Trinity this week – Advent Peace

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday is the second Sunday in Advent.  We light the candle of peace. We celebrate White Gift Sunday –   the Sunday School will collect the items during our morning worship. Some ideas for your White Gift are: non-perishable food, infant size diapers, toothpaste, toothbrush, socks, slippers, scarves, playing cards, new puzzles or money to purchase needed items.  In Sunday School we will continue to rehearse for the ever popular Christmas Pageant (Dec. 22nd, 1:30).
A reminder that It’s a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play takes place this weekend.  The beloved Christmas story, “It’s a Wonderful Life” done up as a vintage radio play – complete with jingles by Heartbeat Barbershop Quartet. Seven actors, supported by a sound-effects man, deliver the lines of all the characters from the movie, dressed in 1940s fashions, during the golden age of radio.
“This holiday season we take you back to a time when radio dramas brought families together to enjoy a story well-told,” says Carley. “To a time before earbuds and cellphones and podcasts made entertainment a solitary experience. Come together in our community’s living room like the enormous family we are and watch a holiday classic take shape. Live theatre as live theatre, as heartwarming as can be!”

Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.​ ​Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.​ ​Sunday, December 8​​ at 2:00 p.m.​  Tickets available at the door.  ​Adults: $15. Students: $10.

​Next week plan to stay for the JOY Band Christmas concert : A Most Wonderful Christmas!   ​Sunday December 15th at 1:30 pm.  The Carol Sing-a-long begins at 1.  Free will offering with all proceeds to the Warming Centres.

A few more upcoming events and worship services for your calendars:

Sunday, December 15th
• JOY Band Christmas Concert – singalong at 1 pm concert at 1:30 pm
• Holy Grounds Youth Advent Study 12:00 to 1:30 pm
• Christmas Bag Packing – 3 pm – 5 pm
Saturday, December 21st – Our “Longest Night” evening service at 7pm
Sunday December 22nd
• Trinity Choir Cantata, 10:30 am (followed by Trinity Families sponsored lunch)
• Sunday School Pageant – An Out of the Box Christmas Pageant, 1:30 pm
Tuesday, December 24th
• Christmas Eve Family Service, 7pm.
• Communion, 8:15pm 

  **Please be sure to read through the bulletin for a number of other announcements and events taking place over the next couple weeks.  The bulletin is posted on the website under the weekly bulletin tab.  

​Peace be with you!​

Trinity this week – The first Sunday in Advent

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday we enter in to the season of Advent with a very special service.  We celebrate the Confirmation of 6 youth, share Holy Communion and enjoy special musical offerings from the Joyful Bells.  Cast members from “It’s a Wonderful Life” will offer a sneak peak on next week’s show as well.  It is a Sunday you will not want to miss!

Next Sunday, the second Sunday in Advent, we celebrate White Gift Sunday.  Gifts, money, and non-perishable food will be collected by the Sunday School to support our outreach ministries this Advent season.  Gifts to our Food Shelf, Infant Food Shelf and Christmas Gift bag outreach will be gratefully received.
It’s a Wonderful Life, the beloved holiday classic, comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast as a Christmas fund-raiser to assist with the Trinity roof repairs.Directed by Rod Carley, It’s a Wonderful Life features Marty Brown, Nathaniel Brubacher, Rod Carley, Gavin Pigeau, John Power, Geoff Richardson, Tracy Richardson-Sloan, and Meg Stokes bringing to life over 50 characters. With the piano stylings of Chris Mogan & the acapella quartet HeartbeatPerformances take place at Trinity on Friday, December 6th at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 7th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 8t at 2:00 p.m. Adults: $15.00 Students: $10.00

Christmas Gift Bags will be packed on Sunday December 15th after the JOY Band concert.  Items such as: mitts, socks, slippers, treats (regular and diabetic ones), playing cards, games, puzzles, toiletries (no hotel soaps please), adult colouring and activity books, journals, crafts, word search and other puzzle books, etc. can be dropped off Monday to Friday between 9 and 12 – please clearly label them as “Christmas outreach”.  Medium and Large Christmas gift bags or money to purchase gifts are also appreciated.

