Congregational Life (Page 3)

Congregational Life (Page 3)

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…

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.

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…

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…

Men’s Group Cooks!

Paddy’s Squeal Dinner The Trinity Men’s Group made dinner for about 120 members of the congregation and guests. In keeping with the St Patricks Day theme, simple food, but good food.

Church Board Update

By Richard Rolke, Chair, Board of Trinity Members of your board met Feb. 28. We started off the meeting with Jeff leading us in an interesting discussion about congregational culture. We also took action on a couple of items. Naming of Park First, as part of the agreement with the regional district on Camp Hurlburt, the board has submitted the name Hurlburt Park to be used for the property. It recognizes the long history that Trinity has with the site…

Young Families Potluck

On Sunday Feb 28th the Children, Youth and Family team hosted a potluck for young family’s. It was a great success with 14 adults and 12 children in attendance. Laughs were plentiful, stories were shared, great conversation and delicious food were enjoyed by all in attendance. The direction of the evening was to find out how we can continue to be welcoming to new members of the congregation. We look forward to hosting more events like this in the future.…

2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report for Trinity United Church is available to view online or download. Copies of the financial statements and budget are available to members and adherents at the Trinity office upon request.

Refugee Fundraiser

“Hope for a Family” Dinner, Silent Auction and Entertainment Saturday, January 30 at Trinity United Church Doors Open at 5pm Tickets $25.00 per person (now SOLD OUT) Tickets available at the Church Office Tues to Fri 9am – 5pm

Christmas eve

On December 24th we gather to share the amazing story, told again in word and song.

Easter Music

Easter is a celebration, with drums, other instruments and voices.