Trinity this week – Lent 3

Hello Trinity Friends,This message comes to you a day early in anticipation of tomorrow Red Hot Friday Chili Night!  The music begins at 5 and the Chili will be served at 5:30.  A narrated (by Rod Carley) special musical performance of the British Invasion will take place at 7.  An important note – there will be a film shoot happening on McIntyre street – you will need to park at Oak street or along Ferguson or another street as McIntyre may be shut down for filming for part of the time.  You may be able to park at the Capitol Centre parking lot if it is not full.
For those of you who are planning on attending Trinity’s special group rate of the Crucible,  Rod will have tickets available at the Chili night.  The tickets are $15 each.
This Sunday is the third Sunday in Lent.  Join us as we prayerfully continue our journey through Lent.  Following the service, folk are invited to join us for “Trinity Rocks” curling event at  2pm at the Granite Club. $20 per person – all welcome.  Please speak with Lisa Blais or Maurice Laporte if you’d like to come!  No experience necessary!
Lenten offering envelopes will be available from your ushers this Sunday.  Your Lenten offering goes towards supporting the Food Shelf Ministries at Trinity – the Monday Morning Food Bank and the Infant Food Shelf.  Thank you for your continuing support!
Please do take a look at your bulletin to read about many more upcoming worship services and events.  There are also order forms for hams, hot cross buns and scones and soon – Easter Lilies.  If you are not able to attend church on Sunday, the bulletin is always posted here on the website under the worship tab.
Blessings on your weekend – hope to see you tomorrow at the Chili Night or Sunday for worship and curling!

Trinity this week – Lent 1

Hello and Happy International Women’s Day!
This first Sunday in Lent we begin the season with our Lenten Communion service.  At Trinity, Communion happens early in the service while the Sunday School is present so that we can all share Communion together.  In Sunday School the children will conclude their rotation on Prayer.  You will hear more about one of their projects next Sunday March 17th, our St. Patrick’s Day Sunday.
Some upcoming events to mark in your calendar:
The UCW will meet on Monday, March 11th at 1:00pm in the Fireside Room. The topic will be “For Earth’s Sake” Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle – all women welcome!
Trinity’s Board will meet at 7pm in the Board Room. Submissions for the agenda should be sent to our Board Chair, John Roberts by Tuesday, March 12th.

Red Hot Friday Chili and Music Night – Friday March 22ndCome out to sample some delicious chili, enjoy some great musical performances by special guests – including a British Invasion theme narrated by Rod Carley to close the night! If you would like to sign up your chili or dessert for our friendly competition please sign up in the Fellowship Hall! “Celebrity” judges will sample all the chili and choose their favourite, and the runner up. Everyone else will have an opportunity to choose the best dressed/best named chili!
Trinity Rocks – Annual Curling EventSunday, Mar. 24th at 2 p.m. at the Granite Club$20/person includes: basic instruction and two 4-end gamesThis is a fun, family friendly event that all are welcome to participate in!  Sign-up yourself (or your team) in the Fellowship Hall!  

Trinity this Week – March 1, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends!
Happy first day of March…spring IS on the horizon.  
A reminder that this Saturday March 2nd, from 5 to 7 pm is the Camp Caritou Pasta Supper.  Come on out for some delicious pasta!$10 Adults, $5 Children (12 and under)
This Sunday (Transfiguration Sunday) during worship, we will celebrate our new Board.  There will be an Installation service of current and new Board members, as well as our new Board Chair, John Roberts.  We will also honour our new Honourary Elders, Ross and Noreen Brewer!  The Joyful Bells will share their musical gifts during our worship service as well.   Please plan to attend this celebration!
An update about the Lift – it is now working! This is great news. In other building related news however, there is an area in the Sanctuary that has damage due to water.  Please be aware that we have closed the exit door (beside the pulpit) until the work is completed.  Please DO NOT enter or exit the Sanctuary from this door!  Parents/Caregivers, please let your children know as that is the door we typically use when we go to Sunday School!
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is on Tuesday March 5th at 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  The AOTS will prepare pancakes, sausages and refreshments as a fundraiser towards their work with Youth in our church and our wider community.   $10 Adults, $5 (under 12) and $25 family.  All are welcome! 
The first Sunday in Lent is March 10th.  Join us for our Lenten Communion service at 10:30 am.  
See you Sunday!

