Hello Trinity Friends,
We are heading into a very busy week at Trinity!
“The Best Story: An Imperfect Christmas Pageant”
Sunday December 15th at 10:30 am.
The Sunday School children have been busily preparing for this Sunday’s Christmas pageant. The pageant is a wonderful way for the children to share the Christmas story with the congregation. Following the pageant we will gather for a cold potluck lunch. Please bring your potluck to the kitchen before the service.
Trinity Arts presents – “The School of Yule” Wednesday, December 18th at 7 pm
Trinity United Church continues their tradition of Christmas laughter, light, and lore with an entertaining evening of stories and songs that will help you to “Unwrap Christmas”! A talented group of North Bay’s finest readers and actors will again fill the church with stories, laughter, and carols – all in support of “the Gathering Place.”
December 18th at 7 pm. (Carol Sing-a-Long starts at 6:30) Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, children (12 and under) free. See you then!
LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE – Saturday December 21st at 7:00 pm
“The Longest Night” is a worship service offered annually to the wider North Bay community by Trinity and St. Andrew’s United Churches. The Christmas season can be a difficult and complicated time for so many of us.
Accompanied by warm and heartening string music, community members like you offer the prayers (both happy and sad) laid on our hearts this season. Light a prayer candle and be touched by soothing seasonal music. “The Longest Night” enables us to step back and be most fully ourselves.
Come as you are to “The Longest Night,” December 21st at 7pm at Trinity United Church (Ferguson at McIntyre).
Sunday December 22nd – I Hear the Prophet Callin’ – Trinity’s Choir Offering, 10:30 am
Trinity’s Choir will fill our morning with music and readings.
From Seasons of the Spirit Congregational Resource, the reading for
December 15 is from Luke 1:47–55
Mary proclaims her devotion to God and God’s liberation in her Magnificat. She’s carrying the very one who will continue the work of liberation in the lives of the poor and marginalized. Mary herself becomes a prophet, declaring God’s vision of a world where God has “brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly…filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.” Mary turns toward God in faith and follows the path before her. She takes on the role of bringing liberation to the world. Will we follow her example?
This week as we light the Advent candle of joy, take a moment to hold those in prayer who are feeling the loss of a loved one, those who are struggling with illness, addiction or loneliness and those whose day to day challenges prohibit them from experiencing the joy of the season.
May you be a beacon of light and joy to those around you.
Wishing you grace and joy this week!