Trinity this week – May 15, 2022

Happy Friday Trinity Friends,


Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 am for worship.  An important note:  The city has informed us that there will be a Legion parade that will be blocking access to our Ferguson entrance for drop off.  We will also not be able to cross the Ferguson street.  As such, it may be prudent to enter through the McIntyre Street entrance.  The Ferguson street entrance will likely be closed until 10:30.
A reminder that you may also watch our services on Trinity’s Youtube Channel Trinity’s Channel, live beginning around 10:20 am or anytime following the service.  It is also broadcast a week later on Cogeco’s YourTV (channel 12/700 HD) Sundays at 8am and 1 pm.


A few announcements
TRINITY’S FOOD SHELF ITEM OF THE MONTH
Trinity supports those in need of food each Monday from 9:30 – 11 am.  While you are shopping this month if you are able to, please add one extra item for those in need to your basket.
This month we suggest canned milk or shelf stable milk or milk alternatives.
Thank you for supporting this important outreach ministry.

REV. TED’S SECRET BOOK CLUB
The idea is simple: Rev. Ted selects a favourite book that has significantly impacted his life of faith. For a suggested donation of $100 to Trinity’s Brick fund, members and friends of Trinity get a copy of this year’s book (to be read in July), and an invitation to one of several intimate backyard (or on-line) book parties (in August) to re-connect and discuss the book! The deadline to join is June 5th!

Trinity’s VBC Returns in…The Quest for the Lost Parable
Get ready to go on an adventure as we discover the treasures of the bible through the Parables of Jesus. Children in Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 6 are welcome. $75 per child – all snacks, materials and a camp shirt included.Music, Crafts, Baking, Games, Experiments and more! Youth in Grade 7 and up are welcome to volunteer for the week.
Registration is now open!  Registration packages are available by request or on the table outside the church office.
Camp bursaries are available by request to those who need them. For more information or to register contact Lisa Blais at blais.trinity@gmail.com

Trinity this week – Mother’s Day Baptism – May 8, 2022

Hello Trinity Friends,
Please join us this Sunday for Mother’s Day Baptism service.  Our worship begins at 10:30 am and is also available on our YouTube channel as well. Trinity’s YouTube Channel  At the moment, masks are required for attending worship in our Sanctuary.
Coffee Time returns this Sunday!   Following the service, those who wish, are welcome to join us downstairs in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and conversation.  Masks may be removed during coffee time while in the Fellowship Hall but must remain on in all other areas of the church.  


Trinity’s VBC Returns in…The Quest for the Lost ParableGet ready to go on an adventure as we discover the treasures of the bible through the Parables of Jesus. Children in Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 6 are welcome. $75 per child – all snacks, materials and a camp shirt included.Music, Crafts, Baking, Games, Experiments and more!
Youth in Grade 7 and up are welcome to volunteer for the week.
Registration is​ now open!​  Camp bursaries ​are ​available ​by request ​to those who need them.​ ​For more information​ or to register​ contact Lisa Blais at blais.trinity@gmail.com​ ​


​Trinity ​M​embership Classes​ ​
Trinity is overdue for a new Adult Membership Class. We will gather for a couple of Sundays after church during May, with the hope of welcoming our new members on Anniversary Sunday, June 12th!  If you’re interested in a couple of informal gatherings to discuss Christian belief and how we “Do church the United Church way”—please be in touch with Reverend Ted and he will set up our May gatherings!​  This class is open to anyone interested in ​learning more about our Christian faith, or about the United Church of Canada.

REV. TED’S SECRET BOOK CLUB
The idea is simple: Rev. Ted selects a favourite book that has significantly impacted his life of faith. For a suggested donation of $100 to Trinity’s Brick fund, members and friends of Trinity get a copy of this year’s book (to be read in July), and an invitation to one of several intimate backyard (or on-line) book parties (in August) to re-connect and discuss the book! The deadline to join is June 5th!

Compassionate Committee for the Homeless of North Bay

This week Anne Smith attended a Basic Income Now webinar to help Ontarians learn how to take action during the upcoming provincial election.  One of the recommendations was to display Basic Income Now signs. If you’d like a lawn sign, please let Anne know before May 9th. 

 For more information visit basicincomenow.ca or ubiworks.ca

Trinity this week – Holy Humour Sunday – May 1, 2022

Hello Trinity Friends,
Join us this  Sunday for Holy Humour Sunday.  In person worship begins at 10:30 with prelude music usually beginning around 10:20.  At this time, masks continue to be required for all events in the Sanctuary – worship and the upcoming VINTA concert. Masks are required also for Sunday School.  Midweek groups are allowed to determine their own comfort level with masks but we would like to remind everyone that masks are required if you leave your meeting space and in all other public areas – such as hallways and washrooms.  Thank you for doing your part in keeping everyone safe!
A reminder that worship services, and other special video projects are available on our YouTube channel.  Trinity’s Channel

For those worshipping with us from home, the bulletin is available on our website here​ Weekly Bulletin​  Feel free to download it or print it so you can follow along and join in on the responsive parts.  You will also find more announcements and information about upcoming events listed in the bulletin. 

