Trinity this week – 3rd Sunday in Lent – Annual Congregational Meeting

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday is the 3rd Sunday in Lent.  We continue our journey through Blues Lent with a special musical offering from Marcel MacDonald, accompanied by Peggy Millar. Following the service, we will launch right into our Annual Congregational Meeting.  All people are encouraged to remain in the sanctuary for this meeting.  Children will be supervised while the meeting takes place.  Annual Reports were emailed last week and are available on our website.  Paper copies will be available at the meeting – no need to print your own!

For those who wish to join our Annual Congregational Meeting but are unable to attend in person, there will be a zoom link available.  John Roberts and I have been working on ensuring that those at home participants are able to participate.  If you’d like to join us for the meeting via zoom, please let me know so I can send you the coordinates and instructions.  

Our Lift is still out of order.  We do not have a timeline for when it will be repaired as we are waiting on an engineering report.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  We hope you will join us on YouTube or Cogeco’s YourTV. 

There are a couple of important announcements and a few upcoming events listed below.  Please keep reading!

Caritou Pasta Dinner – This Saturday March 2nd from 5 – 6:30 pm

Bring your friends and family out for a delicious Pasta dinner.  Adults $15 and Children 12 and under are $5

Mustard Seed Information Session on Sunday March 24th from 12:30 – 1:00 pm followed by a Drama Workshop 1 – 2:30 pm. Rehearsals will start in April. All young people in Senior Kindergarten and up are invited. Friends are welcome to come out too.  There will be parts for everyone!  

The return of the ALL NIGHT Youth Vigil
Maundy Thursday Youth Prayer Vigil – Thursday March 28th 7 pm to Friday March 29th 8 am.  For youth in Grade 7 and up. Throughout the night we will be holding prayer sessions and reflections, participating in prayer stations, having a late night agape feast, and more.  Please RSVP to Lisa at

SUNDAY MARCH 31ST: EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE, 7:30AM Outdoors at the corner of Ferguson and McIntyre (The Thomson Building) at 7:30am (in case of inclement weather, the service will be in the Trinity Fellowship Hall). We will be joined by friends from St. Andrew’s United Church. After a brief service of singing and contemplation, coffee and hot-cross buns will be served in the Fellowship Hall, courtesy of the Trinity AOTS!

Lenten Offering Envelopes

Our Monday Food Shelf has seen an approximate 70% increase in users from this time last year. Please consider donating to our Food Shelf Program through this year’s Lenten offering.  Envelopes are available today (and throughout Lent) from your Ushers. Your support of this important outreach is appreciated!  Thank-you!

AOTS Gift Cards

Gift cards are available for a huge variety of items: groceries, hardware, drugstore, gas, entertainment and much more. The AOTS is a major supporter of services to Children and Youth.  Rob Brownlee will be submitting the next order this Sunday, March 3, 2024 by 4 pm.  Cheques should be made payable to Trinity United Church AOTS Cash is also acceptable. We now accept e-transfers – contact the church office for that email address.

Trinity Events Calendar is now live and available on our website.  Look for the calendar icon on the right side of the screen and click on it to be brought to our events calendar.  Trinity Website

The Good Samaritan Corner
Addressing the needs of people experiencing homelessness doesn’t just mean providing food, essential items, and warm footwear. It also includes advocacy and education. The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has prepared a message that people can send to the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Housing Minister to be considered within the upcoming Federal Budget and update the current housing policy. 

The CAEH is asking people to ‘send a message so clear they can’t ignore us and put pressure on the government to make the changes needed to fix the housing crisis and end homelessness in Canada. Go to Tell the GovernmentBuild a Better Budget for Housing

United Chill Crusaders

Thank you to the wider United Church Community giving generously to the Coldest Night of the Year walk to raise funds for the Gathering Place.  Our team raised over $12,000!!!

Thanks for reading right to the end of this email 🙂 

See you at Trinity!