Trinity this week – May 26, 2024

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday we invite you to join us for worship at 10:30 am.  Rev. Ted’s message will explore “Our Nicodemus Moment”.  In Sunday School the children will continue their Sunday Seedlings session with Karen Johnson.  

This weekend  you will be nourished in body and spirit!

Dinner and a Show – Saturday May 25th
Come out and support the Friends of Camp Caritou and enjoy a pizza pasta casserole dinner and then stay for the Mustard Seed performance of Jonah’s Druthers (the story of Jonah told and sung with a spagetti western twist).

  • Dinner is served from 4:30 – 6:30 ($15 Adults, $5 Children)
  • Jonah’s Druthers starts at 7 (Tickets $10 Adults, $5 Children)

Lunch and a Matinee – Sunday May 26th
Following worship, plan to stay for a sandwich lunch hosted by the UCW! We all know that church sandwiches are the best!  Then stay for the matinee performance of Jonah’s Druthers at 1 pm.

Save the Date for these upcoming events

Lunch and Music – Sunday June 2nd
Plan to stay after church for a fundraiser lunch hosted by the JOYFUL Bells and then Swing into S​pring with the JOY Band – Sunday June 2nd at 1:30 pm – Featuring traditional, swing, jazz, classic rock and broadway musicals.  Free will offering

Participate in milestone worship celebrations – Sunday June 9th

  • The Trinity Youth Group will host its first Youth Led Worship Service on Sunday June 9th at 10:30 am. This Intergenerational worship service will take place in the Fellowship Hall.  Communion will be served.  The youth group have been working hard to put this together. Please plan to attend!
  • The United Church of Canada kicks off its 100th Anniversary with a special 99th Anniversary service on Sunday June 9th at 4 pm.  The service takes place at Metropolitan United Church in Toronto but will be livestreamed on YouTube.  Emmanuel United Church will be hosting a viewing party – more details to come!

​We hope to see you at Trinity!

Trinity this week – Pentecost Sunday – May 19, 2024

Hello Trinity Friends,

We will kick off this Sunday’s worship with the Mustard Seed Theatre kids sharing a song from Jonah’s Druthers. Be sure to come a little early so you don;t miss it! This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday

 – we encourage you to wear your Pentecost colours (red, orange or yellow).  

Thank you to Rev. Lillian Roberts who has been keeping our Sanctuary tastefully and thematically decorated!  

Lift up your voices in a big Hurrah!  Our Lift repairs have been completed and inspected and we are back in service!  

This week’s bulletin is jam packed with events and announcements, once again!  Here are a few highlights:

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Trinity this week – Christian Family Sunday – May 12, 2024

Hello Trinity Friends,

We hope you will join us at Trinity 10:30 am this Sunday for a special celebratory worship service!  This Sunday we celebrate a Baptism and re-covenant with your Faith Formation and Outreach Minister, Lisa Blais.

There are a number of announcements and upcoming events listed in your bulletin this week. The weekly bulletin is posted on the website under the worship tab.

SUMMER JOBS AVAILABLE – Applications due now

If you are a student between the ages of 15 and 30 and looking for a summer job, there are two opportunities available.  To apply or for more information, please contact Lisa Blais at

The student applicant will provide assistance and leadership for a variety of activities and outreach opportunities occurring over the summer (including the VBC program). Rate: $18.00 per hour Time: 35 hours/week for 8 weeks beginning July 2nd 2024 Application deadline: May 26, 2024

The Canadian Shield Regional Council’s Right Relations Team is looking for a Public Relations Coordinator.The PR Coordinator will work closely with the Right Relations Team to develop content to foster right relationship building across the region. Rate: $18.00 per hour  Time: 30 hours/week for 8 weeks beginning May 27, 2024 

Application deadline: May 12, 2024

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Trinity this week – May 5, 2024

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Friday email will be jam packed, please read on (you may want to grab a cup of coffee or tea)!

This Sunday our service will be led by John Sheridan.  John is a Licensed Lay Worship Leader often booked to lead worship services in other churches- we are grateful to him for leading our service this Sunday!  

