Trinity this week – May 24, 2019

Happy Friday Trinity Friends,
We are busy setting up for tomorrow night’s final Glitter Dinner.  For those of you who have purchased tickets, if you would like to reserve seating for a group of 4 or more, please let me know via email today!  There are only a few tickets left, so if you have not purchased your ticket yet and would like to come, please call the office asap!  Tickets MUST be pre-purchased.  If you have any special allergies or food restrictions, please let me know today as well.  We will have vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free options available – you do not need to let us know about that. The doors to the dining room will NOT be open until 5:15 – please do NOT arrive before then as we will still be setting up.  Thank-you!
This Sunday during worship we welcome members of the J.O.Y. Band to our service.  Please plan to stay after the service for a free will offering lunch provided by the UCW.  After the lunch the J.O.Y. Bands will be presenting their spring concert “Maytime Melodies” at 1:30 pm.  Admission is by free will donation with all proceeds going towards Trinity’s Roof repair.
Please note that the date for Mustard Seed’s production of “Not Your Average Joe” has changed slightly!  There will now be two performances on Sunday June 9th.  A matinee at 1:30 and an evening showing at 7 pm.  There will no longer be a Saturday evening performance!Please plan to support these young, talented performers by coming to one of their shows!  You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious pasta dinner.  The Hope2Kenya team is holding their pasta dinner fundraiser on Sunday June 9th from 5 to 6:30 pm. Tickets for both of these events are $10 per Adult and $5 per child (12 and under).  So you can have dinner and a show for only $20!!! ($10 for children).  What a great deal!
The Knitting Pilgrim, aka Kirk Dunn ( former North Bay resident), is bringing a unique art installation to Calvin Presbyterian Church on Tuesday April 28th at 7 pm.  The Knitting Pilgrim is a one-man play & talkback about the real-life artistic and spiritual journey of Kirk Dunn, who took 15 years to knit a triptych of tapestries, designed in the style of stained glass windows, exploring the commonalities and conflicts of the Abrahamic faiths.  Tickets are $20 and available from Lisa after the service on Sunday.
A reminder also that there are still lots of items up for bidding for Trinity’s Silent Auction.  The auction closes on Sunday – so be sure to get your bids in before church starts – if you can not make it in and you want to place a bid, feel free to email me!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Trinity this week – May 17, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday join us for worship at 10:30 am. Following worship please join us downstairs in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and conversation. While you are downstairs, please consider bidding on one of the many items up for silent auction. At the moment there are a number of items with NO bids! I will be posting these items on our Trinity Facebook page. If you would like to make a bid but will not be able to be here in person to add your name, please let me know and I would be happy to add your bid to the list!

There are a number of special events coming up.
Tickets for many of these events/dinners will be available after church on Sunday.

· Glitter Dinner – these MUST be purchased ahead of time for seating purposes. Please be sure to get yours! $40 (with a $25 charitable donation receipt).Saturday May 25th

· Broadway Stories – Starring the women from Nunsense, including our own Darlene Laferriere. $15 opening night special for Trinity friends. Tickets for all other nights are also available. Wed May 22 – Sat May 25th, 7:30 at Widdifield

· The J.O.Y. Bands present their spring concert, Maytime Melodies – Sunday May 26th, 1:30. Free will donation at the door

· The Knitting Pilgrim Tuesday May 28, 7 pm Calvin Presbyterian Church Tickets $20 for this one of a kind show

· UCW Cafeteria Style Luncheon is on Friday May 31st from 11 am to 1 pm. All are welcome!

Trinity this week – May 10, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends,

Please join us for worship this Mother’s Day Sunday at 10:30 am. The Junior Choir will be sharing a song. After the service, join us for fellowship and coffee. While you are enjoying your coffee, please be sure to take a look at the Silent Auction sheets and place your bids! There are a number of wonderful items and services to bid on – and at the moment, it looks like I will be going home with ALOT of baked goods – so please – take a look and place your bids!!!

