Trinity this week – May 9, 2021

Hello Trinity Friends,

As the lockdown continues, we continue to offer our worship services through YouTube Sunday mornings beginning at 10:30 am, on Cogeco’s Channel 12/700 a week later at 8 am and 3 pm and by request on DVD. You will also find some short messages of Hope posted on the YouTube Channel in the “Messages of Hope” playlist. https://www.youtube.com/c/TrinityNorthBay

The Spring Newsletter is now available on our website under the newsletter tab. You will read about some upcoming activities to look forward to and some messages from Trinity’s staff and Board. Thanks to Ross Brewer for putting that together for us. Happy reading!

A reminder! Order your scout popcorn before May 21st from Dave McKenney, if you want to save on shipping costs. Otherwise, feel free to browse https://scoutpopcorn.ca/ and order yours to be shipped to your doorstep! Be sure to choose “North Bay Scouting Group” when you order. More details can be found in the Spring Newsletter or by contacting Dave (contact the church office for his contact info)

Celebrating the Labyrinth: A Journey of the Spirit – Book Event is tonight! You are invited to join Gailand on Friday, May 7, from 7 – 8pm ET on ZOOM Gailand will read from his book and respond to questions. There will also be a toast, so be sure to have a glass of something at-the-ready! The Chat Box will be open so you can leave your celebratory messages for Gailand and a recording of the event will be made as a souvenir for him. Everyone is invited so please pass this message on to anyone who you think would be interested!Email the church for the zoom coordinates.

Trinity this week – May 2, 2021

Hello Trinity Friends,


This Sunday we continue our worship service online on YouTube at 10:30 am.  On the YouTube Channel you may notice a new playlist called “Messages of Hope”  This is a new feature based on the Dial for Hope messages that Trinity leaders have been recording.  You will see short 2 to 4 minute video messages of Hope.  They will be uploaded from time to time.  Feel free to check it out anytime you need an uplifting message!  You will find these messages as well as all of the Trinity worship services at this link Trinity’s YouTube Channel
A reminder that you are also able to watch the services a week later on Cogeco’s YourTV Channel 12 Sundays at 8 am and 3 pm.

There are a couple of announcements to share this week.


A Spring Newsletter will be coming to your inboxes around May 9th.  Those who have submissions for the newsletter please note that the deadline is this Sunday May 2nd.  Email them to Ross


AOTS GIFT CARDSThe next scheduled gift card order is this coming Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Rob Brownlee will be looking after the orders this time, please deliver your orders to Rob Brownlee’s home no later than 4:00 pm Sunday.
Please make your cheque payable to Trinity United Church AOTS. Cash is always acceptable. Thank you for your continuing support. 

POPCORN – North Bay Scouting Fundraiser
Scouts Canada is offering our Scouting Group another opportunity to raise funds for our activities through the sale of popcorn. We have sold popcorn in the past and this newest version is apparently tastier and is made in Canada.
Orders can be made through the link below. The Popcorn is shipped directly to your home and you pay directly to the site. Remember to indicate that you are supporting “North Bay Scouting” where indicated as this directs the profits of the sale to our Scouting Group. 
https://scoutpopcorn.ca/
Thank you again for supporting Scouting at Trinity, we are anxiously awaiting being able to meet in person in our amazing facility.
   – David McKenney – Cub Scouter—-North Bay Scouting Group

Trinity this week – Earth Sunday – April 25, 2021

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday, we celebrate Earth Day!  Thank you to all those photographers who invited us in to witness the beauty in our earth through their lenses.  Join us for worship Sunday April 25th at 10:30 am (or anytime afterwards) online.  You will find many of our services (and a few extras) here Trinity’s YouTube Channel


A reminder that our services are also aired a week later on Cogeco’s YourTV Channel 12 (700HD) on Sundays at 8 am and 3 pm.  


