Newsletter: Bi-vocational Ministry

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Newsletters | Comments Off on Newsletter: Bi-vocational Ministry

Bi-vocational Ministry by Brett Anningson Ministry students at Emmanuel College in Toronto should prepare to be bi-vocational, according to former moderator of The United Church of Canada the Very Rev. Lois Wilson. She was responding to the reality that more and more calls are becoming part-time while debt loads and living expenses are going up. […]

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Newsletter: Five Years and Still Celebrating

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Newsletter: Five Years and Still Celebrating

Five Years and Still Celebrating by Beth Johnston Central Queens United Church, formerly a four point pastoral charge, recently celebrated five years as one congregation in their new building in Hunter River PEI. The Rev Barbara Wagner notes that a building committee did careful research to ensure, for example, that the building could be expanded […]

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Newsletter: Unique Worship at Brunswick Street United Church

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Newsletters | Comments Off on Newsletter: Unique Worship at Brunswick Street United Church

Unique Worship at Brunswick Street United Church by Margot Roach The congregation at Brunswick Street United Church (BSUC) in Halifax’s North End enjoys a unique style of worship. Worship starts with a Bible Study at 6:00 PM on Sundays when 10-12 people meet to discuss, as equals, one of the lectionary passages. The service takes […]

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Newsletter: Cooperative Ministry Workshop

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Newsletters | Comments Off on Newsletter: Cooperative Ministry Workshop

Cooperative Ministry Workshop by Jay Ettinger Frustrations about being the church in these difficult times were shared at a workshop on Cooperative Ministry held at the Tatamagouche Centre in October. Stories of small churches dying, vast increases in requests for half time ministry personnel because that is all that can be afforded, and other tales […]

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Youth Ministry Network

Posted by on Dec 24, 2012 in Christian Life & Growth, Newsletters | Comments Off on Youth Ministry Network

Youth Ministry Network

Youth Ministry Network by Ali Smith A newly formed Youth Ministry Network of Maritime Conference will be welcomed by anyone interested in building meaningful relationships with youth in congregations and the community. “The Youth Ministry Network stems from an initiative by Maritime Conference’s Children, Youth and Young Adult Ministry after the Tatamagouche Center put on […]

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Newsletter: Oldest Presbytery in Canada

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Newsletters | Comments Off on Newsletter: Oldest Presbytery in Canada

Newsletter: Oldest Presbytery in Canada

Truro Presbytery – Oldest in Canada by Alisa Pothier-Merrett  Truro Presbytery, the oldest presbytery in Canada, celebrated its 225th Anniversary on October 23, 2011 at First United Church in Truro.  A commemorative quilt was made and auctioned off. Truro Presbytery first convened on August 2, 1786 at First Presbyterian Church, Truro.  Rev. Daniel Cock was […]

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Campaign Contributions Grow

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Building Project 2011, Conference fundraising project, Newsletters | Comments Off on Campaign Contributions Grow

CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS GROW by Stephen Mills Money continues to flow in support of the new Maritime Conference Centre and Archives facility. More than three hundred thousand dollars has been donated or pledged to date for the new building in Sackville, New Brunswick.  Conference staff is settled into new offices, the archives is fully operational, and […]

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NEWSLETTER: Praying the News

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Newsletters | Comments Off on NEWSLETTER: Praying the News

Praying the News: CHAPLAINS CUTBACK by Alisa Pothier-Merrett Recent decisions by the federal government mean federal inmates will no longer have access to contracted non-Christian chaplains during their incarceration. Part-time chaplain contracts have been cancelled. All full-time chaplains except one, are Christian. Rev. Lloyd Bruce, a United Church minister working as a chaplain at the […]

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Newsletter: Perth-Andover Flood Recovery

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Newsletters | Comments Off on Newsletter: Perth-Andover Flood Recovery

By Ali Smith The twenty-eighth of October 2012 was a joyous day at St. James United Church in Perth-Andover as worshippers returned to the church building after six months away. Last March, both the church building and hall suffered significant damages when the St. John River overflowed.  The flood caused a state of emergency to […]

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Updated Info on Children's Spirituality Event

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Christian Life & Growth, Newsletters | Comments Off on Updated Info on Children's Spirituality Event

Updated Info on Children's Spirituality Event

Click here for an news bulletin updating information about the Dr. Rebecca Nye Children’s Spirituality Conference.

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