Trinity this week – November 19, 2023

Hello Trinity Friends,

Please join us this Sunday for worship at 10:30 am.  This is a busy Sunday! The children will begin their Sunday School pageant rehearsal during church. Following worship, plan to stay for a hotdog lunch sponsored by Trinity Families and then head outside our Ferguson entrance to watch the Santa Claus Parade (with a delicious cup of hot chocolate).  We would welcome cookies or squares for the hotdog lunch – please bring them to the kitchen before 10:30 on Sunday if you are bringing anything in. 

Next Sunday November 26th is AOTS Sunday.

Covenanting Service at St. Andrew’s United Church

You are invited to attend a Covenanting Service for Caitlin Smithers on Sunday, November 19th at 6:00 pm, at which time we will celebrate the beginning of her new journey with the congregation of St. Andrew’s United Church, North Bay.  All are welcome!

There are a number of events coming up and a few announcements to share.  Please read on!  

Newsletter Deadline

Items for the Advent/Christmas Newsletter are due this Sunday November 19th to Ross Brewer. 

Christmas Bag Outreach

Each year, with the support of the Trinity Congregation, Trinity youth pack approximately 150 Christmas bags for those in our community who may not otherwise experience the joy of receiving a gift.  We pack bags for teens and adults in transitional housing, treatment centres, the NBRHC Mental Health Unit, unsheltered individuals and more.  If you would like to contribute to this outreach program please bring in your donations to Trinity on White Gift Sunday (December 10th) or any day up to then.  A full list of needed items will be posted in your Advent newsletter and in the Fellowship Hall.  Cash to purchase items and Christmas Bags are very much appreciated! Contact Lisa at for more information

Downtown Christmas Walk. Friday November 24th 6 – 9 pm: Come downtown and enjoy an old fashioned Christmas event downtown North Bay. United Church friends will have a spot outside Creative Learning where we will sing songs and hand out Reindeer Candy Canes. We would love to see a good turnout of our United Church friends join us. Marcel MacDonald and Rick Banting will lead us in singing carols.  Please feel free to bring bells, shakers, drums, etc.  All welcome!

Cookie Walk – Saturday November 25th 9:30 – 11:30: Come pick up some Christmas cookies to share or keep for yourself 🙂

Rapport Concert “Waiting” Sunday November 26th: 1:30 pm.  Come on out and enjoy a beautiful evening of music.  Joined by the Joyful Bells, the Rapport Singers will set the tone for the season of Advent!  $20 Adults, $15 Students (under 12 free).

THE COMPASSIONATE COMMITTEE OF NORTH BAY – UPCOMING  Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 7 pm. – Information Session about how to help people who are experiencing homelessness,  hosted by Trinity United Church. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Messy Church – Trinity Style: We Wish You a Messy Christmas: This is a fun family friendly evening where you can hear a Christmas story, enjoy a meal together and participate in a variety of fun self guided activities. This is a free family event. Friday December 1st:  5 pm – 7 pm (Doors open at 4:30)

Kids Only Bazaar​ at St. Andrew’s United Church –
  ​Saturday December 2nd, 10 am to noon:- an opportunity for the kids to do their shopping!  All items are $2.  Your children will not want to miss this opportunity to do all their Christmas shopping.  

Coffee and refreshments available for parents and caregivers while they await their shoppers!

JOY Band Christmas Concert: A Yuletide Festival. Sunday December 3rd, 1:30 pm.  Includes a Carol sing-a-long.  Admission by donation – all proceeds to the North Bay Santa Fund and Trinity’s Infant Food Shelf.

Christmas, A Humbug?! An enchanting presentation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”—interspersed with heartfelt music performed by the Near North Voices choir. In true Dickens fashion, all ticket proceeds go to North Bay’s soup kitchen, “The Gathering Place.” ​Friday December 8th, 7 pm (sing-a-long at 6:30): $20 (children under 12 are free).  Celebrity readers include:Rod Carley, Darlene Laferriere, Maureen Cassidy, Joe Madden, John Powers and host of CBC’s Morning North, Marcus Schwabe. 

​See you Sunday!