As we wrap up this 150th year of Canadiana, Trinity United Church and the Dreamcoat Children’s Choir team up to remember some great Canadian Christmas traditions. Wrap yourself in a patchwork quilt of warm songs and stories sure to get you in the Yuletide spirit!

Treat yourself to an evening of Canadian Christmas spirit at Trinity United Church (Ferguson at McIntyre) on Thursday December the 14th—all to benefit North Bay’s soup kitchen, “The Gathering Place.”

At 6:30pm we gather with a sing-a-long of Christmas favourites, followed by story and music at 7pm. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for students, children under 12 are free. Refreshments will be served.

Trinity Christmas Poster letter size 2017

Trinity this week – Second Sunday in Advent

Hello Trinity Friends,

After you dig yourself out of all this snow, please join us for worship on Sunday morning at 10:30 am for the Second Sunday in Advent.  We celebrate White Gift Sunday – bringing in gifts to the Food Shelf, Infant Food Shelf and Christmas Bag Outreach programs.  Your donations will be collected by the Sunday School.  Some ideas for your White Gift are: non-perishable food, infant size diapers, toothpaste, toothbrush, socks, slippers, scarves, playing cards, new puzzles or money to purchase needed items.
Following the service, plan to stay for the JOY Bands Christmas Concert present “Sweet Sounds of Christmas” at Trinity. Carol Sing-A-Long 1:30pm. – Concert 2:00 pm. Free Will offering will support the Synagogue Restoration Fund.
On Monday December 11th, the UCW will meet at Cecil’s.  We will gather at 11:30. All ladies in the congregation are cordially invited to come for lunch, and a program of Christmas stories and poems.  Everyone will be responsible for buying their own meal. Instead of a gift exchange, please bring a donation for the Food Shelf.  Please let Judy know (705- 478 -7781) if you are able to join us.
A Canadian Christmas – Thursday December 14th, 7 pm
As we wrap up this 150th year of Canadiana, Trinity United Church and the Dreamcoat Children’s Choir team up to remember some great Canadian Christmas traditions. Wrap yourself in a patchwork quilt of warm songs and stories sure to get you in the Yuletide spirit!
Treat yourself to an evening of Canadian Christmas spirit at Trinity United Church (Ferguson at McIntyre) on Thursday December the 14th—all to benefit North Bay’s soup kitchen, “The Gathering Place.”
At 6:30pm we gather with a sing-a-long of Christmas favourites, followed by story and music at 7pm. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for students, children under 12 are free. Refreshments will be served.

DATES AT A GLANCE

  • Sunday, December 17th , 10:30 am.  It’s a Boy! – Sunday School Christmas Pageant.
  • Sunday December 17th, 1: 30 pm.  “Ringing and Singing in Christmas”  Trinity’s Senior Choir presents:  “I Hear the Prophet Callin’”, a Christmas cantata, directed by Betty Farris. Special Guests:“The Joyful Bells”, bell choir, directed by Brenda McLay Trinity Junior Choir, directed by Peggy Millar.  Free Admission
  • Thursday, December 21st  – 7pm Our “Longest Night” evening service.
  • Sunday, December 24th 4th Advent– 10:30 am
  • Christmas Eve Family Service, 7 pm followed by an 8:15pm Communion Service.

