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Changes to Licensing Process

Back at the business meeting portion of Oasis last August, changes to the Regulations Concerning the Ministry were passed. These changes are now in effect and will modify the usual ‘fall interviews’ for candidates seeking to obtain or renew their association license.

These changes apply to both designations of license:
• License for ministry (towards ordination)
• License for lay ministry (towards the recognized CBAC lay leader registry)

Read more: Changes to Licensing Process

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday March 22, 2022
7pm on Zoom

More information Soon

February 2021 Letter To Churches

HRUBA Family of Churches

Greeting on behalf of Council. Navigating this Pandemic together and all the challenges it brings, may we be ever mindful of God’s presence within us and around. Jeremiah 29: 11-13 come to mind in this difficult time. God promises to always be with us, providing and protecting us. If there is anything that HRUBA Council can be to help your ministry and/or church family, please contact us. We are just an email away.

Thank you for your continued prayer and financial support throughout 2020. We, your council, appreciate your contribution to God's ongoing work we do together within our region. With your help, we were able to meet our commitments in 2020.

Read more: February 2021 Letter To Churches

Licensing Committee Update

The association licensing committee will be interviewing candidates for Association Licenses (new or renewing). Please contact Darren Millett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by October 18th, to schedule a time. Thanks. 

Halifax Baptist Chaplaincy Update

Greetings on behalf of the Halifax Baptist chaplains. We thank you for your prayers and support during these trying times. We thought it would be helpful at this time to check in and clarify some questions that people have had.

1 Are the chaplains still able to visit in the hospitals? Yes. If we go to see a patient in a Covid-19 Unit we need to have a request by phone or a written referral from the floor. Also, some patients have appreciated a phone call from the chaplain and it was not necessary to visit in person. For all other patients, it is visiting as usual for the chaplains.

2 Are the Chaplains safe? Yes. For Covid-19 patients we don all the appropriate protective equipment. We have seen videos and received instruction on proper procedures. With other patients we maintain social distancing and wear a mask in all clinical areas. We try to reduce our footprint in the hospitals by doing one floor at a time and visiting any patients with droplet precautions at the end of our day.

Read more: Halifax Baptist Chaplaincy Update

MESSAGE FOR PASTORS OF HRUBA CHURCHES REGARDING HOSPITAL VISITING

The Nova Scotia Health Authority has released a request for clergy visiting hospitals:

  • - YOU MUST wear your hospital issued ID badge at all times.If you need an ID, they need to contact Spiritual Care at the QEII 473-4055 or DGH 465-8472 to register.
  • - PLEASE visit only patients who are requesting you to visit.
  • - DO NOT visit a number of patients in succession or travel from room to room.
  • - PATIENT LISTS will not be available at the spiritual care office at this time however the information desk can provide patient location, room number, etc. for you.
A letter from NSHA Central Zone Spiritual Care services can be found HERE

For those who would like one of the hospital chaplains to visit a patient on their behalf or if they have questions/concerns.

Baptist Chaplain, Rev. Adele Crowell (for the Halifax hospitals)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
902 402-3958

Spiritual Care Office – QEII 902-473-4055
Spiritual Care Office – DGH 902-465-8472
Spiritual Care Co-ordinator, Patricia O’Halloran 902-718-6128



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