Here in Durham Region, we presently sit in the *Grey Zone (Lockdown phase of the Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework) with new positive COVID-19 cases still on the rise. Given the need to continue with precautions, the Congregational Council Executive has decided that Trinity United Church Bowmanville will not reopen in January 2021.
We will be watching and monitoring the provincial and regional health reports and regulations and these will help us determine a time for a safe reopening.
Sally Barrie, Trinity United Church Council Chair, Thursday, December 10, 2020
*Updated Zone Level from Red on December 26, 2020
Second Sunday after Epiphany – January 17, 2021
Online Worship Service by Trinity United Church, Bowmanville for the Second Sunday after Epiphany.
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICES
Candlelight Communion Worship Service – December 24, 2020
A Virtual Candlelight Communion Worship Service by Trinity United Church, Bowmanville for Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve Virtual Family Worship Service – December 24, 2020
“Do Not Be Afraid: A Virtual Christmas Pageant,” a Virtual Family Worship Service by Trinity United Church, Bowmanville for Christmas Eve.
Contacting Rev. Jen Broomhead
Rev. Jen: “Though I’m not in the office, I am still here. If you are feeling anxious or lonely, please reach out. You can always reach me by email (email@example.com), or by calling my confidential minister’s study line (905-623-8212) and leaving a message. I check these regularly. We can talk and pray together anytime. And if you just want to say hi, that’s welcome, too.”
While the church office is closed until further notice, the office phone (905-623-3138) and e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) are checked regularly.
Rev. Jen’s Zoom Office Hours
Tuesdays, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Contact Rev. Jen by email at email@example.com or call her confidential minister’s study line (905-623-8212) to receive details on how to access this service.
We have a wonderful and willing group of phone visitors organized through our Pastoral Care Committee who are providing conversation and reassurance with telephone calls. If you or anyone you know would like a call, please notify the church office at 905-623-3138.
Safely Donate to Trinity United Church during COVID-19
We sincerely thank you for your donations to Trinity United Church during COVID-19 and always. We rely on your support and are grateful.
If you would like to make an E-Transfer direct deposit donation, please contact Trinity by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternately, 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.
Prayer from Moderator
A Prayer During Times of COVID-19 – A prayer by the Right Rev. Richard Bott, Moderator of The United Church of Canada.
Message from Moderator
God Is with Us – We are with each other even when we aren’t able to be together. We are not alone.
A message by by the Right Rev. Richard Bott, Moderator of The United Church of Canada
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, Past 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)