Conference Executive – November 2018

The Maritime Conference Executive met for their last scheduled meeting this past two days, there was worship, routine reports, update from the Transition Commissions, opportunities for connecting and socializing. Here are some pictures that reflect much of the two days. Advertisements

United Church of Christ – Maine Conference

It is SUCH a privilege to visit ecumenical partners and especially our sister denomination, the United Church of Christ. The people of Maine extended such deep hospitality to me, from registration, where Anne Hodgman immediately recognized my name when I gave it to her and came out from around the table to give me a…

Presbyterian Synod – Sydney Presbytery

Those two terms are so close, I am sure some folks were having a hard time keeping them straight! Including me at times! There were some things very familiar at the Annual Meeting of the  Presbyterian Synod of the Atlantic Provinces and some things very different. Reports were shared from the various groups, decisions were made on…

12 Reasons for the President of Maritime Conference to Attend the Annual Assembly of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada!

How’s that for a title? I spent Thursday-Saturday on the beautiful, HILLY, campus of Acadia University as an ecumenical observer to their annual meeting. Prayer – Extemporaneous prayer was threaded through almost everything, there was no hesitation from clergy OR lay people to offer prayer before, during or after a presentation or discussion. Passion and…

Affirm United – Workshops & Reflections

So many GREAT workshops and opportunities for engagement, it was hard to choose. Iridesce, the Living Apology was the first one I chose, Aaron Miechkota led the workshop. She is the project coordinator for Iridesce. The most powerful part for me was reading some of the stories from the Iridesce website, check them out! Some of…

Affirm United – Annual Meeting

Who knew that an annual meeting would inspire a blog post! One of the privileges of being the President of Maritime Conference is attending the Affirm United Conference which took place in Toronto this year.  The theme of the event this year was Many Voices – One Song. I arrived at Royal York Road United Church…