Church Council - This
group oversees the functioning of the committees. It meets on a monthly basis and receives reports from the various
committees as well as discusses matters that pertain to the whole. Its membership is made up of the committee members.
Christian Education - Concerned
with faith formation of all ages. As the United Church, faith is understood not as an arrival or destination, but as
a life-long journey.
- Church Library - Be sure
to check out our library in the hall. Here you will find a wide selection of books for all ages, including an extensive
- Sunday School - All children
from nursery age through Gr. 12 are welcome..The teachings normally follow the same Bible readings that the adults will hear
Ministry and Personnel - Meets
as a consultative body that supports the work of all paid personnel in the church and works to see that good relationships
exist between staff and congregation members.
Outreach - Concerned
with community and global outreach.
Benevolent Funds - These funds are used to assit members
of our community.
Mission and Service - This is the main source for outreach
funds (both national and global) of our United Church of Canada. To learn how these funds help people, listen to the
Minute for Mission read on a regular basis at the beginning of our worship services. Tax receipted donations can be
made through your regular offering envelopes or through Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR).
The Amherst Food Assistance Network - Along with other
churches and organizations in the Amherst area, our church supports the local food bank through our monthly food bank Sundays
when we are encouraged to bring in non-perishables. Some of our members also volunteer on a regular basis.
Property - Repairs,
day to day functioning of the building, approval of day to day expenditures related to upkeep of building.
ReGenesis - This group collaboratively develops
a strategy for congregational renewal.
Stewardship - Responsible
for seeing that the full financial potential of the congregation is realized and for interperting why the funds are needed.
Worship - Busies
itself with all matters pertaining to worship including scheduling of services, use of sanctuary space, sacraments, etc.
Board of Trustees - Concerns
itself with investments, leases, major renovations of the building, etc.
Presbytery - Trinity-St. Stephen's is
a part of a regional grouping of United Churches called Chignecto Presbytery. There are about 90 such presbyteries from
coast to coast in Canada. Here, lay and clergy representatives discuss mutual concerns, share new learnings, organize
regional events and oversee the functioning of our congregations. It usually meets every couple of months with committees
designated for specific tasks. In late May, a huge gathering of all Maritime presbyterues take place for 4 days in Sackville,
NB. This is called Maritime Conference (Find their link under the "Links" section.).