We invite you to join one of our ministry groups here at Trinity.
Our Ministry Together
Ministry includes a variety of outreach initiatives, meetings and fellowship opportunities within our church community.
There are numerous opportunities for you to participate, serve others and grow in your spiritual journey. Our programs are rich in variety and we feel that we have a place for everyone.
Also, as a volunteer organization, our church depends on those willing to give their time and energy. Be an active participant in something meaningful! In addition to helping your church and community, volunteering is an excellent way to get to know people and discover the wonderful church family we have at Trinity on Main.
If you would like to become more involved or have something to share with our faith community, we welcome you with open arms. To get started, just talk to people after church, check out what's happening in our weekly announcements, explore the pages on this website (click the links on the right) or contact us for more information.
Children and Youth
At the baptism of each child, we renew a promise to nurture our children in the Christian faith so that they may begin their journeys centered in the life of the Spirit. Trinity offers a comprehensive program of worship, literature, music, drama and community outreach that pairs the creative gifts of our teachers with the creative interests of our children and youth.
Our approach to Christian education emphasizes spiritual growth (for children of all ages) with a reverence for our earth, our fellow creatures, ourselves and all humankind. Students explore themes of justice, compassion, courage, and love through biblical stories and other engaging faith experiences, to broaden their understanding of themselves and to help awaken their own spirituality. They are encouraged to share their many talents within the church and our community.
Each Sunday after the Family Time message the children (including guests and first-time visitors) are invited to attend Trinity Kids Chapel (TKC) followed by Sunday School classes. Occasionally the youth will be asked to stay in the Sanctuary to participate (or to lead) in family-oriented worship services centered on music, voice, drama, and multi-media. To find out about upcoming Sunday School activities, family worship services and other youth events, please visit our Announcements page or contact our Children's Ministry Coordinator, Erica Saunders.
Trinity's Mission and Social Outreach
Trinity is an active and involved congregation that reaches out to those who are underprivileged or at-risk in our community and throughout the world. The M & S committee is responsible for the implementation of local outreach programmes and for accentuating the work of the United Church's Mission and Service Fund. They keep the congregation informed on how the fund is used and encourage its support by the church family. An informative Minute for Mission presentation is scheduled once a month during the worship service ... you will recognize the colourful hat worn by the speaker.
The M & S committee encourages support within the church for various local charities such as Inn From The Cold, the Food Pantry, and LAMP (our weekly lunch program). We also host three Friday Night Dinners at the Inn From the Cold which are funded, prepared and served by members and friends of the congregation. The Benevolent Fund is supported by the congregation and is used mostly for persons requiring immediate help who come to the church office. Other initiatives include the Christmas Mitten Tree and Soup and Bun Sundays featuring "Peace" soup. This busy committee meets once a month and new members are always welcome!
Council and Committees
Trinity's Council (elders) and standing committees are crucial to the work of the church, both the ongoing administrative functions as well as the intellectual and spiritual needs of our congregation and community. Every committee has a specific focus and each would welcome your participation. You do not have to be an elder to lend a helping hand. If you have any questions about the Council governance, or would like to serve on a committee, please contact the church office.
The Board of Trustees
While Council focuses on the continuing administrative and spiritual activities of the church, Trinity's Board of Trustees duties are to ensure that the property and investments of the church are adequately managed and protected in the present and for future generations.