Community of Faith Profile

Members: Cathy Bennett, Dave Mackay, Audrey Mackay, Elizabeth Hull, Debbie Powell, Bud Justice, Mary Tomlinson


Liaison: Jean Wilson



History of Bobcaygeon Providence Pastoral Charge 2

Trinity and Providence Congregations Today 2

Trinity and Providence Geographical Distribution of Members 2

Trinity Mission Statement 3

Bobcaygeon Providence Pastoral Charge Profile 3

Assets and Resources of Trinity and Providence 4

2018 Financials 6

Community Profile 6

Bobcaygeon Ministerial Ass. 6

Community Resources 6

Position Profile 7

Terms of Employment Profile 8

Recommendation regarding Eastern Central Ontario Region (ECO) Report 8











Brief History of Bobcaygeon-Providence Pastoral Charge

Trinity and Providence Congregations Today

Trinity and Providence Geographical Distribution of Members

Trinity Mission Statement


As Followers of Jesus Christ we seek:

Bobcaygeon Providence Pastoral Charge Profile

Archives Committee, Board of Trustees, Faith Formation, Communications Committee, Finance Committee, Ministry and Personnel Committee, Outreach Committee, Pastoral Care Committee, Property Committee, Stewardship Committee, Worship Committee, Church Council, Ministry of Music, Prayer Team, Healing Ministry Team, Trinity UCW, Providence UCW.

Trinity United Church: Assets and Resources



Church Building

    • Sanctuary, Narthex & Library redecorated in 2001 |

    • Grand piano & organ in Sanctuary

    • Audio/visual equipment used extensively in Sanctuary

    • Beautiful stained-glass windows in Narthex and Trinity Hall

    • Kitchen equipped to serve large functions

    • Parking and accessibility

  • Trinity Hall, library, fellowship room, kitchen, Sunday school rooms, church office, Ministers office, Bethel room, 2 floors (staircases), large narthex, balcony in sanctuary,

  • Archives: Custodian of records and documents for the congregation and pastoral charge

  • Property Committee: Responsible for maintenance of the building.

  • Supported by a staff custodian.

Board of Trustees

    • Each church in our pastoral charge is represented by a separate committee that reports as a body of legal agents for their respective church, and holds all property and funds in trust.


    • Responsible for the liturgy and order of worship for all services.

    • Planning, maintenance and coordinating all practical elements of services.

    • Augments worship with appropriate guest-speakers, decorations and banners.

Pastoral Care

    • Keeps in touch with the Trinity and Providence Church Family, shut-ins and those in nursing homes and hospitals.

    • Newsletter distribution.


    • Holds authority to act on all ongoing matters relating to the Pastoral Charge.


  • Sets the annual budget for the Pastoral Charge.

  • Accounting of all income and disbursements for the Pastoral Charge.

  • 157 households supporting financially

  • Operating budget for 2018 of $190,728 – 2019 of $160,005.

  • M& S budget for 2018 of $32,800. – 2019 of $32,800.

  • Other missions’ budget for 2018 of $5,500. – 2019 of $5,500.

  • Several trust funds also provide funding. Dec 31, 2018 $142,000.

  • Participation in PAR is growing

Ministry & Personnel

  • Provides a consultative and supportive agency for the staff of the Pastoral Charge.

Sunday School

  • Approximately 14 currently with average 6 each week and two teachers

Faith Formation

  • Several Committees coordinate spreading the Word through all areas of the Pastoral Charge other than Worship Services.

Prayer Team

  • Meets weekly throughout the year.


  • 215 members and adherents

  • Average attendance 90

  • Primarily a mature congregation

  • Quite a few snowbirds

  • Some attend Providence during the summer


  • Educates the congregation on Christian-steward principles.


  • Excellent acoustics in sanctuary

  • Complete sound system

  • Music Director on staff

  • Choir of 15 enthusiastic members with average attendance of 12

  • Wealth of musical talent enjoying a wide range of [faith based] music.

  • Computerized projection for audio/visual display service, hymns, special videos,

  • Hand chimes, Folk group, musicians (violin, guitar, Tar Frame drums/tambourine,

Trinity UCW Units

  • Approximately 25 women in 2 units

  • Significant participation in fundraising events

  • Contributes to charities near and far, and to the financial support of the church.

  • Hosts church receptions and events.

Healing Ministry

  • Held weekly from September to June.

  • Therapeutic Touch and Reiki.

Continuing Outreach

  • fellowship/coffee after each service

  • Raises awareness of the Christian faith in the community

  • Artisans Gallery

  • Farmers Market

  • Community Christmas Dinner

  • Chiapas Mexico Fund

  • Bobcaygeon Food Bank

  • Disaster Relief Responses

  • Environmental Action Bobcaygeon



  • Annual Yard Sale

  • Chili cook off

  • Luncheons, dinners

Providence United Church: Assets and Resources



Church Building

  • quaint 1 room church with narthex

  • church built in 1890

  • coffee time with treats after each service

  • organ and piano in church

  • special Christmas service

  • 2 annual meetings with approx. 25 persons present

  • Operational bell tower


  • Providence is self supporting

  • several Trust Funds add to ongoing income


  • many active adherents

UCW Units

  • 1 unit

  • Providence UCW meets throughout the year.