Trinity this week – Annual Congregational Meeting

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday following our morning worship,  is the Annual Congregational Meeting.  All people are encouraged to attend.  Please join us for lunch immediately following our worship service and then stay for our ACM, which will start at 12:15pm. All our members and adherents are welcome.* If you have a copy of the Annual Report, please bring it with you – copies will be available for those who do not. If you would like to read the Annual Report before the meeting, it can be found on the website.  An agenda, the draft copy of the Board Roster and a financial summary are included in this email.  Copies will be available Sunday morning.  
**Please note that our Lift is not working at the moment – we have a repair person coming on Monday hopefully.  We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused***
This Saturday, the Subzero Superheroes will be heading out to help raise money for the Gathering Place.  Members of the Trinity community along with the FIRST Team 1305 will gather at Algonquin school at 4:45.  All are welcome to join us!  If you are not able to join us but would like to pledge our team you can click on this link  Thank-you for those of you have already pledged our team!
At Trinity, we are blessed to have a vibrant Children’s ministry.  The Sunday School is an active and exciting place to be Sunday mornings, but we are in need of help!  We need more people who are willing to help us teach Sunday School.  The commitment is only 3 Sundays (more if you are willing).  The lessons are supplied for you and as often as possible, geared towards your strengths.  If you like to cook – why not teach a cooking rotation that re-inforces the bible story we are studying – or perhaps you love crafts, or games, or STEM activities – we can find a lesson to suit you.  If you are willing to help out – or even if you want to shadow a teacher to see if you might be willing to try – please speak with Carling, Marcel or myself.  We would love to have you part of our dynamic Sunday School team!
Some upcoming events are listed below.  A little reminder that the AOTS will be selling Easter Hams once again.  Order forms and information will be available soon.  For more information please speak with Maurice Laporte!
FRIDAY, MARCH 1 – WORLD DAY OF PRAYER• St. John’s the Divine Anglican Church, 301 Main St. E. Theme: “Come Everything is Ready”SATURDAY MARCH 2ND • Camp Caritou Pasta Supper SPRING NEWSLETTER• The deadline date for the spring newsletter is Sunday, March 3rd for distribution on Sunday, March 10th. Email submissions to  Ross Brewer norros@bell.netTUESDAY, MARCH 5TH Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper.        WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH•  “Ash Wednesday” worship at St. Andrew’s, noon
Hope to see you Sunday!– 

Trinity this week – Family Day weekend

Hello Trinity Friends and Happy Family Day weekend!
On this family day weekend many of us will be spending time at Spirit Point.  Here at Trinity, Rev. Kathy will lead our service, with song and thoughtful worship.  In Sunday School the children will be continuing their Sunday School rotation about God’s Love – with a specific emphasis on the Great Commandment!
A reminder that all are welcome to join the Subzero Superheroes for the Coldest Night walk in support of the Gathering Place.  To join the team or make a donation, please click on the link below or see Jim Liddell after the service.  Thank-you!

Notice of Annual Congregational Meeting (ACM)

On Sunday, February 24 members and adherents of Trinity United Church will gather as faithful Christians for our ACM. The agenda includes remembrance of deceased members, a financial review and our Annual Report for 2018, and the budget and election of the Board and Trustees for 2019. Our 2018 Annual Report is available for your review prior to our ACM.

Please join us for lunch immediately following our worship service and then stay for our Annual Congregational Meeting, which will start at 12:15pm.

In Faith,

Darlene Laferriere, Chair

Dave McKenney, Past Chair

John Roberts, Vice-Chair
Some upcoming events to consider*Friday March 1st at 2 pm- World Day of Prayer at St. John’s Anglican*Saturday March 2nd – Camp Caritou Pasta Supper – 5 – 7 pm* Sunday March 3rd – Spring Newsletter deadline* Tuesday March 5th – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper​In peace,​