Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday we celebrate Thanksgiving Sunday. We are always happy to see some familiar faces home for the holidays! The Junior Choir will be sharing music in worship, we celebrate a baptism and we have some special musical guests joining us. It is sure to be a joy filled service! A reminder that this Sunday we are asking for donations for our Food Shelf ministries – non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be collected by the Sunday School during worship. Please bring your items in a re-useable bag if able! Thank-you for supporting this important ministry.
A couple of announcements to draw you attention to:
AOTS Gift Cards are available for purchase this Sunday after church. Gift cards for most grocery stores, gas stations, many restaurants and department stores and much more can be purchased. Your support of this program helps the AOTS provide important support to youth in our community and beyond. Thank-you!
The Youth Group will be meeting on Friday October 18th from 6:30 – 8:30 for a Board Games Extravaganza! All youth in Grade 7 and up are invited. For more information speak with Sandra Brownlee or Lisa Blais.
For those of you travelling this weekend – travel with care and may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with abundant blessings, love and laughter (and of course food!). Happy Thanksgiving!
Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday we celebrate World Wide Communion Sunday with brothers and sisters in faith all over the world. As it also the first Sunday of the month, we will have a hymn sing at 10:15. Come early and choose your favourite hymn to sing.
This Sunday, Thanksgiving Offering envelopes will be distributed. Please be sure to get yours from the ushers. Thanksgiving Offerings will be collected next Sunday, along with non-perishable food for the Monday Morning Food Shelf.
Some upcoming events for your calendar
Monday October 7th, 1 pm: The UCW will meet in the Fireside Room (note the date change!). The guest speaker will be Mary Sherwood. She will talk about her experiences as a missionary. All ladies are welcome
Monday October 7th: Communion Service at Empire Living
Retirement Home, 10am
October 8th: 6:45pm “Yom Kippur” service at the
Sons of Jacob Synagogue. Featuring “The Near North Voices”
Sunday October 13th : Thanksgiving Baptism Sunday, 10:30am (families
interested in baptism on this Sunday should be in touch with the Trinity office
Friday October 18th: The
Youth Group will be meeting for a Board Games Extravaganza from 6:30 – 8:30
Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday is our St. Francis Sunday service – you are invited to bring in your favourite stuffie, furry friend, or animal mementos to be blessed. It is also the day we celebrate Orange Shirt Day. Please remember to wear your orange! The day is inspired by Phyllis Jack Webstad’s experience on her first day at residential school in 1973. Phyllis was stripped of her new orange shirt, a shirt that had brought her a sense of affirmation and dignity. Canadians are asked to wear orange as a sign of support for children and communities affected by the Indian Residential School System.
A reminder that next Sunday October 6th is World Wide Communion Sunday. A special communion service will take place at the Empire Living on Monday October 7th at 10 am.
Special thank-you to those individuals and groups who have contributed to the roof already or initiated a fundraising idea. Darlene Laferriere is heading up the “raise the roof” fundraising team – volunteers are needed to help coordinate the fundraising efforts – please speak with Darlene if you are interested in helping. Also – if you or your group has a great idea for a fundraiser please let the committee know so we can diversify our efforts!
A reminder that this Sunday after church people will be washing apples. If you can stay to help out, please do! The pie making begins on Monday! If you want to to contribute to this amazing fundraiser you would be most welcome. Pie making begins at 9 am!
The Monday Morning Food Shelf is still looking for volunteers – all are welcome but we are hoping for at least one more male volunteer. Please speak Jim Liddell or Lisa Blais if you are able to help out one Monday morning a month. Thank-you!
Hello Trinity Friends!
This Sunday please join us for worship at 10:30 am. Rev. Ted’s meditation is called “Under the Same Leaky Tent” – with all our roof repairs we are undergoing, we are hoping that is a symbolic leaky tent!
A reminder that next Sunday is Saint Francis Sunday – and our Blessing of the animals service – all ages are encouraged to bring a favourite stuffie, pet or animal memento to church. That Sunday is also Orange Shirt Day – Please remember to wear orange on Sunday September 29th as a sign of your commitment to reconciliation and in memory of those families and children who were affected by Residential Schools.
There are a number of important announcements and a few upcoming activities. Please read through the bulletin to learn about all of them – you can get one on Sunday at church or from our website under the Weekly Church Bulletin tab on our website www.trinitynorthbay.ca
* The new youth group will meet today at 12 to 2:30. All youth in Grade 7 and up are invited!
* The Near North UCW will gather on Thursday Sept 26th at Trinity, 10 am. All women are welcome to join in for fellowship and to make some important decisions. The guest speaker is Rev. Gord Roberts
* Apple Picking for the apple pie project is on Saturday September 28th – if you can help, please speak with Darlene Laferriere or Ross Brewer
* The UCW Cafeteria Style lunch resumes on Friday Sept. 27th from 11 – 1pm. All are welcome for a delicious lunch – sandwiches, soup, chili, desserts and more!
* Walk for Climate Justice – Please join your wider church and local community in a walk for climate justice. It begins at the North Bay courthouse and ends at Trinity United Church for soup and refreshments. Friday September 27th at 5 pm.
* A conversation with Rev. Richard Bott, Moderator of the United Church of Canada – Saturday Sept. 28th at the Regional Council Office (319 McKenzie Ave.) For more information and to register visit the Regional Council website www.canadianshieldrc.ca
See you Sunday!
Hello Trinity Friends and Happy Friday the 13th!
This Sunday join us in the Sanctuary for worship at 10:30 am. The sanctuary won’t be quite back to normal but we will be able to worship in the space! There will be a hymn sing at 10:15 am.
There are a couple of happenings this weekend that I would like to share with you – some of which I also shared yesterday!
There will be a cleaning bee happening tomorrow between 8 and 11 am. If you are able to spare a few hours, please come prepared to dust and clean. If you have rags, buckets, mops or a vacuum, please feel free to bring it along. Thank-you!
Also tomorrow – Saturday September 14th is the Infant Food Shelf “Baby Shower” Fundraiser! It runs from 12 to 2:30 pm and is a major fundraiser to help support this program. All are welcome. Tickets are $10. Please also bring an item for infants under 12 months (no formula please). Lunch is provided. There will be door Prizes and Silent Auction items too. Thanks for supporting this important outreach of our Church.
Here is a really unique opportunity! Have you ever wanted to see what a tiny house looks like? Now is your opportunity! This Sunday (September 15th) Kirk and Heather Ready will be giving tours of their Tiny House on Wheels at the Green Store (3761 Trout Lake Road) from 1 to 4 pm. They are charging an “admission” of $5 for adults or $10 per family as fundraiser for the Trinity roof!
Trinity’s Food Shelf is in need of a couple of volunteers for the Monday Morning Food Shelf program – all help is appreciated but we are hoping there may be a couple of males that would be willing to volunteer so that we have a more gender balanced volunteer base. If you can help once a month from 9:30 to 11 am please come speak with me or Jim Liddell. Thanks!
Hope to see you this weekend,