Posts by Jillian

Posts by Jillian

Wildfires Response

We hold those affected by wildfires in our prayers as well as those who are supporting the evacuees. A letter from our BC Conference President is here. Doug Goodwin, writing on the BC Conference facebook page, says: “A number of people have been wondering whether BC Conference will collect money to assist those affected by the fires. From past experience we have found that sending financial donations to organizations that focus on relief work of this kind is more direct…

Remits 1 – 4

Nora Sanders, the General Secretary for the United Church of Canada, announced the results of the Remits recently voted on by Presbyteries and Congregations. All four remits received the majority approval from both Presbyteries and Congregations. These changes to the church structure must now be ratified at the next General Council in July 2018 before becoming effective. The full letter from Nora Sanders is available online. These remits dealt with: Remit 1: Three Council Model; Remit 2: Elimination of Transfer and…

Jeff’s Graduation

This week, Don and I will travel to Durham, NC for the culmination of my Doctor of Ministry journey! If you’d like to participate in the pomp and ceremony from the comfort of your favourite chair, here’s a Duke video stream link to the livestream of the Divinity Baccalaureate Service at Duke Chapel, Saturday, May 13, 3:30 PM in the West!

Jeff’s Thesis

A number of people have requested a link to the thesis written for Jeff Seaton’s Doctor of Ministry degree. You can read or download “Who’s Minding the Story? The United Church of Canada Meets A Secular Age.” This link takes you to his thesis in Duke Divinity library. The Abstract gives an overview.

Christmas Services

Trinity United Church Christmas Services Blue Christmas Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. Fourth Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. Family Christmas Eve Service Saturday, December 24, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. Candlelight & Communion Saturday, December 24, 2016 – 10:00 p.m. Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

Governing “Just Right”

Dear members of the Trinity family, One of the important conversations we had at our Annual Meeting a few weeks ago was about our governance model and our decision-making processes. As I heard that conversation, and from what I have heard in follow up one-on-one conversations, there is a curiosity about how “open” or how “rigid” our governance model is. This article does the best job I’ve seen at explaining approaches to this question. Using the labels the author sets…