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 : Please Do Not Disturb

Doug Norris  (Is.40 : 27-31 , Mk 1 : 29-39) I’ll begin with a confession.  I have been caught sleeping on the job.   Among the various odd items sitting around my office -...
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Reflections on Gibimishkaadamin

Gibimishkaadamin is a yearly canoe trip of Indigenous and Non Indigenous Youth from across the country held in August.  The youth gathered in Toronto this past weekend and...
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Sermon : ‘Curry In Carnoustie’

 Doug Norris A couple of weeks ago I asked for some themes to discuss, here in my last set of sermons.  -  I got a  very fine and challenging response - from Jocelyn. I’ll...
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Sermon : ‘A Word From The Wise”

January 27, 2019     Doug Norris I found a little booklet.  I have been sifting through my office, several decades of accumulation.  Photos from youth group retreats when I...
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Sermon: Being ‘Gifted’

1 Corinthians 12: 1-11,  Rev. Karen Bowles I will speak this morning of some ‘W’ words - ‘worth’ and ‘weal’ and ‘warf and weft’. Infighting in the church is certainly...
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Community Calendar

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Welcome to our Congregation Members.

Please select the drop down page to fill in the form, with consent, with your current details for our online directory. You will be sent a password for access to the directory.

 

Under the Church tab in the drop down menu - select ‘directory’. Or press HERE to link.

Sermon : Please Do Not Disturb

Doug Norris  (Is.40 : 27-31 , Mk 1 : 29-39) I’ll begin with a confession.  I have been caught sleeping on the job.   Among the various odd items sitting around my office -...
Read

Reflections on Gibimishkaadamin

Gibimishkaadamin is a yearly canoe trip of Indigenous and Non Indigenous Youth from across the country held in August.  The youth gathered in Toronto this past weekend and...
Read

Sermon : ‘Curry In Carnoustie’

 Doug Norris A couple of weeks ago I asked for some themes to discuss, here in my last set of sermons.  -  I got a  very fine and challenging response - from Jocelyn. I’ll...
Read

Sermon : ‘A Word From The Wise”

January 27, 2019     Doug Norris I found a little booklet.  I have been sifting through my office, several decades of accumulation.  Photos from youth group retreats when I...
Read

Sermon: Being ‘Gifted’

1 Corinthians 12: 1-11,  Rev. Karen Bowles I will speak this morning of some ‘W’ words - ‘worth’ and ‘weal’ and ‘warf and weft’. Infighting in the church is certainly...
Read

Community Calendar

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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.