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The sacrament of Holy Communion recalls the meals Jesus shared with his disciples, and in particular the Last Supper on the night before his death. Throughout history these Biblical events have been central to the Church’s worship life.

As Christians, we share this meal several times throughout the year, where the broken bread and poured wine have become symbols to remind us of the crucified and risen Christ. When we receive the bread and cup we share in community with God’s people throughout the ages and around the world.

All are Invited to the Table

In the United Church all people are welcome to celebrate this Sacrament. We practice open communion where everyone is invited to receive a piece of bread and a small cup of unfermented grape juice, including the smallest children. Communion is either served in the pew or at stations at the front of the church (usually by intinction, dipping the bread into the cup). A gluten-free option is also available for those who have a wheat allergy.

 

Baptism

Baptism is a sacrament in the United Church of Canada, along with Holy Communion. It is a symbolic action that signifies the new life God gives us as we join the church community. In our church, baptisms are usually performed as a part of Sunday worship. Water, the element used in baptism, nourishes and cleanses as we pour it onto the head of the person being baptized.
 

The United Church offers baptism to all ages. In choosing to baptize an infant, parents and sponsors are recognizing that God loves the child and is at work in the child's life. They and their Church family also make a covenant to support the child as they grow in their faith. More information on baptism can be found on the United Church of Canada website.

Confirmation

While Confirmation is not a sacrament, it is a time when a young person who was baptized as an infant can choose to make their own profession of faith. Confirmation is not about church membership. It is a process of interactive classes and activities, usually for youth in Grade 8, that allows them to ask questions, explore their faith, learn about other faith communities, and affirm the commitment made for them at baptism.

 

A wedding is a time of covenant and deep commitment by which a couple will promise their love and loyalty to each other in the presence of God and their loved ones. Trinity welcomes the opportunity to share in the celebration of your marriage, to help you make it an occasion of great joy and meaning.  

Our church is a wonderful place to celebrate a wedding! We would be honored to help you not only plan a wedding service that is beautiful and significant, but to help you prepare for a marriage that will be a strong foundation for your future life together. Wedding ceremonies at Trinity are inclusive to all who believe in love and want to live faithfully.

Booking and Preparation

If you wish to reserve the Sanctuary or the Chapel for your wedding, please contact one of our wedding coordinators through the church office. Our staff will be more than happy to provide you with further information about our church and explain what we have to offer in wedding-related services. Note: For church wedding music ideas, CLICK HERE.

Thank you for considering the use of Trinity for your upcoming wedding.

 

Funerals and Memorial Services

Trinity United Church lives out the ministry of compassion during the most difficult times of life. Our congregation is a loving and caring faith community and we are sensitive to the sorrow you, your family and friends may be experiencing.

Our church stands ready to provide a special funeral or memorial service and has the resources to help you with the grieving process. Pastoral staff are usually available on short notice when needed. They can meet with you and your family to discuss your wishes, assist you in selecting appropriate hymns or scriptures, and create an environment where the end of life is both honored and celebrated with dignity and fellowship. You don't have to be members of the congregation to arrange a funeral or memorial at Trinity United Church. However, if you wish to use our Sanctuary or Chapel for this purpose, then all elements of the service will be worshipful in nature.

 

Other rooms and facilities are available if you desire to hold a luncheon or memorial tea following the service. Contact the church office to learn about our reception accommodations, discuss room availability, and/or to request UCW catering if needed.

In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God.