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Advent Retreat: Getting Ready

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Christian Life & Growth | Comments Off on Advent Retreat: Getting Ready

Advent Retreat: Getting Ready

Tending the Light – Advent E-Retreat Janice MacLean Advent is a season of “dark shining.” Full of desiring and seeking, fearing and chaos, risking and shaping, and witnessing and trusting, it is a season rich in metaphor and image speaking to the spiritual journey. The more I work with congregations-in-change the more I notice the invitation to transformation is both personal and communal. There are predictable patterns and reoccurring rhythms that are part of every spiritual journey whether we are engaging change in...

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Recognition for Men’s Work

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in United Church Men | Comments Off on Recognition for Men’s Work

By: Bob Lindsay, United Church Men, Secretary   There are two forms of recognition for men’s work in Maritime Conference: 1. Award of Exceptional Merit (AEM): To recognize [living] United Church men who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and activity in working with men of the church over many years.   2. Honour Roll (HR): Exactly the same criterion, but for men who are deceased of Exceptional Merit (AEM): To recognize [living] United Church men who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and activity in working with men of the...

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United Church Men Roll of Awards

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in United Church Men | Comments Off on United Church Men Roll of Awards

There are two forms of recognition for men’s work in Maritime Conference: 1. Award of Exceptional Merit (AEM): To recognize [living] United Church men who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and activity in working with men of the church over many years.  2. Honour Roll (HR): Exactly the same criterion, but for United Church men who are deceased.  Last Name First Address AEM HR Boates Randall O’Leary PEI 2006 Boutilier Alfred Dartmouth NS 2006 Brown Fred Fredericton NB 2006 2010 Charlton Dick Dartmouth...

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AVEL Resources for Advent

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in AVEL, Christian Life & Growth | Comments Off on AVEL Resources for Advent

AVEL Resources for Advent

AVEL programs for Advent Studies: Advent Calendar on DVD: 25 mini-documentaries (3-4 min) taking viewers on an entertaining journey through the meaning behind the symbols and traditions of Advent and Christmas. (for the whole family) Nativity: the art and spirit of the Crèche: (DVD; 30 mins) The Nativity scene depicted in history, art, and spirituality, as embraced by cultures around the world. A good program for junior/senior high students, and other small groups. Victory and Peace or Justice and Peace featuring John Dominic Crossan: a...

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Rally Day at Saint David’s Presbyterian Church, Saint John

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Rally Day at Saint David’s Presbyterian Church, Saint John

Rally Day at Saint David’s Presbyterian Church, Saint John

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Theological Reflection on Mining in the Philippines

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in Church In Action | Comments Off on Theological Reflection on Mining in the Philippines

Theological Reflection on Mining in the Philippines

Darlene Brewer, a member of the Church in Action Committee of Maritime Conference, offers reflections on her trip to the Philippines with the Beaconsfield Initiative.  Click here to read her theological reflection – Province to Province: The Beaconsfield INITIATIVE

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Polly Ervin: First Laywoman President

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Polly Ervin: First Laywoman President

Polly Ervin: First Laywoman President

Polly Ervin was born in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. She married Rod Ervin in Halifax and they eventually moved to Moncton in 1956. Polly was active in the UCW,  serving as UCW president for her local church from 1964-1965 and 1982-1983. She was president of Chignecto UCW Presbyterial from 1971-1973. Polly was also Chair of Chignecto Presbytery for two terms and a member of the Conference executive and sub-executive at various times. In 1980, Polly Ervin became the first laywoman President of the Maritime Conference. She served as President...

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Planning for Worship for the Fall?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Stewardship | Comments Off on Planning for Worship for the Fall?

Planning for Worship for the Fall?

Based on a motion from the Conference Stewardship Committee, the Conference Executive designated  November 4, 2012 as Stewardship Sunday for the Conference. The Conference Stewardship Committee offers a bulletin outline and Dialogue Sermon to use/adapt to your context. Catherine MacDonald, Chair of the Committee, has developed a 4 week congregational stewardship program, including reflections that can be accessed by clicking on the links...

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in AVEL | Comments Off on Many Faces of Afghanistan: The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: A Dream for Kabul

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in AVEL | Comments Off on Many Faces of Afghanistan: A Dream for Kabul

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