Trinity this week – Ascension Sunday – May 24, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,Join us online this Sunday (or whenever is convenient) for the Ascension Sunday service.  Trinity is joined by friends near and far to share readings, prayers, music and more.  We have an update from our Board Chair, Bob Cook and a special Children’s Time segment on how some of our Church family are spreading joy in our community! 
The link to the worship service (which will be available after noon on Saturday) is Ascension Sunday Worship
A couple of announcements:

The Manitou Intentional Learning Community is excited to invite you to a virtual learning opportunity.

We Belong to the Land: A reflection on paths to a just peace and reconciliation in the Holy Land presented by James Walker, live online Friday, May 29th, 6:30 p.m.

Registration required. Contact gillian.schell@sympatico.ca

In the summer of 2019, James Walker, a Master of Architecture student at Laurentian University and long- time member of the United Church of Canada, travelled to Palestine and Israel with 13 other pilgrims as part of the Youth for Peace Pilgrimage. While there, he travelled to many different holy sites and sacred spaces, spent time in occupied territories and refugee camps where he saw the effects of the Israeli occupation, and listened to the stories of citizens and of United Church partners. Through these experiences he gained a better understanding of the sociopolitical situation, developed insights into the issues impacting the Holy Land, and explored possibilities for the future.

Please join us as we find ways to stay connected and learn together while we must remain physically apart.
​A reminder that Trinity’s staff will be on holiday in July.  Trinity’s last online worship service before the holiday will be on Sunday June 28th.  St. Andrew’s and Emmanuel United Churches will be planning an online service during that time.  More information of where you can find online worship will be posted as we approach the end of June.  Trinity will resume worship services (likely online) on August 9th.  ​
Our offices may be closed, but the staff continue to work through the pandemic.  Should you need to reach any of us, please leave a message on the Church answering machine (705)474-3310 or email us at our personal emails or at trinitynorthbay@gmail.com 
Sunshine and Blessings,

Trinity this week – May 17, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,
You will find the May newsletter here —>

The staff and Board continue to look for ways to maintain our connections with our Church family during this time.  As always, if you need to reach us, please leave a message on the church answering machine or email us. 
The link to Sunday’s worship service is included below

Trinity worship service – May 17, 2020

Please note that it will NOT be available for viewing until after noon tomorrow.  


Just a note that I am asking the Sunday School children to hone up on their interview/reporting skills and to send me any signs of people spreading hope in our community right now (photos or video).  If you have any suggestions or “leads” of people spreading joy please let me know and I will see if one of our trusty Sunday School newshounds would like to send in some interview questions.  Thank-you!

Hello Trinity Friends and Happy Mother’s Day to all those women in our lives who nurture us, love us and offer us care!  

https://youtu.be/ZNzmXJPO-Kw
The link to Sunday’s worship service is included here – but please note that it will NOT be live until Saturday afternoon.  This Mother’s Day service includes a couple of special treats – a Junior Choir piece, a light hearted dramatization, and of course, Trinity and St. Andrew’s Choir offerings, and more! 

SOME ANNOUNCEMENTS

You may notice at the end of the service that we are now including a dedication.  Normally (what is normal these days anyways?) we would include a dedication in our weekly bulletin.  If you wish to dedicate the service in honour or memory of a loved one please message Wanda at trinitynorthbay@gmail.com to get the details on how to do so.  ​The cost is $25


The sympathy of the congregation is extended to Trinity member (and charter member of the Trinity AOTS) Earl Johnston who lost a daughter last week. Lynn Ringler died on May 5th in Calgary, with her son Wes at her side. Grieving her unexpected passing are her husband Terry, her other children Emily and Meredith, and her brothers Terry and Murray. There will be a Celebration of Life here in North Bay when circumstances allow.  

