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Conference Spring Meeting (East and West Districts) 2017
“COLOUR OUTSIDE THE LINES”
May 26-28 2017, Grand Falls-Windsor Pastoral Charge
Deadline For Registration: April 26
Click here for Accommodations listing (Provided by Local Arrangements Committee). Note: Billets are not available this year.
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Please see attached(to the full article) a memo containing registration and information for an upcoming leadership workshop, led by Rev. Calvin Ginn, entitled Becoming a Person of Influence.
The workshop takes place May 2-3, 2017 at St. Matthew’s United Church in Lewisporte.
This is an opportunity to develop your skills while sharing with others your interest and enthusiasm for work in the church.
The United Church of Canada is launching an Extreme Hunger Appeal as the humanitarian crisis in Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen reaches grave levels.
Starvation and extreme hunger are rapidly reaching a scale the world has not seen before in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. There is also extreme hunger, malnutrition, and starvation in Kenya. Vulnerable people are most impacted, including children.
You may donate by using one of the following methods:
Online via the secure donation page.
Phone 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard.
Send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to:
The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4Please be sure to note "Emergency Response—Extreme Hunger Appeal" on the face of your cheque.
For more information you may go to the following link. http://www.united-church.ca/hunger-appeal
The Newfoundland and Labrador Conference of The United Church of Canada extends heartfelt congratulations to Stella’s Circle upon receipt of the Newfoundland and Labrador Employer’s Council Path of Distinction award for innovativeness and commitment to employees. It is a wonderful accomplishment and gives recognition for the many employees and volunteers who contribute to the success of Stella’s Circle everyday.
May God’s richest blessings be with Stella’s Circle as they mark this tremendous achievement!
The Seeker Bursary deadline is July 1, 2017 and the Pine Hill Alumni Association Scholarship deadline is September 1, 2017. Click the full article and download the attachments and
There are links to both prospective bursaries on the AST Website at:
To: All Clergy, Pastoral Charges, Outreach Ministries; East and West Districts
From: Rev. Faith March-MacCuish, for the Moderator’s Visitation Committee
Re: Moderator’s 2017 Visit
I am happy to inform our Pastoral Charges and Outreach Ministries that our Moderator, The Right Rev. Jordan Cantwell, will be making an official visit to the Newfoundland and Labrador Conference from October 12-18, 2017. The expectation of the Moderator to “quicken the hearts” of the faithful is one that she is taking seriously and with some intentionality. In a letter regarding visits to Conferences, the Moderator has named the following as a focus for her visits:
She is particularly interested in visiting communities of faith who have not had a visit from the Moderator in the recent past, or for whom a visit from the Moderator would be especially meaningful.
The Moderator is always looking for opportunities to connect with youth. Therefore, if you could pass on an invitation to the youth and young adult networks in your Conference to determine where she might engage with them it would help to facilitate the process.
The Moderator spent two hours visiting with the Chaplain General recently. It was a rich conversation about military chaplaincy and the value United Church of Canada ministers bring to this ministry. We also discussed possible opportunities for the Moderator to meet chaplains and to gain some exposure to a base. One of those opportunities we identified is while visiting Conferences. It could give her exposure to military chaplaincy and raise the profile of these ministries in your Conferences.
One of the priorities of the Moderator is a commitment to indigenous justice and right relations. One of the visions she has for this work is to visit as many First Nations congregations as possible in the hopes of providing a ministry of presence and accompaniment.
It may also interest you to know that it is the Moderator’s intention to visit as many of the francophone and bilingual ministries as possible with the same purpose in order to continue to live into the commitment of The United Church of Canada to become a bilingual church.With that in mind, the Moderator’s Visitation Committee are inviting Pastoral Charges, Outreach Ministries, Conference Gatherings, and Districts to send invitations to have the Moderator visit them in their context.
Please email your invitation to the Moderator’s Visitation Committee c/o prior to May 1, 2017. Please include in your invitation the date preferred, the place and time of the visit, as well as the details of who would be attending and the purpose of the visit/event.
Once all invitations have been received the Committee will be in touch with you to confirm if we are able to accommodate your request.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and invitation for the Newfoundland and Labrador Moderator’s Official Visit.
Preparations have begun for the spring meeting of Conference, East and West Districts. We are pleased to confirm that the meetings will be hosted by Grand Falls-Windsor Pastoral Charge from Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28, 2017. Sessions will begin Friday morning, and conclude on Sunday with the Celebration of Ministries service. Please take the time now to mark your calendars to Save the Date for this year’s meeting.
The theme, chosen by Conference President, Hope Rowsell, is “Colour Outside the Lines”. The venue for the meetings will be the Joe Byrne Memorial Arena. More details will follow in the registration package closer to the meeting date. Please note that billets will NOT be available at this year’s meeting. All accommodations are to be arranged at your own expense. To help in this matter, the Local Arrangements Committee has provided an accommodations list, which is attached to this memo.
Looking forward to seeing you in Grand Falls-Windsor!