Website Update

There has been a major update to the Woolastook website. The address has not changed. You can access the site at:

As you can see, the homepage still has the images from the old site. I invite you to take NEW high-resolution photos. Today’s cell phones do an amazing job and give nice big photos. I would like to replace all the photos and having a photo (or two) from each of our congregations would be wonderful. Photos should be of the highest resolution and be clear and bright. Please send your submissions to:

I need the name of the church, the location of the church, the pastoral charge and if possible, the name of the photographer.

The bi-weekly newsletters will now be posted on the website for your reference.

Note that the delegate list links to the Maritime Conference Directory which is not updated by us, for changes, please direct inquiries to the Maritime Conference office.

Under “Find Us” I have listed links to the pastoral charges that have provided links. I can also link to Facebook pages, so let me know if there are any updates there.

The Minutes will take a while to get sorted. They will appear slowly from newest to oldest. If you have need for an older set of minutes, please contact me Nothing has been lost.

I welcome comments, suggestions and corrections. I am not a graphic artist so am using a preset theme that combines ease of use with clear and easy to read format. Content I have full control over, so please focus on what you want to see rather than how it looks.

Newsletter Special Announcement

From Gail Wylie:

Reminder Re: September 27th event with Guest Speakers Gretta Vosper (atheist) and John Valk (theist). The event “Commitment to Community, With or Without God: Promoting Respectful Dialogue as We Look to the Future of the United Church” will take place in Forest Hill United during the day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  (two presentation-plus-discussion sessions with lunch/refreshments provided) and at UNB Dineen Hall, a dialogue with John Valk in the evening 7-9 p.m.  Also meet congregants from West Hill United where Gretta is Minister. Details on the evening program are now available on Murray McFarlane’s Facebook site.  All details for both day and evening sessions, are available both electronically (printable PDF) and as hardcopy printed brochures by contacting Gail Wylie, Murray and Owen Washburn.  To register, contact Owen Washburn, with your name, address, email address and phone number.  Please encourage anyone interested to attend – we need feedback from all perspectives!

Download the Brochure


The Woolastook Presbytery newsletter is normally e-mailed to Presbytery delegates twice a month: near the beginning and mid-month. Special notices may also be sent from time to time, especially if there are items of an urgent or time-sensitive nature.

If you have information about Presbytery or congregational events to be included, please send announcements at least three weeks in advance to the web site administrator Greg Williams or the Presbytery secretary Merle Blake.

Newsletter September 1, 2017

From Merle Blake:

1. The United Church of Canada Foundation announces that the fall 2017 “Seeds of Hope” Granting cycle is open and accepting applications until Oct. 15, 2017.
Submission by mail is preferred. Visit for more information and to download the application.

2. The next Presbytery meeting will be held at Forest Hill UC, Fredericton, on September 28, 2017.