RAISE THE ROOF!
Thank you all who packed the dance floor at our Raise the Roof concert and the wonderful corps of volunteers and musicians that put on a fantastic evening!
Trinity United Church’s Place in The United Church of Canada
As of January 1, 2019, a new organizational structure of The United Church of Canada came into effect.
The Trinity United Church congregation is now referred to as a Community of Faith within this new structure. It resides in the East Central Ontario Regional Council (Previously known as Regional Council 11). Presbyteries and Conferences no longer exist.
The organizational structure, broad policy statements, and governance roles and responsibilities of the bodies within the United Church of Canada are described in the 38th (2019) edition of The Manual of The United Church of Canada, and which came into effect on January 1, 2019.
The Manual incorporates remits approved during the 2015–2018 triennium and enacted by the 43rd General
Council 2018. It also incorporates additional changes approved by the 43rd General Council 2018 and the Executive of the General Council.
Here is a link to a PDF of the The Manual of The United Church of Canada.
*Content for this page has been adapted from The Manual of the United Church of Canada, copyright 2019 The United Church of Canada, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) Licence.
Message from the Council of Trinity United Church
Being part of the life of Bowmanville in one form or another since before Confederation, Trinity has represented a constant tradition for many generations. Some traditions may have existed for the purpose of bringing us to this very point in time – preparing us for something new and exciting. Our community is expanding and evolving. Are there new traditions growing in our community at this moment?
Council works with our Minister and the devoted members of our Council committees to serve the community within our congregation and the community outside our church walls. Our combined efforts have the potential to do the traditional work of the church and some different and emerging ministries as well.
Heather Morton, Chair of Congregational Council
Message from the Minister of Trinity United Church
It is a privilege and a blessing to be part of this spiritual community. It’s a place where we can go deeper when confronted with the everyday joys and challenges of what it means to respond to God’s call to be the church in our time and place.
Scripture tells us that where two or three are gathered in God’s name, God is there in their midst. It is my prayer that worship at Trinity provides everyone with a sense of connection to the Divine.
Quote from author Glennon Doyle:
“Acting perfect at church is like getting dressed up for an X-ray. Church is home. It’s where I can breathe deep and be myself for God’s sake.”
I love our life at Trinity, in all of its glorious imperfection. I am grateful that we are on this journey together.
With thanks and blessings, Reverend Jen Broomhead
What We Believe at the United Church of Canada
To join the United Church of Canada, members are asked to profess their faith in the triune God – Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit – and to commit themselves to faithful conduct in the church and in the world. Accepting the Bible as the shared standard for our faith, members are not required to adhere to any particular creed or formulation of doctrine.
The Bible is central to The United Church of Canada. As a source of wisdom, personal prayer, and devotion, we believe that reading and studying the Bible can bring us closer to God.
Jesus welcomed everyone, whether they were poor, rich, or just getting by; ill or healthy; self-made or educated; popular or a loner; secure or full of doubts.
Jesus…crossed barriers of race, class, culture, and gender. He preached and practised unconditional love…and he commanded his followers to love one another as he had loved them.
(A Song of Faith, 2006, United Church of Canada)
Donate Online to Trinity United Church via CanadaHelps
If you would like to make an online contribution that will help us to respond to God’s call to be the church by serving the community within our congregation and the community outside our church walls, please click on the button below that will take you to the CanadaHelps web site page for Trinity United Church.
What is CanadaHelps?
CanadaHelps is a registered charity dedicated to increasing charitable giving across Canada. They do that by serving both donors and charities.
For donors, they offer a one-stop shop for discovering, donating, or fundraising online for any registered Canadian charity. they process donations made using their site, disburse the funds to the charities and provide instant or anytime access tax receipts directly to the donors.
For more information, visit canadahelps.org.