Trinity this week – Last week before summer holidays – August 1, 2021

Hello All,
You are receiving this email a few days ahead of time as we begin to make preparations for our summer closure beginning August 2nd. Please join us this Sunday August 1 at 10:30 am (in the Sanctuary or online) for our final worship service before holidays. https://www.youtube.com/c/TrinityNorthBay


Our phone lines and the main church email address will be checked periodically should an emergent pastoral care concern arise. Rev. Kathy will be providing Pastoral coverage along with our friends at St. Andrew’s United Church.


Please feel free to join our friends at St. Andrew’s United Church for worship beginning August 8th through to September 5th. We will return to worship on Sunday September 12th. If you plan to attend worship at St. Andrew’s please give them a call to reserve your spot. You may also join them for livestream worship on their YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5jasWOm3lMZRpDVSdRjLpg


We are hopeful that when we return to Church in September that there will be some return to our regular activities. We have missed you and look forward to welcoming you back. In early September there will be a fall newsletter with current updates about what to expect. If you are part of a regular group that meets at Trinity, please be in touch with us before Friday to let us know what your anticipated plans are for September – of course we know that these plans may change based on Provincial regulations due to Covid but we’d like to begin looking ahead.


A few announcements and reminders to draw your attention to:

Job Posting We are seeking a Custodian beginning in September. An “Expression of Interest” letter is attached below. Should you wish to express interest in applying for the job, please read the attached letter and be in touch with Bob Cook, Building and Grounds Chair or the Church Office for more information and a more detailed job description. If interested, please submit your letter of application and resume attention: Chair Building and Grounds, no later than Thursday July 29 at 4pm at the church office located at 111 McIntyre Street East, North Bay Ontario.


Trinity Testosterone Men’s Canoe Trip The Trinity Testosterone trip is hopefully taking place Sept 24th-25th-26th. People can register via a call or e-mail to Rev. Ted or to the church office.


Shadman Merchandise
There are a limited amount of shirts, hats and bags available. $15 each. There are some kids sizes, some fitted (ladies) and some men’s sizes in a variety of styles. If you are interested please send us a message and we can let you know what we have.


Help Needed Trinity’s Food Shelf is in need of volunteers this fall. If you can commit to one Monday a month from 9:30 to 11 am to help with this very important ministry, please be in touch with Jim Liddell or myself. Call or email the church office for more information.

Trinity this week – July 25, 2021

Hello Trinity Friends,This Sunday you are welcome to join us, in person (with Covid protocols in place) or on YouTube for our 10:30 Sunday worship service. Trinity’s YouTube Channel Our worship services are also aired on Cogeco’s YourTV Channel 12 (700hd) Sundays at 8 am and 3 pm a week later.
This Sunday will feature a brief Mustard Seed skit and song.  We hope to return to live theatre this upcoming school year!
We welcome our friends from St. Andrew’s United Church who are joining us these next two Sundays while their Church is closed for holidays.  Trinity will be closed beginning August 2nd and will re-open on Tuesday September 7th.  The answering machine and the Church email address will be checked periodically throughout this time. 
A reminder that the Fall Newsletter deadline is Friday July 30th.  Please send your newsletter submissions into Ross (his contact info is available by calling the church).  It may be necessary to make an amendment due to Covid before it goes to print at the end of August.  If you need to make any changes or an update to your original submission, please be in touch with Ross by August 23rd.  
This year our Vacation Bible Camp is going digital for another summer.  We are anticipating a full return to live VBC next summer in August.  This year’s digital VBC is called “Flashback to past VBC’s”.  Each day will feature a special flashback video and a brief video by our special guest.  These will accompany daily activities to do at home.  I will be delivering a special package to the VBC participant’s door or front porch on Sunday afternoon.  If you would like to receive this package and the link to the videos please let me know! The activities and videos can be used anytime throughout the summer.  The cost to participate is free – although donations to Trinity’s roof fund are always appreciated. For more information contact Lisa

Trinity this week – July 18, 2021

Hello Trinity Friends,
Please join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30 am- either online on YouTube or in person. (Or on Cogeco’s YourTV Channel 12 a week later)In person worship is open but seating is limited. The doors open at 10 am. You can watch the worship service (and any extras) on our YouTube channel right here https://www.youtube.com/c/TrinityNorthBay

Welcome to our friends from St. Andrew’s United Church who are joining us while their church is closed for summer holidays this month.  


