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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Spring Meeting - Conference, East and West Districts 

June 1-3, 2018
Carbonear Pastoral Charge, NL

Theme - "Moving Forward in Faith"

Please return registration form and payment no later than April 26th, 2018 (Meals cannot be guaranteed after this date)

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Current News


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Thursday, 12 April 2018 17:44

Family News

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I write to share with you news of the passing of Andy Whitehorne, son of retired clergy Rev. Harry and Audrey Whitehorne. The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Whitehorne will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Topsail United Church. The Obituary of Mr. Whitehorne is attached:


Please keep Rev. Harry Whitehorne and family in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 15:50

West Haven Camp 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 camping season at West Haven Camp!
Make lifelong memories and friendships in the scenic Humber Valley this summer. Boys and girls, ages 8 to 18, will enjoy swimming, canoeing, nature walks, chapel services, campfires, and so much more.
Register online and explore our website to learn more about our paid summer employment, as well as, youth and adult volunteer opportunities. www.westhavencamp.com


Monday, 09 April 2018 13:29

Family News

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I write to share with you news of the passing of Melina Viola Humphries, grandmother of the Executive Secretary, the Rev. Faith March-MacCuish. Mrs. Humphries passed away on April 7, 2018 at the age of 94 years. The funeral service for Mrs. Humphries will take place at Memorial United Church, Valleyfield on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:00pm.

The obituary for Mrs. Humphries is attached:


Please keep Faith and the March-MacCuish and Humphries families in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:05

Youth at Conference 2018

Hello Friends!

Please see attached to the full article a poster, registration form and information for Youth at Conference 2018.

Please distribute widely throughout your congregations.

Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:01

Covenanting Service

Dear Friends-

The Covenanting Service for the Rev. John Maich, East District and the Brigus-Cupids-Georgetown Pastoral Charge will be held on Sunday April 22, at 2:30pm at Cupids United Church.

All are Welcome.

Thursday, 29 March 2018 16:56

Grants Available

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the United Church of Canada Foundation is accepting applications for all its granting streams including: children & youth programs and ministry, seniors ministry, events and lectureships. Please visit https://unitedchurchfoundation.ca/grant information for more details and deadlines.

With much gratitude for all you do in support of the work of the Church,


Sarah Charters, CFRE

Senior Manager

Dear Friends:

The Newfoundland and Labrador Conference wish to congratulate the Reverend Faith March-MacCuish on her provisional appointment as Executive Minister of Regions 14, 15 and 16 (Gaspe, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador and Bermuda). The appointment is provisional until the results of Remit 1 have been enacted by the 43rd General Council in July 2018.

We join together as we wish Faith well in her provisional appointment as Executive Minister. We pray for her and for the church in these changing times. May God continue to walk with Faith as she begins this work with the new regional cluster. Blessings in this new appointment.

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We ask that you join us in prayer for guidance through change:

God of the journey, as Moses lead the Israelites through the wilderness towards the Promised Land, we know that transition can be quite difficult. They stumbled, fell, complained and asked “why did we ever leave what was known to journey to a place that is unknown”. Leaving the familiar to journey to the new is unsettling and takes patience, understanding and bravery. We pray as we begin to realize that change is upon us, that you will journey with this United Church of ours, that you will guide us and help us to create all things new. Loving God, for the churches in this Conference, we ask that you will journey with them. When we stumble, help us to get back up, when we ask why did we ever decide to change, help us to grieve what we have lost and open our eyes to see a new vision. God of grace, we know that change is difficult because change affects people. We pray for our staff who, in the midst of all the changes, continue to work diligently to support the congregations and the wider church. God of the journey, continue to lead us through this time of great change. Help us to see glimpses of the Promised Land. Fill us with hope and grace we pray. Amen

A renewable interim appointment of three years, starting on July 1st, 2018

Nestled in the heart of McGill University’s dynamic downtown campus in the vibrant city of Montréal, Québec, the United Theological College is looking for an individual who will help it achieve its next step on the path to sustainable growth.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate:
   Experience in transformational leadership and visioning  
   Proficiency in both English and French
   Experience in strategic planning and fundraising
   Experience in teaching and mentoring of students

The successful candidate should possess:
   Knowledge and understanding of The United Church of Canada
   Solid internal and external communications skills
   Strong abilities for inspirational and collaborative leadership 
   Demonstrated capacities for networking and team-building
   A doctoral degree (with an applicable specialisation)

Additional advantages of a successful candidate are:
   Ministry experience in The United Church of Canada
   Certificates or degrees in management
   Experience with distance and continuing education
   Demonstrated academic accomplishments (publications etc.)

For more information about this exciting challenge, please, refer to the job description in the attachement to the full article.
The United Theological College is an Affirming Ministry and an equal opportunity employer. Please, refer to our website www.utc.ca  to find out more about our history of being fully inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Candidates from a variety of diverse backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply and identify themselves as such in their application.

In order to apply, please, send your letter of intent, CV, three references and an outline of your expectations in terms of salary and benefits to the attention of:
Raoul Gebert, Chair of the Personnel Committee
United Theological College
3521 Rue University, Montréal, QC H3A 2A9

Click one of the attachments in the full article for further details and job description

Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:00

Holy Land Come and See Tour

The Holy Land! 'Come and See'tour , October 13- 23, 2018
Travel this beautiful land of Palestine/Israel
experiencing the places where Jesus lived and taught.
Visit the holy sites in Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and the Galilee.
Learn about the extraordinary resilience of the
Palestinian people living under occupation.

Led by Hope Rowsell, Past President of NL Conference, United Church of Canada
Patricia Mercer, returned EAPPI volunteer (Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine/Israel)
Costs are estimated at $3900. to cover most expenses including flight
Deposit is $500 (part of the final costs.) Deadline for applications: May 15, 2018
For more information or to receive a registration form contact:Hope Rowsell ( ) or Patricia Mercer ( )

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