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 Pastoral 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.  She blogs at www.parentingwithspirit.blogspot.ca.

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 will be leading 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 : ‘Breath Maker, Bread Giver’

‘Breath Maker, Bread Giver’          Doug Norris     (based on John 17 (see text at end) Here are some of the moving parts set out in front of us today. Ascension Day was...
Read

Sermon : Dr Gerald Filson

Sunday May 6 we welcomed and heard from Dr Gerald Filson, from the Baha'i Community of Canada.
Read

Sermon(s) – Doug & Karen

Community Building Sunday, shared reflections. (scroll down to see Karen's remarks) Click to hear audio - (NB first minute of recording is missing ) ‘Written In my Flesh’...
Read

Sermon : ‘Still Trying Easter’

‘Still Trying Easter’     April 22, 2018   Doug Norris      There are a couple of things circling around for me, this past couple of weeks.  In the middle of the many things...
Read

Sermon: The Little Engine that Did

April 8, 2018 Easter 2,  Karen J. Bowles One of the traditions that grew up in the church around 1500 was a service called in the latin “Risus Paschalis or God’s Joke or the...
Read

Community Calendar

May 2018
SMTWTFS
   1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31   
« Apr   Jun »

Rosedale United Church

159 Roxborough Drive
Toronto, Ontario,
M4W 1X7 Phone: (416) 924-0725
Fax: (416) 924-9505
E-mail: churchoffice@rosedaleunited.org
Mon. to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.