Trinity this week – Thanksgiving Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,
Between apple pies and Christmas movies it has been a very busy week here at Trinity!  It is truly a blessing to work in such a busy place with so many caring and active people.  This week apples were picked, peeled and made into over 1600 delicious pies.  We are incredibly humbled and grateful to the many people who took the time to support this project – those who coordinated the project, those who helped pick and prepare the apples, those who rolled pastry, those who helped assemble the pies, those who carried and delivered pies, those who donated money and ingredients and of course, those who bought the pies.  We are truly thankful!
This Sunday, we celebrate Thanksgiving and all our earth’s bounties.​ We celebrate World Wide Communion Sunday along with our Christian brothers and sisters around the world. ​ In the spirit of thanksgiving, we are asked to bring non-perishable food items, or a monetary donation for the Food Shelf ministries at Trinity.  Trinity provides a weekly Food Shelf and an Infant Food Shelf to those who need it in our community.  Thank-you for supporting this very important ministry.  Items will be collected during worship by the Sunday School children.  Thanksgiving envelopes are available from the ushers.
​This upcoming Tuesday October 9th at noon, Trinity plays host to “100 Women Giving Thanks”​  This is a major fundraiser for Trinity’s Infant Food Shelf.  All are welcome to join us.
Next Sunday is Baptism Sunday – October 14th.  If interested please be in touch with Rev. Ted or Wanda asap ​
​Rod Carley, the Director of Gateway Theatre Guild’s  “Arsenic and Old Lace”​ would like to invite Trinity friends to a vip performance night on Thursday November 1st or Friday November 2nd at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 each.  See the attached poster.  A Sign up sheet is outside the office!
​For those of you travelling for Thanksgiving – may your gathering be filled with joy and love!

Trinity this week – St. Francis Sunday – Sept. 28, 2018

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday September 30th we celebrate St. Francis Sunday.  You are invited to bring a furry friend or an animal memento to be blessed at the service.
We are also encouraging people to wear orange in memory of those families and children who were affected by Residential Schools – many workplaces and schools are wearing orange today as well – but the official Orange Shirt Day is Sunday September 30th.
Next Sunday is Thanksgiving Sunday and Communion.  Join us as we share Communion – joining our brothers and sisters around the world who are also sharing Communion!  In honour of that, we will have a variety of breads to choose from.
Thanksgiving Offering Envelopes will be available from your ushers this Sunday.  Our food bank has been very busy.  Please remember the food bank when you are shopping this week.  Non-perishable items such as soup, pasta, tuna, peanut butter, as well as longer shelf life vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, squash and of course, envelope donations will be collected by the Sunday School children next Sunday.  Please check your expiry dates! Thank-you for supporting this ministry!
A reminder that this upcoming week the Apple Pie project will be in full swing. Thank-you to the Linda Holmes and Bay Today for the wonderful article about this amazing project!  The phone has been ringing off the hook with orders!  If you have not ordered yours yet, you should get your order in asap to avoid disappointment!  If you want to lend a hand or order a pie, please contact Darlene Laferriere or call the Church Office at (705)474-3310

Trinity this week – September 21, 2018

Hello Trinity Friends,

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! A movie is being filmed in our Fellowship Hall and in our Sanctuary – this Sunday, come and see how Rev. Ted incorporates this into his message!

A reminder that next Sunday September 30th we celebrate Saint Francis Sunday. You are welcome to bring a furry friend or animal memento to receive a blessing.

Sunday September 30th is also Orange Shirt Day. You are encouraged to wear an Orange Shirt to honour the children who survived the Residential Schools and remember those that did not. We wear orange shirts in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that EVERY CHILD MATTERS!

​Upcoming Activities​ and Worship Services
• UCW Cafeteria Style Lunch – Friday September 28th
• Mustard Seed Rehearsals for Cotton Patch Gospel start Sunday September 30th at 12:30 in the Sanctuary.
• Apple Pies – Pie making starts on Monday October 1st!
• World-Wide Communion and Thanksgiving Sunday – October 7th
• Baptism Sunday – October 14th – anyone interested in baptism please be in touch with the Trinity office asap

Please take a look at the attached flyer about an important fundraiser for our Infant Food Shelf – 100 Women Giving Thanks!  Poster 09.20.18 FINAL

Hope to see you Sunday!

