Trinity this week – April 30, 2023 – Fifth Sunday Worship

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday we will be joining with other United Church friends for a 5th Sunday shared worship service at St. Andrew’s United Church.  It is sure to be a lively and engaging worship service.  There will be a light lunch following the service – please plan to stay!  Please note – there will NOT be a worship service at Trinity this Sunday.
Come on back to Trinity afterwards for the Rapport Concert at 2 pm.  The Rapport Singers “Eclectically Celtic” Come out for an afternoon of melodies, lilts and laments that celebrate the Celtic Folk Music tradition. Artist Director Peggy Millar and accompaniment by Sue Nicholson. $20 per person ($10 for students)

A few important announcements, gratitudes and upcoming events are listed below.  Please read!

​Festival of Faith – June 9 – 11th in North BayHave you signed up yet?  You do not want to miss this engaging and fun weekend.  ​Here are a few things your registration may include:

  1. Rev. Marlene Britton will inspire us as we discern what it means to be Called Through the Wilderness.
  2. Linnea Good and David Jonsson are offering two workshops:  a Ukulele Workshop and The Word is Not Far From You: Intro to By-Heart Biblical Telling
  3. Wings, Hymns and Rock n’ Roll – Come on out and get a big helping of all three at the Moose’s Cookhouse in downtown North Bay! (WITH THE HOSTS)
  4. Engaging workshops including Forest Church, Collaborative Ministry, A Space of Belonging, Embodied Prayer Shop, Neurodiversity, and much more!

You can find more information and register here Festival of Faith

Photo Directory Tuesday May 9th has been added to the schedule as many dates were already filling up.  There are a number of spots still available on Tuesday and Saturday and only a very few spots available on Thursday and Friday.  Book your appointment now to avoid disappointment.  You can reply to this email to book your appointment or click on this link.  Photo Booking

Cassie and Doug’s Anniversary Party Cassie and Doug are celebrating their 10 year anniversary on May 20 at Trinity in the Fellowship Hall from 6-10. All are invited for music, dancing, and socializing. There will also be a vow renewal and snacks (but please eat dinner before you come out).

Red Dress Day – May 5th Red dresses have become symbolic of the movement to end gender based violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2 Spirited people. Red Dress Day is about building awareness of the ongoing harm of gender based violence and remembering those we have lost.​ ​Indigenous women, girls, transgender, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people continue to go missing and are murdered at an alarming and disproportionate rate. We invite you to take action​ by:​​

  • ​Wearing red (and if able, posting it to social media with the hashtags: #MMIWG, #MMIWG2S, #RedDressDay, #WhyWeWearRed and #NoMoreStolenSisters)
  • Hanging a red dress in your window or yard 
  • Reading the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ final report

Near North Voices presents Restoration: Celebrating our return as a community of choral music-makers.​  Saturday May 13th, 7:30 pm  Tickets:​ $20 Adults $10 Students​ ​

​Vacation Bible Camp registration is now open and filling up!  Registration forms are available on the table outside the main office or by request!  ​VBC’s I-Spy: Mysteries of the Bible, takes place July 24th to 28th.  $75 registration includes a camp shirt, lunch, snacks and all materials.  9:30 – 3:30.  Camp bursaries are available for those who need them.  Youth in Grade 8 and up are encouraged to volunteer – many of our volunteers come back year after year!  Speak with Lisa or Marcel for more information.

​Thank you to those who were able to stay for the engaging and uplifting Faith Forward Lunch and Learn last Sunday.  We have heard many positive comments and have great faith in those who volunteered to take us into our next steps! More information will be shared in the near future!  Stay tuned.

Thank you to all the talented individuals and groups who contributed to our Coffee House Talent Night last Friday – musicians, comedians, poets, and a gymnast! We had a fantastic turnout and raised over $600 towards our General Funds (allowing us to provide space for outreach and community use).  Thank you to Dave McKenney, Brad Stenning, Sue Miller, the Trinity Youth Group and all those who helped ​out with serving, baking, setting up and lugging the furniture out).  Thanks to Marcel MacDonald for organizing our sound system, Darlene Laferriere for MC’ing and ( a slice of) Hosts for kicking off and capping out our night with their great music!

See you Sunday at St. Andrew’s United Church!