Trinity this week – Advent One

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent.  We celebrate the season with a communion service.  We will also be receiving new members.  Advent bottles will be distributed today.  Throughout the season of Advent, we invite you to consider putting in some money in support of Sleeping Children Around the World and Packsac Smiles.  We are grateful to the generosity of this congregation!
A reminder that this Sunday following the worship service, there is an advent youth bible study.  Finding Bethlehem in the midst of Bedlam.  All youth in grade 7 and up are welcome.
TODAY!  Looking for a reason to go out for lunch or dinner?  Why not go over to Shoeless Joe’s to support Hope2Kenya! From 11 am to closing Shoeless Joe’s will donate 10% of the proceeds to Hope2Kenya.
TONIGHT!  If you like games (board games, strategy games, etc.) come on out to Trinity tonight (and any Friday night) at 6:30 pm.  Enter through the McIntyre street entrance.  All are welcome!  Ring the bell if the door is locked please.
Please note the following important correction
The time for the Choir Cantata has appeared incorrectly in a few places.  The correct time is Sunday December 17th at 1:30 pm!  The poster is up on the bulletin board outside Wanda’s office and will be in next week’s bulletin.  Sorry about any confusion.  Our Sunday worship that day will include the Sunday School Christmas pageant followed by a UCW sponsored lunch.
Next Sunday December 10th is White Gift Sunday.  Items and money will be collected for the Food Shelf programs as well as the Christmas Bag Outreach.  The Sunday school will collect the offerings during church.  Some items to consider:  Non-perishable food items, diapers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, playing cards, etc.  Cash to buy needed items is also appreciated.  The youth pack over 150 bags for teens and adults in need each year.  Thanks for supporting this outreach project!

The UCW will be gathering for a Christmas lunch at Cecils on Monday December 11th at 11:30 am.  All women are welcome! Everyone is responsible for purchasing their own lunch.  Come on out and enjoy a Christmas program of stories and poems.  RSVP to Judy (call the church for her contact info)
There are many upcoming events and special worship services.  Take a look at our website or like us on facebook to keep up to date.  www.trinitynorthbay.ca
https://www.facebook.com/trinitynorthbay/
Happy December!

Trinity this week! November 24, 2017

Hello Trinity Friends,

We are gearing up for another busy weekend here at Trinity!

Friday November 24th
If you are planning on attending the Downtown Christmas walk tonight, why not stop in to Trinity between 5 and 6 for a baked potato bar – with all the fixings.  Free will offering, courtesy of Trinity Families.
Trinity Games Night happens each Friday night, including tonight!  6:30 pm.  All are welcome.  Enter through the McIntyre Street Door (ring the bell if locked)
Saturday November 25th 
The I ❤ Trinity Cookie Walk begins at 11am through to 2 pm (or until sold out). All proceeds from the cookie walk go to Trinity’s general funds.
“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
An Intimate live presentation by Canadian Theatre Legend DAVID FOX
At Trinity United Church, Ferguson at McIntyre
Saturday November 25th at 2pm
Admission at the door $15 adults, $10 for Students
Proceeds support Trinity United Church
Trinity children will be performing in the Lions Club Christmas Telethon, accompanied by Chris Vega this Saturday! The children should be on sometime between 4:15 and 4:45 pm.
Sunday November 26th
This Sunday, join us for a special AOTS worship service.  Heartbeat will be enhancing our worship service with their musical christmas offerings.
Following the service, youth (grade 7 and up, are invited for an advent bible study.  This Sunday we “un-pack Christmas” and examine the Christmas stories.
Joyful Bells Handbell Choir Concert – “Ringing in the Season,” is this Sunday – November 26th at Knox United Church in Nipissing.  2:30 pm
AOTS Gift Cards are available to order this Sunday as well.  These make wonderful Christmas gifts for those hard to shop for people in your life.  They can also be used for groceries, gas, restaurants and so much more!  This helps support youth ministries in our community.  If you have any questions about this wonderful fundraiser, or would like to place an order, please speak with Ed Rose after church!
A reminder that there are only 2 more dates available to have your photo taken for the directory – DO not miss out!  You can drop in to the nursery before or after church this Sunday (November 26th) or make an appointment for Tuesday November 28th between 5 and 9. Portraits can be picked up after church.  They are $25 for an 8 x 10 portrait, which also includes a digital copy if you wish.  If you were unable to make one of the photo sessions, you can submit a photo for the directory.  Please email it to blais.trinity@gmail.com
Next Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent.  We begin the season with a special communion service.
As we move into the Christmas season, there will be plenty of activities and special services to attend.  Please be sure to read your bulletins, and look at the posters outside Wanda’s office.