A newsletter will be going out next week with information and correspondence from the Board and some of your staff.  We continue to do the work of the church in these unique times – finding new ways to connect.  A reminder that those without computers can connect with us via “Dial for Hope” (see the attached flyer for more information).  You can also request a DVD copy of the worship service if you are not able to access the service online.  For any pastoral care needs please email us or leave a message on the church phone.  Those are being checked daily.
Take care and be well!

Trinity this week – May 3, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday’s worship link can be found here  https://youtu.be/mbFzm9ri8Dw Please note, if this link is not clickable you can go to Youtube and search out Trinity, North Bay to access all the online worship services – some are definitely watching a second time!


If you are aware of someone in our community who does not have access to the internet but DOES have a DVD player, I can arrange to get a DVD copy of the worship service delivered.  Please let me know!


Dial for Hope is a new telephone ministry that is available now.  
Connect to Trinity, even without an internet connection! Call us at (249) 506-0377 and enjoy a 2 minute, uplifting message from one of our Trinity leaders. Who will it be ​today? Call to find out! (Toll-free for North Bay area.) Want even more​ but don’t have a computer​? Leave a message at the church office to arrange a DVD delivery of our online church services.

For the next while, every couple of days you will be able to hear a new encouraging message from a different Trinity leader at this local toll-free phone number: (249) 506-0377.  Please share the “Dial for Hope” number with any friends who might crave a hopeful word!

A reminder that AOTS Gift Card orders are due tomorrow.  Should you wish to place an order, complete your list of cards needed, write the appropriate cheque and deliver it to  241 Lake Heights Road and place it in the mail box any time between now and 4:00 PM Sunday, 3rd May.    Remember, make your cheque payable to “Trinity United Church AOTS” .  (The latest bank requirement)  Please note the AOTS Gard program has Orchards Fresh Foods cards available for your convenience. Denomination of $25.00.

Scout Maple Syrup

Please remember Monday May 4 is the date we will be cutting off orders.  We will give you until 7 pm.  When we get our supply in we will call to arrange pick up or delivery recognizing the six foot  (2 metre) rule.  Please make cheques out to Scouts Canada First North Bay.  We wil also accept cash of course.

Call

Dave       705 474 7847 

Ryan       705 471 4201

Anna       705 472 4213

Bill           705 472 3226

Thank you for supporting Scouting.  It is top notch syrup which we are confident you will enjoy.

The prices this year are the same  as last.

½ l  (500ml)    $12.00                                            1 l      $22.00

2 l                     $35.00                                           4 l      $65.00

All of the above are in plastic jugs.

4 – 1l sealers    $65.00”

Trinity this week – Sunday April 25, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,
The link for this Sunday’s worship is included here. https://youtu.be/_F1VlBTc4OA There is also a supplementary Earth Day video posted on the Youtube channel – thank-you to the many people who submitted art and photography for that.  
A few announcements are listed below.  See you Sunday online!

“Dial for Hope” Telephone Ministry

Connect to Trinity, even without an internet connection! Call us at (249) 506-0377 and enjoy a 2 minute, uplifting message from one of our Trinity leaders. Who will it be ​today? Call to find out! (Toll-free for North Bay area.)
Want even more​ but don’t have a computer​? Leave a message at the church office to arrange a DVD delivery of our online church services.

For the next while, every couple of days you will be able to hear a new encouraging message from a different Trinity leader at this local toll-free phone number: (249) 506-0377.  Please share the “Dial for Hope” number with any friends who might crave a hopeful word!

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 May 3.
Should you wish to place an order, complete your list of cards needed, write the appropriate cheque and deliver it to my home (241 Lake Heights Road) and place it in the mail box any time between now and 4:00 PM Sunday, 3rd May.    Remember, make your cheque payable to “Trinity United Church AOTS” .  (The latest bank requirement)
If you have any questions just call Ed – you can get his number by calling the church office and leaving a message (705)474-3310 Please note the AOTS Gard program has Orchards Fresh Foods cards available for your convenience. Denomination of $25.00.