In the fellowship Hall you will also have the opportunity to:

  • purchase gift cards from the AOTS for anything from groceries to gas and much more! Purchase of these gift cards provide an opportunity to help support youth and youth programs
  • purchase fresh, local maple syrup helping to support the Scouting programs
  • pick up tickets for the Dressing Room Collective show “BROADWAY STORIES” for a special opening night group price of $15
  • purchase tickets to the gourmet GLITTER DINNER featuring a delicious buffet style meal (salmon, roast pork, stuffed chicken, sides, salads, desserts – many gluten free and vegetarian options too) $40 (you will get a $25 charitable tax donation)
  • Register your child(ren) for this summer’s Vacation Bible Camp program – July 15 to 19th – spaces are filling up – get your registration forms in soon to guarantee your space

A few upcoming events to put on your calendar

The UCW will meet this Monday May 13th at 1 pm in the Fireside Room. The topic is “Mother’s Day” All women welcome!

NORTH BAY “PRESBYTERIAL” UCW will gather in Powassan on May 15th. The theme will be New Beginnings. The guest speaker will be Melody Duncanson-Hales, Minister of Stewardship and Youth, Canadian Shield Regional Council. Welcome will be at 10:00, with lunch provided by our hostesses.

​The J.O.Y. Band​s spring concert “Maytime Melodies” takes place on Sunday May 26th at 1:30 pm. All proceeds will go towards the Trinity roof restoration fund.

See you Sunday!​

Trinity this week – May 3, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends,Please join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30 am.  There are many upcoming events and announcements listed in this week’s bulletin.  You can have a sneak peek at the bulletin on the website. The bulletin is usually posted each Friday.

A couple of things to draw your attention to – as the work progresses in the Sanctuary to repair the roof, we will need to remove the pews on the McIntyre side of the building.  If a few people are willing to give us a hand after church this Sunday that would be great and will make the work go that much faster!

Also, a reminder that the Trinity Talent and Services Silent Auction is now on!  If you have a talent, a service or any other thing to offer to the auction there are bidding sheets on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.  At the moment there are a number of items to bid on such as:  backyard bbq for a group, various baked goods and food, babysitting services, dog walking, beautiful handicrafts, boat cruise, cottage day, yardwork, foot care and more!Please take a look and place your bids!  Remember that all the money raised will go towards Trinity’s general fund – helping to care for our building as it has cared for us!  

​See you Sunday!

Trinity this week – Holy Humour Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends!This Sunday is Holy Humour Sunday!  Please remember to bring your good (clean) jokes to share this Sunday during worship.  An excerpt from this week’s bulletin:  “Holy Humour Sunday,” also known as “Bright Sunday” or “Holy Hilarity Sunday” is a recovery from early Christianity. For centuries in Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant countries, the week following Sunday was marked with “days of joy, laughter, and celebration.” The custom is rooted in the musings of early church theologians –Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa, John Crysostom—that God played a practical joke on the devil by raising Jesus from the dead.  It was referred to as the “Risus pascalis”—the Easter laugh.

A reminder that the North Bay Mosque is hosting an Open House this Saturday.  Everyone is invited to come out and get to know members of the Muslim community.   Saturday, April 27, 2019 11 am to 3 pm  423 McPhail Street, North Bay

Also this Saturday, the Rapport Singers will be presenting their spring concert “Star Light, Star Bright” Saturday April 27th at 7 pm.  Come out for an evening of song inspired by the stars! Tickets are $15 Adults, $10 Students and 12 and under are free.

Thank you to those of you who have dropped of clothing and linens to help people affected by Cyclone Idai.  Children’s clothing is still needed.  If you would like to donate clothing or money to help offset the shipping costs, please speak with Claudette Brown after church on Sunday or call the church office for her contact info.  Thank-you for supporting this humanitarian effort.

Trinity’s  Annual Talent and Services Silent Auction  starts Sunday April 28th with final bidding ending  after church on  Sunday May 26th 2019.  
Have a skill, talent or a service you can share? Here are a few of the talents and services that are being offered. Bid on homemade perogies, cookies,  homemade meal delivered to your home, baby quilt, sailing on  Callander Bay, an outing at the cottage for a day, foot care , custom knitting, dog services… to name a few.  Hopefully you will be inspired to offer your talent. / service or to at least bid on what is offered. 
The monies raised will go directly to the church for general funds. Without Trinity as a building, without Trinity staff, without Trinity it would be more difficult to do all that we do here. Please be generous and supportive of this auction!

There are a number of events and activities happening this spring.  Events are posted in the bulletin, on the community bulletin board outside the main office and on our website and Facebook pages.