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Orientation for Lay Worship Leaders
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 08:16

The St. Ann's Bay church is preparing to host the Licensed Lay Worship Leader Orientation Weekend. September 23-25.  Anyone who's interested in this program can attend, even if they have not yet been recommended by their Presbytery to become a LLWL. Those who will complete the Orientation are encouraged to take the first subsequent Learning Unit "Advent/Christmas" at Tatamagouche Centre, October 21-23. Further information is available from the Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News from June Meeting
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 21:48
Presbytery met on June 15th at Sydney River and installed the new Chairperson, the Rev. Stephen Mills. Warna Fraser, Catherine MacLean, Marjorie Serafinus and Martha MacDonald were recognized as Lay Worship Leaders. Congratulations were given to the Rev. Dr. Thomas Whent, on receiving his Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Seminary in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. Dr. Whent's project was "Rite of Passage and Life Story for the Cove Guest Home Resident." 
One Order of Ministry?
Sunday, 15 May 2016 08:44
The last General Council took action to begin a discussion about establishing a single order of ministry. The Canadian Theological Journal, Touchstone, is hosting a conversation about this subject online. We invite all Presbyters and anyone interested to follow this discussion, which has already become a lively debate on the future of ministry within the United Church. You can find this under "Blog" on the Touchstone website by clicking here. At the present time we have several kinds of accountable ministries, including ordained, diaconal and designated lay. If the church so decides there will be only one order of ministry. A remit will be coming for presbyteries and pastoral charges to agree or disagree with these changes.
Help shape the United Church’s future
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 12:01

The following message comes from Nora Sanders, General Secretary of the Church. "The 42nd General Council made major decisions to transform the structure of The United Church of Canada.  These decisions do not take effect unless the broader church approves through the “remit” process.  The eight remits, with background information about them, are now available at We need to hear from pastoral charges on five of these proposals, and from presbyteries on all eight. Visitors to will find my introduction to the remits, along with links to comprehensive study guides for each, and information about the voting process and timing. By spring, information about webinars and video presentations will also be available there. Please read the material online, then send us your pastoral charge or presbytery’s decision on the paper ballots being mailed out in the next week. Church members at any level can email questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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