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Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Atlantic: LEARNING UNIT 1: Better Get Ready! --
ADVENT, CHRISTMAS & EPIPHANY
October 26-28, 2018
Fri 5:30 PM - Sun 2:30 PM
Let’s begin at the beginning! In the church, the beginning of the year is Advent.
This Learning Unit is provided for United Church lay leaders who want to increase their knowledge, develop skills for worship leadership and deepen their personal faith. Participants will explore seasonal themes and worship resources related to Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.
We will take a closer look at the Order of Worship in United Church congregations, practice the art of crafting liturgy, and practice writing sermons. Participants will explore the theological themes of incarnation and Christology.
Instructors: Rev. Dr. Ross Bartlett and Rev. Heather Hemming
Program Cost: $250 (tuition, meals & shared accommodations)
$300 (tuition, meals $ single accommodations)
$200 (overnight & meals only for accompanying spouse)
Thank you to the United Church of Canada - Seeds of Hope Fund - for financial support to lower the program cost!
Ask your congregation/presbytery for financial support, & check Maritime Conference website for a Congregational Learning Grant: https://marconf.ca/forms/
Registration deposit is $150, residual amount due at program start.
Please register today! To register click here or call us at 902-657-2231
Paul Wattson Seminar & Lecture
Monday, November 5, 2018
Guest Speaker: Archbishop Donald Bolen of Regina
AST - St. Columba Chapel
634 Francklyn Street, Halifax, NS
Lecture: On the Road Together: An Ecumenical Turn to the Practical
Saint Mary's University
Scotiabank Conference Theatre
903 Robie Street, Halifax, NS
The Paul Wattson Seminar and Lecture are brought to Halifax by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, and AST is pleased to be a sponsor, in cooperation with Saint Mary's University. The seminar and evening lecture honour the memory of the Rev. Paul James Francis Wattson, S.A. (1863-1940), founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and pioneer for the cause of Christian unity. Begun in 1974 at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., the lectures were expanded to the University of San Francisco in 1980 and in 1995 to AST. These lectures bring in an international leader in the field of ecumenism to speak on a current ecumenical topic. Because of its long history of ecumenical cooperation, AST was selected by the Atonement Friars as the Atlantic Canadian venue for this series.
Friday November 23rd 2018
You are invited to Fredericton's 3rd Annual Restorative Justice Conference
Working in Partnership to Heal Harm and Build Stronger Safer Communities
Each year, Correction Services Canada (CSC) recognizes Restorative Justice Week during the third week of November. It is part of International Restorative Justice Week, which is celebrated in over 40 countries during the third week of November. Corrections Services Canada invites and requests local communities to organize events to promote the use of restorative justice in their communities.
In response, Prison Fellowship Canada, (PFC) - Atlantic Region is hosting its third annual Restorative Justice Day Conference, in Fredericton at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre,1350 Regent Street, Fredericton, NB.
Our keynote speaker is Dr Terry LeBlanc. Terry is Mi’kmaq /Acadian, his family roots are in Listuguj First Nation and Campbellton, NB, Canada. He holds an interdisciplinary PhD from Asbury Theological Seminary, specializing in Theology and Anthropology. Terry has 38 years of ministry experience and community work in both Native North American and global Indigenous contexts including working as an educator in theology and community development practice.
Trained in reconciliation processes, Terry has spoken and taught in many contexts not only in North America but elsewhere in the world hi-lighting the principles and practices of reconciliation including South Africa, Rwanda, New Zealand and Australia. Terry speaks often on the development of cultural bridges between Aboriginal people and the majority cultures. He has participated in many reconciliation events across the world.