Staff and Leadership

Reverend Doug Norris

Doug is the staff team leader, and responsible for Worship, preaching, outreach, adult classes, pastoral care duties, and support for the board and leadership of the congregation.   dnorris@rosedaleunited.org

Reverend Karen Bowles

Karen is the Minister for Congregation and Community Care, and is also involved in adult education, outreach, preaching, planning and leading worship services. karenbowles@rosedaleunited.org

Reverend Kristin Philipson

Kristin provides ministry to the youth and children, and the many volunteers who work with them and is also involved in preaching, planning and leading worship services.   You can email her at youth@rosedaleunited.org.

Wayne Strongman

Wayne is the Director of Music, conducts the choir, and is an integral part of the worship team.   musicdirector@rosedaleunited.org

Christine Hanson

Christine is our associate music director

Mary Garrone

Mary is the Director of Administration, and manages the church office, supporting all staff, board and congregation. churchoffice@rosedaleunited.org

Kelly Buxton and Steven Muise

Kelly and Steven are the Church Sextons, (full time, and part time) and responsible for the upkeep of the church buildings.  They can be contacted through the church office (above)

Lay Leadership

Rosedale United Church is both a community Church and a gathered Congregation. The majority of its members live in the Rosedale-Moore Park area but some members come from other parts of Toronto. Rosedale United is, we believe, a friendly and welcoming Congregation with about 430 member households. The members have a strong sense of community which is reflected in many ways, including participation and leadership on the Board, committees, Sunday School teaching and various community programs. A significant number of the members are academically and professionally trained people who hold positions of responsibility and leadership within their chosen careers and in volunteer activities.The traditional term for the senior lay leader of the congregation is ‘Clerk of Session’ – a phrase from our Presbyterian heritage which denotes the importance of the person who gathers the wisdom and diligence of the elders of the congregation (the Session) to make decisions and set direction.

 

Joanne Gooding, Clerk of Session leads the Board from February 2018, for two years.  Joanne and her family have a long history of active engagement in the congregation, outreach work, the neighbourhood, and she brings experience in nonprofit leadership.

 

Sermon: In the Work of our Hands, the Love in our Hearts

October 14, 2018, Rev. Karen J. Bowles Psalm 90:12-17, Mark 10:17-27, scroll down for readings Context is important.  And without it, we often misinterpret a situation, draw...
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Thankful for Truth, The Glorious Beauty of the Lilies and the Soaring Freedom of the Birds

October 7, 2018, Rev. Kristin Philipson, Joel 2:21-27, Matthew 6:25-33 Thanksgiving Sunday Reflection 1 Thankful for Truth, Joel 2:21-27 I’ve never personally seen a...
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Blessing of the Animals – September 30, 2018

Reflections from humans about the animals in their lives.
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Youth Reflections on Gibimishkaadamin Canoe Trip 2018

James 3:13-18,Mark 9:30-37 Opening remarks by Rev. Karen Bowles I do not have to say much this morning - not because I do not want to but because I do not need to - what...
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Courage Doesn’t Count

Wisdom 7:22-28, Mark 8:27-38, Rev. Karen Bowles I speak with you this morning on the difference between perhaps what we would like Jesus and his being the Messiah to mean,...
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Community Calendar

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Sermon: In the Work of our Hands, the Love in our Hearts

October 14, 2018, Rev. Karen J. Bowles Psalm 90:12-17, Mark 10:17-27, scroll down for readings Context is important.  And without it, we often misinterpret a situation, draw...
Read

Thankful for Truth, The Glorious Beauty of the Lilies and the Soaring Freedom of the Birds

October 7, 2018, Rev. Kristin Philipson, Joel 2:21-27, Matthew 6:25-33 Thanksgiving Sunday Reflection 1 Thankful for Truth, Joel 2:21-27 I’ve never personally seen a...
Read

Blessing of the Animals – September 30, 2018

Reflections from humans about the animals in their lives.
Read

Youth Reflections on Gibimishkaadamin Canoe Trip 2018

James 3:13-18,Mark 9:30-37 Opening remarks by Rev. Karen Bowles I do not have to say much this morning - not because I do not want to but because I do not need to - what...
Read

Courage Doesn’t Count

Wisdom 7:22-28, Mark 8:27-38, Rev. Karen Bowles I speak with you this morning on the difference between perhaps what we would like Jesus and his being the Messiah to mean,...
Read

Community Calendar

Rosedale United Church

159 Roxborough Drive
Toronto, Ontario,
M4W 1X7 Phone: (416) 924-0725
E-mail: churchoffice@rosedaleunited.org
Mon. to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.