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MINISTRY OF SUPERVISION COURSE at the Atlantic School of Theology will be held October 22-26, 2018 & May 6-10, 2019.  Application Deadline is July 24th, 2018 as space is limited.   Please contact the Rev. Dr. Sally Shaw if further information is required.


COUGHLAN COLLEGE TRUST FUND.  Coughlan College is offering a trust fund to further and support the education and nurturing of members of The United Church of Canada in Newfoundland and Labrador.   The establishment of this scholarship is for awarding of grants to students who are enrolled in a degree program at Memorial University of Newfoundland or a 3-year program at College of the North Atlantic or Marine Institute.  Please visit for an application.

St. James United Church Guitar Group presents an evening of music and song on Thursday, May 24th @ 7:30 p.m.  Admission at the door is $10.00.  Please call 722-1881 with any questions

 EDUCATION: Queen’s College is the oldest degree-granting institution in the province.  Its mission is to prepare people for ministry, both ordained and lay, and to provide programs to assist people in their spiritual journey.  We offer a variety of courses at our St. John’s campus, in Clarenville, and by webinar, Skype or correspondence, which count as credit towards a degree, the Associate in Theology designation, or a Diploma in Theology.  For more information please see the brochures in the church, check out our web site at , or telephone toll free at 1-877-753-0116

Explorer Program 2018 – an initiative to encourage young adult United Church members to consider ministry as a vocation.  This is an opportunity for UC young adults (ages 19-25) to work beside a UC minister in a pastoral charge in another part of Canada.  Participants from NL Conference will travel to either B.C., Alberta Northwest, Saskatchewan, Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario, London or Toronto.  For further information please contact Heather Sandford, Conference Personnel minister at or 754-0388.

THEME:  “MOVING FORWARD IN FAITH”:  This year our United Church Conference is happening in Carbonear from May 31st to June 3rd.  The cost per person is $50.00, this will include accommodations at Camp McCarthy, meals and program.  If the fee means you cannot attend, we would rather have you than the fee, so please contact Rev. Ian March-MacCuish at 709-368-2194 or  There will be male and female adult chaperones with the youth all weekend. 


REGISTRATION FORMS DUE:  Thursday, April 26, 2018.  Email to or fax to 709-754-8336.


It is up to each youth group to arrange their transportation to the event, however there will be people coming from your church to the meetings, so talk to your minister about getting a ride.  What to bring: Personal items, water bottle, musical talent (if you play a musical instrument you can bring it along), a notebook, and writing utensils, camera, and your enthusiasm and your joy!!   


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Cowan Heights United Church offers a Seniors Walking Group in the Bonnie Kelly Auditorium.  Looking to go for a walk, but find it too cold or slippery?  Takes place weekly on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s 10:30 to 11:30. Admission $1.


THE UNITED COMMUNITY OF FAITH will be holding a joint service at Gower Street United Church on May 27 at 7 p.m.  Its predecessor, The Downtown (United) Churches Committee has been meeting for many years and has now expanded to welcome all of United Churches in the St.John's region under the new name United Community of Faith. It recently decided to hold its first joint service at Gower on May 27, and Cowan Heights will host the second service in October.  Members and friends of all congregations are extended a warm welcome to attend this first service.