Trinity this week – October 25, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends and happy Saturday,

This Sunday during our (in person and livestreamed) 10:30 am worship service we will celebrate Hallowe’en Sunday – with some special surprise I am sure!  Costumes are welcome – whether you are coming to in person worship or watching from home!  Feel free to send us a picture or post to Trinity Families if your family chooses to dress up!  Here is the link to Trinity’s YouTube Channel

There will be a Sunday School Hallowe’en party happening on Zoom on Hallowe’en Day.  A flyer is attached for more information.  Please RSVP so your child can get a special Hallowe’en goodie bag!  

There will also be a youth Hallowe’en party happening on Friday night at 6 pm. Youth in Grade 7 and up are welcome! Youth, look for more information coming from Sandra and I in the next day or so.

A few other announcements to share with you

Use the ‘Upper Room’ to help you with your daily devotions. We are ordering new subscriptions now. Subscriptions cost $13.00 a year. (6 booklets) Contact Judi Rose to get your copies. (You can call the church to obtain her contact info)

The North Bay Scouting community along with most volunteer organizations have lost their ability to raise funds through their usual methods. We have been provided an alternative by Scouts Canada.  We will be selling Gourmet Coffee online!  Check out the flyer attached to this email.   Using the website  you can purchase coffee which will be delivered to your door. When given the option at checkout, select “North Bay Scouting” as your seller. Thank you in advance of your order, if you have any questions contact Dave McKenney (you can call church office for his contact info)

There will be an Advent Newsletter going out in November.  The deadline to submit items to the newsletter is November 7.  Items should be emailed to Ross at
“See” you Sunday!

Trinity this week – October 18, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,

I am sorry to share the news of the death of our dear friend and Trinity member, Shirley Tayler this morning. Shirley was the main driving force behind the apple pie project at Trinity – something that brought together so many people from Trinity and our wider community in one of the major fundraisers of our church.  To me, and so many others, she is one of the cornerstones of what our beloved church family has become.  Thank you Shirley for your years of dedication and friendship to our Church community – God bless you and keep you.

This Sunday please join us for worship – in person at 10:30 am, with Covid protocols in place, or via livestream/recorded worship on Youtube here Trinity’s Youtube Channel
There are a couple of announcements I would like to draw your attention to.

Rod Carley’s Book release For KINMOUNT is Saturday October 17th at 7 pm.  You can click the link to reserve your “spot” on zoom.  Kinmount Book Release

Activist Alphabet: Time to register.

On Monday, October 19th, Donna Sinclair, North Bay based author and activist will offer conversation and readings from her latest book, Activist Alphabet, about why and how we might try to live out God’s call in the “enormous struggle to care for our lovely and threatened planet” (Sinclair).

Please join us next Monday for this event via Zoom from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. For more information and to register, please contact Gillian at

Trinity this week – Thanksgiving Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,As you gather around your tables – with perhaps a few less people than other years – may your hearts be filled with gratitude.  It is times like these that we need to remind ourselves of the abundant blessings that so many of us have. As we move further into autumn it may be more difficult to connect with one another in person – but please do look for ways to stay connected, make some phone calls, write some good old fashioned letters, reach out if you are struggling – we will make it through this time!

This Sunday we celebrate Thanksgiving Sunday in our livestreamed worship service. You have 3 options to enjoy the service: 

 *  Attend in person (with assurances that all Covid protocols are in place for your safety)

*  Attend the livestream on YouTube at 10:30 am

*  Watch the recorded livestream at a convenient time on YouTube anytime after 11:30      Sunday morning

Please be assured that if we experience any technical glitches, we will do our best to work on it and get it solved as quickly as possible.  Please be patient with us!  All our services are recorded so that if the livestream fails, we will post the full service on the Youtube page as soon as we are able.  You can find this week’s livestream service (tomorrow at 10:30 am) and all our previous services at this link  Trinity, North Bay YouTube Channel

DVD’s of the service are available by request for those who may not have access to the internet.  This week, they will be delivered on Monday afternoon – although typically, they are delivered late Sunday afternoon.

Please remember Trinity’s Dial for Hope program.  Every few days you can listen to a different message by Trinity leaders and friends.  The toll free number is (249) 506-0377  

A reminder also that Rod Carley will be hosting an online book launch of his new novel, KINMOUNT, on Saturday October 17th at 7 pm.  If you would like to attend the book launch click on the link to register.  Kinmount Book Launch

Have a great weekend everyone – Happy Thanksgiving! See you Sunday.

