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Cowan Heights United Church is an open, cooperative and inclusive community of faith and friendship. We are committed to a ministry that respects creation; provides examples of the presence and love of God and the ministry of Jesus Christ; reaches out in justice, love, friendship, and prayer within and for the Body of Christ here and around the world. "That all may be one" we are called together to continue our journey of spiritual enrichment and fulfillment.


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Cowan Heights United Church is located at 141 Frecker Drive in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's is North America's oldest city, and Cowan Heights United is the newest United Church in the city.

As a congregation of Christian friends, we invite others to join with us for public worship each Sunday morning at 11:00 AM. During the worship service we offer a supervised nursery and Sunday school classes. There is also a youth group. Our church is wheel chair accessible. There is a family atmosphere in this congregation and people of all ages enjoy being together and supporting one another as we live out our faith. As Jesus reached out to everyone with God's love, we do not exclude anyone from the circle of belonging.

The United Church of Canada came together in 1925 as an amalgamation of Methodists, Presbyterians, and Congregationalists, but now it includes people with every kind of religious background. We are an inclusive church that makes room for a wide variety of beliefs and opinions. We all believe that God loves us and we want to respond by loving God and by loving our neighbors.

As a community of God's people we welcome new members. To learn more about our church and its program please follow the links on this website.


Cowan Heights United Church Women - Important Dates and Upcoming Events

UCW Summer Fundraiser Dime-a-Day Bottle Drive:  Anyone wishing to take part in this fundraiser, bottles are available in the church foyer.  Please help support this UCW Summer Fundraiser.

Spring Outing and Dinner:  Being held at Red Rock Restaurant on Wednesday, June 17 at 6pm.  If you will be attending, please notify Hollie at 368-8759, Chris at 368-9889 or Ruth at 364-7425 on or before June 12.

UCW Fall Meeting Schedule:  Third Wednesday of each month.

September 16 – Welcome Back Social

October 21 – Guest Speaker (TBA)

November 18 – Regular Meeting

December 16 – Christmas Dinner & Fellowship

UCW Fall Events:

Saturday, October 17 at 2:00pm – Afternoon Tea with Craft & Bake Sale

Saturday, November 21 – Auction (5pm to view items) and Turkey Dinner at 6pm




Cowan Heights United Church Upcoming Events

Picnic and Sports DayOn Sunday, June 14th we will be having a special and casual service of worship followed by a number of games (new and old) as well as a Picnic/BBQ lunch.  This event is for everyone and we are encouraging everybody to come and join in the fun and fellowship.  We hope that the weather will cooperate for this to be an outdoor event where we will have several different stations and activities taking place at the same time.  Pending the weather, a similar indoor event will take place.  Don’t forget to mark your calendars for June 14th!

The Walking Group – meet in the auditorium on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 10:30 – 11:30am.  Walk for 30 minutes and Exercises for 30 minutes.  New members always welcome.  Come and join us, all for $1.00.

Emergency Response - Nepal Earthquake the Most Powerful in 81 Years

The United Church is welcoming donations for Nepal Earthquake Relief in response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the south Asian country on April 24. The United Church has contributed $7,500 from its Emergency Response Fund to ACT Alliance to provide emergency aid in Kathmandu and surrounding areas. The Canadian government will match, dollar for dollar, donations to registered Canadian charities (including the United Church) made between April 25 and May 25. (See below for more information on matching funds.)

The earthquake has been called the most powerful quake to hit the region in 81 years. Over 4,000 people have been killed (with the death toll likely to rise), and many thousands more injured, mostly from collapsed buildings. Damage to property is extensive. The government of Nepal has declared a state of emergency and many nations, including nearby India and Pakistan, have mobilized quickly to provide generous amounts of emergency aid and other support.

Your donation to Nepal Earthquake Relief will be applied directly to support relief, rehabilitation, and restoration efforts in the country. Here’s how you can donate:

  • Online via our secure donation page.
  • Phone 416-231-5931 ext. 3050 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 3050 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 2Y4

      Please be sure to note “Emergency Response—Nepal Earthquake Relief” on the face of your cheque.

Note: As part of the United Church’s Emergency Response Fund, 85 percent of your donation will go directly to Nepal Earthquake Relief, while 15 percent will be used to support emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage and response. No administration fees will be deducted from your donation. Regular donations to the Mission and Service Fund enable the United Church to provide staffing and administration for emergency response work.