Trinity Weekly Update – Lent Three

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday is the third Sunday in Lent.  We continue our theme of life’s journeys through scripture and music.  Our guest musicians are Helen Whitehead and Fran Hanover.   Following the worship service please join us in friendship for lunch and plan to stay for the Annual Congregational Meeting.  All are highly encouraged to stay! The Annual Congregational Meeting is the requirement of the United Church Manual. 
Lenten Envelopes will be distributed today and each Sunday up to Palm Sunday. The Lenten Offering will go towards the Food Shelf – which includes the Monday Morning Food Shelf, the Monday breakfast at the Gathering Place and the Wednesday afternoon Infant Food Shelf.  Thank-you for supporting these important and needed ministries!
IMNA Survey
Please take a moment to complete this online survey.  Your participation will help us to get a snapshot of our church and will help to shape the future of our church. The survey is confidential and secure.  Everyone 13 and up, who are part of the worship and life of our congregation is encouraged to participate – please ask youth to participate if they are able as well!
Other Upcoming Events and Activities

I-DYG Bowling – Sunday February28th – 2:30 – 4:30.  Meet at Trinity first for snacks and games. All youth in grade 7 and up are welcome.
World Day of Prayer – Pro-Cathedral – Friday March 4th, 7 pm

The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year.

Jazz Cabaret Night – Friday March 4th 
Trinity Arts and Kuehne-Nagel are hosting a jazz music cabaret in the Sunday School Hall (Fellowship Hall) at 7 pm.  Donations are being collected for the North Bay Regional Health Care Centre’s Northern Lights Lodge.   Decadent coffee and desserts will be available by donation.  The music celebrates 100 years of black music in honour of Black History Month.  All are welcome!
Pasta Dinner for the Friends of Camp Caritou – Saturday March 5th, 5 – 7 pm
Come on out and enjoy a delicious pasta dinner sponsored by the Ferris Lions Club.  $10 Adults and $5 Children (12 and under)  All are welcome!
Trinity Families Board Game Afternoon – Sunday March 6th – 12:30 – 2:30
A board game afternoon will happen while the Mustard Seed kids are rehearsing.  We will meet following the free will offering UCW Lunch in the gym.  Feel free to bring your games and be ready to have some fun!  
Trinity Families Battalion Game – Sunday March 20th at 2 pm
If you are interested in bringing your family and joining Trinity Families for a fun afternoon cheering on the Battalions contact Marcel MacDonald. Tickets are $12  

Lenten Blessings,

Red Hot Friday Chili Night

Hello Trinity Friends. A reminder that all are welcome to come out to the Red Hot Friday Chili Night – Tomorrow!. Sample some delicious chili, listen to some great music and enjoy the company of your Trinity friends. Admission is by free will donation. Prizes will be awarded for Fan Favourite, Runner-Up, Best Dressed/Most Creative and Best Named.

Trinity Weekly Update – Lent Two

Hello Trinity Friends!

After last Sunday’s weather and power challenges, we are hoping that this weekend is challenge free!
This Sunday, February 21st is Scouting/Guiding Sunday. We are joined by members (former and current) of the Guiding and Scouting programs who will help us celebrate Lord Baden Powell, the founder of the Scouting and Guiding programs. Our Lenten musical journey continues with offerings from Hannah McCallum as well as the Junior Choir.
Following worship, please join us downstairs for a free will offering lunch sponsored by the Joyful Bells.
A reminder that the Mustard Seed rehearsal is schedule from 12:30 – 2:30 in Trinity’s sanctuary.
The Lenten Bible Study will meet in the Fireside Room from 12:30 to 2. For more information contact Sandra Rozicki – call Trinity to get her contact info.
This weekend is a busy weekend for Trinity! Join us this Friday for Chili and Music at the Red Hot Friday Chili Night. All are welcome to eat some delicious chili and listen to some talented musicians. Admission is by free will donation. Music begins at 5 and Chili and buns are served at 5:30.
On Saturday, the Subzero Superheroes will be participating in the Coldest Night Walk for the Gathering Place. If you would like to join us – or have already registered as part of the team – here are the details you may need:
The walk begins at Algonquin school – you should see signs that tell you where to go to register.
On the night of the walk, you will go to a registration table, hand in all your donations and waiver, and pick up your toque. Registration begins at 4 pm. We will meet as a team somewhere in the gathering area…just keep an eye out for us – some of us will be wearing capes! The opening ceremonies begin at 5 and we head out for the walk at 5:15. Upon completion of the walk there will be a meal for all of us to share together at Algonquin School.
If you have pledges or money that you have collected you can enter all the information online on your personal page and bring it in at the night of the walk OR you can bring it in to me tomorrow. Thanks for your support!
Some other upcoming events and announcements:
UCW Cafeteria Style Luncheon – Friday February 26th from 11 – 1 pm in the Trinity Sunday School Hall
All are welcome for a delicious and affordable lunch (soup, sandwiches, chili and dessert plus refreshments.
Around the Dinner Table – Family Easter Game
The 4Trinity fund raising group have created a fun and friendly trivia game suitable for the whole family. The trivia game includes some questions that you will know, some questions that will have you chuckling and some questions that will challenge you. These games are a wonderful fundraiser for the Trinity and make great gifts! $10 each and are available Barb Roberts or Heather Shouse. Call the Church Office to get contact info.
Hope to see you this weekend!

Trinity Weekly Update – Lent One

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday we begin our Lenten journey with a special Communion Service let by Rev. Kathy and some of our Licensed Lay Leaders.  
A note from Rev. Ted about our Lenten Journey.
Before they were even called “Christians,” our ancestors in faith called themselves simply “Followers of the Way.” “The Way” referred to the trail blazed by Jesus that we still follow. Scripture sometimes calls “the Way” light and easy, and in other places it is named as narrow and difficult. Sometimes it is a lonely journey through the valley of shadow, and other times it is a joyous pilgrimage. In our lives, we know it to be all these things—and more.
As has been our practice in recent years, we’ll be joined in our Lenten worship by local musicians. They’re offering some of the “Journey”-themed secular music that has touched their hearts and lives.
This morning is the start of Lent with the beginning of Jesus’ own 40-day journey through the wilderness, and we mark the beginning of our journey with Rich and Kathleen McCallum’s song, “We Sail.” About the song, Kathy says it “reminds me of many of the important beliefs of my faith which accompany me on this journey.  As individuals, and community we encounter storms and calm on our journey, but we journey together, caring for one another… We are held in the heart of God, upheld by the Spirit’s breath, always, and forever.”

A reminder that following the Worship service, a Lenten Bible Study will begin in the Fireside Room.  For more information please contact Sandra Rozicki – call the church office for her contact information.  (705)474-3310

A reminder that Monday is Family Day.  The Church Offices will be closed. 

Next weekend is our Annual Red Hot Friday Night Chili Cook-off and Music night. Music begins at 5 pm.  Chili is served from 5:30 – 7.  If you have a chili to submit please sign up in the Sunday School Hall after church on Sunday or contact Rob at  We are also looking for some desserts as well.  Admission is by free will donation.  Thank-you!

Saturday February 20th the Subzero Superheroes will be heading out for the Coldest Night walk.  There is still room for more superheroes to join our team.  If you want to join the team or make a donation please contact Lisa at