Trinity this week! November 24, 2017

Hello Trinity Friends,

We are gearing up for another busy weekend here at Trinity!

Friday November 24th
If you are planning on attending the Downtown Christmas walk tonight, why not stop in to Trinity between 5 and 6 for a baked potato bar – with all the fixings.  Free will offering, courtesy of Trinity Families.
Trinity Games Night happens each Friday night, including tonight!  6:30 pm.  All are welcome.  Enter through the McIntyre Street Door (ring the bell if locked)
Saturday November 25th 
The I ❤ Trinity Cookie Walk begins at 11am through to 2 pm (or until sold out). All proceeds from the cookie walk go to Trinity’s general funds.
“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
An Intimate live presentation by Canadian Theatre Legend DAVID FOX
At Trinity United Church, Ferguson at McIntyre
Saturday November 25th at 2pm
Admission at the door $15 adults, $10 for Students
Proceeds support Trinity United Church
Trinity children will be performing in the Lions Club Christmas Telethon, accompanied by Chris Vega this Saturday! The children should be on sometime between 4:15 and 4:45 pm.
Sunday November 26th
This Sunday, join us for a special AOTS worship service.  Heartbeat will be enhancing our worship service with their musical christmas offerings.
Following the service, youth (grade 7 and up, are invited for an advent bible study.  This Sunday we “un-pack Christmas” and examine the Christmas stories.
Joyful Bells Handbell Choir Concert – “Ringing in the Season,” is this Sunday – November 26th at Knox United Church in Nipissing.  2:30 pm
AOTS Gift Cards are available to order this Sunday as well.  These make wonderful Christmas gifts for those hard to shop for people in your life.  They can also be used for groceries, gas, restaurants and so much more!  This helps support youth ministries in our community.  If you have any questions about this wonderful fundraiser, or would like to place an order, please speak with Ed Rose after church!
A reminder that there are only 2 more dates available to have your photo taken for the directory – DO not miss out!  You can drop in to the nursery before or after church this Sunday (November 26th) or make an appointment for Tuesday November 28th between 5 and 9. Portraits can be picked up after church.  They are $25 for an 8 x 10 portrait, which also includes a digital copy if you wish.  If you were unable to make one of the photo sessions, you can submit a photo for the directory.  Please email it to
Next Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent.  We begin the season with a special communion service.
As we move into the Christmas season, there will be plenty of activities and special services to attend.  Please be sure to read your bulletins, and look at the posters outside Wanda’s office.

Trinity Advent Newsletter and Weekly Report

Hello Trinity Friends!


The Advent Newsletter is now available – you will find it here —-> Newsletter – November 2017 (Advent) (2)
Ross Brewer has done a wonderful job putting this together!  Happy Reading 🙂
Thank-you to the JOY Band for a wonderful concert last weekend – celebrating the music of the war years. We look forward to their Christmas concert next month!
This Sunday, following our worship service, you are invited to join your Trinity friends and family to watch the Santa Claus Parade.  Hotdogs will be served after church and hot chocolate will be served during the parade – to keep us warm!  The parade route will travel along Main street – just down the road from our doors.  We will have a comfy couch and a couple of chairs marking our Trinity area.  Hope to see you there!
In Sunday School, the children will be introduced to the Christmas Pageant.  We will run briefly through the songs and then write letters to Santa Claus – for the Parade!
Next Sunday, we will be led by the AOTS, men’s group for our morning worship.  We are joined by the Heartbeat Barbershop Chorus who will liven our worship with their musical talents.  The Sunday School will begin rehearsals for the Christmas Pageant.  All children who wish to participate should plan to be here or speak with Darlene Laferriere.  The pageant will be performed on Sunday December 17th during worship.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
The Trinity Children’s Chorus who are singing for the Lions Telethon with Chris Vega will rehearse this Sunday for a few minutes during church and possibly immediately following Church.  All children are welcome! The sound check will be Friday Nov. 24 @ 6:00  The telethon time slot is on Saturday at 4:23…all performers need to be there an hour before start times. with live shows start time may vary by 15 to 20 minutes.  For more information please speak with Chris Vega.

