Reported by Katherine Bitzer - Board Chair.
I'm excited and I hope you are too! We have come so far on our journey in the past 8-9 months, and we're now living into the experience of being Trinity on Church. But, we all know that this is just where we are pitching our tent for a while - it's a part of our journey, but it's certainly not our end point. So - what's next? Well, it's time to spark our imaginations with the help and support of the Toronto United Church Council (TUCC).
In brief, the TUCC works with church communities to connect resources to ministry. In our case, our facilitators, Ron, Janet and Katja will be bringing ideas, resources, concrete examples, and processes that have been shown to be effective in helping churches respond to the changing contexts for their ministry. Our facilitators have 25 years experience in consulting and leadership training, and the organization itself has been around for over 100 years. They have a great website - learn more at tucc.ca
On Sunday March 4, and again on Sunday March 18, we will explore exciting new ways that churches in the GTA have stretched to make life-giving connections with changing neighbours and neighbourhoods.
Following the 10am worship service on March 4, plan stay for lunch and then a workshop which will introduce examples of ministries that have reconnected churches with the communities they're called to love and serve. We should be wrapped up by 2pm.
Then - mark your calendars - because on March 18 we're going on an all day facilitated bus tour taking us into Toronto & Brampton to see the actual locations, and to talk with church leaders. $25 bus, includes lunch. Please sign-up through the church office, and/or let us know if you require further information.
So please come, participate and encourage others to do so. Every person sitting here today, and everyone who calls Trinity 'home' has a role to play in this. These events give us an opportunity for shared experience which will help to drive us forward. This is our journey and our story, and it can't be written without you.