Trinity this week – July 26, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends!
This Sunday is our last Sunday before Trinity goes on holidays for the month of August.  Our friends from St. Andrew’s are happy to welcome us to worship with them Sunday mornings at 10:30 am, just as we welcomed them to join us for worship while they were on holidays this month!  Further down this email you will find a list of where some of our Lay Worship Leaders will be leading worship in case you want to join them!

Please note:  Trinity’s Offices will be closed from Monday July 29th to Tuesday September 3rd.  For emergency Pastoral Care, please contact  Rev. Kathy McCallum or St. Andrew’s United Church.  (705) 472-7680 This email will be checked periodically throughout the summer should you have any urgent matters.  

We will “rally back” to worship on Sunday September 8th. More information about that can be found in the Fall Newsletter that can be found below as well as under the newsletter tab on the main page. Although we don’t always enjoy thinking about fall in the middle of summer, I do encourage you to read it for some information that you can put in your calendars as well as some important information about our roof work that will be happening sometime this summer.

If you would like to make donations to the Trinity Roof Project see below for how to do that!  
• If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Trinity United Church and add a note that it’s for the roof project.
• If you want to donate by e-transfer or need information on how to do that, ​you can send it to Michelina at  
• If you have any questions feel free to get in touch with John Roberts

One thing I want to draw your attention to that is happening this summer is:

TRINITY FAMILIES ANNUAL CAMPING TRIP to Lake Bernard Park in Sundridge is coming up August 16-18. All are welcome!! Cost is $27/ night per family, payable directly to the park on check-in. Bring costumes as the park is celebrating Halloween and we’ll be trick-or-treating! Contact Carling Lutecki for more information.

Lay Worship Leaders from Trinity will be leading worship at the following locations and dates.  I am sure they would love to see some familiar faces!• August 4th Don Clysdale leads worship at Chisholm United at 7pm
• August 4th Rev. Kathy leads worship at Rutherglen (9:30am) and Mattawa (11:15am)
• August 11th Rob and Betty Farris lead worship at Nipissing (9:15am) and Restoule (11:15am)
• August 11th Rev. Kathy leads worship at Omond Memorial (9:30am)
• August 18th & 25th John Sheridan leads worship at Nipissing (9:15am) and Restoule (11:15am) 

​Have a safe and wonderful summer!  See you at Rally Back Sunday!​

Trinity this week – July 12, 2019

​Hello Trinity Friends,

There has been quite a lot of activity around her this past week and a special “time travelling” visitor helping us put the finishing touches on next week’s Vacation Bible Camp! We are looking forward to a fantastic week. We are in need of some nut free mini muffins and cookies​. If you have time to do some baking, we would be grateful. They can be dropped off Sunday morning or anytime between Monday and Wednesday (9 – 3). Thank-you!

This Sunday we welcome friends from St. Andrew’s to our service. The Sunday School children will be continuing work on the garden and perhaps sampling some of the fruits of their labour!

Some upcoming events and announcements:

  • Fall Newsletter deadline is Sunday July 21st*

Trinity’s Board will meet on Tuesday July 23rd in the Fireside Room at 7 pm.

Trinity Families Annual Camping Weekend is scheduled for August 16 – 18th at Lake Bernard Park in Sundridge. $27 per family/per night. Bring costumes as the park is celebrating Hallowe’en and yes, there will be trick or treating! More info from Carling

Sunshine and Blessings!

Trinity this week – July 5, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends,

I hope you are managing to stay cool in this heat! This Sunday, please join us for worship at 10:30 am. Friends from St. Andrew’s United Church will be visiting while their church is closed for July holidays.

We have been busy getting ready for our Vacation Bible Camp! We are excited about the special guests and the fantastic activities that have been planned. We begin our adventure on July 15th to 19th. There are a couple of spots still available – Subsidies are available by request. For more information or to register please email

A reminder that the AOTS gift cards are available to order this Sunday and Sunday July 21st. Get them for all your summer activities – groceries, gas, entertainment and much more! See Ed Rose after church to order yours. Gift card proceeds go towards Youth programs. Thank-you for your support!

Ushers are still needed. It is a wonderful way to help out the church. For more information please speak with Bonnie-Rae or sign up in the Fellowship Hall after church!

A quick reminder that the Board will be meeting on Tuesday July 23rd at 7 pm in the Fireside Room.

Also – submissions for the Fall Newsletter are due on Sunday July 21st. Please email to Ross at

Hope to see you Sunday!

Trinity this week – Canada Day Weekend

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday we welcome friends from St. Andrew’s to our worship service while their Church is closed through the month of July. Please be sure to give them a warm Trinity welcome! In Sunday School the children will be having a picnic in the garden! They will do a little weeding, some journaling and of course, some snacking! Please do come and check out the garden to see what is growing.

A reminder that Trinity’s offices will be closed Monday July 1st for the Canada Day holiday. If you get a chance, check out Callander’s Funfest on Saturday. There are a number of wonderful community events and the J.O.Y. Band and the Junior Choir will be performing!

Ushers are needed! It is a wonderful way to help out the church. For more information please speak with Bonnie-Rae or sign up in the Fellowship Hall after church!

A reminder that VBC registrations are almost full! If your child is attending and you have not handed in your registration please be sure to do so this week! We are also looking for some highschool volunteers who like working with children. Volunteer hours will be given! Speak with Lisa for more information.

Have a wonderful Canada Day weekend!

Trinity this week – June 21st, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday join us for worship at 10:30 am and hear the story behind Rev. Ted’s always interesting sermon titles! This Sunday’s meditation is titled “Sufferin’ Chickpeas”

The Sunday School will be talking a walking field trip to the Gathering Place gardens on Algonquin. We will leave here at 10:30 am from the Narthex. Parents/Caregivers are welcome to join us. Please note that we likely will be late in getting back to the church. If you need to make arrangements to pick your child up earlier please let Lisa know that morning

A reminder to Trinity Board members that the Board will be meeting on Tuesday June 25th at 7 pm in the Fireside Room.

The spots for Trinity’s popular Vacation Bible Camp program are filling up quickly! If you have a child that wants to attend please get your registrations in asap.
It’s about Time! Adventures Across the Ages with Trinity’s VBC
Trinity’s Vacation Bible Camp will travel through time to encounter some amazing bible stories. The week of adventure and fun begins Monday July 15th to Friday July 19th
9:30 – 3:30 each day. Children in Junior Kindergarten through to Grade ​7​ are welcome.
$75 per child – all snacks, materials and a camp shirt included.
Music, Crafts, Baking, Games, Experiments and more!
Youth in Grade ​8​ and up are welcome to help out for the week. Highschool “volunteer hours” will be granted for those who qualify. Registration is limited to 50 children. Registration packages will be available soon! There are a small amount of camp bursaries available to those who need them. For more information ​or to hold your spot c​ontact Lisa Blais at

​​USHERS – if you are interested in being an usher, we’d love to put you to work. Please talk to Bonnie-Rae Bailey (705-478-7208) or see the sign up sheet by the coffee pot. Immediate need for 2 ushers June 30th as well as a few individual spots in July. This is a wonderful opportunity to say hello to old friends and make new friends.

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day – see you Sunday!