Trinity this week – returning to worship

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday we will be returning to in person worship.  Of course, we know that many of you will choose to stay home for a while longer to stay safe!  We will be “livestreaming” our Sunday worship at 10:30 am on Trinity’s Youtube channel. Trinity’s Youtube Channel 

It will remain available for viewing at any time after that.  For those who may need DVD copies to view the worship services, those will be available late afternoon on Sunday.  If you require a DVD or know someone who would appreciate one, please let us know.  
For those of you attending church in person this week, please review the Trinity Top 10 tips

You will also find a full version of our Covid Protocols on our website as well. 

  • Masks are required and physical distancing measures are in place. 
    • Coffee time, Sunday School and nursery care are not be available until further notice. 
    • Our seating will be limited to about 80 people. 
    • Our doors will NOT be open until 10 am. 

We apologize, in advance, if we have to turn people away due to our Covid capacity rules.  Please be patient with us as we continue to monitor the situation and make adaptations to ensure that our community of faith remains safe.  

Following the church service, there will be an outdoor physically distant gathering at the waterfront (at the kiwanis shelter near the Boat) from 12 – 3.  Feel free to drop by (bring a snack if you wish) and visit (at a safe distance) with your Trinity friends.  We want to set a good example to our community and show that we can gather safely, respecting all the rules of physical distancing!  

There are a couple of announcements I would like to draw your attention to. 


An announcement from our Pie Lady will be shared in our church service this Sunday. The announcement is also attached below.

The Manitou Intentional Learning Community (MILC) is hosting an event called “Listen. Learn. Act: Confronting Racism in our Community” on Wednesday September 30th at 6:30 – 8:30 via Zoom.  This is a free event but registration is required.  Please contact

Next Sunday September 27th, Trinity will participate in Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day is held annually on September 30th (at Trinity, we celebrate on a Sunday closest to that day).  This is a day when we honour and remember the Indigenous children who were sent away to Residential Schools in Canada and learn more about the history of these schools. It has become a National Campaign to raise awareness and provide education about Residential Schools in Canada.  Please remember to wear orange that day – if you are not attending worship, please feel free to send us a picture of you in your orange shirt.  Thank-you!

Trinity this week – September 13, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,
Yesterday, with the help of a number of Trinity leaders, we were able to do a trial run of our upcoming in person worship!  Of course, there will be some adjustments to be made as we go, but we feel that our beloved Church home is ready to welcome folk back to in person worship on Sunday September 20th.  (That will be dependent on the progress of the work happening to repair the ceilings in the Cochrane Hall side of our church).

You will find Trinity’s Top 10 Tips to know for when you return to in person worship right here

Please consider your own risk of attending our in person worship service. Our worship service will be livestreamed Sunday mornings on our Youtube channel and will be available on DVD for those who are unable to attend or choose to stay home.

You will find this week’s service here Trinity, North Bay September 13, 2020 Worship Service
Please remember that due to Covid Health and Safety protocols and the ongoing work on the ceiling that Trinity’s staff will only be on site a limited amount of time.  Should you need to meet with any of the staff, please be sure to call or email us first to arrange a time.  The Food Bank and Infant Food Bank continue to operate with Covid protocols in place and remain open.  

Next Sunday September 20th, we celebrate Rally Back Sunday.  While it may look a little different this year, it will still be an uplifting and joyful service – whether you attend in person or online!  An update regarding our Apple Pies will be made during the service by our Apple Pie Lady – stay tuned for that.

Following the service, folk are invited to an outdoor, physically distant gathering at the waterfront.  Near the picnic shelter closest to the Boat (not the one by the playground).  Drop in for a visit between 12 and 3.  Bring your own lawn chair and snack/lunch.  Please remember that we want to set a good example how to gather safely.  Maintain a physical distance of 6 ft/2 metres from anyone not in your bubble!  
See you next week!

Trinity this week – September 6, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Labour Day weekend, many of you are squeezing out the very last bit of summer holidays.  Some of you are preparing for a return to work or school.  The Church re-opening committee has also been busy preparing for a return to in person worship which will be livestreamed and recorded for those of you who choose to stay home for health and safety reasons.  More information about our re-opening plan will be shared as plans are finalized.  The covid health and safety protocols and procedures are posted here on the website, should you wish to see them.

This Sunday, join Trinity and friends for worship online on Trinity’s Youtube Channel.  You will find all Trinity’s digital worship services posted there, as well as some of the extras.  A link to this week’s service is posted here. It will be available for viewing beginning Saturday evening.Online Worship for September 6, 2020

Have a wonderful labour day weekend and “see” you Sunday!

Trinity this week – August 30, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,

Please join us for worship online this Sunday.  You can find the link here

There are a few special treats – such as a video tribute to 10 years of Vacation Bible Camp programming.  Be sure to check out the full 10 minute version posted on Trinity’s Youtube page as well.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel! 

 For those who were unable to find the video that Rev. Ted mentioned in last week’s service, you can click on this link to see it.

Our St. Andrew’s friends return to in person worship next Sunday September 6th, Trinity will confirm a date to in person worship once we have heard back regarding the ceiling repairs. Until then, please continue to join us on Youtube!

See below for a message regarding the AOTS gift card program
It is with pleasure that I can tell you that the AOTS Gift Card program is still in operation through these trying times.  I will be submitting an order on Sunday 30 August.  Should you wish to place an order, complete your list of cards needed, write the appropriate cheque and deliver it to Ed’s home between now and 4:00 PM Sunday 30th Aug.    Remember, make your cheque payable to “Trinity United Church AOTS” .  (The wording is latest bank requirement).  Of course cash is also accepted.
Please note the AOTS Card program has Orchards Fresh Foods cards available for your convenience. Denomination of $25.00 only.  (AOTS receives 20% profit for each card sold)
After August 30th the next order is scheduled to be submitted on Sunday 4 October.  I will keep in contact with Trinity’s Board and Staff to determine how we carry on with the program going forward after 4th Oct. For more information call the church office at (705)474-3310

Trinity this week – August 23, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday, be sure to join us for another online worship service.  The link to the worship services is below.This week features some special music, along with guest readers and of course, another thought provoking sermon by Rev. Ted!  We are grateful that we can still join together in worship despite being apart.

You will find the latest newsletter below.

It contains updates on our return to in person worship, the Fireside ceiling repair​, finances and more!  Please be sure to read through it.  

A reminder that with the continuing Covid restrictions and the damage to the ceilings in the Cochrane Hall section of the Church (Fireside room, nursery, washrooms, Rev. Ted and my office), the staff will not be working regular hours in the Church building.  Should you need to come into the church or meet with any of the staff, be sure to contact us to arrange a time to meet. Please note that masks will be required should you enter the Church building. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.  We miss you!