​Upcoming Events and Announcements​Trinity Arts is excited to host VINTA, live in concert on Friday May 6th at 7:30 pm. Vinta is Nathan Smith, Emilyn Stam, John David Williams, and Robert Alan Mackie, four brilliant performers and close friends at the cutting edge of European traditional music in Canada. Nearly a decade of these four musicians hanging out at fiddle jams around Toronto has culminated in this quartet, bringing new intensity to old tunes, and growing new tunes from old sources. A band of multi-instrumentalists and genuine scholars, Vinta is making music that is powerful, profound, and fiercely danceable.​ Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door (with a portion of the proceeds supporting Trinity).  We are hoping to have some tickets soon!  Feel free to contact the office to leave your name for when the tickets arrive.  Feel free to check them out at www.vintamusic.com 
“MEMBERSHIP IN MAY”
Trinity is overdue for a new Adult Membership Class. We will gather for a couple of Sundays after church during May, with the hope of welcoming our new members on Anniversary Sunday, June 12th! This is also a good Sunday for anyone interested in learning more about our Christian faith, or about the United Church of Canada. If you’re interested in a couple of informal gatherings to discuss Christian belief and how we “Do church the United Church way”—please be in touch with Reverend Ted and he will set up our May gatherings!

Food Bank Clothing Drive​John Mitchell, our Food Bank clothing depot volunteer, has asked for donations of gently used, clean spring clothing. Men’s clothing is typically needed more than women’s but all is appreciated.  Please be selective of what you donate – no clothes with holes, stains, etc. Thanks!

Trinity this week – Earth Day Sunday – April 24, 2022

Happy Earth Day Trinity Friends,
Please join us this Sunday April 24th  for a special Earth Day Sunday service.  Worship begins at 10:30 am but our special prelude music (which will include a slide show of your beautiful earth day photos) begins around 10:20 am.  Of course, the service is available on our YouTube channel anytime afterwards as well and on Cogeco’s YourTV channel the following week.  Our YouTube Channel can be found here Trinity’s Channel

For those worshipping with us from home, the bulletin is available on our website here Weekly Bulletin .  Feel free to download it or print it so you can follow along and join in on the responsive parts.  You will also find more announcements and information about upcoming events listed in the bulletin. 

In case you missed it – Sunday School has now resumed!  This Sunday we begin a 3 week rotation on Caring for Creation.  All children in JK up to grade 7 are welcome to attend.  Older children are always appreciated too – highschool aged children who want to earn volunteer hours are welcome to assist with Sunday School.  Our nursery care has resumed as well!  Children under 4 are welcome to spend time in the nursery with our caregiver while you attend worship.***Please note that masks must be worn for worship and Sunday School at all times.  Any food prepared will be taken home to consume ****

“Membership in May” 

Trinity is overdue for a new Adult Membership Class. We will gather for a couple of Sundays after church during May, with the hope of welcoming our new members on Anniversary Sunday, June 12th! This is also a good Sunday for anyone interested in learning more about our Christian faith, or about the United Church of Canada. If you’re interested in a couple of informal gatherings to discuss Christian belief and how we “Do church the United Church way”—please be in touch with Reverend Ted and he will set up our May gatherings! 

AOTS GIFT CARDS
The next AOTS gift card order will be Sunday 1 May 2022.  Please have your order along with your payment to Ed Rose no later than 4:00 o’clock on Sunday 1 May


Trinity Arts is excited to host VINTA, live in concert on Friday May 6th at 7:30 pm. Vinta is Nathan Smith, Emilyn Stam, John David Williams, and Robert Alan Mackie, four brilliant performers and close friends at the cutting edge of European traditional music in Canada. Nearly a decade of these four musicians hanging out at fiddle jams around Toronto has culminated in this quartet, bringing new intensity to old tunes, and growing new tunes from old sources. A band of multi-instrumentalists and genuine scholars, Vinta is making music that is powerful, profound, and fiercely danceable.​ Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door (with a portion of the proceeds supporting Trinity).  We are hoping to have some tickets soon!  Feel free to contact the office to leave your name for when the tickets arrive.  Feel free to check them out at www.vintamusic.com 
Earth Day Blessings to you!

Trinity this week – Good Friday and Easter Sunday – April 2022

Hello Trinity Friends,
As  we approach the joy of Easter Sunday, we are reminded that we must journey first, through the Good Friday part of the story.  You are invited to join with our United Church friends for a shared Good Friday service hosted by St. Andrew’s United Church – tomorrow (Friday April 15th) at 10:30 am.  Those planning to attend in-person are asked to please dress warmly as the temperature might be on the cool side.  Entry will be through the Algonquin door. Please be advised that masking is still required. 


Continuing on with Easter Weekend – Trinity and St. Andrew’s friends will gather for an Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday April 17th at 7:30am outside, in front of the Thomson Building (corner of Ferguson and McIntyre) followed by refreshments at Trinity. 

Our Easter Sunday Communion Service begins on Sunday April 17th at 10:30 am. Please remember that masks are required for attending worship at Trinity.  Those who are unable to join us in person are invited to join us our YouTube channel here Trinity’s Channel and is also available on Cogeco’s YourTV Channel 12 (700HD) the following Sunday.  Those joining us from home, please remember to gather your communion elements so that we can all share the Sacrament of Holy Communion together.


Good Friday Mossy Church Event Families of all ages are welcome to join  in for some outdoor fun at Carmichael United Church (521 Four Mile Lake Road) between 2 and 4 pm.  (We’ll be planting mini gardens that should grow by Easter Monday!) Please dress for the weather – it may be quite wet and muddy!


For those of you who ordered a lily in honour or memory of a loved one, please be sure to pick up your lily after church this Sunday.  


There are a number of announcements and upcoming activities.  Please read through the bulletin to read about:

* Maple Syrup Fundraiser from the Scouts (will be available to purchase at the church)

* Pizza Fundraiser for Scouts and Ventures upcoming Jamboree to Finland

* Theatre Canadore’s presentation of Orphans for the Czar by George F. Walker and Directed by Rod Carley 

* Earth Day Sunday – April 24th

*  Holy Humour Sunday – May 1st*  Vinta – live concert event – Friday May 8th at 7:30 

The Easter Sunday Bulletin is available here  Easter Sunday Bulletin

Easter Blessings,