Come early (between 10:15 and 10:20)  to participate in a Hymn Sing!  We invite you to request a favourite hymn – viewers at home are welcome to request one too.  Just reply to this email and I will be sure to pass along your request!

In Sunday School the children will be making botanical print cards with Karen!  They have been having a great time getting creative, messy and learning about planting! If your child was absent last week and didn’t pick up their planter, they can pick it up this week. 

This Sunday is also Red Dress Day – the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People (more information about that will be in your Sunday bulletin and shared by our minute person)  You are encouraged to wear red on May 5th as an act of reconciliation and to honour Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People. You can learn more by clicking here MMIWG Final Report

For those who wish to view the Canadian Shield Regional Council’s Celebration of Ministries Service – it will be livestreamed on Sunday and available to watch after you attend worship at Trinity! Our Moderator, Rev. Carmen Landsdowne will be offering the sermon. During this service Tracy Davis (Minister at Emmanuel United Church) will be Ordained and I (Lisa Blais) will be Commissioned. Here is the link if you’d like to view the service. Celebration of Ministries Service

Other Announcements and Events

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Trinity this week – Baptism Sunday – April 28, 2024

Hello Trinity Friends,

We hope you will join us, in person or on Trinity’s YouTube Channel, this Sunday at 10:30 am.  We celebrate a Baptism this Sunday!  In Sunday School we will continue the Sunday Seedlings series led by Karen Johnson. 

A reminder that immediately following the service, you are invited to stay for pancake brunch, served by the Scouts! Adults $10 Children 6-12 $5 Under 6 free

And following lunch, plan to stay for a wonderful afternoon concert presented by the Rapport Singers.  “Enduring Love” will feature special guests Heartbeat, and Amelia MacDonald, soloist. Tickets available at the door or from Rapport members. The concert starts at 1:30 pm.

Lift Update

Our lift continues to be out of service, however, we have heard that repairs should be completed “very soon”!  

Food Shelf

Thank you to our Trinity family and the wider community for supporting our Monday Food Shelf.  Your generosity has been very much appreciated!  This month’s item of the month is cereal but we are also in need of reusable shopping bags.  Your donations can be placed in the basket in the narthex.  Thanks again!

Trinity “to do” List

  • Order your Hubbert’s Maple Syrup from Dave McKenney as a fundraiser for Trinity’s Scouts. PRICES: 500ml jug- $15, 1L jug or glass- $25, 2L jug-$40, 4L jug-$70
  • Save your table receipts from our local Swiss Chalet and place it in the container in the narthex or outside the office.  The restaurant will make a donation to Trinity of 10% of the amount paid for food.
  • Sign up for Rev. Ted’s Secret Book Club – speak with Rev. Ted for more information
  • Contact Rev. Ted if you are interested in joining a membership class (or refresher) in May. It’s open to anyone who would like to discuss Christian belief and how we “Do church the United way”.
  • Register your children in Trinity’s popular Vacation Bible Camp! Spots are filling up – don’t miss your chance to sign up.  VBC runs  August 12 – 16th.  Registration forms are on the table outside the office or can be sent to you directly.  Reach out to Lisa Blais. 
  • Sign up for the June 14 – 16th Men’s Canoe Adventure- A planning meeting for participants takes place May 19th.
  • Check out the Trinity Library for your next book to read – plenty of great books to choose from on a wide variety of topics – Fiction and Non-Fiction, Religious and Secular.


EMPTY BOWL LUNCH AND SILENT AUCTION at St. Andrew’s United Church – for Loaves and Fishes Foodbank (St. Andrew’s United Church)
Saturday May 4th 11:30 – 1:30 at St. Andrew’s (McIntyre entrance)   Cost: $30 and you keep the bowl! Choose a bowl donated by the North Bay Potters Guild, fill it with soup and accompany it with sandwiches and dessert.  To purchase tickets contact Janet Ross at  or by phone (705-472-7680)

RED Dress Day – May 5th

May 5th marks Red Dress Day, also known as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People.  You are encouraged to wear red on May 5th as an act of reconciliation and to honour Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People.