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

About Us

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. 

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Monday, 15 October 2018 12:05

Dear Friends,

I write to share with you the sad news of the death of Cynthia Davis Dunphy, daughter of retired clergy, Rev. John and Muriel Davis. Cynthia passed away suddenly on October 11, 2018 and is resting at Noel’s Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. The Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, October 16th at 2:00pm at Bethany United Church, Carbonear. Please see the obituary below for further details.


Please keep the Davis family in your prayers.

Friday, 12 October 2018 17:20

Dear Friends-

Unfortunately, due to lack of interest, the fall learning event scheduled for October 19-21, 2018; Do Justice, Love Kindness and Walk Humbly With our God,
Has been cancelled.


Wednesday, 10 October 2018 17:12

Dear Friends-

Please mark your calendars to save the date for the inaugural annual meeting of Region 16, scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2019 – Sunday, May 5, 2019.
More details will follow.

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 22:21

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I write to share with you news of the passing of Mr. William (Bill) K. Rodgers. Mr. Rodgers was the brother of both retired clergy Rev. Silas Rodgers and retired DLM, Mr. Raymond Rodgers, as well as uncle to Rev. Beverley Matthews. Mr. Rodgers passed away on October 7, 2018 at the age of 86.
Mr. Rodgers is resting at Fewer's Funeral Home in Clarenville, and the funeral service will take place on Wednesday, October 10, at 2:00 PM, from Memorial United Church, Clarenville.
Please keep the Rodgers family in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 19:03

Please see  information attached to the full article regarding a naming contest for Region 16. Please include in you bulletins and distribute widely.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 11:19

Dear Members of Conference/Pastoral Charges/Congregations. The Members of your Commission Transition Teams for Regions 14, 15 and 16 have been working very hard over the spring and summer. We have been working on budgets, naming priorities, assessing staffing needs, writing job descriptions and hiring appropriate staff. We are please to let you know that going forward into our new configuration the staffing positions are as noted below.

Regional Ministers: (title may change) will assist the Regional Council to serve, support and provide oversight, and pastoral relations support to the Communities of Faith, encouraging and supporting Ministry Personnel toward health, joy and excellence in ministry practice.
There is one Regional Minister for each Region. Your Regional Ministers are:

Regional Minister Region 14 – Kendall Harrison
Regional Minister Region 15 – David Hewitt
Regional Minister Region 16 – Heather Sandford

Minister for Justice and Mission: gives leadership, administrative and program support to all appropriate bodies within the Region for Justice and Mission.
There is one Minister for Justice and Mission shared among Region 14, 15, and 16, your Ministers for Justice is:

Minister for Justice and Mission (Regions 14, 15 and 16) – Laura Hunter

Minister of Youth and Young Adults: maintains, supports, and encourages, youth and young adults, and their leaders in learning, discerning and living a Christian faith.
There is one Minister for Youth and Young Adults shared among Region 14, 15, and 16, your Ministers for Youth and Young Adults is:

Minister for Youth and Young Adults (Region 14, 15 and 16) – Lauren King

Archives/Records/ Office Support/ Bookstore Manager: provides records, archives bookstore management and shared administrative support to the Minister for Justice and Missions and the Minister for Youth and Young Adults. This is a full time position in Region 16. Your Archives/Bookstore/Administrative Support person is:

Archives/Bookstore/Administrative Support – Region 16 – Leona Laundry

Office Administrator/Administrative Support: sets the day-to-day activities that are related to financial planning, records keeping and Billing, Personnel, physical distribution and logistics in the Regional Office and provides administrative support to the Regional Minster for Region 16. This is a full time position for Region 14 and 15. Your Office Manager/Administrative Support is:

Office Administrator/Administrative Support (Region 16) – Alison Piercey

Program Assistant to Executive Minister: Provides lead administrative support to the Executive Minster of the Regional Councils 14, 15 and 16. This is a full time position and the Program Assistant is:

Program Assistant to Executive Minister (Region 14, 15 and 16) – Jennifer Taylor

Executive Minister : provides leadership, counsel and support for the governance and administration of the Regional Council, supervises staff of the Regional Council, and engages the Regional Council in the priorities and decisions of the General Council. This position serves Regions 14, 15 and 16.

Our Executive Ministers is as previously announced - Faith March-MacCuish

And of course we have our Stewardship and Gifts Officer (Regions 14, 15 and 16) – Roger Janes

The General Council is currently advertising for the Office of Vocation Minster to serve Region (14, 15, and 16) – The job posting is up and the deadline is coming fast. If you yourself or anyone you know have the gifts and skills for this work please make application. We would love to see someone in our regions be the successful candidate.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to be in touch.

Chair - Region 16 Transition Commission – Lisa Potter









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