Posted on May 1, 2019 in Notices

NEWS AND UPDATES FROM FUNDY ST. LAWRENCE DAWNING WATERS AND
REGIONAL COUNCIL 15

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


  1. Condolences Rev. Arch McCurdy
  2. Service for Peter DeMarsh
  3. Vital Information Required for Members to Regional Council Meeting
  4. Introduction to Regional Council Meeting Gathering May 23, 2019
  5. Hospital Chaplaincy – (Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters)
  6. Personal CreativityRetreat – Tatamagouche Centre
  7. Division of Communities of Faith Support and Nurture – Region 15
  8. Prayer Bench

1. Condolences – Rev. Arch McCurdy, spouse of Rev. Brenda McCurdy

Rev. Arch McCurdy (Archibald) passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 click here to read the obituary.


2. Service for Peter DeMarsh

Click here to view the service details for Peter DeMarsh.


3. Members to Regional Council Meeting

Vital information required by the Region from your Pastoral Charge. As of this date the majority of Pastoral Charges in Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters & Regional Council 15 have not supplied to your regional office the names of those from your Pastoral Charge who have been elected to attend the regional meetings at the end of May. Click here to be directed to the required form for your Pastoral Charge to supply this information.  This information is required immediately.


4. Introduction to the Regional Council Meeting Gathering, May 23, 2019

If you are new to the annual meeting or you have questions about the process for the new regional meetings, this might be a place for you. Please sign up and  come with your curiosity and your questions.  (This is similar to the  previous orientation for new delegates to Conference.)  Please click here to register.


5. Hospital Chaplaincy (Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council)

Thanks to the foresight and generosity of the former congregation of Wesley Memorial United Church and the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada part-time hospital Chaplaincy is provided at the George Dumont Hospital and the Moncton City Hospital. For more information click here.


6. Personal Creativity Retreat – Tatamagouche Centre

Click here to read about and register for a May long weekend retreat offered by Tatamagouche Centre.


7. Division of Communities of Faith Support and Nurture – Region 15

The Division of Communities of Faith Support and Nurture offers meaningful opportunities to share expertise, serve others and help shape Region 15 and the wider church.

This Division includes four important committees designed to help both clergy and lay leaders deal with the immediate challenges of the new Regional structure as well as ongoing leadership and coordination. The committees are: (1) Faith Stories Community Covenants; (2) Future Directions; (3) Association of Ministers, and (4) Retirees Support.  The Region 15 Governance handbook v 1.20 (or later) describes the mandates and terms of reference for each of the committees.

The Association of Ministers is already up and running.  However, if you are ready to consider joining with others on the Faith Stories Community Covenants Committee, chaired by Annika Sangster  annikaatchurch@gmail.com; the Future Directions Committee, chair to be confirmed; or the Retirees Support Committee, chaired by Ruth Gamble kathjohngamble@gmail.com, you are invited to contact the respective chair directly, or email Rick Fullerton, Secretary for Communities of Faith Support and
Nurture rick.fullerton@gmail.com.


8. Prayer Bench

Stroll for Your Soul Prayer Bench Popular Spring Series.

It’s almost time for Stroll for Your Soul 2019! Explore our 2019 theme, WayMarks, with brief reflections from Janice from the Prayer Bench, strolling in the Maritimes and Caroline from Kereru Publishing, strolling in New Zealand.

You receive 21 emails delivering incentive, focus and inspiration to your email inbox. Each email will offer a practice, or a reflection, or a photograph giving direction and encouragement to your time spent walking or jogging or biking or even skate boarding!

Begins May 8 with a Welcome Email.

Visit the Prayer Bench shop at  https://prayerbench.ca/shop/ for more information about Individual or Group registration.