Next Worship Service
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m.
3rd Sunday of Advent | Joy | Hanging of the Greens
The Hanging of the Greens is a service based on an old English tradition of decorating the home with evergreens and other festive trappings for Advent and Christmas. In our church setting, it readies the sanctuary, and us, for the season.
Upcoming Services in December
• Friday, Dec. 20 at 7:00 p.m. – Blue / Quiet Christmas Worship Service
A quiet, reflective service for those of us who are grieving, lonely, sad, not feeling particularly festive, or just in need of a time of quiet in the busy-ness of the season. Joint Service with our friends from St. Paul’s United Church.
• Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. – 4th Sunday of Advent | Love | Stories and Songs
Christmas carols recount an important part of our story of faith. Behind many of our favourite carols there are stories of great faith and witness, which can help connect our celebrations with the gospel message. We will hear some of these stories, and sing carols as we celebrate the final Sunday in Advent.
• Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 7:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Family Worship Service
Celebrate the birth of Jesus in this interactive service for all ages.
• Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 9:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Worship Service
Welcome the Christ Child again in this quiet, reflective service which includes the sacrament of Communion.
• Sunday, Dec. 29 at 10:30 a.m. – Combined Worship Service at St. Paul’s
• Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (at Trinity)
Sounds of the Season Concert – Lakeshore Winds Concert Band
Rev. Jen can be contacted via the Trinity Office at 905-623-3138 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trinity Pastoral Care and Membership Committee continues their work of sending cards, delivering roses, and visiting. Should you be aware of someone who is shut-in, in hospital, or in any way in need of a pastoral visit, please contact the Trinity Office. Your request will be passed along to Shirley McLean of the Pastoral Care and Membership Committee, who will arrange for pastoral care. If you would like to be added to the team of occasional pastoral visitors, please see Shirley.
Music @ Trinity 2019-2020 – from Michael Morgan
A big thank you from Trinity United Church, Bowmanville to Artemis Chartier and Dale Russell and their musical friends for sharing their talents on October 27 to begin our Music@Trinity series.
Here’s a link to Artemis Chartier’s YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQB9op-fatf1dUI1BD2W3Ng) featuring some samples of the wonderful music shared that day:
Choir Rehearsals … have started already, but it’s not too late to come out and sing with us. It is an interesting year as we program a cantata and multiple joint services with St. Paul’s…and of course, Christmas is just around the corner! Maybe you’re not one to sing, but have another musical talent…please let me know.
Young People’s Choir … thank you for your response to date; there have been a number of people voicing interest. I’m looking at starting rehearsals in October and I’d like to propose Thursday evenings prior to the senior choir rehearsal, 6:30-7:15. Please let me know if this works for you; if not we can find another time. If you’re interested but still haven’t reached out, please do so.
Young People’s Theatre Project … will be labelled 3-in-1 Theatre. I’ve had minimal response to this and so am delaying start up until I can get more marketing done in the community. Stay tuned.
For any of the above-mentioned projects, please contact Michael at email@example.com or contact him following a worship service.
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.