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CoF Ministry Articulation Profile

(Vacancy Reference #983515443)

Growing in Faith (Discipleship) Priority: 2

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

Trinity provides weekly inspiring worship along with Children's Church for all ages. Both the adults and the children are following the curriculum provided by the Common Lectionary. Trinity holds confirmation classes, has a vibrant group working on various projects for the good of the church and has choirs and a seasonal Bible study.

We have no specific goal.
Justice, Outreach & Sharing the Good News (Justice and Outreach) Priority: 8

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

The Trinity family is very active in providing year round events for the community to enjoy, such as the Awesome Stuff Sale, Valentine Tea, a Drive Through Chicken BBQ, Yard Sale, Leathertown Festival and our special Christmas Bazaar. While these activities are all fund raisers, many community members look forward to attending regularly. We also provide accessible meeting space for non-profit community groups such as AA, Al Anon, Girl Guides of Canada, a Women who Sing group, several Quilting Groups and for special events held by families. Trinity currently supports Acton Foodshare, hosts ecological film events and undertook a KAIROS Blanket Exercise. We have also provided leadership for an ecumenical Refugee Sponsorship (CAIRS) Group.

We have no specific goal.
Leadership Priority: 1

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

Trinity is looking for a full time ordained or diaconal minister who is warm, welcoming, empathetic, has a sense of humour and an ability to relate to everyone from the young to the elderly and the community at large. We wish to continue our focus on the sense of community within the church by enhancing communication and interaction with the congregation, specifically through new methods such as social media and digital platforms.

We have a specific goal as follows:

To call an ordained or diaconal minister who will take a "hands-on" leadership role in developing new communication approaches within the congregation.
Wider Relationships (Ministry Partnerships) Priority: 6

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

Trinity is a member of the Acton Ministerial Association, an organization that brings the ministers/pastors of eight churches in Acton together for multiple celebrations throughout the year. Acton gathers as a community of faith for the World Day of Prayer, an ecumenical Unity Service, Lenten Lunches and a Procession of the Cross on Good Friday. Trinity has a pulpit exchange with Churchill Community Church to facilitate each minister's vacation time. Trinity is a member of the new Region 9 of The United Church of Canada.

We have no specific goal.
Pastoral/Spiritual Care Priority: 4

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

The minister and members of Trinity take action to meet individual's needs through visits, food delivery, compassion and encouragement. There is a Benevolent Fund to disperse at the minister's discretion. Trinity would like to augment this ministry with volunteers.

We have a specific goal as follows:

To establish a Pastoral Care Circle, trained by and under the supervision of the Minister to better meet the needs of our faith community.
Belonging, Extravagant Welcome, Wellness (Spirituality/Self-Care) Priority: 5

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

Trinity United Church is a welcoming church. There is an organized rotation of readers, greeters; and communion helpers. There are refreshments and treats after our services and once a month our members gather for a potluck lunch. Trinity recognizes milestones for members such as birthdays and anniversaries. One congregant recently celebrated 100 years of age and we honoured our Music Director for his 60 years of continuous service to this church. Trinity activities have included Church Picnics, hayrides and participation in the Leathertown Festival. The church supports activities at the Acton Town Hall, the Christmas Market and Santa Claus parade.

We have no specific goal.
Stewardship Priority: 7

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

Christians are called to participate in God's mission reflected in Jesus life and ministry as noted in our Annual Report. Trinity will do this as stewards in every decision about how it (as individuals and in faith communities) uses all that God gives us-time, abilities, material resources, relationships - in a lifestyle of discipleship. Trinity holds an annual stewardship campaign to refresh our commitments. As well as being stewards of the finances in fiscally responsible ways, an Administrative and Stewardship Committee supplies the annual statistical information required by the United Church and the report to Revenue Canada supporting our charitable status.

We have a specific goal as follows:

To prepare and meet an annual budget that would have more income than expense and as well, continue to have a full-time Minister and support staff.
Worship Priority: 3

Description of Current Ministry (6-8 sentences):

Trinity has celebrated with public worship since Wesleyan Methodist circuit riders established the local farming community. Trinity celebrates Communion monthly. We celebrate a blended worship style with elements of contemporary and traditional music. We utilize hymns from Voices United, More Voices and occasionally contemporary selections. We have a Tracker Pipe Organ and a Baby Grand Piano and have had other musical instruments to accompany worship. A weekly PowerPoint presentation of our Order of Service is created by volunteers and projected onto a large, retractable screen at the front of the sanctuary. Worship planning is done by the Minister in communication with the Director of Music and Worship Committee.

We have no specific goal.


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