Trinity this week – Friday the 13th, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends and Happy Friday the 13th!

This Sunday join us in the Sanctuary for worship at 10:30 am.  The sanctuary won’t be quite back to normal but we will be able to worship in the space!  There will be a hymn sing at 10:15 am. 
There are a couple of happenings this weekend that I would like to share with you – some of which I also shared yesterday!
There will be a cleaning bee happening tomorrow between 8 and 11 am. If you are able to spare a few hours, please come prepared to dust and clean.  If you have rags, buckets, mops or a vacuum, please feel free to bring it along.  Thank-you!
Also tomorrow – Saturday September 14th  is the Infant Food Shelf “Baby Shower” Fundraiser!  It runs from 12 to 2:30 pm and is a major fundraiser to help support this program.  All are welcome.  Tickets are $10.  Please also bring an item for infants under 12 months (no formula please).  Lunch is provided.  There will be door Prizes and Silent Auction items too.  Thanks for supporting this important outreach of our Church.
Here is a really unique opportunity!  Have you ever wanted to see what a tiny house looks like?  Now is your opportunity! This Sunday (September 15th) Kirk and Heather Ready will be giving tours of their Tiny House on Wheels at the Green Store (3761 Trout Lake Road) from 1 to 4 pm.  They are charging an “admission” of $5 for adults or $10 per family as fundraiser for the Trinity roof!  
Trinity’s Food Shelf is in need of a couple of volunteers for the Monday Morning Food Shelf program – all help is appreciated but we are hoping there may be a couple of males that would be willing to volunteer so that we have a more gender balanced volunteer base. If you can help once a month from 9:30 to 11 am please come speak with me or Jim Liddell. Thanks!
Hope to see you this weekend,

Trinity this week – Rally Back Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends!

Welcome back to worship this Sunday with our special Rally Back service – made even more special because we will be worshiping in the Fellowship Hall. During the service we will celebrate our Christian Education programs with a look back at this summer’s Vacation Bible Camp, we will covenant with our leaders and volunteers, and we will continue the celebration at our annual Church Family Picnic at Camp Tillicum in the afternoon.

A reminder that roofing work is in full swing at Trinity, but nearing completion. This Sunday we will move our worship to the Fellowship Hall. Please use the McIntyre Street entrance when you arrive for church on Sunday.

There are a number of important announcements and upcoming events I would like to draw your attention to. Please read through them here and in your Sunday bulletin.

The Junior Choir, directed by Laura Farris and accompanied by Chris Mogan, resumes rehearsal this Sunday September 8th in the Choir Room at 9:30 am. All young people who like to sing will be warmly welcomed. For more information speak with Laura – contact the church office for her contact information.

All are invited to join us for our annual Rally Back Picnic on the shores of Lake Nipissing at Camp Tillicum (directions are available in your bulletin or by request). We gather from 3 until 6:30 ish for games, fellowship, a potluck meal and an evening vespers. Sandwich meat and buns (with fixings) and icecream bars will be available – please bring a potluck appetizer or side dish to share, along with your plate and cutlery. All are welcome – friends and family!

AOTS (Men’s group)
The AOTS will be meeting at Burgerworld on Hammond this Saturday at 8 am and then at Trinity for a business meeting at 9 am. All men are welcome.

  • A reminder that the AOTS Men’s Retreat is coming up on Friday September 13th to Saturday September 14th at Spirit Point. All men are invited to enjoy Christian fellowship, music and worship. See your bulletin for more information!
  • Gift Cards from the AOTS will be available to purchase this Sunday! You can purchase gift cards for groceries, gas, entertainment, restaurants, and more! These gift cards can be used for personal use or as gifts. Your support in purchasing these gift cards allow the AOTS to support youth programs and is greatly appreciated! See Ed Rose after church this Sunday!

Trinity United Church is hosting a baby shower in support of our Infant Food Shelf program. It is Saturday September 14th from noon until 2:30 pm. Lunch is provided and there will be door prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $10 each and available from the office. Please help us maintain this very valuable and important ministry by purchasing a ticket or making a donation (monetary or baby item for under 12 months- no formula please)

We will be kicking off a brand new youth group this year. Youth in grade 7 and up are invited to a Games Social on Sunday September 22nd from 12 until 2:30 pm. A pizza lunch will be included. We will have a chance to eat, chat about future activities and to play some games. Please let us know if you plan to come and if you have any special food requirements. You can email

See you Sunday!

