We are a community that exists to teach a life-giving and inclusive Christian Faith by:
Justice, Wisdom, Respect, Hope
Trinity United Church is pleased to be able to offer both in-person and online worship during this time. In complying with the regulations issued by the province and Southwestern Public Health and after much discernment, we have protocol in place to keep everyone safe. Please visit our announcements under the events tab for the latest protocol updates.
Sunday morning worship services will continue to be recorded and posted to YouTube on Sunday afternoon. A “Learning With All God’s Children” program is available every Sunday for people of all ages, and specifically geared to our young people. Check it out on YouTube.
Welcome to worship at Trinity in the way that feels best for you and your family.
Welcome to the Trinity United Church website. I hope that you discover within these pages, what I have come to discover about Trinity; a vibrant community that reaches out beyond its doors to share the love of God in intentional ways, and people who embrace one another with genuine care. If you are reading about Trinity, and have not yet stepped inside the building, know that you are welcome. I pray that you will find the Trinity community to be a place of belonging where you can learn and grow.
As the minister at Trinity United Church I arrived October 2019 and have appreciated that people are down-to-earth, love to laugh, and live their faith as demonstrated by the respect and care they show. People get involved in all aspects of ministry and it is always remarkable the number of people who use their gifts and talents for the benefit of the church. There are groups and activities to participate in as well as community gatherings that happen at Trinity. There is a place for you to do what you enjoy and use your skills in ways that will be appreciated and that will connect you with great people.
Worship on Sunday mornings (10:30 a.m.) is a celebration of God’s love and how we can respond to that love. People of all ages gather together to sing, pray, and hear the Word God has for us in this time. We don’t have all the answers. We faithfully commit to asking questions and exploring our faith with one another, as we seek to better discern what it means to follow Jesus. Trinity’s music team and choir lead music that inspires those who appreciate contemporary music and traditional hymns. Young people are active participants in worship and have an opportunity to attend Sunday School with Trinity’s Children and Youth Co-ordinator.
When you come to Trinity I trust that you will find the staff to be outgoing, committed, and interested in getting to know you. They are here to help and welcome you to Trinity United Church.
One of the joys of ministry is the opportunity to journey with people in some of the most important times of their lives, and I am so appreciative of that opportunity. I believe that the local church that seeks to follow Jesus and live in response to God’s love can help bring about transformation in individual lives and the world. I look forward to meeting you and being Christ’s Church together.
Peace, Rev. Tracy
From its early beginnings, Trinity United Church has shown its congregational spirit that has helped sustain it. The Rev. Nathan Bangs started us around 1801, officially at the first-quarterly Board in Oxford, 1804, for the Episcopal Methodist Church.
Many settlers who accompanied Thomas Ingersoll were early members of TUC. TUC’s various locations showed an undaunted development from a schoolhouse, a log structure, the current site of West Oxford church, to a log school house in Ingersoll.
1854 and 1865 were milestones in Trinity’s progress. Respectively, the Wesleyan Methodist Church which assisted escaped slaves whose descendants eventually built their own Methodist Church on Catherine Street and the construction of the King Street Methodist Church whose congregation grew to 975 by 1924.
After a major renovation in 1958-59, similar work in 1998, and our recent, major rebuild, our congregation continues strongly.