A reminder that tonight, is the Downtown Christmas Walk.  We do not have any event planned at Trinity, but the youth will be here baking cookies for the cookie walk tomorrow so if your family would like to come and warm up between 7 and 9, hot chocolate will be on and you would be welcome – McIntyre street entrance – ring the bell!

Don’t forget to come to Trinity tomorrow (Saturday) between 10 am and 1 pm to choose your cookies from the annual 4Trinity cookie walk.  $5 a dozen and you choose your favourites.

There are a number of important announcements and activities in this week’s bulletin.  The bulletin can be found under the Weekly Church Bulletin tab.

In this season of Advent, we light the first candle in our Advent wreath – the candle of hope. May our  hearts and eyes be open to places in our world that are in need of hope.  

Trinity this week – November 22, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday please join us for worship at 10:30.  The Sunday school will be starting rehearsals for the Christmas Pageant during the service.  All children are welcome to participate!
Next week is the first Sunday in Advent.  It will be a very special service – the Joyful Bells will share music with us, there will be Communion, and we will celebrate Confirmation with some of Trinity’s youth!  It will be a wonderful way to kick off the Advent season.  
A few announcements to draw your attention to
Friends and family are invited to a service to celebrate Eloise Dewar’s life at Trinity United Church in North Bay, Ontario on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Her obituary can be found here

Next Friday November 29th is the Cafeteria Style Lunch (hosted by the UCW).  All are welcome for this delicious lunch – chili, soup, sandwiches, dessert and more!  11 am to 1 pm.  The Annual 4 Trinity Cookie Walk will be taking place on Saturday November 30th from 10 am to 1 pm.  You can come and select cookies to serve over the holidays.  
A reminder to those of you who are participating in the #trinitynonevent to send us your photos.  Tickets are still available for $25 from Darlene Laferriere or the Church office.
Tickets are also available for
“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” taking place here at Trinity Friday December 6th and Saturday December 7th at 7:30 pm and Sunday December 8th at 2 pm. Tickets are available from the Church office or at the door.  $15 Adults and $10 Students.  Proceeds go to help with Trinity’s roofing project.  ANDA Taste of India Dinner – fundraiser dinner Saturday January 25th at 5 pm.  There will be an extensive selection of delicious dishes – meat and vegetarian.  Dessert, coffee and tea is also included.  Advance ticket sales only $40 each (you will receive a tax receipt for $25).  
​See you Sunday!​

Trinity this week – AOTS Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,This Sunday please join us for a special service hosted by the AOTS.  Rev Ted’s sermon is called “A Tenacious Hope” and his children’s time message is about growing up at Trinity.  
Following the service there will be a (free-will offering) hotdog lunch provided by Trinity Families. A reminder that this Sunday is also the Santa Claus parade.  This year the parade will go right past our doors on Ferguson street.  Join us for VIP viewing.  The youth group will be serving hot chocolate.After the parade plan on staying for the J.O.Y. Band concert “Musical Memories of the War Years” at 2 pm. Free will offering. All proceeds to help support the Piebird Farm Sanctuary.  
A reminder the there are only 2 more dates to get your Gift Cards from the AOTS in time for Christmas!  They can be purchased after church this Sunday or on Sunday December 1st.  
The 4Trinity  Cookie walk is coming up on Saturday November 30th from 10 am to 1 pm.  If you are able to bake some cookies for the cookie walk please see the bulletin for information on when to drop them off.  Thank-you for supporting this fundraiser for Trinity Church.  
Tickets are now available for:“It’s A Wonderful Life” Live radio play taking place on from Friday December 6th to Sunday December 8th.  *  A Taste of India Dinner – Saturday January 25th.  Tickets $40 – you will recieve a tax receipt of $25.  All proceeds go towards Trinity’s Roof.
And finally, one more announcement:   Hot off the presses you will find the Advent Newsletter posted under the newsletter tab . There is one minor correction on the very last page- the Easter Sunday service will take place on Easter Sunday April 12th!
 See you Sunday!