Trinity Advent Newsletter and Weekly Report

Hello Trinity Friends!


The Advent Newsletter is now available – you will find it here —-> Newsletter – November 2017 (Advent) (2)
Ross Brewer has done a wonderful job putting this together!  Happy Reading 🙂
Thank-you to the JOY Band for a wonderful concert last weekend – celebrating the music of the war years. We look forward to their Christmas concert next month!
This Sunday, following our worship service, you are invited to join your Trinity friends and family to watch the Santa Claus Parade.  Hotdogs will be served after church and hot chocolate will be served during the parade – to keep us warm!  The parade route will travel along Main street – just down the road from our doors.  We will have a comfy couch and a couple of chairs marking our Trinity area.  Hope to see you there!
In Sunday School, the children will be introduced to the Christmas Pageant.  We will run briefly through the songs and then write letters to Santa Claus – for the Parade!
Next Sunday, we will be led by the AOTS, men’s group for our morning worship.  We are joined by the Heartbeat Barbershop Chorus who will liven our worship with their musical talents.  The Sunday School will begin rehearsals for the Christmas Pageant.  All children who wish to participate should plan to be here or speak with Darlene Laferriere.  The pageant will be performed on Sunday December 17th during worship.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
The Trinity Children’s Chorus who are singing for the Lions Telethon with Chris Vega will rehearse this Sunday for a few minutes during church and possibly immediately following Church.  All children are welcome! The sound check will be Friday Nov. 24 @ 6:00  The telethon time slot is on Saturday at 4:23…all performers need to be there an hour before start times. with live shows start time may vary by 15 to 20 minutes.  For more information please speak with Chris Vega.

A reminder that Trinity is hosting a games night each Friday night at 6:30 pm.   All those interested in playing Board Games, Strategy Games, D&D, etc. are welcome.  Enter by the McIntyre Street entrance.

Friday Nov. 24th in the Old Fashioned Christmas Walk.  Trinity Families will host a Chili and Baked Potato Bar from 5 to 6 pm.  Free Will Offering to Trinity Families events.
4 Trinity Cookie Walk will happen on Saturday November 25th from 11am – 2 pm (or until sold out).  All proceeds from the cookie walk go to Trinity’s general funds.
Bakers are still  welcome – please bring your cookies to Trinity on Friday Nov. 24th between 9 -12 or 5 – 6 pm or on Saturday Nov. 25th between 9 and 9:30 am.
A very special presentation!
Trinity Arts is excited to welcome back David Fox (our beloved King Lear) to tell the tale of the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  Saturday November 25th at 2 pm.  Tickets available at the door.  $15 adults, $10 Students – proceeds to support Trinity United Church.
Photo Directory
There will only be 2 more photography sessions left for this project.  Sunday November 26th (before and after church) and Tuesday November 28th from 5 – 9 pm.  If you are planning on coming to the evening photo session please email Lisa to confirm a time.
Joyful Bells Handbell Choir present “Ringing in the Season” directed by Brenda McLay on Sunday November 26th at 2:30 pm at Nipissing Knox Unted Church.
Stay warm,

