Trinity United church is an inter-generational, community-based church located in Cannington, Ontario.
We are pleased to announce our exciting new beginning as part of a regional team ministry, under the name “United Community Ministry”, with the congregations of Woodville, Peniel, Cambray, and Oakwood United Churches. This is the culmination of much meeting, planning, working , and anticipation that grew out of the Presbytery initiated area Chat Groups in 2016, with UCM officially starting Sept.1 , 2018. Clergy for the transition year will be Rev. Wanda Stride (to Dec 30/18) and Student Intern Minister Daniel MacDonald (to Aug 31/19), each serving at 60% time.
We welcome St Andrew’s UC Beaverton into our UCM fold as a partner in March 2019.
We welcome Rev. Timothy Dayfoot as our full=time UCM Interim Minister beginning July 1, 2019 for one year, to guide us into our next steps together in ministry.
UCM Council consists of two representatives from each congregation with executive as follows: Chairperson – Kerri Jebson, Secretary – Yvonne Strange, Treasurer – Ian Kennedy.
We collectively look forward to entering and exploring this new way of ‘being church’.
TRINITY CANNINGTON UNITED CHURCH AFFIRMING MISSION STATEMENT: (adopted Sept 30, 2018)
“As the people of Trinity United Church, we affirm and support the life
experience of all. We aim to provide a safe, nurturing environment where
we intentionally welcome all into the total life and ministry of the
Trinity family, including but not limited to: persons of any age, colour,
ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, intellectual and physical
ability, family configuration, social or economic circumstance or mental
health. All persons are invited to take part in every aspect of church
life including membership, leadership, celebrating life passages and
marriage. We are publicly committed to working and living together in our
journey toward justice for all of God’s people.”
Trinity United Church Cannington became an official Affirming congregation through Affirm United, on June 23, 2019, following more than a year of intentional study, and vote held in May 2019. We look forward to living out this commitment.
We welcome people of all ages at Trinity. Our services are designed so that anyone of any age can participate. As well many of our programs are multi-aged ie Sunday Morning Children’s classes, dramas, handbell groups.
We seek to serve our community, Cannington. We regularly open our doors for community events, and groups’ use of building, and try to participate fully in our community. Trinity is pleased to offer its newly renovated presentation space in the sanctuary as well as the lower hall with newly fitted kitchen for free use by non-profit groups and organizations; and by suggested donation for businesses and for-profit groups.
Trinity Cannington is dedicated to providing opportunities to engage with and serve our local community.
Currently, we offer the following annual community event suitable for all ages for fellowship, entertainment, and to highlight skills and talents found locally:
“Swing Into Spring” – usually held on a Sunday evening in late April or early May; a continuously served dinner from 5-7 pm, local artisans’ displays, guest concert performer at 7 pm. Proceeds to the Mission & Service Fund of the United Church of Canada.
We are a local expression of the worldwide community of people who follow Christ. Within that, we are a part of the United Church of Canada.
Our Board comprises volunteer men and women who are a part of our congregation. These people provide us with leadership, helping us stay true to our vision and mission as a church.
This group of volunteers, with five areas of interest (Worship, Christian Education, Outreach, Congregational Life, Finance & Property), meet on the second Thursday of the month (excluding July/August) at 7 pm for committees and 7:30 pm for whole board to address and attend to the many diversities and responsibilities of a community of faith. Contact is Chairperson of Board.
Meet Our Ministry Personnel
We offer a warm welcome to Daniel MacDonald who joined us at Trinity at 60% time for a two year student minister internship as a final requirement for ordination (Sept 1, 2017 – Aug 30, 2019). Daniel is a Masters of Divinity graduate from the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax and originally from Kingston ON. We look forward to his leadership and partnership through ministry in our community. His final year of internship revised into a new role as clergy for our United Community Ministry as of Sept 1, 2018.
Rev. Wanda Stride, Ordained Minister, joined Daniel, as the clergy for our regional team – United Community Ministry, effective Sept 1, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018 in a transition year as this new entity. Wanda was the clergy at the Woodville/Peniel pastoral charge prior to accepting the UCM role. We look forward to her experience, wisdom, and enthusiasm in visioning being church in a new way.
We welcome Rev. Timothy Dayfoot as our UCM Interim Minister beginning July 1, 2019 for a one year period, and look forward to his expertise, leadership and guidance as we enter our next steps as a collective ministry.
Did you know that Trinity’s history goes back to 1828, one year after Cannington was settled? Check out the interesting facts and feelings, from research and voices of past congregants, combined in “The History of Trinity United Church 1895-1995” booklet. Copy available for borrowing from the office.