Trinity this week – Baden-Powell Sunday and Coffee House

Hello Trinity Friends,

I am sending out the weekly email a day ahead so that I can remind you all that tomorrow is our annual Coffee House evening! We have a number of great acts lined up – music, poetry readings, and skits! Our favourite house band, The Hosts will be kicking off the night beginning around 6:30, followed by a whole list of entertainers. The Hosts will close out our night as well! Doors will be open at 6:15…NOT before because we need time to set-up and do sound check, etc. Admission and coffee/desserts are by donation – all proceeds go towards the Raise the Roof fund! Dessert makers – please bring in your dessert (already cut) between 9 and 12 tomorrow or between 5:30 and 7 tomorrow eve

This Sunday, join us for Baden-Powell Sunday as we celebrate the Guiding and Scouting programs. All current and former people who have been in Scouts and Guides are encouraged to wear their uniforms! Children 10 and under will be invited downstairs for an activity led by Scouts and Guides leaders. Older children are encouraged to remain upstairs.

Following the worship service please plan to stay for the Annual Congregational Meeting. It will be completed by 1:30 pm so that those with symphony tickets can still attend. All people are welcome to come – lunch will be served. Nursery care is available.

A reminder also that next Tuesday February 25th is Shrove Tuesday. The AOTS are hosting a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Pancakes, Sausages, and more will be served – all proceeds to help support the AOTS work with youth. $10 Adults, $5 children under 12, $25 Family

There will be an Ash Wednesday service at St. Andrew’s United Church at noon on Wednesday February 26th – all are welcome!

Friday February 29th is the UCW sponsored Cafeteria Style Luncheon. All are welcome for a budget friendly and delicious lunch of sandwiches, soups, chili and more! 11 am to 1 pm.

Hope to see you Friday and Sunday!

Trinity this week – February 14, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,
On this chilly February day, a reminder that this Sunday we worship at 10:30 am. While some folk will be worshipping and gathering at the Spirit Point Family weekend retreat, worship at Trinity will be led by our Minister Emerita Rev. Kathy McCallum.  In Sunday School the children will be working on a new billboard and will talk about ways to “Walk as a Child of Light”

Notice of Annual Congregational Meeting (ACM)
On Sunday, February 23, 2020 members and adherents of Trinity United Church will gather as faithful Christians for our ACM. The agenda includes remembrance of deceased members, a financial review and our Annual Report for 2019, the budget and election of the Board and Trustees for 2020, and an update on our conversations with our area’s other United Churches. Our 2019 Annual Report is available for your review prior to our ACM. Please join us for lunch immediately following our worship service and then stay for our Annual Congregational Meeting, which will start at 12:15pm.

** The Annual Report is now ready.  It can be found under the newsletter tab.  Paper copies will be available for the meeting, along with the rest of the financials not included here. 

Some upcoming worship services and events to draw your attention to:

Help Needed

** Ushers are needed – details and a sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall – please consider volunteering!

** Coffee House kitchen help is needed – if you are willing to help out in the kitchen on Friday February 21st please speak with Brad Stenning or Sue Miller.   – You can also help us out by contributing a dessert!  The sign up sheet is on the easel in the Fellowship Hall.

Next Sunday February 23rd we celebrate the Scouting and Guiding legacies during our Baden-Powell Sunday.  All uniforms are encouraged!  Sunday School will be led by members of the Guiding program for younger children – older children are encouraged to remain upstairs for the service.  Following the service there will be lunch, followed by the Annual Congregational Meeting.  

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, hosted by the AOTS takes place on Tuesday February 25th from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Come out and enjoy some delicious pancakes, sausages, accompanied by real maple syrup, coffee, tea and juice!  $10 per person $5 for children 12 and under (5 and under are free)  $25 Family price.

Sunday March 1st – Lenten Communion Service, 10:30 am

Trinity this Week – February 7, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,
Join us this Sunday for worship at 10:30 am.  The Junior Choir will be sharing a song and we have 2 special guest readers for Children’s Time.  

Some upcoming eventsSaturday February 15th – Nathan Smith Concert 7:30 pm (doors open at 7)Nathan is a Toronto-based fiddle player and singer-songwriter, originally hailing from North Bay, ON. His upbeat and soulful original songs and fiddle tunes combine his bluegrass and old-time experience with his upbringing playing celtic and traditional Canadian fiddle music.  Tickets $20 at the door.

​Trinity’s Annual Coffee House Talent Night takes place on Friday February 21st – doors open at 6:30 pm.  Please sign up your talent (music, poetry, comedy, etc.)​ in the Fellowship Hall.  We are also looking for a couple of helpers in the kitchen, as well as delicious desserts. 