I have a couple of announcements to share with you.


Staff News

We would like to share the news that Ryan Rozicki has resigned from his role as Custodian.  We are so grateful to Ryan for his years of dedication to our Church.  We wish him great success with his budding landscape business.  Thank you Ryan!


Job Posting

We will be seeking a new person to fill the role as Custodian beginning in September.  An “Expression of Interest” letter is attached below.  Should you wish to express interest in applying for the job, please read the attached letter and be in touch with Bob Cook, Building and Grounds Chair or the Church Office for more information and a more detailed job description.  If interested, please submit your letter of application and resume attention: Chair Building and Grounds, no later than Thursday July 29 at 4pm at the church office located at 111 McIntyre Street East, North Bay Ontario. 


Memorial Service for Tracy Sheridan-Hopkins

Many of you will know that the daughter of former Trinity Board Chair, John Sheridan died on February 18th of 2021. Since restrictions have been eased, there will be a funeral service for Tracy Sheridan-Hopkins at 1pm on Friday July 30th in Toronto. Unfortunately, visitation and physical attendance are necessarily quite limited. But your virtual attendance at 1pm (or anytime afterwards) is welcome via the following link: https://ipickart.ca/stream/Hopkins/

Last call for Shadshirts

If you would like to order a Shadman shirt please be in touch with Rev. Ted or Lisa Blais before Friday July 16th at 10 am!  Ted will be sending in an order at 10:01 🙂

Trinity this week – July 11, 2021

Hello Trinity Friends,Please join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30 am- either online on YouTube or in person. (Or on Cogeco’s YourTV Channel 12 a week later)In person worship is open but seating is limited. The doors open at 10 am. You can watch the worship service (and any extras) on our YouTube channel right here https://www.youtube.com/c/TrinityNorthBay

You will find our worship services listed under “uploads” or in the Trinity Worship Playlist folder. You will also notice a few other playlist folders. From time to time, Rev. Ted will make mention of a specific song or video – these will often be listed under “Extra Worship Pieces” You will also find Messages of Hope and Spotlight Videos there. New content is being added to those folders regularly. Please check them out!

We welcome friends from St. Andrew’s who are joining us for worship while their Church is closed for holidays. Beginning August 8th, we at Trinity, will be invited to join them while our Church is closed for holidays. We are grateful for this relationship with our friends at St. Andrew’s! Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Trinity this week – July 4, 2021

​Hello Trinity Friends,

​Welcome to our friends from St. Andrew’s United Church who are joining us for worship this month while their staff are on holidays.  Please join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30 am – either in person or on YouTube. If you plan to attend “in person” worship, please note that Covid protocols are in place and seating is limited.  Our services will continue to be available on YouTube here Trinity’s YouTube Channel and Cogeco’s YourTV (Channel 12 and HD 700).
You may also want to check out some of the other playlists on Trinity’s YouTube channel – you will find Messages of Hope (a video version of the Dial for Hope phone messages), Music playlists, and more.  We are introducing a brand new feature called Trinity Spotlight.  These are short 2- 4 minute video segments which shine a spotlight on some of the ministries, groups and activities of our church -an opportunity to share who we are as a Church family.  You will find these videos in the Playlist folder labeled Trinity Spotlight Videos. Please take a look.  Throughout the summer more videos will be added.  

Shadman Shirts are available to order!If you’d like to order your Shadshirt please contact the church office.  A special Shadman Infomercial can be seen here  Shadman

Shadman shirts are available in a variety of sizes.  $20 each and all proceeds go towards Trinity’s roof fund.  Get them before they are gone (like the shadfiles)