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THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

 
Newfoundland and LabradorNewfoundland and Labrador Conference is one of 13 United Church conferences across Canada, our conference being the most easterly.

The oversight of the life and work of our approximately 200 congregations is exercised by our East and West Districts, while Conference co-ordinates and oversees matters that effect the combined interests of the two Districts.

We invite you to browse our site and take a look at our stories and our life and work.

 

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Website Refresh

Thank you for all your input and recomendations! We will be developing the new site over the next couple of months and hope to have it available in early January,

Thanks!

Greg Forward
Webmaster

 
WORLD PREMATURITY DAY

World Prematurity Day is observed on November 17th each year to raise awareness of preterm births and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. Approximately 15 million preterm babies are born worldwide. In NL approximately 4500 babies are born with 1 in 12 being preterm.

The first international awareness day for preterm births on 17th November was created by European parent organizations in 2008. It has been celebrated as World Prematurity Day since 2011.

Parent groups, families, health professionals, politicians, hospitals, organizations and other stakeholders involved in preterm birth observe this day with media campaigns, local events and other activities conducted on local, regional, national and international level to raise awareness among the public.

This is to make you aware and to acknowledge what the significance of babies being born too soon may have on their families, particularly in context of the season so associated with the birth of a child.




Posted: 11/18/2014 - 11/23/2014

  
FAMILY NEWS

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the death of the Reverend Mary Harris. She was a minister in our Conference who served the Epworth Pastoral Charge and currently the Portugal Cove-Bell Island Pastoral Charge. A Funeral Service is planned for Wednesday, November 19 from Memorial United Church, Portugal Cove.  Please keep Mary’s husband Fred and their family in your prayers at this time. 

Sincerely,

Heather

Heather Sandford
Conference Personnel Minister
The United Church of Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador Conference


Posted: 11/16/2014 - 11/30/2014

 
NOVEMBER CONNECTOR

The latest edition of the Connector is avilable in the publications area of the website.


Posted: 11/14/2014 - 11/30/2014

  
NOVEMBER 2014 PHILANTHOPY NEWS

 

Dear Delegates,

I extend to you best wishes for this day and this season!

I am posting today to ask you to please help me get this exciting opportunity out to all UC Youth in our province.

Please share this notice, as soon as possible, with all your Church youth. Encourage them to click on the link below to get more information, and to complete the simple online application.

What we are seeking is three youth across the Conference who would be interested in attending a Cross-Country Youth Event in Paris, Ontario this coming February. One of the youth who attend will be given the opportunity to attend General Council this August as a Guest/Corresponding member. The cost is $200 for the Paris Event but we are asking the Conference to cover this cost.

Here is the link to the online application and more information:

http://programleadershipdevelopment.weebly.com/paris-winter-event.html

Deadline is November 27th!

Any questions, contact me: roger.united@nl.rogers.com

Thanks for sharing!

Roger


Posted: 11/07/2014 - 11/28/2014

 
BOOK STORE CHRISTMAS SALE

 

Hello Friends!

The United Church Bookstore is having its annual Christmas Sale on November 19, 20, and 21, 2014.

Come along and find that gift for someone special. 20% offered on most items. Three days only, shop early and find some great gifts.

Bookstore hours are 8:30am-4:30pm.

Leona Laundry

United Church Bookstore & Gifts
320 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL


Posted: 11/06/2014 - 11/22/2014

 
NOVEMBER 2014 PHILANTHOPY NEWS

 

The latest editon of "God's Mission, Our Gift": is available.

Click here to view


Posted: 11/06/2014 - 12/10/2014

 
MOOSE DONATIONS FOR GC42

 

Please see below letter from the Local Arrangements Committee for General Council 42.

