Trinity this week – Friday the 13th

Hello Trinity Friends,

Thank-you for your generosity last Sunday – your gifts of food and money for our Food Shelf programs have been gratefully received and will provide support for those in need in our community.
Please join us this Sunday for worship at 10:30 am.  The Sunday School continues with the theme of “Life in Bible Times.”
Upcoming Events and Announcements

Live music, and more tomorrow at Trinity in support of breast cancer awareness. – Saturday October 14th at 7:30 pm.
The show focuses on hope, courage, and inspiration in the fight to find a cure for cancer. Featuring The Brian Risk Band, Jennifer Plummer, Erik James Faucon, Widdifield Performing Arts and Rod Carley.
Tickets – available only at the door $10 minimum donation ($20+ includes a tax receipt)
Save the Date!
*   “A Victorian Christmas” – UCW Christmas Tea & Bazaar – Saturday Nov. 11th
*  Trinity Families Paint Night – November 15th – All welcome!

Trinity this week – Thanksgiving

Hello Trinity Friends,

This week has been a wonderful flurry of activity as members and friends of Trinity assembled over 1600 pies!  We are incredibly humbled and grateful to all the many people who took the time to support this project – those who took leadership roles in coordinating this colossal effort, those who helped pick and prepare the apples, those who helped assemble the 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. In gratitude and 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 Sunday we also celebrate a baptism. We love our baptism Sundays at Trinity and the lively energy it usually provides.  The Junior Choir will also be offering a song.  It is sure to be a music and spirit filled morning!
Some upcoming announcements

This Sunday is the last day to submit your logo design ideas for our upcoming Trinity Spirit Wear (shirts, fleece, etc.)  Submit digitally to or drop off at one of the Church offices.

Trinity is hosting a hand drum circle every Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30.  All are welcome – drums are available to borrow if needed.
The UCW is meeting on Thanksgiving Monday – October 9th at 1 pm.  All women welcome – the theme is Thanksgiving!
Rod Carley will be sharing a reading from his new book A Matter of Will on Saturday October 14th at 3 pm at Gulliver’s. Rod will also have his book available for purchase after church.
Breast Cancer Fundraising Concert – Saturday October 14th, 7:30 pm at Trinity.
Featuring Brian Risk, Rod Carley, Widdifield Performing Arts Students and more!  Admission by donation (minimum $10)
Thanksgiving Blessings!

Trinity this week – World Wide Communion Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,

What a difference a week can make – last week we were trying to stay cool in 30 plus heat and today we are all bundled up and trying to stay warm and dry!
This Sunday, is World Wide Communion Sunday.  Join your Trinity family and our sisters and brothers around the world to celebrate Communion.  A reminder that Communion is served early in the service so that our Sunday School and their leaders can be present.
Next Sunday, we celebrate Thanksgiving Sunday.  Gifts of food, and money will be collected for our Food Shelf and Infant Food Shelf ministries.  The Sunday School children will collect these items during worship.  Please remember to pick up your Thanksgiving envelope from and Usher this Sunday.  We will also be celebrating a baptism!
Some Upcoming events and news

PIES!  Pies are being assembled beginning Monday October 2nd through to Thursday October 5th.  There is an evening shift on Tuesday October 3rd as well.  If you are able to lend a hand, we would be happy to have your help anytime. This is a very successful project because of the many people who support it by picking, bagging, peeling, mixing, rolling, delivering and of course buying!

Photo Directory

Since so many new people have joined Trinity, we’re updating our directory. Starting this Sunday, Karen and Wes Johnson will be taking a contemporary headshot of each member/family.  Photos are being taken in the nursery before and after church this upcoming Sunday.  Other dates will be announced shortly!  Please wear light colour clothing without patterns if you are able! Portraits will be made available for purchase with all proceeds going to Trinity.

Trinity Youth Group’s The Great Escape Event
This Sunday October 1st. 1 – 3:30pm. Youth in grade 7 and up are invited to meet here at Trinity for a potluck feast and some games before we head over to participate in an Escape Room Adventure. Contact Lisa at


We are looking for new designs for Trinity “spirit’ wear!  If you have a good idea for a logo, please submit your sketch or digital design – or even your idea (which can animated by our graphics person) to Carling Lutecki at
For inspiration take a look at the designs in the Fellowship Hall and get creating 🙂
See you Sunday!

Trinity hosts “The Life and Death of John the Milkman”

The Proscenium Club presents “The Life and Death of John the Milkman” in Trinity United Church’s Gym on Friday September 22nd at 7:30 pm. This is a special benefit preview performance. Admission is by donation – all proceeds to support Trinity’s General Fund. Written and Directed by Joshua Bainbridge, this dark comedy features several familiar faces from this year’s Romeo + Juliet show. Come on out for a great evening’s entertainment and support Trinity and the Arts in our community!

Rally Back Sunday – This Sunday September 10th

Hello Trinity Friends and welcome back to worship at Trinity!
This Sunday September 10th, we are celebrating Rally Back Sunday! This is the special Sunday where we officially kick off the start of the new season and celebrate the return of our regular fall routines! During the worship service we will be covenanting with the Sunday School leaders and volunteers. Come early to see some of the pictures from our exciting Summer Bible Camp adventure.
In the afternoon everyone is invited to Trinity’s Annual Church Picnic on the shores of Lake Nipissing at Camp Tillicum at 3 pm! It is a wonderful way to spend the day with Trinity friends and family. Come on out for a wonderful afternoon of games, social time, delicious food and a wonderful lakeside Vespers service! Please bring a salad or appetizer, plate and fork, bathing suit (if swimming) and lawn chair. Sandwich meat and buns, refreshments and dessert will be supplied! Everyone is welcome!  A flyer is below.
Directions to Camp Tillicum are included below.
Many of our programs are starting up next week.  Many of these activites are listed in the fall newsletter.  It is available from the website or by request.  Please take some time to look through it when you get a chance.
Some events/announcements to keep and eye on:
It is apple pie time at Trinity!  Orders are being excepted now.  Order early to avoid disappointment as we sell out every year!
The Joyful Bells Handbell Choir starts up on Tuesday September 12th from 6 – 7:30 in the Board Room.  To join or for more information please contact Brenda McLay.  (Call the church for her contact info).
Junior Choir starts this Sunday at 9:30 am.  All children in JK to Grade 8 are welcome!
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Ventures, and Rovers Registration happens this Tuesday September 12th from 6:30 – 7:30 (or at any meeting). Contact Anne or Dave for more information. Call the church for contact information.
The Life and Death of John the Milkman advanced preview benefit show will take place on Friday September 22nd at 7:30 in Trinity’s gym.  Admission is by donation (suggested minimum donation of $15).  All proceeds go towards supporting Trinity’s programs and general fund.  Please plan to come out and see this great show and support Trinity in the process.
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.
Rally Back Blessings! Hope to see you this Sunday!