United Church of Canada  

Newfoundland and Labrador Conference

With joy in our hearts and a song on our lips we,

the Newfoundland and Labrador conference of The United Church of Canada,

believe that we are called by God to love and serve others. 

Through our various shared ministries in the name of Jesus Christ,

we are called to uphold the gifts and skills in each other;

to honour differences;

to be accepting of change while honouring heritage and traditions;

to seek justice

and through all of this to know that we are not alone. 

Thanks be to God

Let your adventure in ministry begin here in the Newfoundland and Labrador Conference. This is the most easterly Conference within The United Church of Canada. A Conference whose borders are the same as the provincial borders. It's a place that Microsoft recognizes as having its own time zone. And why not. It's where the sun rises first. It's the newest province with an incredible past.

The people here live in places like Lobster Cove, Leading Tickles, Come by Chance, and Goose Bay. The people here can be described as humble people who live off the land and the sea. The Newfoundland and Labrador Conference embraces a geography covering a vast land mass of 405,212 km2. Comprised of the "Big Land" Labrador and the island of Newfoundland with a population of approximately 514,409.

The Conference is part of the wider United Church of Canada, and joined the United Church before it joined Canada and has its own Act of Parliament. We do not have presbyteries like the other Conferences in the United Church. We have Districts.

There are two Districts, the East and the West. The Conference has 87 Pastoral Charges and five District-recognized ministries in chaplaincy services. There are 200 congregations and they are located throughout the province, both urban and rural. The East District is comprised of the Northeast Avalon to the town of Terra Nova. The West District begins at Glovertown to Port-Aux-Basques and all places in between, as well as Labrador.

We are very proud to be part of The United Church of Canada and feel very blessed to live out our ministry in this unique place.

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Friday, 02 October 2015 13:35

Dear Friends,

Warm Greetings!!

I am gone ... and yet .... here I am ... promoting stewardship resources again ... but with a new signature!

I wanted to touch base to see if you got your copies of the new Congregational Giving program, "Called to Be the Church." The Resource kit was mailed out in early September but I understand that there were some delays with Canada Post. If you got it now, have you had a chance to examine it? Do you have any plans at the moment to use it? Did you know all the materials are also on line at



I want to share with you that I think that this is an excellent resource. It is a wonderful program that teaches about faith and generosity. It encourages congregation members to learn and grow in their faith and invites them to prayerfully consider their giving to the local ministry the church and God's Mission in the world, via M&S. The document is a lot of reading, but the good news is that this is because it is chock full of good stuff - 5 complete worship services, 5 Sunday School Lessons, 5 Adult Education sessions, and a youth/confirmation event. Plus, it comes with promotional materials, planning guides and videos! You can use all the materials as they are, or adapt to your context.


If you have not had a chance to look at the program, please do so. I don't think you will be disappointed. If you have already examined it, please drop me an e-mail and let me know what you think. Need support/help getting started? Contact me.






Roger Janes
Stewardship & Gifts Officer, Atlantic Canada
United Church of Canada

Inspire, Ask, Thank
Called to Be the Church
New congregational giving program
Available at www.stewardshiptoolkit.ca/called

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 23:28

Dear Friends-


Please note that as a result of Conference Staff Development Meetings,


the Conference Office and Bookstore in St. John's (320 Elizabeth Avenue)





In addition, the Conference Office and Bookstore in Grand Falls-Windsor (10 Pinsent Drive)





Both offices will re-open at 8:30am on Wednesday, October 7.


We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.






Jennifer Taylor


Administrative Assistant


The United Church of Canada


Newfoundland and Labrador Conference


Monday, 21 September 2015 16:19

THANKS to everyone who help make Burry Heights Day 2015 the wonderful event that it was. Many thanks to our youth who worked tirelessly at the BBQ and the youth event. Thank you to UCW, AOTS , and Pastoral Charges (who through their Official Boards) made donations of money and gifts of goods. Thank you, too, to those who shared their gifts of music for the talent show as well as those who shared their creative talents through offerings of crafts, baked goods, and those special items for the silent auction. We heard your wisdom and suggestions to guide us as we go forward. And, of course, grateful appreciation to all who came to share the food, fun, friendship, and spirit (magic) of Burry Heights. Without all of your support we could not do it – merci, gracias, kinana'skomitina'wa'w, danke...


Remember the third Saturday in September is Burry Heights Day – 17 September 2016 – Come, bring a friend – meet new ones.


Burry Heights Board of Directors


Friday, 18 September 2015 12:53

Hello Friends!


Please see memo/registration form and poster attached to the full article (hyperlink below) for the 2015 Fall Learning Event, scheduled for November 6-8, 2015 in Clarenville, NL. Please note registration deadline is October 16, 2015.



Jennifer Taylor


Administrative Assistant

The United Church of Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador Conference


Tuesday, 15 September 2015 11:25

Dear Clergy and Delegates Newfoundland and Labrador Conference,


It is with mixed emotions that I share with you the following notice. On Friday, September 11th, 2015, the Conference Executive met and with regret and congratulations accepted Rev. Roger Janes' resignation as the Conference Program and Leadership Development staff person. Roger is leaving his position on September 30th, 2015 and will take up his new position as the Stewardship and Gifts Officer for Atlantic Canada on October 1st, 2015.


I know you will join me in thanking Roger for his 18 years as a Conference staff person and wish him well in his new position. Please see the attached announcement in the full article.





Rev. Faith March-MacCuish

Executive Secretary

The United Church of Canada

Thursday, 10 September 2015 14:43

Please find attached to the full article the Coughlan College Trust Fund Scholarship Application form administered by the East District Finance and Administration Committee. Please see that this form is distributed throughout your Pastoral Charge as soon as possible, as the deadline for the application is November 15, 2015. It would also be appreciated if an announcement could be placed in church bulletins to bring as much attention to the scholarship program as possible.

Thank you.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:01

Summer Greetings!


As part of the 100th Anniversary since Beaumont Hamel, religious leaders from this province have been invited to tour the region and participate in a wreath laying and ceremony of remembrance at the site. Newfoundland and Labrador Conference Executive have endorsed the participation of the Executive Secretary in this significant spiritual and historic event. Please find attached (in the full article view) a colour brochure and enrolment form should you wish to participate in this tour. Please note that the registration deadline is March 23, 2016, with travel dates June 25 – July 4, 2016.


Paper copies are available from Conference Office upon request.




Jennifer Taylor


Administrative Assistant

The United Church of Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador Conference


Sunday, 07 June 2015 23:34

October 17, 18, 2015

Fraser Road United Church,

Gander, NL


The Saturday Afternoon Program, beginning at 2 p.m., will be a time to celebrate 100 amazing years, get re-acquainted with old friends, make some new ones and relive some wonderful memories.

The Saturday Evening Banquet, at 6 p.m., features Louise Bradley as Guest Speaker. Louise is President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She was a member of CGIT at Gower Street United Church and in 1967 was an exchange camper to Saskatchewan for the Centennial Camping Project.


Sunday morning Worship will be held at 11 a.m., concluding with "Hold High the Torch", followed by lunch. The sermon will be delivered by The Very Rev. Dr. Marion Pardy, 37th Moderator, The United Church of Canada (2000-2003).


The registration fee is $40.00. For those requiring accommodation, a block of rooms has been reserved at Sinbad's Hotel, Gander (participants' responsibility re reserving and cost).

Information forms and registration forms are attached to the full article in word and pdf format. It will be a Never-To-Be Forgotten Experience. Register now.


The 100th Anniversary CGIT/NGIT Planning Committee.





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