Trinity this week – September 14th, 2018

Hello Trinity Friends,
This is looking to be a wonderful weekend for the AOTS men’s retreat at Spirit Point!
​This Sunday join us for worship at 10:30 am.  Rev. Ted’s meditation is titled “The Face of God We Forgot”.  In Sunday School we begin our Sunday School year on the theme “Following in Jesus’ Footsteps”.
Some Announcements!
 
Important: The Board meeting has been changed to Tuesday September 25th at 7 pm. 
 
The UCW will be meeting on Monday September 17th at 1 pm.  This is a change in date as well!  Guest Speaker is Darlene Laferriere.
The Sunday School is in need of pop can tabs – if you have any please bring them this or next Sunday.  Thank-you!  We are also in need of one or two people who would be willing to share their gifts in Sunday School as a teacher.  The lesson is fully prepared for you and can be geared towards your abilities/interests – crafts, cooking, games, storytelling or whatever your special talent is. Please speak with Lisa Blais, Carling Lutecki or Marcel MacDonald for more information on how to join the fun!
The Eve of Yom Kippur at Sons of Jacob Synagogue
On Tuesday Sept 18 at 7pm — Join members of North Bay’s Jewish community for an Erev Yom Kippur service led by Dr. Larry Hoffman, featuring “The Near North Voices” choir led by Dr. Adam Adler. All are welcome to attend, and to learn more about this highest of Jewish holidays. The synagogue is located at 302 McIntyre St W, across from St. Andrew’s UC.
A reminder that it is apple pie time – get your orders in now to avoid disappointment.  Pies will be ready for pick-up October 1st – 5th.
Don’t forget that this Sunday is the Mustard Seed information session for all youth in grade 8 and up who are interested in being a part of this lively and engaging musical theatre production – Cotton Patch Gospel.  Meet in Trinity’s sanctuary at 12:30 this Sunday September 16th.
​Hope to see you Sunday!​

Trinity this week – Rally Back!

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday we celebrate Rally Back Sunday.  We will covenant with our Sunday School children and leaders.  We will officially kick off another exciting year of Sunday School and welcome the return of our regular activities and programs.  It is sure to be a joy filled and energetic service.

Following the service all are invited out to our annual Church Picnic at Camp Tillicum.  Join us from 3 to 7 for fun, fellowship and food, followed by an evening lakeside vesper’s service.  Please bring a potluck salad or side dish to share.  Ham, cheese, condiments, buns and dessert will be provided!

Please also bring a chair and your own plates and utensils.  Directions are included at the end of this message.

Please take a look at your bulletin for important information about program start dates.  If you would like more information about how to join or participate please feel free to email the church and we will put you in touch with the appropriate person.

Don’t forget – tomorrow!

Camp Caritou Open House – Saturday September 8th -10 am – 4 pm

All Welcome! Corn Roast, Guided Hikes, Games & more! 63 Development Rd Bonfield.

Some upcoming dates

  • Friday September 14th – Saturday September 15th – Fall Men’s Retreat at Spirit Point – see your bulletin for more information
  • Sunday September 16th:  Mustard Seed Info Session for Cotton Patch Gospel – For youth in Grade 8 and up.  12:30 in the Sanctuary
  • Monday September 17th :  UCW Meeting with Guest Speaker, Darlene Laferriere on FoxG1 – 1 pm in the Fireside Room – all women welcome!
  • Sunday September 30th: Saint Francis Sunday

(you’re welcome to bring a furry friend or animal

           memento to church!)

  • Sunday October 7th: World-Wide Communion Sunday. Also Thanksgiving Sunday!
  • Sunday October 14th: Baptism Sunday (families interested in baptism on this Sunday should be in touch with the Trinity office ASAP!)

Directions to Camp Tillicum

Head south on Highway 11.  Take Exit 329  (Highway 654/Lake Nosbonsing)  Turn right off the exit and head towards Wasi and Nipissing.  Continue on highway 654 for about 9 ½ km until you reach Tillicum Bay Road. (You will see signs for the Waltonian just before the turn-off).  Turn right onto Tillicum Bay Road and continue on the road – you should see a sign for Camp Tillicum YMCA/Rotary Camp.  It is on the right side of the road.