Trinity this week – August 30, 2018

​Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday join us for worship at 10:30 am.  Rev. Kathy will be leading our service.  The following Sunday September ​9th is our special Rally Back service.  In the afternoon, everyone is invited to Camp Tillicum for our annual Church Picnic.  Join us at 3 pm as we enjoy each other’s company – games, fellowship, food and an evening lakeside vesper’s service.  Buns, meat, condiments and dessert will be provided.  Please bring a chair, plate and utensils, and a potluck side dish to share!
Some upcoming events and activities
Camp Caritou Open House – Saturday September 8th -10 am – 4 pm
All Welcome! Corn Roast, Guided Hikes, Games & more! 63 Development Rd Bonfield.
Rally Back Church Picnic – Sunday September 9th, 3 – 7pm
All are welcome to join us at Camp Tillicum as we enjoy each other’s company – with games, fellowship, food and an evening lakeside vesper’s service.  Buns, meat, condiments and dessert will be provided.  Please bring a chair, plate and utensils, and a potluck side dish to share!  
Men’s Retreat at Spirit Point
All United Church men are invited to a Spiritual Men’s retreat Friday Sept. 14th – Saturday Sept. 15th aprox. $150 per person.  For more information please speak with Roman Rozicki – call Trinity for his contact info
Mustard Seed Information Session for Cotton Patch Gospel
Sunday September 16th at 12:30 in the Sanctuary
Grade 8 – highschool.  For more information speak with Lisa Blais or Darlene Laferriere. Email if you are interested in participating but unable to attend the info session.  Rehearsals will be starting end of September through January – dates to be confirmed.  Performance dates early January 2019.
For those of you who are starting back to school, or have children in school, may the first day back be as stress free as possible.  Parents who are travelling to bring their children to University or College – travelling mercies and prayers of strength as you send them off! Wishing everyone a wonderful start of the school year and Happy Labour Day!

Trinity this week – August 24, 2018

Hello Trinity Friends!
Join us this Sunday for worship at 10:30 am. Rev. Ted’s sermon is “God’s Lovely Dwelling Place” and the Sunday School children will be exploring the “nooks and crannies” of one of God’s lovely dwelling places – our beloved Trinity!
If you have not picked up your fall newsletter – please do so after church this Sunday. If you would like to receive weekly emails and newsletters via email, please contact the church and ask to be added to the Trinity email list!
Some upcoming events and special worship services to add to your calendar for the upcoming season are listed below! A reminder too, that if the fall is a great time to start a new activity – perhaps teaching Sunday School, or joining a group like Choir, Junior Choir, Joyful Bells, Tuesday Coffee Group, UCW, AOTS and much more! If you have an idea for an activity or group, please speak with your staff or a member of the Board. Trinity is the wonderful, lively place because of you!
Camp Caritou Open House – Saturday September 8th -10 am – 4 pm
All Welcome! Corn Roast, Guided Hikes, Games & more!
Rally Back Sunday – Sunday September 9th – join us as we kick off the season and covenant with our Children’s program participants and leaders. Plan to attend the Church Family Picnic at Camp Tillicum at 3 pm. See the bulletin or newsletter for more details.
Fall Men’s Retreat – Friday September 14th to Saturday September 15th. All United Church men welcome! For more information see your bulletin or contact Roman Rozicki – call Trinity for contact info
Mustard Seed Information Session -Sunday September 16th – All highschool aged youth interested in participating in this year’s Senior production of “Cotton Patch Gospel” please plan to attend. 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary.