Rally Back Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,

I hope you have all had a restful and renewing summer holiday. I am writing to you with a quick update before we return to worship on Sunday September 8th. As you know, roof work has begun in Trinity’s sanctuary and it is moving along well. Unfortunately (and perhaps not surprisingly) it will not be done by the time we return to worship for Rally Back Sunday. We will likely hold our morning worship in the Fellowship Hall – where we can enjoy our coffee and our worship service. The afternoon will continue as planned, with a Rally Back Picnic and Evening Vespers on the shores of Lake Nipissing at Camp Tillicum from 3 until 7. More information will be sent out next week about that.

We are anticipating a return to worship in the Sanctuary on Sunday September 15th. We will be looking for a few volunteers who would be willing to help clean the Sanctuary and surrounding areas on Saturday September 14th from 8 am to noon. More information will be announced about that when we return to worship on Rally Back Sunday.

A reminder that the offices at Trinity will re-open on Wednesday September 4th. I hope you all have a wonderful labour day weekend and for those of you with young people returning to school, that the week runs smoothly!

See you Sunday September 8th for Rally Back Sunday, 10:30 am.

Trinity this week – July 26, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends!
This Sunday is our last Sunday before Trinity goes on holidays for the month of August.  Our friends from St. Andrew’s are happy to welcome us to worship with them Sunday mornings at 10:30 am, just as we welcomed them to join us for worship while they were on holidays this month!  Further down this email you will find a list of where some of our Lay Worship Leaders will be leading worship in case you want to join them!

Please note:  Trinity’s Offices will be closed from Monday July 29th to Tuesday September 3rd.  For emergency Pastoral Care, please contact  Rev. Kathy McCallum or St. Andrew’s United Church.  (705) 472-7680 This email will be checked periodically throughout the summer should you have any urgent matters.  

We will “rally back” to worship on Sunday September 8th. More information about that can be found in the Fall Newsletter that can be found below as well as under the newsletter tab on the main page. Although we don’t always enjoy thinking about fall in the middle of summer, I do encourage you to read it for some information that you can put in your calendars as well as some important information about our roof work that will be happening sometime this summer.

If you would like to make donations to the Trinity Roof Project see below for how to do that!  
• If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Trinity United Church and add a note that it’s for the roof project.
• If you want to donate by e-transfer or need information on how to do that, ​you can send it to Michelina at  
• If you have any questions feel free to get in touch with John Roberts

One thing I want to draw your attention to that is happening this summer is:

TRINITY FAMILIES ANNUAL CAMPING TRIP to Lake Bernard Park in Sundridge is coming up August 16-18. All are welcome!! Cost is $27/ night per family, payable directly to the park on check-in. Bring costumes as the park is celebrating Halloween and we’ll be trick-or-treating! Contact Carling Lutecki for more information.

Lay Worship Leaders from Trinity will be leading worship at the following locations and dates.  I am sure they would love to see some familiar faces!• August 4th Don Clysdale leads worship at Chisholm United at 7pm
• August 4th Rev. Kathy leads worship at Rutherglen (9:30am) and Mattawa (11:15am)
• August 11th Rob and Betty Farris lead worship at Nipissing (9:15am) and Restoule (11:15am)
• August 11th Rev. Kathy leads worship at Omond Memorial (9:30am)
• August 18th & 25th John Sheridan leads worship at Nipissing (9:15am) and Restoule (11:15am) 

​Have a safe and wonderful summer!  See you at Rally Back Sunday!​

Trinity this week – July 12, 2019

​Hello Trinity Friends,

There has been quite a lot of activity around her this past week and a special “time travelling” visitor helping us put the finishing touches on next week’s Vacation Bible Camp! We are looking forward to a fantastic week. We are in need of some nut free mini muffins and cookies​. If you have time to do some baking, we would be grateful. They can be dropped off Sunday morning or anytime between Monday and Wednesday (9 – 3). Thank-you!

This Sunday we welcome friends from St. Andrew’s to our service. The Sunday School children will be continuing work on the garden and perhaps sampling some of the fruits of their labour!

Some upcoming events and announcements:

  • Fall Newsletter deadline is Sunday July 21st*

Trinity’s Board will meet on Tuesday July 23rd in the Fireside Room at 7 pm.

Trinity Families Annual Camping Weekend is scheduled for August 16 – 18th at Lake Bernard Park in Sundridge. $27 per family/per night. Bring costumes as the park is celebrating Hallowe’en and yes, there will be trick or treating! More info from Carling

Sunshine and Blessings!