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.

Trinity this week – August 30, 2018

​Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday join us for worship at 10:30 am.  Rev. Kathy will be leading our service.  The following Sunday September ​9th is our special Rally Back service.  In the afternoon, everyone is invited to Camp Tillicum for our annual Church Picnic.  Join us at 3 pm as we enjoy each other’s company – games, fellowship, food and an evening lakeside vesper’s service.  Buns, meat, condiments and dessert will be provided.  Please bring a chair, plate and utensils, and a potluck side dish to share!
Some upcoming events and activities
Camp Caritou Open House – Saturday September 8th -10 am – 4 pm
All Welcome! Corn Roast, Guided Hikes, Games & more! 63 Development Rd Bonfield.
Rally Back Church Picnic – Sunday September 9th, 3 – 7pm
All are welcome to join us at Camp Tillicum as we enjoy each other’s company – with games, fellowship, food and an evening lakeside vesper’s service.  Buns, meat, condiments and dessert will be provided.  Please bring a chair, plate and utensils, and a potluck side dish to share!  
Men’s Retreat at Spirit Point
All United Church men are invited to a Spiritual Men’s retreat Friday Sept. 14th – Saturday Sept. 15th aprox. $150 per person.  For more information please speak with Roman Rozicki – call Trinity for his contact info
Mustard Seed Information Session for Cotton Patch Gospel
Sunday September 16th at 12:30 in the Sanctuary
Grade 8 – highschool.  For more information speak with Lisa Blais or Darlene Laferriere. Email if you are interested in participating but unable to attend the info session.  Rehearsals will be starting end of September through January – dates to be confirmed.  Performance dates early January 2019.
For those of you who are starting back to school, or have children in school, may the first day back be as stress free as possible.  Parents who are travelling to bring their children to University or College – travelling mercies and prayers of strength as you send them off! Wishing everyone a wonderful start of the school year and Happy Labour Day!

Trinity this week – August 24, 2018

Hello Trinity Friends!
Join us this Sunday for worship at 10:30 am. Rev. Ted’s sermon is “God’s Lovely Dwelling Place” and the Sunday School children will be exploring the “nooks and crannies” of one of God’s lovely dwelling places – our beloved Trinity!
If you have not picked up your fall newsletter – please do so after church this Sunday. If you would like to receive weekly emails and newsletters via email, please contact the church and ask to be added to the Trinity email list!
Some upcoming events and special worship services to add to your calendar for the upcoming season are listed below! A reminder too, that if the fall is a great time to start a new activity – perhaps teaching Sunday School, or joining a group like Choir, Junior Choir, Joyful Bells, Tuesday Coffee Group, UCW, AOTS and much more! If you have an idea for an activity or group, please speak with your staff or a member of the Board. Trinity is the wonderful, lively place because of you!
Camp Caritou Open House – Saturday September 8th -10 am – 4 pm
All Welcome! Corn Roast, Guided Hikes, Games & more!
Rally Back Sunday – Sunday September 9th – join us as we kick off the season and covenant with our Children’s program participants and leaders. Plan to attend the Church Family Picnic at Camp Tillicum at 3 pm. See the bulletin or newsletter for more details.
Fall Men’s Retreat – Friday September 14th to Saturday September 15th. All United Church men welcome! For more information see your bulletin or contact Roman Rozicki – call Trinity for contact info
Mustard Seed Information Session -Sunday September 16th – All highschool aged youth interested in participating in this year’s Senior production of “Cotton Patch Gospel” please plan to attend. 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary.

Trinity this week – August 17, 2018

Hello Trinity Friends,
After a very busy and energetic week with Trinity’s Vacation Bible Campers, it seems so quiet around here!  We had a wonderfully successful week – I am so grateful to the many people who helped – thanks especially to Marcel MacDonald and our summer student Clara Clark for helping me put together the program, to the wonderful people who helped feed us in the kitchen – Janice Brownlee, Jean Mitchell, Rae Brownlee, Noreen Brewer, Shirley Tayler, Claudette dePencier, Gloria Wigelius, Darlene Laferriere, Sandy Foster and Joanna Bishop-Allen (I hope I haven’t missed anyone).  Thanks to the amazing leaders – Hannah McCallum, Robert Leitner, and Joe Drinkwalter for running sessions.  Thanks to Eve Harrison and Julia Whitehead who helped set-up camp the week before and volunteered all week – and thanks also to the many student volunteers who helped to supervise the children.  Special thanks to the AOTS who provided rides at the Heritage Railway and Carousal for all the campers and to the bakers, and those who donated money to help keep camp affordable for the families.  And last but not least – thank-you to Professor Gigawatt, Professor Frizzle Sandra “DA” Brownlee, Ryan Rozicki and the Shad-man for helping us put together the morning videos. It truly does take a village!
 The Fall newsletter can be found by clicking here —> Fall 2018 Newsletter– please take a look to see some of the upcoming activities and events that will be starting up this fall.
Please join us this Sunday for worship at 10:30 am.  There will be some very special musical offerings during the service. 
​One special announcement that missed the bulletin – a reminder that the 9th Annual North Bay and Area United Church Golf Challenge will take place on Thursday August 30th at Osprey Links.  Registration is at 12:30 pm. Cost $85/person (incl. 18 holes, dinner, cart and prizes) – Dinner Only is $30 at 6:30 – rain or shine! A flyer with more information is posted outside the office.  ​
Hope to see you Sunday!