Trinity Weekly Update

Hello Trinity Friends,
As some of you may have heard in the news this morning, there has been a fire at Omond Memorial Church and the Manitou Conference Offices.(which is the office for the United Church district that spans most of North-Eastern Ontario).  We are grateful that no-one was hurt. Most of the fire was contained in one office – the sanctuary and other offices have sustained smoke damage. Please be assured that Trinity and other area churches have offered support, meeting space and prayers to the Omond Church Family and our Conference Staff.
This Sunday (September 27th) at Trinity, we will be celebrating St. Frances with a “stuffed” animal blessing service.  Please remember to bring in your special stuffies, or an item of remembrance of a beloved animal friend.  
Some other announcements of upcoming events this weekend and beyond.
Yard Sale for Hope2Kenya
Saturday September 26th beginning at 7:30 am at Dave and Darlene’s home at 1526 Pinewood Crescent.  Please pop by, purchase a treasure or two and support a great cause.
I-DYG Youth Group Pizza Party – Sunday September 27th 1 – 3 pm
at St. Andrew’s United Church.  All youth in grade 7 and up are welcome to come out, meet some friends and enjoy some pizza and games.  Please RSVP so I can order enough pizza.
Beginner All Ages Violin Classes
Jennifer Hedican will be offering beginning all ages violin classes for anyone interested.  Thursdays (beginning on October 8th) at 4:30 pm.  Classes are $10 per person (each class).  A portion of the proceeds will go towards Trinity Families Outreach.  Rentals can be arranged if needed.  A sign-up sheet will be in the Sunday School Hall.
Trinity’s Sunday School will be collecting donations to help sponsor a refugee family from Syria.  This is the campaign that was begun by Mayor Al McDonald and the Sunday School decided that it would like to help.  Last week we asked children to bring in a toonie to put towards this.  Next week, the Sunday School will be asking the congregation to help support this cause too.  Envelopes will be distributed next week and a donation can will be placed in the Sunday School hall as well.  Thanks for your support!
Have a wonderful weekend – see you Sunday!

Youth Events Invitation

Hi All!  

Attached to this post (at the bottom) is information for the I-DYG youth groups upcoming events.  All youth in grade 7 and up are welcome to come out to any of the I-DYG events.  I-DYG stands for Inter-Denominational Youth Group and is comprised of youth from several area churches.  We are often joined by friends from Sudbury, Sundridge and all areas in between.  We host a variety of activities throughout the year such as: Pizza Social, a weekend fall retreat at Spirit Point, hiking, toboganning, Easter prayer vigil, and more!  Friends are always welcome to join you anytime.   
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to speak with me anytime.  You can also speak with Tracy at St. Andrew’s United Church and Jim Cluff at Calvin Presbyterian Church (their contact info is included on the flyers).  Ask to join the I-DYG facebook group for up to date information.
The next two events are: Pizza Social at St. Andrew’s on Sunday September 27th from 1 – 3 pm and the annual Fall Retreat at Spirit Point on October 16 – 18th.  See attached for flyers and registration form.
Please RSVP as soon as possible if you plan to come to either or both of these events.  And as always, please feel free to bring friends anytime.

Hope to see you soon!

Trinity Weekly Report

Hello all,

This Sunday join us for worship at 10:30 am.  Following the service there will be a free will offering lunch sponsored by the UCW.  A reminder that next Sunday September 27th there will be a special blessing of the animals service.  You are invited to bring in your beloved stuffies and stories.

Nursery Painting

The fabulous Nancy Dewar-Stenning was busy this summer.  If you haven’t already popped in to the nursery this fall please be sure to do so!  Come on in and check out the four seasons art work.  

Help Support a Refugee Family with Trinity’s Sunday School and Mayor Al

As some of you may have heard, Mayor Al McDonald has launched a campaign to support a family from Syria.  The Sunday School has decided that they would like to support this!  The Sunday School children have been invited to bring in a toonie this week towards this.  The Sunday School will be inviting the congregation to help support this very important initiative as well – look for details next week!  In the meantime, if anyone would like to support the Sunday School’s fundraising campaign, you are welcome to bring in your toonie as well!  The Sunday School will be distributing envelopes next week!