On Sunday, February 23, 2020 members and adherents of Trinity United Church will gather as faithful Christians for our ACM. The agenda includes remembrance of deceased members, a financial review and our Annual Report for 2019, and the budget and election of the Board and Trustees for 2020. Our 2019 Annual Report is available for your review prior to our ACM. Please join us for lunch immediately following our worship service and then stay for our Annual Congregational Meeting, which will start at 12:15pm.

​See you Sunday!​

Trinity this week – January 31, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends!

Join us for worship on Sunday February 2nd (Groundhog Day!) at 10:30 am.  Later in the afternoon, all are welcome to attend the 6th Annual Trinity Snowshoe Sunday!  Meet at Camp Caritou (63 Development Road, Bonfield) at 1:30 pm.  Extra pairs of snowshoes will be available.  For more information speak with Cindy Brownlee after church.  

A reminder to those groups and committees that submit Annual Reports that they are due this Sunday to Ross Brewer.

Mustard Seed will be beginning production on a new musical this spring!  The information session is this Wednesday February 5th at 6 pm.  Scripts and CD’s will be handed out (parts will be cast next weekend).  Rehearsals begin at the end of March with performances on June 13th and 14th.  All youth in Senior Kindergarten and up (and their parents) are encouraged to come out!  This year we are performing Jonah’s Druthers – the story of Jonah told with a spaghetti western twist!

Some additional reminders:

*  Sign up your act for our annual Coffee House Talent night which takes place on Friday February 21st.  The sign-up sheet can be found in the Fellowship Hall.We will also be looking for desserts for the coffeehouse (cake, brownies, decadent treats, etc.) – if you can provide a dessert please sign up in the fellowship hall.  
*  The deadline to sign-up to attend the Trinity Family Retreat weekend is this Sunday!!!! If you plan to attend and have not sent in your registration be sure to email to hold your spot!
See you Sunday!

Trinity this week – Robbie Burns’ Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends!

​The above tartan is a visual reminder that this Sunday we celebrate Robbie Burns’ Sunday!  You are welcome, nay encouraged, to wear your Scottish attire.  You may see Rev. Ted ​wearing a tartan similar to this one.  Rev. Ted sent me the following info about this very special tartan.  The Clergy tartan: “Down till a very recent period, this pattern was generally worn by the Clergy in the Highlands for their weekday habiliments; and even now the secular mantle or plaid of the priesthood in the North is not unfrequently made of this, or similar kinds of stuff.” Smith’s published work showed variations of colour depending on the edition or even the individual copy examined. It is well known that in earlier times the Highland clergy wore the Highland dress and carried arms. Many attempts were made to prevent them wearing tartan and to force them to wear conventional ministerial habit. These, however, had only limited success. The Clergy tartan is sometimes called ‘The Priest’s Sett’, but in the Highlands is known as ‘Breacan nan Cleirach’ – the tartan of the Clergy. As with so very many tartans, there are many variations of the Clergy sett, due to the vagaries of the illustrators of tartan books. ” (From

 — This one is more common!

​Upcoming Events ​and AnnouncementsIf your or someone you know would appreciate a visit while in the hospital, please make it known.  Due to new hospital regulations around confidentiality, we are not always made aware of our Trinity friends in the hospital.  Please inform the Trinity office if you’d appreciate a visit.  Thank-you!
The Food Shelf is in need of some nutritious protein/snack bars to hand out to hungry folk in need.  Warm clean winter items are also appreciated.  Thank-you for your support!
The Trinity youth group will meet this Sunday from 2:30 – 4:30.  We will meet here at 2:30 and then head over to the Social Cafe for Board Games.
The UCW Cafeteria Style Lunch is next Friday January 31st fro 11 to 1 pm.  All are welcome to a wonderful inexpensive cafeteria style lunch with many options – soups, sandwiches, chili, dessert and more!
A reminder that submissions to the Annual Report are due next Sunday February 2nd. 
Mustard Seed Info Session – Wednesday February 5th from 6 to 7 pm.  Young people in Senior Kindergarten and up (and their parents) are invited to come to an information session about our upcoming production of Jonah’s Druthers.  Rehearsals will begin after March Break – rehearsal dates will be discussed at the meeting.  CD’s and scripts will be handed out at the meeting.
The Trinity Family Retreat registration is now open.  Deadline to register is Sunday February 2nd.  Get your registrations in now to avoid disappointment!  Registration forms are available outside the office or by request!

 Hope to see you Sunday!