Regards,

Jennifer Taylor
Administrative Assistant
The United Church of Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador Conference

Moose Donation for GC42

Posted: 11/03/2014 - 01/30/2014

 
MEL RALPH - AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Mel Ralph

Mel Ralph, a retired United Church minister, has recently developed his own website which, among other areas of interest, includes his autobiography. That autobiography features his ministry in a number of pastoral charges in Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond. To log on to his site click here: www.melvinralph.ca



Posted: 11/03/2014 - 12/31/2014

                                                                                                     
                                                      
MODELS OF MINISTRY RESOURCES

Hi there,

The planning committee for the Models of Ministry Event promised to share some of the resources we used this past weekend. Well, below are a couple of items from my workshop, "Sharing Resources." As well, for those of you who attended that workshop, there were also two hard copy handouts. If you have trouble opening the documents, let me know, and I will send in a different format.  In the meantime, in case you haven't had a chance to do so yet, please fill out our Evaluation Survey. Just click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P5NTHLT

Thanks again for your participation, and for your leadership.

Models of Ministry.Sharing Resources.pptx
SHARING RESOURCES.map.docx

!!New Materials Added Below!!

2014 Models of Ministry Notes.Lynda.pdf
Don'sModelsinMinistry Presentation.pdf
Models of Ministry responses.pdf
2014 Models of Ministry Flip Chart Materials.PDF

Roger

Roger Janes
Program & Leadership Development
NL Conference



Posted: 10/27/2014 - 12/15/2014

 
STELLA'S CIRCLE CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

Dear Friends,

It is that time of year when we all start planning for our Christmas activities. Here at Stella’s Circle we are busy planning and preparing for the Christmas Season to ensure that our Participants have an enjoyable Holiday.

We are seeking the assistance of the various United Church Groups throughout the Newfoundland and Labrador Conference again this year through the appeal of our Annual Christmas Wish List. We appreciate your help in forwarding the attached letter and wish list to your United Church Women & Men’s Groups, Outreach and Christian Education Committees, Boards, etc.

Through the support of the United Church Congregations and its Church Groups, each year we are able to provide a Special Christmas to those who are part of the Stella’s Circle Community. For this we are grateful and very appreciative.

On behalf of Stella’s Circle, we wish you many blessings for the upcoming Christmas Season and the New year.

Letter
Wish List

Cathy White

Executive Assistant
Stella’s Circle

Ph: 709.738.7730
Fax: 709.738.7808

c.white@StellasCircle.ca
twitter: @StellasCircle
website: stellascircle.ca

Posted: 10/27/2014 - 12/15/2014

 
MISSION AND SERVICE - CALL TO ACTION VIDEO

Check out the CALL TO ACTION on the Mission and Service section of www.stewardshiptoolkit.ca
 website. Please feel free to use this video in any and all meetings to promote the work of our Mission and Service.

• A 15-minute video narrated by the Moderator, Rev. Gary Paterson. Video is also available divided into 3 separate parts.
 • http://www.stewardshiptoolkit.ca/mission-service




Posted: 10/20/2014 - 1/30/2015

 
STELLA'S CIRCLE SUNDAY

Stella Circle’s Sunday October 19 or a Sunday of your choice.

A time to worship God and celebrate the goodness of our United Church outreach ministry.

One participant said this: I truly see it as a circle – there are so many different departments, they are there for you always, it’s like 100 people with 1 hearts. I would have nothing if it wasn’t for Stella’s Circle. (Participant).

Below are some materials for your use:

Bulletin Cover-Legal.pdf
Bulletin Cover-Letter.pdf
sbcssunday sermon2014mb.doc
SC Sunday Letter.pdf
SBCSSunday childstory2014.doc
SBCSSunday liturgy2014.doc
SBCSSunday storiesfacts.doc



Posted: 10/14/2014 - 11/30/2014

 
ELOBA CRISIS APPEAL

Visit www.united-church.ca to donate and support the United Church in it's Ebola Crisis Appeal



Posted: 10/20/2014 - 11/30/2014

                    
        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


General Secretaries Weekly Letter

Dear Friends;

This is the World Council of Churches (WCC) Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

It’s quite a mouthful, but I always love the idea of joining in prayer with people all over the world. (Or at least in the northern hemisphere. I note from the WCC website that the southern hemisphere does it during Pentecost. I’m not sure what that says about unity, except that it is something we Christians continue to work toward.)
 

 






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