A Closer Look at Trinity United
Ever since Trinity
was built 20 years ago, the round windows in the Narthex have been
waiting to fulfill their destiny -- they were supposed to be stained
glass windows. However, during construction, money dwindled and they
were never completed.
Following Thelma Smith's passing a few years ago, her family decided
they wanted to make one of her dreams come true -- to have a memorial
window at Trinity for their father, Jim Smith. Thelma's family thus
wanted a window to be in memory of both Jim and Thelma. With that as
encouragement, Jean Bolt (who created the other stained glass windows
at Trinity) designed the new windows and the task was contracted out
to Carousel Glass in Ridgetown.
During this process
the Bolt Family decided they would donate the second window in memory
of Madeline Bolt, their grandmother and a former organist, and their
father, Paul Bolt. The windows were installed last winter and dedicated
The windows, containing all the colours of the church year, have a
symbolic Rose of Sharon (another name for Jesus) at their centre, and
it is through these windows that the love of Christ shines to spread
his light to the world.
(Left) One of the beautiful banners made by the ladies
of the church to beautify the sanctuary and to instil a feeling of
warmth and love
to all those who view it.