Trinity continues to remain closed for in person worship and office hours. If you need to reach a member of the staff or Board member, please call the church office or send us an email – these are checked multiple times a day.  


For the Love of Creation

In honour of Earth Day we would like to invite you to join us in making a personal pledge to reduce your personal or household greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and/or engage in acts of solidarity with justice-seeking communities.You can visit https://fortheloveofcreation.ca/advocacy/personal-action-pledge/to learn more about how you can do this.  Feel free to challenge others to join you and post on Trinity Families Facebook page!


There will be a spring newsletter coming out in May. Submissions to the newsletter are due next Sunday, May 2nd.  Please email them to Ross at norros@bell.net Although we will not be expecting the usual late spring and summer activities that we had in year’s past, there will be a few things to look forward to.  Stay tuned!

Let’s become a Blue Umbrella Church

The Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts, is offering a free training opportunity to all members and friends of the Trinity United Church community. Living Well with Dementia Training (Blue Umbrella Program) is a 30 minute training session by zoom that empowers local businesses and organizations to identify as dementia friendly. This training will help us better understand Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and how to best serve those living with the disease and their care partners in our community. 

There will be two sessions available. Please contact Lisa or the church office to let them know which one of the sessions you are interested in attending and the zoom link will be shared with you.

·  Wednesday May 12 at 7pm.

OR

·  Thursday May 20 at 10 am.​

Spring Blessings,​

Trinity this week – April 18, 2021

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday we continue to worship together online.  Join us on YouTube anytime beginning Sunday at 10:30 am or on Cogeco’s YourTV Channel 12 at 8 am and 3 pm (please note that our worship services air a week behind on Cogeco).  You will find our service here Trinity’s YouTube Channel


Thank-you to all those who have been joining us on Trinity’s first ever Virtual Cruise.  Special thanks to our cruise director extraordinaire, Sandra Brownlee, for a fun filled week of events. Sadly, the cruise ship will be docking tonight.  For those of you who wish to purchase a commemorative tote bag, please be sure to get in touch with Sandra to order yours for $10. 


These are difficult and challenging times.  We hope that you will reach out to us if there is any support we can offer. Phone messages and emails are checked throughout the day.  Our Food Shelf and Infant Food Shelf continue to offer aid to those who need it.  Resources for all ages are available on our website.  If you have messages of hope or an idea for a safe, physically distant activity to share please feel free to get in touch with me. 
Take care,

Trinity this week – Holy Humour Sunday – April 11, 2021

Hello Trinity Friends,
As we continue our extended lockdown period, we will continue offering our worship services on YouTube.  The services will also be aired (a week later) on Cogeco’s YourTV Channel 12 (700 if you have HD) and are also available on DVD by request.  


You will find this week’s Holy Humour service at this link Trinity’s YouTube Channel

Join us Sunday at 10:30 am for some special surprises and a few good laughs – because God knows we all need a good laugh these days!


The staff at Trinity will be working from home as much as possible, however, we are available during our regular working hours by email or by appointment.  Wanda checks the answering machine several times a day, so for a quick response, please feel free to leave a message there.  The Monday Food Shelf and the Wednesday Infant Food Shelf will continue to be available for those who need it.  

Trinity’s first Virtual Cruise sets sail on Monday April 12th. Each day, our fabulous cruise Director, Sandra Brownlee, will email you the itinerary of activities for the day.  As with any cruise, you can choose which activities you’d like to participate in!  This is an all ages activity and a fundraiser for Trinity’s roof! If you would like to purchase a ticket they are available at $15 per person ($25 per family).  To book your ticket email Sandra at brownlee237@hotmail.com or call the church office at (705)474-3310


A reminder that there are resources and activities for people of all ages available on our website – click on the Covid 19 Resources tab – resources for families (like virtual tours, etc.); resources for mental health and wellness and resources for faith and spirituality.  We hope that these will be helpful to you as we navigate these challenging times.
Spring blessings,