Trinity this week

Hello Trinity Friends,
Join us this Sunday November 12th at 10:30 am for a special Remembrance Service.  Following the service you are invited to stay for the J.O.Y. Band Concert “Musical Memories of the War Years”  The sing-a-long starts at 1:30 and the concert begins at 2 pm.  Refreshments ~‘Free Will’ Offering Proceeds to support the North Bay Crisis Centre.
Chris Vega has invited all young people who are interested in joining him in singing at the Lions Club Christmas Telethon on Saturday November 25th (exact time to be determined) to come to a brief practice this Sunday November 12th from 11:45 to 12:15.  For more information please ask to join the Trinity Families Facebook page.
GAMES GAMES GAMES! If you like games – board games, strategy games, D&D, etc. come on out to Trinity tonight at 6:30 pm.  Trinity Games night will take place each Friday.  Enter through the McIntyre Street entrance.  All people 14 + are welcome.
The UCW Christmas Tea and Bazaar takes place tomorrow (Saturday November 11th from 1 – 3pm).  Come on down for tea and sandwiches and take time to browse the crafts, bakery and white elephant tables upstairs in the gym.
Trinity Families Present PAINT NIGHT
Wednesday November 15
6:00 – 9:00 pm
$40 per person – All Welcome! includes all supplies and refreshments
No experience or artistic talent required! For details or to book your spot,
speak to Carling Lutecki  Funds raised for youth and family programs
Next Sunday is the Santa Claus Parade!  Join your Trinity family for  VIP Seating
Sunday November 19th
 Noon – 1:30 pm
Watch the parade with your Trinity friends right outside our door!  Hotdog lunch after church followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows to watch the parade.
I ❤ TRINITY Cookie Walk
Saturday November 25th  11 am – 2 pm
(or until they are gone)
Delicious holiday treats sold by the container. Come early for the best selection.
100% of the proceeds will be used for Trinity’s maintenance and general expenses.  Cash only.
*** If you love to bake, cookies and cookie tins are still needed.  Please speak with Barb Roberts (call the church office for her contact info)****
Trinity Arts Present David Fox reciting the Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Colerige.  Many of you will remember David’s phenomenal performance in King Lear.  We are thrilled to have him join us for this one of a kind event.  Saturday November 25th at 2pm Admission at the door $15 adults, $10 for Students.  Proceeds support Trinity Church
Call the Trinity office 705-474-3310 for advance reservations

Trinity this week – November 3, 2017

Hello Trinity Friends!

This Sunday we celebrate the 55th Anniversary of UCW (United Church Women)!  It is sure to be a joyful and spirited worship service.  Next Sunday November 12th, we will have a special Remembrance Sunday Service.
Some Announcements and Upcoming Events
Photo Directory: We are grateful to Karen and Wes Johnson for their dedication to this very important project.  We anticipate having a new photo directory in the new year.  It is our hope that *everyone* is photographed so that we have a complete and up to date photo directory.  Even if you are not interested in purchasing a photo – we need you to have your picture taken!!!!  There are two evening sessions:  Tuesday November 28th and Thursday December 7th between 5 and 9 pm.  Please contact me to set up a time slot. You can email me at or call the church office at (705)474-3310
Photos and Photo Gifts will be available for purchase after church this Sunday.  All proceeds go towards Trinity – helping to support the many important ministries that are housed under our beloved Church’s roof!
Shad-Man T-shirts: Our very popular Shad-man shirts will be available for ordering again this Sunday.  Children, Womens and Unisex shirts are available in a variety of colours and styles.  Come take a look after church.  $15 each (proceeds to support Children’s programming at Trinity.)  Shad-Man will be making a special appearance at Gateway Fan-Ex on November 12th between 10:30 and 5 pm at Canadore College. Drop by and say hello to our favourite Super Hero!
2018 United Church Calendar is now available for purchase from Janice Brownlee after church.  $5 each
Trinity Game Night – Trinity will host a games night  each Friday night beginning Friday November 10th at 6:30 pm.  All those interested in board games, strategy games, etc. All those 14 and older are welcome to come out.  For more information speak with Douglas Bott-Baxter – call Trinity’s office for his contact info
Next weekend Trinity’s UCW will be holding their annual Tea & Bazaar “A Victorian Christmas”.  Saturday November 11th from 1 – 3:30 pm.  Lots of treats and treasures (knitting, sewing, white elephant table, baking and crafts) plus fancy tea with sandwiches and a dessert plate.
The J.O.Y. Band will be presenting “Musical Memories of the War Years” on Sunday November 12th at 2 pm.  A sing-a-long will start at 1:30 pm.  Free Will Offering to the North Bay Crisis Centre.  Refreshments to follow.
P.S.  Don’t forget to set your clock back an hour before you go to bed on Saturday night!