Trinity Weekly News – March 17, 2017

Hello Trinity Friends, 

This Sunday, join us as we continue our journey through Lent with our “Songs that get us through the night” musical series.  Chris Vega will share the Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” and Choir member Frances Huard will sing Carole King’s “You’ve got a Friend”.  Our service begins at 10:30 am.  

Lenten offering and Observer Envelopes are available from the Ushers. 

  • Our Lenten offering goes toward supporting Trinity’s Food Shelf and Infant Food Shelf programs. 
  • The United Church Observer is a monthly magazine reporting on national and international issues of faith, justice, ethics, daily living and popular culture. If you do not receive this excellent magazine and you are interested in subscribing, please speak with Ann Clark or Wanda in the office.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

 **Marina Point Spring Communion Service – Monday March 20th at 10 am

**Red Hot Friday Night – Chili Cook-off and Live Music 

Friday March 24th from 5 – 7:30 (Chili served between 5:30 – 7 pm.)

***Prizes will be awarded for favourite chili and best dressed/named.***

This year, in addition to our regular musical offerings, the evening will be capped off with a musical Beatles tribute. Narrated by Rod Carley and sung by our guest musicians, this will be a fun way to conclude the evening. Admission is by free will offering (suggested minimum donation $10 per person)  If you would like to submit a chili or a dessert, please sign up in the Fellowship Hall or let Lisa Blais or Rob Sanders know. 

**Handbell Workshop – Saturday March 25th, 10 – 4
Want to learn about handbells? The Joyful Bells Handbell Choir is hosting guests Marcia Gosse and Jeanette Caton from Rideau Park UC in Ottawa to lead a handbell workshop on Saturday March 25th from 10-4 at Trinity UC. Cost is $15 and lunch is provided. To register, please contact Brenda McLay (contact info is available by calling Trinity at (705)474-3310)

**North Bay Grandmothers for Africa March Gladness Concert – Sunday March 26th, 2:30 pm  Featuring: The J.O.Y. Band, Near North Voices and local authors, Marta Atema, Steve Pitt, Donna Sinclair and Heather Stemp.  $15

 **AOTS Easter Ham Fundraiser
Delicious Black Forest Hams, just in time for Easter, are being sold by the AOTS Men’s group for $20 each (4 – 41/2 lbs).  These, and other AOTS fundraisers, help provide support and leadership for youth activities at Trinity and in our community, help with upkeep of local camps, provide sponsorships for camps and youth programs, and supports local, national, and international outreach programs and missions.

**4Trinity Hot Cross Buns  The 4Trinity Fundraising Team is selling some awesome hot cross buns from Cob’s bakery in Burlington. These Hot Cross Buns are so awesome that Trinty’s very own AOTS will be serving these for the Easter Sunrise Service. Cob bakery makes three delicious varieties, all of which are baked free of preservatives.

  • Traditional Fruit Hot Cross Buns with raisins and currents
  • Cranberry Orange Hot Cross Buns
  • Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns with 100 chocolate chips per bun

They’ll be $8 for a box of 6 buns or $15 for 2 boxes (12 buns). Only one variety per box please. All orders must be pre-paid. Pick up will be on Thursday April 13th between 10:00 a.m. and 2: 00 p.m. That’s the same day and times as the AOTS ham pick up. 

To order your boxes of buns see one of the 4Trinity team members after church or contact the office.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!