Church Blog (Page 3)

Church Blog (Page 3)

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.

Ever Evolving Youth Energy!

I was fortunate enough to attend the Evolve youth conference Nov 11-14 with three amazing youth.  Accompanying me was Katherine Taylor, Cassidy Delaney and Devin Crossley-Deere who is a close friend of Cassidy’s. The youth represented our community so well and really allowed themselves to settle in and absorb all that was offered at the conference, I was very proud to be the leader connected to them.  The theme of the weekend was evolve.just.chill. with an emphasis on meditative practices,…

Congratulations Rev. Dr. Jeff

Dear Jeff On behalf of the board and the entire congregation, I would like to congratulate you on earning a Doctor of Ministry from Duke University. Considerable work has gone into this achievement, and you should be very proud of yourself, just as we are of you. Through your recent adventure in education, you have developed new skills and experiences, and the congregation looks forward to having them unfold before us. Once again, congratulations. Blessings Richard Rolke, Board chairperson Trinity United…

Refugee Team Update – Nov 2016

It has been over a year now since we began our work to sponsor refugees. Our first family, Pari and Martin, a mother and son have been in Vernon for 4 months now. They are settling into Vernon very well. Pari is taking English classes at VDISS Martin is taking upgrading course at the college. We will continue to support them for another 8 months. Our second family, Noura Deeb and her daughters Madelen and Claire remain in process with…

October Board Meeting

A report from Richard Rolke, chair of the Trinity Board. Members of your board met Oct. 30 and we discussed a number of items. Among them was ongoing work on a building report and development of a five-year capital expenditure budget.  Also, we received an update from Jeff on his activities. His return to work after the sabbatical has been going smoothly, and his thesis has been totally approved.  Considerable time was also spent discussing the Hurlburt sale revenue and development…

Trinity Food Bank

Our referrals come from Neighbour Link, a local Christian charity. They keep records of people requesting help, and are able to discern how best to give that help. TUC is only one of the Food Banks that provide for the community, but we are one of the few who have a budget to keep our shelves stocked. Neighbour Link has expressed great appreciation for our continued ability to support this ministry, especially during the time where other shelves are bare.…

Thanksgiving Dinner

On Sunday, October 2nd, a feast of turkey and trimmings was offered to members of the congregation. Men’s Group took the lead, but with plenty of help from others.

Refuge Team Update – Sept 2016

We have had a very busy and rewarding summer. First family On July 12, at the Kelowna airport, we welcomed Trinity’s first family, Paridokht “Pari” and her son Martin after they had travelled for more than 36 hours from Turkey. Pari and Martin are sponsored under the B V O R (Blended Visa Office Referred) program. This is a shared sponsorship with the federal government, under which they receive financial support (equivalent to provincial social allowance) for their first six…

Job Opportunity – Part Time Music Director

Trinity United Church is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic part time Music Director! The Music Director enriches the congregation’s worship and spiritual life through music. In Partnership with the Lead Minister and Worship Team, the Music Director is responsible for planning, leading and directing music for worship services. This is a part time position (estimated 15 hours a week) and is scheduled to commence in October, 2016. Resumes may be dropped off at our office at Trinity United Church at…

May Board Report

Members of your board met May 14 and we had a very busy agenda. We received reports from the treasurer and the worship and education and pastoral care and outreach liaisons on the ongoing activities within the congregation, as well as an extensive report from the property and stewardship liaison. Among the actions taken on the property front are replacing the hot water tank because it’s at the end of its useful life. Measures will also be taken to enhance…

Refugee Team update – May 1, 2016

Vernon has welcomed it’s first Syrian family. Yussef and Fauda Alfaauri, and their five children, came to Vernon, in mid April, and are Government Sponsored Refugees.

April Board Report

Members of your board met April 17 and I would like to provide you with a brief update of our activities at that session. Rev. Jeff Seaton provided us further details on his sabbatical from May 29 until the end of September and those details were provided to the congregation last Sunday. A report was also received from the pastoral care and outreach liaison, Val Holowach, and the board has asked that the refugee committee provided the congregation with an update…

Sabbatical

A message from Board chair Richard Rolke: It will catch some of you by surprise, as it did me, but we have an important passage in Trinity’s history to acknowledge. It has been five years since Jeff joined us as our minister. Through his leadership, our congregation has tackled some significant issues and looked positively towards the future, while he has also led us on an evolving and fulfilling faith journey. On behalf of the board and congregation, I would…

Refugee Team Update

Our experience over the last six months has taken many twists and turns. When we started on this journey, we were seeing refugees fleeing Syria in the most desperate circumstances.  We knew that Canada would be accepting 25,000 refugees in a short time frame. We assumed that there would be a great need for sponsors for these families. However, a different process was used for the government assisted refugees and sponsoring groups like us were pretty much left out in…

Easter Music

Trinity Chancel Choir perform “Christ Has Broken Down the Wall” on Easter Sunday. Easter 2016 from Trinity Vernon on Vimeo. Chimes Chimes from Trinity Vernon on Vimeo.