Trinity this week – August 17, 2018

Hello Trinity Friends,
After a very busy and energetic week with Trinity’s Vacation Bible Campers, it seems so quiet around here!  We had a wonderfully successful week – I am so grateful to the many people who helped – thanks especially to Marcel MacDonald and our summer student Clara Clark for helping me put together the program, to the wonderful people who helped feed us in the kitchen – Janice Brownlee, Jean Mitchell, Rae Brownlee, Noreen Brewer, Shirley Tayler, Claudette dePencier, Gloria Wigelius, Darlene Laferriere, Sandy Foster and Joanna Bishop-Allen (I hope I haven’t missed anyone).  Thanks to the amazing leaders – Hannah McCallum, Robert Leitner, and Joe Drinkwalter for running sessions.  Thanks to Eve Harrison and Julia Whitehead who helped set-up camp the week before and volunteered all week – and thanks also to the many student volunteers who helped to supervise the children.  Special thanks to the AOTS who provided rides at the Heritage Railway and Carousal for all the campers and to the bakers, and those who donated money to help keep camp affordable for the families.  And last but not least – thank-you to Professor Gigawatt, Professor Frizzle Sandra “DA” Brownlee, Ryan Rozicki and the Shad-man for helping us put together the morning videos. It truly does take a village!
 The Fall newsletter can be found by clicking here —> Fall 2018 Newsletter– please take a look to see some of the upcoming activities and events that will be starting up this fall.
Please join us this Sunday for worship at 10:30 am.  There will be some very special musical offerings during the service. 
​One special announcement that missed the bulletin – a reminder that the 9th Annual North Bay and Area United Church Golf Challenge will take place on Thursday August 30th at Osprey Links.  Registration is at 12:30 pm. Cost $85/person (incl. 18 holes, dinner, cart and prizes) – Dinner Only is $30 at 6:30 – rain or shine! A flyer with more information is posted outside the office.  ​
Hope to see you Sunday!

Trinity this week

Hello Trinity Friends,
It has been a busy week getting ready for next week’s Vacation Bible Camp.  We have almost 60 children registered.  Thank-you to all the many people who help make this week a success.  If you are baking cookies, cupcakes or muffins, please bring them in to the kitchen and label them VBC.  Thanks 🙂
This Sunday we welcome friends from St. Andrew’s and other communities who are visiting with us.  As always, Sunday School continues  during the summer.  The nursery is unstaffed but is available for your use.
A couple of important announcements
The deadline for newsletter submissions is THIS SUNDAY.  Please have your items in to Ross Brewer by then.
This Sunday, Aug 12th, is the first AOTS Gift Card order date after the summer break.  Place your order for gift cards covering your food, gas and miscellaneous item needs now.  Help the AOTS support youth programs within Trinity and the community at large.
​The 2nd Annual Trinity Families Camping Trip is scheduled for August 17th to 19th at Lake Bernard Park.  All are welcome.  $27 per family a night.  For more information see your bulletin or talk to Carling Lutecki at
A reminder that there is a Fall Men’s Retreat in September at Spirit Point.  For more information see your bulletin​ or contact Roman Rozicki (call the church for his contact information)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Trinity this week – August 3, 2018

Happy Summer Trinity Friends!
We are happy to welcome you back to worship at Trinity this Sunday August 5th at 10:30 am.  We hope you have had a wonderful summer so far and that you have found some time for rest and renewal.  During our summer worship services we are happy to extend a warm welcome to our friends from St. Andrew’s United Church, just as they extended a warm welcome to us in July!
Please note that Ferguson street is closed to vehicle traffic.  It is possible that the sidewalk may be closed as well – if that is the case, please enter through the McIntyre street entrance.
While Trinity was closed for July, the men’s washroom has been under renovation.  It is not quite finished yet so the washroom in the nursery is available for use. The nursery is unavailable this week due to the renovation.  Please make sure that no children are left unattended in the nursery area due to safety concerns.
Trinity’s Vacation Bible Camp is completely full!  Trinity will be a very busy place the week of August 13 – 17th!  We are really excited about the activities we have planned.  With well over 50 campers plus helpers, we may need a little extra food.  If you are able to bake (nut free) mini muffins, cookies or full sized un-frosted cupcakes we would be very grateful!  They can be dropped off to Trinity next week between 9 and 1.  Thank-you!
A reminder about some upcoming events and activities
The Fall newsletter submission deadline is Sunday August 12th.  Please send all your items to Ross Brewer at
The 2nd Annual Trinity Family Camp Weekend is scheduled for August 17th – 19th.  All are welcome.  Bring your own tent and food and join your Trinity friends for a fantastic weekend at Lake Bernard Camp.  The park is celebrating Hallowe’en – so kids, bring your costumes!  $27/night per family.  For more information email Carling at