Fall Anniversary Weekend

2017 Anniversary Weekend at Trinity United Church

182 Years as a church community – this year’s Anniversary Weekend is expanded to a week to include a commemoration of a very significant anniversary in the life of the wider church.

October 31, 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On this date in 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg, Germany Cathedral.

Here at Trinity, we begin Anniversary Week with a celebratory worship service on Sunday, October 29, and we conclude with our Annual Anniversary Beef Dinner on Saturday, November 4. We hope to see you for both events!

2016 Anniversary Weekend at Trinity United Church

We celebrated 181 years as a church community at Trinity United Church in Bowmanville! As we do each year, we marked our Anniversary with two special events – our Anniversary Beef Dinner on Saturday, October 29, 2016 and our Anniversary Worship Service on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Here are some pictures from the Beef Dinner.

2015 Anniversary Weekend at Trinity United Church

Sunday, October 25, 2015 | Anniversary Worship Service

Anniversary Worship Service Special Guest Speaker
Dr. Marguerite Van DieMVDie-portrait
Author & Professor Emerita, Department of History, Queen’s University

More information about Dr. Van Die’s works from Queen’s University web site (external link)

Dr. Van Die’s Reflection Title: Entering a Strange, New World
(Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:1-9 | Romans 8: 1-3,  12-21 | Matthew 22: 34-40)

Religions…provide a “chain of memory.”  Symbols of continuity are essential for humankind to move forward in hope.  And so for religion to continue to be meaningful, we need to look at the existing links in that chain, but also to add new links.

Dr. Van Die shared a wonderful reflection with our congregation looking at our past, present and future and how anniversaries form an important role in telling us who we are.

Audio of Reflection in full | Entering a Strange, New World

Saturday, October 24, 2015 | Anniversary Beef Dinner Photos