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Building God’s Beloved Community: Discipleship in the United Church of Canada (Edited by Taylor Croissant)

“As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to grow in our faith and to serve the church. In the United Church of Canada, we prepare for the lifetime commitment of discipleship by becoming members of the church.  Building God’s Beloved Community will accompany you during this period of preparation—whether you’re embarking on adult baptism, considering confirmation, or seeking to enrich your faith through deeper study. Together with prayer and worship, this book will draw you closer to God as it invites you into beloved community and encourages you to move out into the world to love and serve.”

 Six sessions of approximately one hour in length.  Times and dates to be determined by participants. It would be good to have a mix of people new to the church as well as long-timers.  Books will be available.  Facilitated by Rev, John Moses.

 If you would like to take part, please phone John at 902-691-3288 or email him at jwmoses51@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 4 : Rev. Pix Butt and Suzanne Campbell lead our White Gift service and intergenerational pageant!

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!

 

 

Welcome to Rev. Karen Ross for October!

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!

Advent 1, November 27 : Rev. Dr. Dave Csinos is coming to Trinity!

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.

Take Out Dinner June 18, 2022

Roast Pork Loin  Take-out Dinner – June 18, 2022

On Saturday, June 18th, Trinity- Clifton  United Church will be having a Roast Pork Loin Take-out Dinner with all the trimmings prepared by Chef Emily Wells. Carrot Cake  is included for dessert. Tickets ( $25. with a tax receipt available) may be ordered by calling the church office (902-892-4114) or by email at trinityunited@eastlink.ca  Tickets are to be picked up on Wednesday, June 8, 10 am – noon or Friday, June 10, noon – 2 pm. Payment by cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard.

Dinners can be picked up at the Sydney Street door on June 18th at 4:30  or 5:00 pm,  depending on your stated preference when you ordered your ticket.  Just drive up to the door with your ticket and the dinner will be brought to your car.

Tickets will also be available for members of the congregation to purchase after the Trinity service on May 22 & 29, June 5 & 12, and after the Clifton service on June 12. Taking advantage of this opportunity will be helpful in reducing the extra workload for the office administrator.

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