A.O.T.S. (As One That Serves)
The Trinity Men’s Club meets for breakfast at Burger World on the first Saturday of each month at 8 A.M. After breakfast the men go to the church for fellowship, worship, and a business meeting. All men of the church are welcome to come and join us for good fellowship and service to others.
U.C.W. (United Church Women)
For fellowship, service and personal growth, join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 1 P.M. All women of the UnitedChurch are automatically members of this group and are invited.
CHOIR AND MUSIC AT TRINITY
The choir offers a warm and enthusiastic welcome to youth (normally high school age) and adults. We sing a wide variety of music and musical styles. Some experience with music reading is helpful, although not required. Most important are a love of singing and a commitment to attend weekly Sunday services and choir rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. If you are interested in joining the choir speak with Betty Farris or any choir member.
Our junior choir is comprised of children who love to sing. Children Senior Kindergarten and up are invited to join in anytime. The Junior Choir rehearses Sunday mornings at 9:15 am. Speak with Peggy Miller or Betty Farris for more information.
Children from birth to age 3 are cared for by a paid caregiver. Our nursery is a cozy, safe and fun place for children to spend time in, while their parents, grandparents or caregivers attend worship service.
Children in Junior Kindergarten through grade 8 are invited to our fantastic Church School each Sunday throughout the year. We use a rotational model of teaching where children learn through games, cooking, drama, music, crafts and more! Children begin their morning in worship with their families. During Children’s time, they are invited to join the Minister for a story and prayer before heading down for Church School. For more information please speak with Cindy Brownlee (Sunday School Superintendant) or to Lisa Blais (Designated Lay Minister) on Sunday mornings or contact Lisa at (705)474-3310
We are a group of parents with young children who get together with and without their families to have some social time. Future events will be posted in the bulletin and on the website as they are organized. Ask to be added to our “Trinity Families” facebook page for more up to date information.
FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS AT TRINITY
Trinity youth and young adults are a vital and active part of Trinity United Church. Please look for information about upcoming activities and events in the bulletin, on the website or ask to be added to the youth group email list. For more information on any of the groups listed below contact Lisa: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (705)474-3310.
Inter-Denominational Youth Group: New this year!
Trinity youth, along with youth from other area churches meet once a month – usually the last Sunday of the month from 12:30 – 3:30 pm . We participate in a variety of fun activities with a goal of building community with other Christian youth. Plans are being made to participate in a mission project. We usually meet at Calvin Presbyterian Church approximately on the last Sunday of the month.
The Mustard Seed Players
For young people who are interested in theatre. We welcome actors, singers, dancers, stage hands, musicians, those interested in lighting, sound, props or costumes to join our troupe anytime. We have presented Godspell, Creation, Cotton Patch Gospel, Garden Varieties and a Junior Mustard Seed production of Free to Be. We will be initiating a new production later in the year – look for more information on this in the late fall. For information please speak with: Darlene Laferriere, or Lisa Blais.
For youth in grade 7 and up. We meet periodically throughout the year for community building, service work, theological study and fun!
Young Adult Group
A group for young adults in Grade 12 and up who meet for theological reflection, service projects, community building and fun. Ask to be added to email or facebook list – upcoming meetings are posted in the calendar, webpage or in the bulletin as well.
TUESDAY MORNING COFFEE GROUP
We are a friendly and welcoming group of women of all ages who meet each Tuesday throughout the school year for a fun and varied program. Childcare is provided. You are invited to join us on a regular or occasional basis. A $3.00 donation is requested to cover costs.
TRINITY SOCIAL CLUB (formerly Trinity’s Couple Club)
A variety of programs which provide an opportunity for social time together. If you enjoy movies, mini-putt, bowling, country drives, pool parties, corn roasts or BBQs you will enjoy the Social Club. Choose your activity and come whenever you can.
This group holds an evening social event twice a year for Trinity women to get to know one another. Food, Fun and Friendship is our motto!
Trinity men gather for a canoe trip each year. For more information speak with Rev. Ted
MONDAY FRIENDSHIP GROUP
Bring your lunch and enjoy very informal fellowship as you eat together. Meet old friends, or make new friends as you laugh and enjoy each other’s company. Meeting dates are announced in the bulletin when they are planned.
Sponsored by the U.C.W. the last Friday of each month (except June, July, August and December), from 11 – 1:15. We provide a cafeteria style “business lunch” which is very much appreciated by the community. Pies, soup, desserts and servers are needed to keep this project a success. Please let us know if you are able to help in some way.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Trinity Prayer Shawl Group is relatively new. We knit/crochet Prayer Shawls, or Lap Robes for anyone to give. The Shawls are made with prayers. and caring in each stitch. They are given to those in need of a hug, knowledge that others care about them. Many recipients have been ill, bereaved, gone away to school, or moved to a new house, or town. Once the shawls are created, they are blessed during a regular Church service. Shawls (baby blankets) are given to those baptized. There is yarn available for those who require it. Come and join us. We meet the 1st Tues. of the month. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, we will help you learn! Hope to see you there.
INTER-CHURCH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Christian Fellowship and Study Group meet in the Fireside Room on Wednesday morning from 10 – 12. We have a special interest in the annual World Day of Prayer program. New people are welcome anytime.
A bible study is held periodically throughout the year. Look for information in the bulletins or on the webpage.
Church membership classes are usually held every year at a mutually convenient time. If interested please contact Rev. Ted or Lisa Blais.
Evening worship services are offered at different times throughout the year. These are informal, meaningful occasions. Your interest and participation are encouraging and encouraged.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 1 pm. Prayer shawls are prayerfully made, blessed and given to people in need of prayers or blessings. Contact Judy Biondi for more information (705)478-7871
The J.O.Y. Band:
Community Concert Band. Contact Betty Farris at 474-3310 for more information.
A variety of dinners and special projects are enjoyed thoroughly throughout the year. Watch the Sunday Bulletins, Monthly Calendars or Website for announcements and information about upcoming special events.
Trinity has quite a group of people who like to remember in a special way, those who have reached this milestone in their life-journey. HOWEVER, often we must depend on you to tell us if someone is 90 or over! (Age is not something kept on record here)
A weekly nutritional drop-in support group for pregnant and new mothers. Call 472-0910 for more information.
CUBS AND BEAVERS 1st North Bay
Cubs and Beavers meet Tuesday evenings
GROUP COMMITTEE (Scouting)
We are the support people who help to make our Scout program at Trinity a successful one. Parents and interested people find fellowship while working to keep the program strong. We are always looking for interested adults to help with the programs and serve on this committee.
GIRL GUIDING PROGRAM 13TH NORTH BAY
Sparks (ages 5-6) meet Monday evenings 6:30-7:30
Pathfinders meet Monday evenings 6:30 – 8:30
There are a variety of books on the shelves ready to be taken out and read. Feel free to make use of the library. The various subjects are Spiritual Guidance, Bible Study, Parenting, Family Issues, Devotional books, Church issues, General reading and Children’s books.
TRINITY’S FOOD SHELF
Trinity’s Food Shelf help is available Monday mornings from 9:30 – 11:00. We encourage the use of re-usable cloth bags and provide one to each person. Food bags are given once a month although some perishable items are given out each Monday on a first come, first served basis. Other agencies operate food shelf help as well. If you need more information or counseling please contact the church office.
12 STEP PROGRAMS
Trinity is pleased to host a variety of 12 step programs. Every night there is a group meeting. Phone the office for more information.
This is an “invisible’ group of persons who are contacted as needed. You are invited to participate in two ways: *offering your prayers as a link in our chain. *letting us know of people and situations where our prayers may help.