Reading Circle for Reconciliation
An opportunity to further, or begin, your path to reconciliation.
Honouring 215 Children: Action, and Prayer from Rev Murray Pruden
“As the reality of the news from BC and the 215 bodies of children found at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, I can’t help but cry out – Senzeni na? ‘What have we done?’.”
Thanks for supporting the students at Alexis Park School.
A Christmas Plea
We know that the homeless population of Vernon is struggling. We also have a sense in which we can do something tangible to help this couple right now.
Trinity Food Bank
Trinity United Church operates a food bank, part of the Neighbourlink network.
Refugee Family Update
Trinity has dedicated our White Gifts this year to support our refugee family.
Baby Drive! – Success
Baby Drive Wraps Up. “Thank You Trinity for your generosity…”
Teen Junction Impact!
Teen Junction has been a long standing recipient of Trinity’s endless generosity.
Youth chili contest was a success.
Calling All Gardeners: community gardens now available
Support Youth Climate Activists
a letter supporting youth climate activists.
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…
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…
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…
Cultural Competency Course
In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, the Outreach Committee is offering this course facilitated by Okanagan Indian Band elders. Dates: Saturday, September 9 & 23, October 14 & 28, 2017 Times: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Facilitators: Eric Mitchell (Okanagan Indian Band Elder, Okanagan/Sylix knowledge keeper, Cultural competency facilitator for School District #22 staff and UBCO School of Nursing students, residential school survivor) Christina Marchand (Okanagan Indian Band Elder, Cultural Competency Facilitator for School District…
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…
Trinity Food Bank
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. Food bags are distributed during office hours to individuals and families. Last year, we had distributed some 421 bags of food (about 300 families). The numbers of families in need is slightly up this year. Regular Food Items Typical contents of the bags we pack: pasta, tuna (or some tinned meat),…
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…
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.
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…
“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