Trinity this week – October 18, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday please join us for worship at 10:30.  Rev. Ted’s message is entitled “Nevertheless She Persisted”.  In Sunday School the children will be starting a new rotation on unlikely heroes – such as the persistent widow – a story we will hear about in Rev. Ted’s message on Sunday.
Tonight there is a youth group board games night from 6:30 – 8:30.  All youth in grade 7 and up are invited!  Snacks and boardgames provided (but feel free to bring your own as well)
A reminder that next Sunday October 27th is Hallowe’en Sunday – everyone is welcome to wear a costume to church!  
Some upcoming events and announcements
Next Friday October 25th is the UCW Cafeteria Luncheon from 11 am to 1 pm.  Come enjoy a tasty cafeteria style lunch – chili, sandwiches, soup and more!  All are 
Mark your calendars for the Rapport Singers fall concert: “Come Build a Longer Table” – is next Sunday October 27th at 2 pm.  They will be joined by special guests “The Quoir” from Barrie.  Tickets are available at the door $15 adults and $10 Students (12 and under are free).
Trinity Families and Creative Learning are sponsoring a fun puzzle competition on Saturday November 2nd from 2 until 4 pm.  Sign up your team this Sunday – the registration forms are on the table outside the office OR you can register at Creative Learning.  Cost is $20 per team with all proceeds going towards Autism Support at One Kids Place. 

Trinity this week – Thanksgiving Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday we celebrate Thanksgiving Sunday.  We are always happy to see some familiar faces home for the holidays!  The Junior Choir will be sharing music in worship, we celebrate a baptism and we have some special musical guests joining us.  It is sure to be a joy filled service!  A reminder that this Sunday we are asking for donations for our Food Shelf ministries – non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be collected by the Sunday School during worship.  Please bring your items in a re-useable bag if able!  Thank-you for supporting this important ministry.

A couple of announcements to draw you attention to:

AOTS Gift Cards are available for purchase this Sunday after church.  Gift cards for most grocery stores, gas stations, many restaurants and department stores and much more can be purchased.  Your support of this program helps the AOTS provide important support to youth in our community and beyond.  Thank-you!

The Youth Group will be meeting on Friday October 18th from 6:30 – 8:30 for a Board Games Extravaganza!  All youth in  Grade 7 and up are invited.  For more information speak with Sandra Brownlee or Lisa Blais.

For those of you travelling this weekend – travel with care and may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with abundant blessings, love and laughter (and of course food!).  Happy Thanksgiving!

Trinity this week – World Wide Communion Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday we celebrate World Wide Communion Sunday with brothers and sisters in faith all over the world.  As it also the first Sunday of the month, we will have a hymn sing at 10:15.  Come early and choose your favourite hymn to sing.  
This Sunday, Thanksgiving Offering envelopes will be distributed.  Please be sure to get yours from the ushers.  Thanksgiving Offerings will be collected next Sunday, along with non-perishable food for the Monday Morning Food Shelf.  
Some upcoming events for your calendar
Monday October 7th, 1 pm: The UCW will meet in the Fireside Room  (note the date change!).  The guest speaker will be Mary Sherwood.  She will talk about her experiences as a missionary.   All ladies are welcome
​Monday October 7th: Communion Service at Empire Living Retirement Home, 10am

Tuesday October 8th: 6:45pm “Yom Kippur” service at the Sons of Jacob Synagogue. Featuring “The Near North Voices”

Sunday October 13th : Thanksgiving Baptism Sunday, 10:30am (families interested in baptism on this Sunday should be in touch with the Trinity office ASAP!)

Friday October 18thThe Youth Group will be meeting for a Board Games Extravaganza from 6:30 – 8:30
​Happy October,

Trinity this week – St. Francis Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday is our St. Francis Sunday service – you are invited to bring in your favourite stuffie, furry friend, or animal mementos to be blessed.  It is also the day we celebrate Orange Shirt Day.  Please remember to wear your orange! The day is inspired by Phyllis Jack Webstad’s experience on her first day at residential school in 1973.  Phyllis was stripped of her new orange shirt, a shirt that had brought her a sense of affirmation and dignity. Canadians are asked to wear orange as a sign of support for children and communities affected by the Indian Residential School System.
A reminder that next Sunday October 6th is World Wide Communion Sunday. A special communion service will take place at the Empire Living on Monday October 7th at 10 am.  
Special thank-you to those individuals and groups who have contributed to the roof already or initiated a fundraising idea.  Darlene Laferriere is heading up the “raise the roof” fundraising team – volunteers are needed to help coordinate the fundraising efforts – please speak with Darlene if you are interested in helping.  Also – if you or your group has a great idea for a fundraiser please let the committee know so we can diversify our efforts!  
A reminder that this Sunday after church people will be washing apples. If you can stay to help out, please do!  The pie making begins on Monday!  If you want to to contribute to this amazing fundraiser you would be most welcome.  Pie making begins at 9 am!  
The Monday Morning Food Shelf is still looking for volunteers – all are welcome but we are hoping for at least one more male volunteer.  Please speak Jim Liddell or Lisa Blais if you are able to help out one Monday morning a month. Thank-you!
Autumn Blessings,

Trinity this week – September 20, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends!
This Sunday please join us for worship at 10:30 am.  Rev. Ted’s meditation is called “Under the Same Leaky Tent”  – with all our roof repairs we are undergoing, we are hoping that is a symbolic leaky tent!
A reminder that next Sunday is Saint Francis Sunday – and our Blessing of the animals service – all ages are encouraged to bring a favourite stuffie, pet or animal memento to church.   That Sunday is also Orange Shirt Day –  Please remember to wear orange on Sunday September 29th as a sign of your commitment to reconciliation and in memory of those families and children who were affected by Residential Schools.
There are a number of important announcements and a few upcoming activities.  Please read through the bulletin to learn about all of them – you can get one on Sunday at church or from our website under the Weekly Church Bulletin tab on our website

Some highlights

* The new youth group will meet today at 12 to 2:30.  All youth in Grade 7 and up are invited!

* The Near North UCW will gather on Thursday Sept 26th at Trinity, 10 am.  All women are welcome to join in for fellowship and to make some important decisions.  The guest speaker is Rev. Gord Roberts

Apple Picking for the apple pie project is on Saturday September 28th – if you can help, please speak with Darlene Laferriere or Ross Brewer

*  The UCW Cafeteria Style lunch resumes on Friday Sept. 27th from 11 – 1pm. All are welcome for a delicious lunch – sandwiches, soup, chili, desserts and more!

Walk for Climate Justice – Please join your wider church and local community in a walk for climate justice.  It begins at the North Bay courthouse and ends at Trinity United Church for soup and refreshments.  Friday September 27th at 5 pm. 

* A conversation with Rev. Richard Bott, Moderator of the United Church of Canada – Saturday Sept. 28th at the Regional Council Office (319 McKenzie Ave.)  For more information and to register visit the Regional Council website ​www.​​ ​

See you Sunday!