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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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CURRENT NEWS

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Monday, 22 June 2015 15:10

Theme Presentations from the Conference Spring meetings held in Grand Falls-Windsor May 29-31 are now available.

The theme reflections were presented by Rev. Russell Small, who has kindly provided his text for your use.

 

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Friday, 12 June 2015 00:22

Below is a gallery of pictures from the celebrations

 

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Here is how some pastoral charges celebrated!

 

Bethany United

 

Bethany United Church, Carbonear, NL, has much to celebrate this year.  It is the 90th anniversary of The United Church of Canada and the 50th anniversary of Bethany United Church.  As well, we congratulate Bethany's minister, Rev. Brian Colbourne, on his installation as President of Newfoundland and Labrador Conference and on his 25th year of ordination.

 

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Cupids Pastoral Charge

 

Cupds United decided to have a little celebration at the Church this past Wednesday.

25 people assembled at 10:30am. Began with a few songs and choruses after which everyone went up to the bell tower to ring the 140 year old bell 90 times. Everyone had a turn from the youngest , William Gosse in his wheelchair to the oldest, Ralph Roberts. Rev Marion Davis had a brief prayer and then everyone went downstairs for some Anniversary Cake and refreshments . It was a great time of fellowship enjoyed by all. Special thank-you to Lorraine Dawe for the cake and decorations and anniversary song.

 

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Fortune United

 

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St. Paul's United Church Deer Lake 

 

The celebration began at 10:30 a.m. with the playing of a complete c.d. of ringing of the bells. 

Then at 6:00 p.m. in a packed Church hall the church family enjoyed a "Fundraiser" cold plate feast hosted charge by The Vera Perlin Assoc. Board {An outreach ministry of St. Paul's Church}. 

The meal was followed by a concert entitled: "The Vote:When the NL Methodists Join the United Church of Canada!" What a day that was!! 

Following the Skit everyone sat back and enjoyed the men's choir along with several soloist's (Joan Wells, Naaman Raddell, Neil Freake, and Rev. Myles Vardy) entertain the gathering with a wide variety of music. 

An amazing evening of celebrating 90 years as the United Church of Canada!!

The Youth Church of St. Paul's United Church celebrated the 90th Anniversary Celebrations of the United Church Of Canada their own way Friday evening June 12th/15.

The youth gathered at the church Hall for Pizza at 6:00p.m. While they waited they were treated to a slide show, on the big screen, at the front of the church hall. There were many expressions of joy and excitement as the events of the Youth Events of the past year were displayed on the screen.

​Following the Pizza meal musical entertainment was provided by Neil Freake, Joshua Hewitt-Coish​ and the Rev. Myles Vardy. They sang camp songs, sing-a-long-songs, clapping songs and marching songs and they played games!

In addition to the music, songs and games the crowning event of the evening was, the opportunity to visit the "Bible Bucks Store" and buy something to take home.

Everyone was reminded, before heading home, to keep checking St. Paul's United Church Face Book page for The 2015 Vacation Bible School Happening in August.

 

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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.


Monday, 18 May 2015 11:15

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