This Sunday we welcome Rev. Heather MacDougall as our Worship leader and Suzanne Campbell, soloist.
This from Heather :
I was born in Charlottetown, and into the United Church of Canada. I had the privilege of being shaped by people and activities at Trinity, Spring Park and Park Royal. Drawn to ministry at a young age, I studied at Mt Allison University and Queens Theological College. After ordination in 1986 I was settled in Saskatchewan and soon grew to love the people, the land and the church of the prairies. After 11 years in SK I was beckoned back to the Maritimes by family and salt waters, accepting a call to Cornwall Pastoral Charge (now West River United). I have also ministered with pastoral charges in Sherbrooke, Qc, Hantsport, NS, and Bedeque North in PEI. I retired in 2019 and now my partner Pix and I are enjoying living in our cottage home in Argyle Shore PEI.
We’re looking forward to Rev. Heather’s message this Sunday!
This Sunday, December 4 is our special White Gift service lead by Rev. Pix Butt and Suzanne Campbell.
This from Pix and Suzanne :
“I am a woman of 2 islands – Newfoundland for growing up days and PEI for my adult growing up days. I taught for 17 years – 15 of those on PEI, before going back to school to become a minister with the UCC. Ministry took Heather and I to Quebec, Nova Scotia and then back to PEI where we are now both retired and enjoying the beauty of the south shore.”
Suzanne Campbell, a Charlottetown singer, voice teacher, and frequent Trinity soloist, has been organizing the Trinity/Clifton Christmas pageant for over a decade, and strives to involve as many people as possible. Following a two-year Covid-induced hiatus, Campbell is happy to be back planning for this wonderful Advent tradition and has chosen to present an inter-generational pageant called “The No Stress, No Fuss Christmas Pageant”. The pageant will feature Sunday School and church members as narrators and soloists, while the congregation will be invited to don costumes and participate in non-speaking roles. A highlight of the pageant will be the congregational singing interspersed throughout the narration, featuring Christmas carol favourites such as O Little Town of Bethlehem, Angels We Have Heard on High, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, and Joy to the World, accompanied by Trinity/Clifton music director, Don Fraser, on the majestic Casavant organ. Come and join us!
Plan on coming to Trinity United Church this Fall! The Rev. Karen Ross is with us for the month of October.
This from Rev. Karen : “My name is Rev. Karen Ross. I was born and raised in Stanhope PEI. I attended Stanhope School and Charlottetown Rural High School.
I received my Master of Divinity from the Atlantic School of Theology and was ordained by the United Church of Canada in 2016.
Life can be a very serious encounter and so I made it my mission to make at least one person smile every day. So far–so very good.
I delight in the sights and sounds of nature. I have a cat, Belle, whom no one understands but me.
I love putting puzzles together, Sudoku, and crosswords (and, no, I have never completed the NYT puzzle!!)
I am an avid gardener and wait with hopeful anticipation for March to get back in my greenhouse and dream of possibilities for my 2023 gardens.” Welcome to Rev. Karen for the month of October!
We welcome Bob back to Trinity United, Charlottetown for November 13 worship. Rev. Bob was our Minister of Worship for many years in the early 2000’s. He came to Trinity from Rideau Park United, Ottawa. Bob is currently serving as Minister of Visitation at Trinity United Church, Summerside.
Here’s a bit more about Bob :
My wife, Sally and I live in Coleman, about 50km west of Summerside. We enjoy living in the country after being in cities most of our lives. We take great pleasure in being the parents of two sons and a daughter and grandparents of six outstanding grandchildren – 3 boys and 3 girls. We take every opportunity we can to be in touch with them.
We look forward to welcoming Bob and Sally back to Trinity on Sunday, November 13!
Dr. Csinos is Associate Professor of Practical Theology at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax. At AST he teaches homiletics, religious education, and ethnographic theology.
Here’s a little more about Dave :
Dr. Csinos earned a PhD in practical theology (University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto); a ThM in Christian education (Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond); an MTS in Christian ministry (McMaster University, Hamilton), and a BA in religion and culture (Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo). He researches, teaches, and writes widely about faith formation, homiletics, children’s and youth ministry, intergenerational ministry, and culture. Dr. Csinos serves as founder and president of Faith Forward, an ecumenical organization for innovation in ministry with children, youth, and families. With Faith Forward, he has organized five international conferences and currently hosts a podcast about progressive approaches to faith formation with young people. He is a regular speaker on topics such as children and youth, intergenerational ministry, faith formation, intercultural ministry, social justice, and ministry innovation at churches, conferences, and universities throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Australia, and New Zealand. Dr. Csinos serves as book review editor for Religious Education.
We’re looking forward to welcoming Dave to Trinity for Advent 1, November 27.
Who can guess which one of the two is our special guest Minister for Anniversary Sunday, November 20?
Hint : It’s not the former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
You have figured it out!!
Our special guest Minister for Anniversary Sunday is Rev. Dr. John Moses. Welcome back to Trinity, John!