  • wide array: some local

  • different each week

Continuing Outreach

  • support M & S

  • high school scholarship

  • 10 other charitable donations

  • fellowship and refreshments after each service

2018 Financials

Community Profile

Community Resources of the Bobcaygeon Providence Pastoral Charge

Bobcaygeon Ministerial Association

Position Profile

Position Summary

Full-time ministry position requires effective leadership in our congregation through the conduct of Worship, the provision of Pastoral Care, leadership in program planning and development for Christian Education.

Areas of Ministry

As a result of the survey from the congregation, the position will focus on Worship and Pastoral Care as the priorities.

1) Worship

The successful candidate will:

2) Pastoral Care and Outreach

The successful candidate will:

Council and the United Church of Canada

3) Christian Education

The successful candidate will:

4) Administration

The successful candidate will:

necessary or on request

Terms of Employment Profile

Many of the conditions of employment are mandated by the United Church of Canada. When Bobcaygeon Providence Pastoral Charge issues a call, the conditions of employment will be consistent with documented standards.


Compensation will be up to category C based on the current annual Salary and Allowance Schedules outlined in the United Church Salary Guidelines.

Mileage Allowance, Telephone and Internet Service, Moving Expenses

As determined by United Church policy.

Pension and Group Insurance

The Pastoral Charge will pay the employer portion for United Church Pension and Group Insurance Plans as assessed.


The Pastoral Charge will provide one month of vacation including five Sundays per year. The Minister will consult with the M&P Committee to determine actual dates.

Continuing Education

A study leave for continuing education of three weeks per year, as approved in advance by the Ministry and Personnel Committee and education as required by UCC.

Recommendation regarding ECO Report

The Pastoral Charge Committee recommends the acceptance of the Report by the Bobcaygeon Providence Pastoral Charge Council and the adoption of the Report Recommendation to call a full-time member of Ordered Ministry, up to and including Category C.




TITLE: Music Director/Accompanist


Church Council through the Minister-on-Staff


Worship Committee


The function of the Music Director/Accompanist is:

  1. To work with the Minister of the Congregation and the Worship Committee in the planning of regular and special services of worship. The Music Director/Accompanist is an ex officio member of the Worship Committee.

  1. To work with the Minister of the Congregation in the selection of appropriate music each Sunday. Because the Minister has the overall responsibility for the worship service, he/she can delegate responsibility for the choice of hymns.

  1. Hold choir practices on a weekly basis, with extra practices as deemed necessary, and to present choral anthems on a regular basis.

  1. Play for worship services other than regular Sunday morning services (Good Friday, Christmas Eve, etc.) as deemed necessary by the Worship Committee.

  1. Be willing to accompany, but not direct or conduct, a Junior Choir if and when needed.

  1. Be aware and recognize the gifts and talents of those from within and outside the congregation who may be enlisted from time to time to serve the congregation as guest musicians as authorized by the Worship Committee.

  1. Be responsible for playing in services of worship and other church functions as required from time to time, including funerals and weddings, on a “first-refusal” basis, fees to be established in conjunction with the Church Council. In the case of a wedding, the Music Director/Accompanist will attend rehearsals, if necessary, for an extra fee as per the rate schedule drawn up by the Church Council.

  1. Be responsible for music resources, reporting purchases of new music within budget and/or recommended by the Worship Committee.

  1. Communicate any concerns regarding major maintenance and repair of the organ, piano and/or any other musical instruments directly to the Worship Committee. Emergency needs can be attended to by the Music Director/Accompanist.

  1. In consultation with the Worship Committee, attend workshops, seminars, etc. in order to enhance the ministry of music. $500.00 for continuing education is available.

  1. The Music Director/Accompanist will not be a member of the choir executive, but shall attend meetings on invitation.

Method of Evaluation:

An annual evaluation will be provided by the Ministry and Personnel Committee in consultation with the Worship Committee, and will include reviewing previously established goals and objectives, and establishing updated goals and objectives.


Liaison to the Church Council shall be through the Ministry and Personnel Committee concerning issues of working conditions and salary and benefits.

Terms of Employment:

Employment shall be a contract position. Salary is based on the Royal Canadian College of Organist's Table of Recommended Salaries for 10 – 13 hours per week.

Salary/compensations and other benefits such as sick days and continuing education shall be negotiated annually with the Ministry & Personnel Committee and approved by the Church Council, within the guidelines established by the United Church of Canada.

The Music Director/Accompanist receives three sick weeks per year, if necessary. Both choir practice and Sunday service constitutes a sick week. The Music Director/Accompanist receives 4 weeks vacation.

Continuing education (see #10 under Function) is supported, subject to approval by the Church Council upon recommendation of the Ministry and Personnel Committee.

The dates for vacation and other absences will be coordinated through the Worship Committee well in advance (4-6 weeks) when possible, so that a supply can be brought in. If unable to attend the Sunday service for any reason (eg. bad weather, sickness), the Chair of the Worship Committee should be contacted to find a substitute.

Termination of Employment:

The contract is renegotiated annually, but may be terminated at any time with eight weeks' notice, by either side, in writing.