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 Michael Gibson

Kelly and Michael 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 about430 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

SCS_COPELAND_corey_1643_RGB_headshotCorey Copeland, Clerk of Session, will be leading the Board from February 2016, for two years. Corey attended Rosedale United as a child, and after being away for many years pursuing business interests, and is back in active membership in many of our programs, from contemplative groups to compassionate outreach.

 

 

Joanne Gooding is the Deputy Clerk (incoming) and will assume the full Clerk duties in early 2018.   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 – Where the Wild Things Are

Two reflections offered today, by Doug and by Karen : (Click name  for audio recordings) There is a story Bill Deacon likes to tell about me.  Some 15 years ago, on a canoe...
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Sermon : ‘Good. And Angry’

Doug Norris  - based on Isaiah 64:1-9 click to hear audio recording  
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Sermon : ‘T’NT’ Karen J. Bowles

click to hear audio recording November 26, 2017, Matthew 25:31 - 46 The joke:  At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little...
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Sermon : ‘All In’ Doug Norris

 November 19, 2017       Doug Norris    Matthew 25:14-30 click to hear audio recording So here’s the question on the docket for today - in fact maybe the only fundamental...
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Sermon – Kristin Philipson

Bring Something to the Table    Matthew 25:1-13   November 12, 2017 click to listen to audio recording A couple of weeks ago we received an invite to a Halloween party...
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Community Calendar

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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.