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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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.
The United Church of Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador Conference
It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of Minnie Vincent, mother of Rev. Roberta Vincent Bungay and mother-in-law of Rev. Lorne Bungay, on August 19, 2015. Mrs. Vincent is resting at the Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove. Public visitation is Friday, August 21 from 2 - 4 pm & 7 - 9 pm and on Saturday, August 22 from 2 - 4 pm.
Funeral service to take place at Trinity United Church, Newtown on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 11:00 am.
Please keep Roberta, Lorne and family in your thoughts and prayers.
Rev. Heather Sandford
Conference Personnel Minister
Newfoundland & Labrador Conference
Interested in theology? You are invited to take part in a Continuing Education/ Community Access series at Atlantic School of Theology this fall.
"Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Confessing Church Struggle" will be offered Monday evenings, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Sept.14 – Oct.26, with Prof. Rob Fennell (). All are welcome; there are no prerequisites.
You can attend in person or online. Please visit the AST website for more information: http://www.astheology.ns.ca/home/bonhoeffer/
Please see attached poster.
The Rev. Dr. Rob Fennell
Historical and Systematic Theology
Atlantic School of Theology
660 Francklyn St.
Canada B3H 3B5
Pamela Jones-Fitzgerald Joins Stella's Circle as Spiritual Co-ordinator
We are delighted to announce that Pamela Jones-Fitzgerald has started in the position of Spiritual Co-ordinator (part-time) at Stella's Circle.
Funding for this position comes from the New Ministries Fund of The United Church of Canada Foundation.
Responsibilities of this position will include responding to specific spiritual/pastoral needs arising in the community; exploring and providing opportunities for small group and/or corporate spiritual formation; and providing leadership with Stella's Circle social activities, such as the Inclusion Choir and Shared Space. Pamela can be reached at 709.738.0635 or by email at . Welcome, Pamela!
Stella's Circle is a community organization that provides services to adults who face barriers from fully participating in the community, such as mental health challenges, lack of education, long periods of unemployment and poverty. The organization offers residential counseling, supportive housing, employment preparation and skills development. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Stella Burry Foundation is a registered charity established to secure financial support for the work of Stella's Circle.
October 17, 18, 2015
Fraser Road United Church,
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.