Trinity this week – September 26, 2021 Orange Shirt Day and St. Francis Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,

Please join us, in person or online, for worship this Sunday at 10:30 am.  Please note that the doors will be locked at 10:30 sharp. There is also a chance that we may be at capacity – with physical distance measures in place, our seating is limited.  If you come late, or if we are full, please accept our apologies for not being able to attend in person, but feel welcome to join us for worship on our YouTube Channel Trinity’s YouTube Channel or on Cogeco’s YourTV a week later (Channel 12 and HD700 at 8 am and 3 pm).  

A reminder that this Sunday we will be celebrating St. Francis Sunday and Orange Shirt Day – please remember to wear your Orange.  If you’d like to bring in a stuffie, photo or memento of your animal friend, please feel free to do so.  This year, due to Covid, we will not be inviting you to bring your animals/stuffies forward.

At this time, our Nursery and Sunday School is on hold.  However, please know that children are welcome anytime to our worship service.  There are some activity kits available from the ushers. Please feel free to request one if you wish. We are eagerly anticipating a return to Sunday School sometime this fall.  Stay tuned!  In the meantime we are very excited to introduce “Mossy Church”  coordinated by Karen Johnson and Amanda Silk, two members of our Trinity Church Family.  See the full announcement later in this email.

We would like to offer our heartfelt sympathies to the Beam family on the death of Blake’s Step Mother, Joyce Beam on Tuesday September 14th.  We would also like to offer our sympathies and prayers to Lillian Bradford and family on the death of beloved Trinity member, Charlie Bradford, Wednesday September 22nd.  Funeral details are forthcoming.
A reminder that Trinity is seeking an individual or company to provide snow clearing services for the winter 2022.  For more information or to express interest please contact Bob Cook, Building and Grounds Chair.  Call the office for his contact information.


The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th has been designated a National day of reflection. As such, the offices at Trinity will be closed on that day.  This day provides an opportunity for Canadians to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. We would like to encourage you to commemorate this day in a meaningful way.  Some suggestions of a few events in our area or online are listed below. 

Online or Televised Events

United in Learning “Indigenous Children Then, Now, and Tomorrow(opens in a new tab)” on September 29, 5:30‒7:00 p.m. Eastern. Panellists will touch on topics including Indigenous children in residential schools, the Sixties Scoop, the Millennial Scoop, and bringing our children home. Register at United in Learning(opens in a new tab).

Join in a candlelight vigil on September 30 with Indigenous Ministries and Justice Executive Minister Murray Pruden at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on the Indigenous Ministries Facebook page(opens in a new tab).

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation –

5-day national event – This online event will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content, and activities for students — all supported by artistic and cultural performances by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists.

CBC’s National Day for Truth And Reconciliation – Thursday, September 30 at 9 p.m. on CBC

This broadcast special is conceived and created by The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) hosted by the University of Manitoba and produced by NCTR in collaboration with Insight Productions, in association with CBC/Radio-Canada and APTN. The one-hour national special will broadcast on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One and CBC Listen.

North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre – September 30th, 11 am – 2 pm 980 Cassells Street, back parking lot. Moving Forward as One.  BBQ, Traditional Dancers, Song and more!

Mossy Church

Come connect with nature and reconnect with your Trinity community! This month, we’re exploring the labyrinth.Did you know that North Bay has a labyrinth? Or that this is an ancient, Christian tradition?Special guest, Rev. Gailand MacQueen, will guide our explorations. (Rev. Gailand is a member of St. Andrew’s United Church, and he just published a book on labyrinths.)We’ll have a brief prayer and verse, along with some fun activities! Come when you can, and participate as you are able.

Friday Oct. 1st Rain date: Friday October 15th St. Joseph’s Motherhouse 2025 Main Street West5:00 pm – Social time5:30 pm – Labyrinth program begins 6:30 pm – Program ends 6:40 pm – Optional candlelight labyrinth walk Rev. Gailand is willing to stay and answer questions. Copies of his book will be available for $12.