Led Zeppelin Tribute Show and Choir

A reminder that the Houses of the Holy show is this Saturday.  Tickets will be available at the door for anyone who still needs them.  For anyone who still wants a chance to join the special Zeppelin Choir there is one more rehearsal tonight at 7 pm.  If you would like to join the choir please contact me (Lisa) or Betty asap.  All ages are welcome to join this special one of a kind choir performance.


The UCW will meet on Monday, September 21st at 1:00 in the Fireside Room.

The UCW Cafeteria Style Lunch is next Friday September 25th from 11 am – 1 pm  All are welcome to purchase a delicious lunch with a variety of soups, sandwiches, chili, coleslaw, dessert and refreshments.


I-DYG (Youth Group) Pizza Social

Youth in grade 7 and up are invited to join us Sunday September 27th for our annual pizza social. This is a chance for everyone to get together and catch up, for new people to meet each other and of course to eat and play games. We will meet at St. Andrew’s from 1 – 3 pm. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

**The Youth Right Relations Retreat is planned for October 16 – 18th weekend at Spirit Point.  Registration forms and information is available from Trinity’s website or by contacting Lisa Blais at**

Rally Back Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday we are celebrating Rally Back Sunday! This is the special Sunday where we officially kick off the start of the new season and celebrate the return to our regular fall routines! During the worship service we will be covenanting with the Sunday School leaders and volunteers. This very special Sunday we will also be recognizing Rev. Kathleen McCallum as our Minister Emerita.

In the afternoon everyone is invited to Trinity’s Annual Church Picnic on the shores of Lake Nipissing at Camp Tillicum! It is a wonderful way to spend the day with Trinity friends and family. There are fun games, great food and company and a wonderful lakeside Vespers service to round out the day! Bring a salad or appetizer, plate and fork, bathing suit and lawn chair. Sandwich meat and buns, refreshments and dessert will be supplied! Everyone is welcome!  Click here to view a flyer —–>2015 Rallyback-Picnic Flyer (1)

Jobs Available

Youth Ministry Coordinator: North Bay Presbytery is seeking a part-time Youth Coordinator for the Youth Connecting with Youth Program. The Youth Coordinator is responsible for leading and coordinating a program for youth in grades 7 – 12 across the North Bay Presbytery. Pay is $20/hr based on 15 hours a week for 44 weeks of the year. Application Deadline is September 25th.

Tuesday Morning Coffee Group Nursery Caregiver: Tuesday mornings from 9:15 – 11:45 ($30 per Tuesday). A vulnerable sector criminal reference check will be required for this job.

For more information or to apply to either of these jobs please contact Lisa Blais at or (705)474-3310

Scouts, Ventures, Beavers, Cubs and Rovers Registration happens this Tuesday September 15th from 6:30 – 7:30 (or at any meeting). Call the Church Office for contact information (705)474-3310

If you haven’t already done so please pick up your Fall newsletter or click her to view it online —-> Fall 2015 (5) Rob Brownlee does a wonderful job putting this together for us – Thank-you Rob!

Rally Back Blessings! Hope to see you this Sunday!

Led Zeppelin performed Live in the Houses of the Holy

The Event: Led Zeppelin performed Live in the Houses of the Holy

Date and Time: Saturday September 19th at 8 pm (doors open at 7)

Venue: Trinity United Church, North Bay (Ferguson at McIntyre)

Tickets: $30 plus HST  All ages welcome!

Contact:  Lisa Blais (705)474-3310 or

Full Description:”Live in the Houses of the Holy” – Led Zeppelin performed by Michael White and The White (featuring Trinity’s Choirs) Saturday September 19th at 8pm at Trinity United Church.

Tickets are $30 (plus applicable charges), and are available at the Capitol Centre box office, Gulliver’s Books and Music City.   

This one of a kind, all ages show will feature two classic albums (Led Zeppelin 1 & 2) performed in their entirety and will feature the Trinity Youth and Adult Choirs, as well as multimedia visuals on a big screen backdrop.  For more information visit