Welcome!

We’re glad you found us!

For more than 100 years, we’ve been a cozy hub for spiritual growth and reflection in the heart of Vancouver’s east side. We’re a place where you can belong, be loved and be nourished. Whether you’re seeking a community to connect with, a place to explore sacred meanings or you simply wish to make a difference in the world, Trinity-Grace is the place for you.

We strive to be an inclusive space welcoming of all ages, races, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious backgrounds and economic circumstances. In other words, we’re open minded and open hearted.

Some people say we are a heavenly little church that is also down to earth. We invite you to join us and discover for yourself what we offer.

Welcome!

We’re glad you found us! For more than 100 years, we’ve been a cozy hub for spiritual growth and reflection in the heart of Vancouver’s east side. We’re a place where you can belong, be loved and be nourished amongst caring neighbours and friends. Whether you’re seeking a community to connect with, a place to explore sacred meanings or you simply wish to make a difference in the world, Trinity-Grace is the place for you.

We strive to be an inclusive space welcoming of all ages, races, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious backgrounds and economic circumstances. In other words, we’re open minded and open hearted.

Some people say we are a heavenly little church that is also down to earth. We invite you to join us and discover for yourself what we offer.

Our Mission

Inspired by Jesus, we seek to create a sanctuary where spirits are nourished and community grows as we collaborate for a kinder and more just world.

Our Vision

A community rooted in God’s love, connected by spirit, and following the way of Christ with compassion and courage.

Our Values

We believe in kindness and caring

We seek to create a communal table that provides nourishment to bodies, minds and spirits, and which includes love for all God’s creation.

We believe in engaging our neighbours one at a time to build the power of community.

Building relationships bring us closer together and sustains our spirits.

We believe in the strength of diversity.

We are a collection of individuals, each with unique gifts to share.

We seek to create a space that honours diversity and celebrates people of any age, race, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background or economic circumstance.

We believe in sacred wisdom.

Through the teachings of Jesus, and with insights from other spiritual traditions, we can experience greater depth and meaning to life and the interconnectedness of all creation.

We believe in the spirit of collaboration.

We can achieve more when we work together

We believe in reconciliation.

God calls us to be reconciled and reconciling nurturing the right relations in all aspects of life.

We take responsibility for:

- the legacies of colonialism and honouring the traditions and culture of indigenous peoples

- living with respect as part of creation

Ministry Team

Our Coordinating Minister
Reverend Sandra Nixon

Meet Sandra. Sandra was ordained in the United Church of Canada in 2006, and has been with Trinity-Grace since 2010.She’s originally from Winnipeg, but she’s called the Lower Mainland home for the past 25 years and has served congregations in both Vancouver and Richmond. Sandra is passionate about social justice, spirituality, and the power of community to enrich our lives and transform our world. She loves working with all ages, and believes church should be a place where everyone feels welcome, included and valued. She’s also passionate about yoga, gardening, coffee, and enjoying life with her family: husband Bryn, children David and Samantha, and her cats, Ashie and Smudge.

Our Minister of Community Connection
Ryan Tristin Chapman

Meet Ryan Tristin. Ryan recently completed a Masters in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies and a Masters in Divinity at the Vancouver School of Theology. He also attended Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto and worked for the Student Christian Movement of Canada.He aims to work from an inter-sectional understanding and has been involved with interfaith, Christian, Indigenous, and LGBTQ communities, as well as in grassroots activism, libraries, and museums. He recently developed an anti-racist curriculum using graphic novels and science fiction to facilitate engagement in anti-black racism, particularly for faith based groups. Ryan Tristin values table fellowship, working towards reconciliation, and centring the marginalized and oppressed in both his work and community engagement. His love of gardening is another way he nurtures his spirituality.

Honorary Associate Minister
Janice Guthrie
Our Music Minister
Naoki Natsume

Meet Naoki. Naoki has been training as a musician since the tender age of 8. After graduating from high school in Japan, he moved to the United States to pursue higher education in music. He received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Arizona and Boise State University, and an Associate of Arts in Music degree from Western Wyoming Community College. He then relocated to Vancouver to study with internationally acclaimed pianist, Sara Davis Buechner. Vancouver is also where he met his wife, Melody. 

Naoki has been a pianist at TGUC since 2015 and he’s constantly getting inspired by the amazing people whom he meets there. He also runs a private piano studio with Melody, and in his spare time, he loves playing with and learning more about his beloved hamsters.

Come discover what we offer

Contact / Location

Contact

604-879-3412
803 East 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 2V7
trinitygraceuc@gmail.com

Gathering Times

Join us every Sunday at 10:30am for our weekly service.
Coffee is on before, during and after church.
Style is informal - come as you are!

Events / Calendar