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Thank you John

The congregation gave Rev. Dr. John Burton a rousing applause in appreciation for his leadership this past two months. And what better way to top that, with cake.

Thank you Liz

Trinity is grateful for the transitional ministry provided by Rev. Liz Bowyer this past year.

Gifts

Today in Children’s Church, the children made “gifts” for Jesus out of playdoh, in response to the story, “The Three Wise Women”. The gifts included LOVE, more gold, a decent roof, fresh hay, a dog, a blanket, a couch, a bowl of noodles, and some other indiscernible but generous gifts. In everything, they offered the gift of friendship.

New Lead Minister Announced

The Trinity United Church Search Committee is pleased to announce that Robin Jacobson will be our next Lead Minister!  Robin comes to Trinity United from North Lonsdale United Church in North Vancouver, where he served for eighteen years.

Advent & Christmas Services

Here is a listing of the upcoming special services. Dec 2, 2018: First Sunday of Advent – Hope; a special White Gift offering for Alexis Park School students will be received and blessed. Dec 9, 2018: Second Sunday of Advent – Peace; with Communion celebrated. Dec. 15, 2018, Saturday at 2:30 PM, Blue Christmas, reception to follow. Dec 16, 2018: Third Sunday of Advent – Joy. Dec 23, 2018: 10 AM – Fourth Sunday of Advent – Love. Dec 24, 2018:…

Year to Date Financials

TUC YTD 9-30-18 Click on the link above to view the new format for presenting Trinity United Church’s financials for the year to date 2018, through September 30th.

Board Report – Sep 2018

The Trinity Board met in late August and is scheduled to meet again on September 30th. A key component of the Board’s work is to update and develop policies related to the Board’s operations and the work of the Lead Minister and Ministry teams. This is the focus of our work at present. The Board expects it will be able to create a clearer picture of the fundamentals of our new Governance Model with an updated Policy Book that will…

Board Report – July 3

The Trinity Board has been very involved in the past six months with matters related to the every day running of the Church.  Although this is not normally the role of the Board, the present circumstances have altered our course somewhat.  Until our Supply Minister arrived in mid February it became necessary for the Board to take on the Lead Minister’s duties which included supporting the staff and finding personnel to take on Sunday Services. The Personnel Team has worked…

Ministry Profile and Search Report

The Ministry Profile and Search Report put together by the Ministry Profile and Search Committee is now available. Please click on the link to view the report: Ministry Profile and Search Form Final

Ministry Profile and Search Team

The Trinity United Church Ministry Profile and Search Team was formed two weeks ago. Your members are Maxine Coffey, Sigrid-Ann Thors, Karine Poznanski, Richard Rolke, Bill Darnell, Kari McNair, Eric Elle and David Green. We are following The Ministry Profile and Search Team Handbook provided by the BC Conference of the United Church of Canada with the guidance of Allison Rennie as we move through the search and hiring process. We have held our first two meetings and we are…

EFAN SPRING MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Trinity United Church Outreach Committee is one of the founding members of the EMERGENCY FOOD ACTION NETWORK. Service and faith groups meet twice/year to share information and resources to address emergency food issues in the North Okanagan. Partnerships formed at EFAN inform many TUC Outreach initiatives. Vernon Food Bank: registering 5 new clients/week. To access the Food Bank you must register to get a hamper once every 2 months plus 1 emergency hamper/year. Upper Room Mission serving 300 meals/day, 5800…

Trinity Pays Tribute to Rev. Dr. Jeff Seaton

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, Rev. Dr. Jeff Seaton and the Trinity congregation held a special service to end their covenanted relationship of seven years. Supply Minister, Rev. Liz Bowyer conducted the worship service. Kamloops Okanagan Presbytery Minister, Allison Rennie narrated the Gospel of Luke story where Jesus appeared to his followers on the road to Emmaus. The congregation particularly appreciated the choir’s appropriate and beautiful anthem, By Our Love. Allison Rennie presided over the part of the service that…