St. Francis Sunday – October 4, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday we celebrate Saint Francis Sunday during our worship service.  This year we will NOT be having a live animal blessing (due to Covid) – thank you to those of you who submitted lovely photos of your beloved animal friends.  They will be blessed and shown in a slide show during worship this Sunday.  You will find the livestream video on Trinity’s Youtube page.  We will also upload the video into the Trinity worship playlist Sunday after the worship.  Trinity’s Youtube Channel
This Sunday is also is the day when we honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people. The Native Women’s Association of Canada will hold a

Virtual Sisters in Spirit Vigil on October 4, at 2pm. The webcast will be streamed from their Facebook page.There are a number of other ways that people can participate virtually in the Sisters in Spirit Vigil listed on their website​ – such as placing a candle in your window. ​ You can find the link to attend the vigil and other ways to particpate by clicking here

There are a couple of announcements to share with you – please read through all of them so you don’t miss something important!Trinity friend, Rod Carley’s new book Kinmount is arriving on bookshelves very soon!  It can be pre-ordered from Indigo, Amazon and, locally, at Coles and Allison the Bookman. If you are interested in attending the launch, here’s the link to register:…If you would like a personalized signed copy, Rod will mail you a book plate to stick on the inside first page. You can reach him at his website at for more info.
​Also – this Sunday at 11:30 am you can see the world premiere of our Pie Lady Darlene’s Apple Pie tutorial on Youtube.  Tune in anytime from 11:30 am on to watch our Pie Lady attempt to make one of Trinity’s delicious apple pies – assisted by budding pie chef, Marcel MacDonald.  You do not want to miss this tutorial!  

Thank you to Mayor Al for the shout out to our .  A reminder that there is still time to purchase your virtual non-pie. Purchases of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.  ​Virtual pies will never expire, will fit in any freezer and turn out perfect every time!  Don’t miss out on your own virtual pie!  Cheques made out to Trinity United Church (write apple pies in your note), Cash, or etransfers are all wonderful ways to purchase your pie.  You can also click on the Donate Now button on our website.  Thank you for your support!

An AOTS Gift Card order is going in this Sunday October 4th.  If you would like to purchase gift cards please contact Ed Rose before 4 pm Sunday. There are two ways to complete your order. 1. Complete your list of cards needed, write the appropriate cheque and deliver it to Ed’s home and place it in the mailbox anytime between now and 4:00 PM Sunday 4 October.    

2.  NEW – If you are attending church in person, a basket will be available to deposit your order into.  Please put my name on the outside and  Rob Brownlee will deliver it to Ed

Remember, make your cheque payable to “Trinity United Church AOTS” .  (The wording is latest bank requirement).  Of course cash is also accepted. Please note the AOTS Card program has Orchards Fresh Foods cards available for your convenience. Denomination of $25.00 only.  (AOTS receives 20% profit for each card sold)

After 4 October the next order is scheduled to be submitted on Sunday 1 November. If you have any questions please give ​Ed ​a call – contact the church office for his information. (705)474-3310

You​ may ​want to beat the rush – consider your Christmas gift needs.

Trinity this week – Orange Shirt Day

Hello Trinity Friends,

Last Sunday was our first chance to gather for in person worship. We were a small crowd but it was lovely to be in our sanctuary together. Our in person worship service will be livestreamed at 10:30 am on our Youtube channel and posted as well to watch at your convenience.

As we continue to do our part to keep each other safe during this time, please note that we can only accommodate about 80 people in our Sanctuary. Masks are mandatory. Doors will not be open until 10 am. **Please note that this Sunday there will be a movie being shot at the Capitol Centre and in the alley behind our Church this Sunday. There will be no parking along McInytre Street – including the parking garage. It is probably best to park on Worthington street.

This Sunday in our worship service, we celebrate “Orange Shirt Day”. Orange Shirt day is a day to recognize and honour those children and their families affected by residential schooling. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of residential schooling, to celebrate the strength and resiliency of Indigenous peoples and to pledge that every child matters! Please consider wearing Orange on Sunday and on September 30th – the day chosen as Orange Shirt Day.

A reminder that the following Sunday we will celebrate St. Francis Sunday which will include an animal blessing. We have asked people to send in their photos of their beloved animal friends due to Covid precautions. Photographs can be sent via email to

A few announcements:

Virtual non-pie orders are being accepted now. Quantities are unlimited! You will receive a tax receipt for amounts over $20 from Trinity United Church, North Bay. We will also provide you with a recipe for apple pie so that you can make your own at home. A helpful video will be on the Trinity United Church YouTube channel toward the end of September to assist you with your DIY project.Cheques and cash can be dropped off at Trinity’s mailbox or you can e-transfer or donate using the “donate now” button on the website.

Request for Decor Donations

The front of the church will be decorated for Thanksgiving Sunday and we are looking for a few specific items:

  • 1 large orange pumpkin
  • 1 large white pumpkin
  • Mini pumpkins
  • Decorative gourds
  • 2 garden mums – large multi-coloured, both the same

Please confirm with Bonnie-Rae Bailey either through email (message or call office for contact info)BEFORE you purchase or drop off. Sandy Haslam will be decorating on Oct 8th so drop off at the church by Oct 6th would be ideal – you must call to arrange a time to drop off due to Covid restrictions. Thank you so much for your help!

Lock Change

The lock will be changed this week for the McIntyre Street entrance. All those who have keys to that door, please note that your key will NOT work in that door anymore. New keys are being made for those who will require them. Should you require a key or entrance into the building for any reason, please contact Ryan or call the office.

Thank you and see you Sunday!