Church Blog (Page 2)

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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…

Garage Sale

Update April 24: The garden soil for sale has now arrived and is available for purchase. Got too many treasures? Want treasures? The Men’s Group is hosting a garage sale on Saturday, April 21 between 9 am and noon. Location – Fellowship Hall, Trinity. Donations. Drop off donations no earlier than April 17. Friday morning April 20 will be set-up day (men’s set-up starting early, women’s set-up for books starting at 10 am). The church will be closed Friday afternoon…

Annual Report 2017

Before the Trinity United Church Annual Congregational meeting you will want to review: 2017 Annual Report Financial Statement 2017 2018 Budget and Income & Expenses

World Day of Prayer – Photos

Trinity United Church hosted the World Day of Prayer service on Friday, March 2, 2018. The service, written by the women of Suriname with the theme All God’s Creation Is Very Good! provided an opportunity for Christian people all over the world to learn about the country of Suriname (formerly Dutch Guyana) and to focus on how each of us can become more environmentally conscious.The service was attended by 173 people from a dozen different denominations and their generous offering amounted to…

Holy Week

Holy week is an important time in the Christian year. We start with Palm Sunday, the parade into Jerusalem. Then Good Friday we tell the story of the crucifixion of Jesus, both with readings and song, in what for some is the most moving service of the year. You are invited to leave in silence. Then the joy of Easter, starting with a sunrise service in the courtyard (7:30 am), breakfast at 8:00 am in the Hall, and the full…

6th Vernon Scouts – 65 Years

The 6th Vernon Cub and Scout troop received their certificate from Scouts Canada to operate in 2108, marking 65 years as a sponsored project of Trinity United, Vernon. This was celebrated as part of worship in the Sunday morning service.

Rev. Liz Bowyer

Hello, Trinity friends! I am very happy to accept your invitation to come and experience church life together for the season of Lent and into the season of Easter this year. Here is a little about my background: I am newly retired from full time ministry after having served in solo and team ministries in both rural and urban United Church congregations, starting first in the Kootenays, then the central heartlands of Alberta, and most recently in Vancouver. I discerned…

Winter Wonderland Dinner and Dance

Let’s face it! January is the most blah month of the year and it goes on forever! But this year, thanks to Audrey Lammle, January at Trinity had a touch of magic that resulted in smiling faces and dancing feet. It was the Winter Wonderland Dinner and Dance that took place on Saturday, January 27th in our church hall. It was indeed a winter wonderland night as folks crunched their way through fresh snow, shaking feathery snowflakes from their coats…

Advent & Christmas Services

Here is a listing of the upcoming special services. Dec 3, 2017: First Sunday of Advent – Hope Dec 10, 2017: Second Sunday of Advent – Peace; White Gift Sunday, with children collecting the gifts Dec. 16, 2017, Saturday at 2:30 PM, Blue Christmas Dec 17, 2017: Third Sunday of Advent – Joy; Cantata Sunday Dec 24, 2017: 10 AM – Fourth Sunday of Advent – Love Dec 24, 2017: 7 PM – All Ages Christmas Eve Service, with Communion…

Reserve Fund Analysis

A fireside chat, hosted by David Green, the property and stewardship liaison for the TUC board, will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at noon.  Location to be determined. This will be an open forum to discuss the results of the TUC Reserve Fund Analysis report identifying capital requirements for the church building over the next several years.  The report includes required plus discretionary expenditures. The forum will also provide an opportunity for anyone wishing to add to the capital expenditures…