and learned from our ancestors. Today, as we reclaim this knowledge and learn about practices and our options, we can create personal and meaningful vigils and funerals at home.  Register here


12. The Universal Christ: another name for everything

The Universal Christ: another name for everything features keynote speakers Richard Rohr, John Dominic Crossan and Jacqui Lewis.  The event will be live webcast March 28-31 at Marysville United Church, 351 Canada Street, Fredericton.

Sessions:
Thursday March 28, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Friday March 29, 2:15 – 9:00 pm
Saturday March 30, 11:30 am – 8:30 pm; and
Sunday March 31, 12 – 3.30 pm

Cost is $30 for the event or $12.00 per session.  A donation basket will be put out for the light suppers and refreshments.  The schedule can be found on the Facebook page: Universal Christ: Fredericton.  Register by sending your name, email and phone number to universalchristfredericton@gmail.com

Please note if you will be attending the whole event, if not, please indicate the sessions you will be present.