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.




Website Refresh

We are in the process of reviewing our current website and looking to refresh and revitalize. We are looking for suggestions on what you love about the website, what can be improved, what’s missing and what is no longer necessary/out of date. E-mail the webmaster and let us know! We are looking at implementing the changes over the coming year.


Greg Forward


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!! Deadline is Sept 15th !!

Our Future Working Together A weekend event to exploring potential for different models for ministry. To learn about current success stories in our conference. An event where people come with ideas, questions, and leave energized with exciting possibilities.

Date: October 17, 18, 19 2014

Where Gander
    -accommodations at Sinbads Hotel
    -gathering and meals at Fraser Road United Church

Special Guests: Reverend Don Stiles

Who: Two people from every pastoral charge

Costs: $200 per participant

Workshops: Amalgamation, sharing buildings and Personnel, technology, Imagining new possibilities


Posted: 05/21/2014 - 09/16/2014


The vacancies area of the website has been updated with new postings please check it out 

Posted: 08/18/2014 - 09/182014


The July issue of the connector is now available in the publications area of the website. Check it out!


Posted: 08/11/2014 - 09/15/2014


Mark your calendars for September 20, 2014


- A day of fun, food, friendship, and song

- meet old friends – make new

- enjoy lunch and/or supper


Come – invite family and friends to experience the “SPIRIT” – our youth call it MAGIC – of Burry Heights

We will send you an update before summer ends. Please keep in mind that, at that time we will be inviting you for your support in ways such as these:

- Donations for the silent auction

- Donations for our pantry stall (baked goods, preserves – jams, jellies, beets, pickles – as you preserve the goodness of summer in jars consider keeping Burry Heights in mind…)

- Crafts – whimsical or practical – the choice is yours

- Handicrafts (mitts, socks, placements – let your imagination be your guide…)

- Gifts of time and talents for our talent show – keep those instruments in tune and come September – share your gifts with the Burry Heights community of friends

- Monetary donations toward the evening meal are always welcome and help offset the costs of food preparation and staff salaries

Thank you for thinking of Burry Heights.

On the 3rd Saturday in September, we look forward to seeing you again or meeting you for the first time.

Enjoy a safe wonder-filled summer,

Burry Heights Board of Directors

burryheights@hotmail.com  229-7883

Posted: 08/04/2014 - 09/20/2014


The Annual Retreat of the United Church Women of East District will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4, 2014, at Burry Heights Camp and Retreat Center. Registration will take place starting 1:00 p.m. and the gathering at 1:45 p.m.

Our theme is “Flexibility on our Faith Journey” and the theme hymn is “Lord, Take My Hand” (#638) from Voices United.

Cost for this event will be $65.00 per person for meals, snacks and one overnight accommodation; and $42.00 per person for meals and snacks with no overnight accommodation.

Pre-registration forms, available from the Local UCW Presidents, should be forwarded, along with the applicable fees, in sufficient time to be received by Allison Temple, P.O. Box 7, Norman’s Cove, NL A0B 2T0 by the deadline date of September 19, 2014. Fees are non-refundable after that date.

A concert and fun time will take place on Friday night.

This event will be scent free and all cell phones must be turned OFF during the retreat.

Our special project will be “Cookies for Chaplaincy”. Those attending are asked to bring a dozen cookies to be sold at $5.00 per dozen with the proceeds being donated to the Chaplaincy Fund.

Any questions concerning special needs related to meals, accommodations, etc., should be directed to the East District Secretary, Myrtle Soper, at 586-2693.

Posted: 08/04/2014 - 10/03/2014


Interested in being part of the largest humanitarian organization in the world? Apply to become a Red Cross volunteer today! If you are looking for the opportunity to give back to your community, meet new people, build skills, and have new experiences, volunteering with the Red Cross could be the right place for you. Red Cross currently has openings in the following Newfoundland & Labrador volunteer program;

Community Transportation

Community Transportation volunteers provide clients with drives to and from medical appointments, the grocery store, the bank, and other essential activities in the St. John’s and Metro Region. Our clients consist of individuals who have moderate mobility issues; and or, those with specific barriers to their transportation needs. To ensure the comfort and safety of our clients and volunteers, drivers in the program will be given access to a Red Cross vehicle. As such, Community Transportation volunteers must meet the following requirements:

• Valid Driver’s License
• Acceptable Driver’s Abstract
• Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Sector Check
• Must have personal vehicle insurance
• Standard First Aid (will be provided)
• Prevention In Motion Training (will be provided)
• Sustained Safe Driving

For more information on volunteering opportunities contact Red Cross at 709-758-8404 or kate.smissaert@redcross.ca

Posted: 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014


Hi Everyone,

The Newfoundland & Labrador Conference Office have decided to discontinue our AVEL resources. We are circulating this e-mail throughout Conference to see if anyone is interested in taking any of the videos.

A lot of the videos are VH, some are on DVD but not alot, and I do not have a list to circulate. You are more than welcome to come by and have a look at what we have. I ask that if you intend to drop by, please do so by September 15th, 2014, after that date they will be removed from our office.

Leona Laundry

United Church Bookstore & Gifts
320 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL
A1B 1T9

Telephone: 709-754-0386
Fax: 709-754-8336

E-mail: ucbookstore@nfld.net / ucarchives@nfld.net 

Posted: 07/31/2014 - 09/16/2014


Dear Delegates,

We need your help!

West District Christian Development is seeking feedback as to how we should prioritize our work.

We are striving to meet the faith formation needs of people on our pastoral charges. We want to offer programs and resources that people are seeking. We want to plan training at a time that is convenient for folks.

To this end, would you please complete a short confidential survey? And would you please forward this e-mail (and the attached link) to others on your charge who are involved in leadership, and to those who you feel might be interested in future training opportunities?

To get the survey to as many people as possible, we need your help. Please forward.

Here is the link to take you to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TTF8N3K

Thank you in advance for your help!!

Have a great summer!!

Roger Janes


Posted: 06/25/2014 - 09/26/2014


Dear Delegates,

Warm Greetings!!

Attached is some important information that we need to get into the hands of our United Church Youth between 15 and 18. Would you please take it, advertise it in your bulletin, but most importantly, forward on to families of Youth, and the Youth themselves? This is a incredible opportunity!! Please share!

Blessings, and best wishes for a wonderful summer!!

East District
West District

Roger Janes for

Rochelle Forward
Administrative Assistant
The United Church of Canada  

Posted: 06/25/2014 - 09/26/2014


Please see below information regarding the 2014 summer schedule and staff vacations for Conference Offices.

Schedule and Vacations


Jennifer Taylor
Administrative Assistant

Posted: 06/20/2014 - 09/30/2014


Information on "Each One Ask One" for M&S can now be found in the Financial Development area of the website. Check it out! 

Posted: 05/13/2014 - 09/25/2014


















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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