Trinity Advent Hope

Hello Trinity Friends!

This Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent!  We light the candle of hope and share the sacrament of Holy Communion together.  At Trinity we have an “open table,” where all people, regardless of age, status or denomination are invited to receive communion. Communion is served early in the service while young people are still present. 

Young people will then continue downstairs where they will be rehearsing for their upcoming Christmas pageant.  Young children and children who will be away during the pageant will have an opportunity to hear the Christmas story and do a Christmas craft with one of our Sunday School teachers.

Wednesday December 3rd  Trinity Arts presents –  “A reading of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with seasonal music”  

Come out and join your friends for an enchanting evening sure to put you into the seasonal mood. Charles Dickens’ timeless classic “A Christmas Carol” is a story of laughter and redemption—shared by talented musicians, gifted story-tellers, and an atmosphere of insight, humour, and warmth.  The sing-a-long begins at 6:30 and is followed by the readings at 7 pm.  Tickets are $15 ($10 for students) and refreshments will be served.  In true Dickens fashion, all ticket proceeds go to North Bay’s soup kitchen, “The Gathering Place.”


Come early and enjoy a good old country dinner with the Friends of Camp Caritou.  Dinner is from 5 – 7 pm and is $15 Adults and $10 for 12 and under.  Meat pie, veg, desserts and more will be served!

Sunday December 7th  White Gift Sunday, 10:30 am

Gifts of non-perishable food items, money, or other items that may bring comfort to those in need are gathered by the Sunday School children during the service.  See the letter and list of needed items posted on the bulletin board in the Sunday School hall.

As we journey into the first week of Advent we light the candle of hope. What do we hope and long for deep in our hearts? What does God hope for us? How can we offer hope to those for whom Christmas is a stressful time?

This week may you be a beacon of hope to those who need it and may your week be filled with light and love!

Trinity Weekly Update

Hello Trinity Friends!

This Sunday is our AOTS Sunday service.  The AOTS stand for “As ONE That Serves”  (Luke 22:27)
The AOTS men’s group meets usually on the first Saturday of the month for breakfast at Burger World on Hammond followed by a short meeting or program at Trinity.  The AOTS actively supports and encourages work among the youth of the church and community. 
A reminder that we will begin rehearsing for the Sunday School Pageant this Sunday during Sunday School. Rehearsals will happen each Sunday leading up to the performance on Sunday December 14th.  A dress rehearsal will happen on Saturday December 13th at 9:30 am.
Junior Choir will now be rehearsing at 9:20 each Sunday to prepare for all the wonderful upcoming performances.  Please let Betty know if your child will not be at rehearsal!
A note from Trinity Families – due to the construction happening on Ferguson street, the parade route has changed. We will still have hotdogs after church and then walk down to Main street to view the parade. We unfortunately will be unable to bring the comfy couches and chairs with us – so bring your lawn chairs if you wish. We will however, lug the hot chocolate down the street to hand out at the parade. The parade is on Sunday November 23rd.  
Next Friday November 28th is the UCW Cafeteria Style Lunch – 11 – 1pm This is a great lunch (soups, sandwiches, delicious chili, and more)  There is a bake table to purchase baked goods as well.  All are welcome!
An Advent and Christmas Service and Events guide highlighting some of the special activities that will be happening at Trinity can be found attached to this email.  One item that did not make it into the flyer is the Friends of Camp Caritou Country Dinner happening on Wednesday December 3rd from 5 – 7 pm —conveniently happening right before the Dickens’ A Christmas Carol event! Why not come on out with your friends and family for some delicious food followed by delightful evening of music and storytelling!
Blessings on your weekend!  Hope to see you Sunday.