A reminder that Trinity is hosting a games night each Friday night at 6:30 pm.   All those interested in playing Board Games, Strategy Games, D&D, etc. are welcome.  Enter by the McIntyre Street entrance.

Friday Nov. 24th in the Old Fashioned Christmas Walk.  Trinity Families will host a Chili and Baked Potato Bar from 5 to 6 pm.  Free Will Offering to Trinity Families events.
4 Trinity Cookie Walk will happen on Saturday November 25th from 11am – 2 pm (or until sold out).  All proceeds from the cookie walk go to Trinity’s general funds.
Bakers are still  welcome – please bring your cookies to Trinity on Friday Nov. 24th between 9 -12 or 5 – 6 pm or on Saturday Nov. 25th between 9 and 9:30 am.
A very special presentation!
Trinity Arts is excited to welcome back David Fox (our beloved King Lear) to tell the tale of the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  Saturday November 25th at 2 pm.  Tickets available at the door.  $15 adults, $10 Students – proceeds to support Trinity United Church.
Photo Directory
There will only be 2 more photography sessions left for this project.  Sunday November 26th (before and after church) and Tuesday November 28th from 5 – 9 pm.  If you are planning on coming to the evening photo session please email Lisa to confirm a time.
Joyful Bells Handbell Choir present “Ringing in the Season” directed by Brenda McLay on Sunday November 26th at 2:30 pm at Nipissing Knox Unted Church.
Stay warm,

Trinity this week

Hello Trinity Friends,
Join us this Sunday November 12th at 10:30 am for a special Remembrance Service.  Following the service you are invited to stay for the J.O.Y. Band Concert “Musical Memories of the War Years”  The sing-a-long starts at 1:30 and the concert begins at 2 pm.  Refreshments ~‘Free Will’ Offering Proceeds to support the North Bay Crisis Centre.
Chris Vega has invited all young people who are interested in joining him in singing at the Lions Club Christmas Telethon on Saturday November 25th (exact time to be determined) to come to a brief practice this Sunday November 12th from 11:45 to 12:15.  For more information please ask to join the Trinity Families Facebook page.
GAMES GAMES GAMES! If you like games – board games, strategy games, D&D, etc. come on out to Trinity tonight at 6:30 pm.  Trinity Games night will take place each Friday.  Enter through the McIntyre Street entrance.  All people 14 + are welcome.
The UCW Christmas Tea and Bazaar takes place tomorrow (Saturday November 11th from 1 – 3pm).  Come on down for tea and sandwiches and take time to browse the crafts, bakery and white elephant tables upstairs in the gym.
Trinity Families Present PAINT NIGHT
Wednesday November 15
6:00 – 9:00 pm
$40 per person – All Welcome! includes all supplies and refreshments
No experience or artistic talent required! For details or to book your spot,
speak to Carling Lutecki  Funds raised for youth and family programs
Next Sunday is the Santa Claus Parade!  Join your Trinity family for  VIP Seating
Sunday November 19th
 Noon – 1:30 pm
Watch the parade with your Trinity friends right outside our door!  Hotdog lunch after church followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows to watch the parade.
I ❤ TRINITY Cookie Walk
Saturday November 25th  11 am – 2 pm
(or until they are gone)
Delicious holiday treats sold by the container. Come early for the best selection.
100% of the proceeds will be used for Trinity’s maintenance and general expenses.  Cash only.
*** If you love to bake, cookies and cookie tins are still needed.  Please speak with Barb Roberts (call the church office for her contact info)****
Trinity Arts Present David Fox reciting the Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Colerige.  Many of you will remember David’s phenomenal performance in King Lear.  We are thrilled to have him join us for this one of a kind event.  Saturday November 25th at 2pm Admission at the door $15 adults, $10 for Students.  Proceeds support Trinity Church
Call the Trinity office 705-474-3310 for advance reservations