Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday we enter into Advent with a special Communion Service at 10:30 am. Come early to join in a Carol Sing, led by the Trinity Choir. Plan to come on back for the J.O.Y. Band Christmas Concert: A Yuletide Festival, directed by Betty Farris. This Sunday December 3rd at 1:30 pm. Includes a carol sing and refreshments. Free will offering with donations going to North Bay’s Santa Fund and Trinity’s Infant Food Shelf.
Tonight – Families are invited to Messy Church – Christmas style. Families are invited to come out and participate in a variety of fun activities, share a meal and hear an interactive Christmas story. All families are welcome! Friday December 1st from 5 – 7 (doors open at 4:30).
There are a number of exciting events and some important announcements to share. This will be a long email – please read through to the end so you don;t miss anything!
Saturday December 2nd, 10 am to noon: Kids Only Bazaar at St. Andrew’s United Church – an opportunity for the kids to do their shopping!
Christmas, A Humbug?! A dramatic reading of Dickens’ Classic “A Christmas Carol” with Celebrity Readers and Near North Voices
Join us at Trinity United Church on Friday December the 8th at 6:30 pm for a sing-a-long of Christmas favourites, followed by the Dickens classic at 7pm and interspersed with exquisite seasonal mood music performed by the Near North Voices under the direction of Dr. Adam Adler. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door or by calling (705)474-3310
In true Dickens fashion, all ticket proceeds go to North Bay’s soup kitchen, “The Gathering Place.” Celebrity readers include: CBC Radio’s Markus Schwabe, Darlene Laferriere, Rod Carley, Doctor Joe Madden, John Powers, Maureen Cassidy, and Reverend Ted Harrison. “God bless us, every one!” Dickens Event Page
Christmas Bag Outreach
Each year Trinity’s youth group collects items for the Christmas Bag Outreach Project. We provide over 150 Christmas gifts to children, youth and adults in our community! These bags are packed according to the age of the receiver and delivered the week prior to Christmas. We pack bags for teens and adults in transitional housing, treatment centres, the NBRHC Mental Health Unit, Suswin Indigenous Housing, and more. If you would like to contribute to this outreach program please bring in your donations to Trinity on White Gift Sunday (December 10th) or any Sunday morning prior to then. A full list of needed items can be found in your bulletin! Cash and Christmas Bags are also appreciated.
AOTS GIFT CARDS are available to purchase this Sunday. Gift cards make excellent Christmas gifts! Gift cards are available for many different things: groceries, gas, restaurants, drugstore, entertainment and more! You can now pay by etransfer, cash or cheque. To place an order, speak to Rob Brownlee after church. Orders are due this Sunday December 3rd.
DATES FOR YOU CALENDAR!
- Friday December 8th, 7 pm (sing-a-long at 6:30): Christmas, A Humbug?! An enchanting presentation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”
- Sunday December 10th, 10:30 am: Trinity’s Sunday School Present “A Shepherd’s Christmas Story”
- Sunday December 17th, 10:30 am: Trinity’s Choir Cantata: Love: A Gospel Christmas Celebration.
- Thursday December 21st, 7 pm: Longest Night Service.
- Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th: 10:30 am Advent 4 Communion Service and a 7 pm Christmas Eve Family Service