Nobleton United Church

About our Minister

Carol-Ann Chapman began serving Nobleton and Schomberg congregations in February 2017. She completed her Master of Divinity degree at Emmanuel College in May. She began her career as an Early Childhood Educator for the Region of Peel and went on to provide private daycare and support for children with Autism. She also spent several years employed as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at an Anglican church where she participated on the board and in several committees. As a “mature” student she continued her academic journey by completing a certificate in Child Abuse Studies, a Diploma in Social Work and her BA in Social Development Studies. She began feeling a strong call to ordained ministry in 2001 and through many twists and turns came to us as Nobleton and Schomberg’s appointed minister. She anticipates ordination with the United Church of Canada in May 2018.


A Message from Our Minister


October 2, 2017


I’ve been reviewing some notes from a book called “Fishing Tips: How Curiosity Transformed a Community of Faith.” It is a book written by a minister from Hillhurst United Church in Calgary who transformed a failing church into a vibrant community. In the book words such as, radical, trust, inclusion and vision jump out at me. When I add the word radical to the others I get Radical-Trust…Radical-Inclusion…Radical-Vision…there is a power in this. Radical-Inclusion means EVERYONE feels welcomed into the church. It means that anyone walking in the doors doesn’t have to worry about feeling judged by their clothing, their money, their ability, their beliefs, their lifestyle, or about who they choose to love. A Radical-Vision  looks outside the box for new ways to include people in the community…ways that make them feel wanted and comfortable…ways that encourage them to use their God-given gifts…ways they have their needs met. And finally, what would happen if we trusted God, radically? It would mean that we wouldn’t worry about how we’d accomplish these things. We’d trust that we have a generous God who would provide the resources and the people we needed to make these things happen. It would mean living out a Radical-Faith.


I believe God wants us to be Radical, in our Thinking, in our Being in our Love. This is the person I strive to be and hope that others feel empowered to be the same. Jesus said that the most important things we can do are, Love God with all your heart, soul and mind and love, and love your neighbour as yourself. “With all” meaning completely, no holding back…radically. I pray this is the kind of love you encounter at Nobleton/Schomberg United Church.



Carol-Ann


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