Trinity this week – Baden Powell Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends!This Sunday we celebrate the Scouting and Guiding programs and the legacy of Lord Baden Powell.  Uniforms are encouraged (vintage or current).  Children 11 and older will be encouraged to remain upstairs for the service and under 10 will go downstairs for an activity/craft that will be led by Guide leaders.  

The 2018 Annual Report is posted under the newsletter tab.  Happy reading!  

Notice of Annual Congregational Meeting (ACM)On Sunday, February 24 members and adherents of Trinity United Church will gather as faithful Christians for our ACM. The agenda includes remembrance of deceased members, a financial review and our Annual Report for 2018, and the budget and election of the Board and Trustees for 2019. Our 2018 Annual Report is available for your review prior to our ACM. Please join us for lunch immediately following our worship service and then stay for our Annual Congregational Meeting, which will start at 12:15pm.In Faith,Darlene Laferriere, ChairDave McKenney, Past ChairJohn Roberts, Vice-Chair
Some upcoming dates for your calendar!* Saturday February 23rd – Coldest Night Walk – all welcome to don a cape and join the Subzero Superheroes as we battle hunger in our community by raising funds for the  Gathering Place. To join the team or make a donation click on the link* Friday February 22nd – UCW Cafeteria Luncheon – all welcome!  11 am- 1pm* Friday March 1st – World Day of Prayer at St. John’s*  Saturday March 2 – Camp Caritou Pasta Supper* Tuesday March 5 – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Trinity this Week – February 1, 2019

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday it is going to warm up nicely for the Snowshoe Sunday outing at Camp Caritou.  See below for more information about that!  A reminder that there is a comfort food lunch for everyone after church this Sunday.  Free will offering towards the Trinity Family Retreat. 

This Sunday join us at 10:30 am for worship.  Rev. Ted’s message is entitled “Finishing the Sentence.”  In Children’s Time, he will share a story of “Jubilee”.  The Junior and Senior Choir will, as always, enhance our worship with music along with some special musical guests!  The following Sunday is Scouting/Guiding Sunday.  Uniforms (vintage and current) are welcome to be worn as we celebrate the legacy of Guiding and Scouting programs.

This Sunday, plan to stay for  the Trinity Families hearty lunch regardless of whether you are coming snowshoeing.If you are coming to Camp Cartiou to snowshoe, bring your snowshoes and outside gear with you to church. Printed copies with the directions of how to get to the camp will be available those who need them. We plan to be will be finished snowshoeing and heading home by 4:00 p.m. It gets dark early and there is a super bowl football game later in the day. 

This weekend is the deadline to order Krispy Kreme donuts.  They are $10 a dozen and are delicious!  They arrive on Sunday Feb. 10th – just in time for Valentine’s Day and the Family Retreat.  Be sure to order yours asap.  Speak with Carling Lutecki to place an order! 

​It is also the deadline to register for the Trinity Family Retreat.  Please be sure to get your registration form to me (Lisa) by the end of the day Sunday to avoid disappointment!  

This Sunday is also the deadline for your Annual Report submissions.  Committee Chairs, and most groups should be sure to send in their report outlining the past year’s activities and important information  to Ross Brewer at

Don’t forget to join our Subzero Superheroes team for the Coldest Night Walk!  Jim Liddell or I are happy to accept donations to the fundraising effort or to sign you up on the team!  Here is a link if you would like to donate of join the team directly!  Thanks for helping us support the Gathering Place.
Stay warm and see you this Sunday!

Trinity this week – Robbie Burns’ Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends!
A reminder that tonight Trinity is hosting a fun Euchre tournament. All are welcome. Please come for 7 with a snack to share – the games start at 7:30 pm.
This Sunday January 27th is Robbie Burns’ Sunday. Folk are encouraged to wear their tartans or other festive attire for the occasion.
Following the service, children interested in the new Mustard Seed production of “Not Your Average Joe”. Rehearsals begin at the end of March with performance dates June 8th and 9th. There are multiple parts for leads, singers, dancers and non-speaking roles as well. If you are unable to attend please contact Darlene or myself before Sunday to express interest. We will be casting the show following the information session. Attached to this email is a registration form for the show for you to fill out and send back to me. Thank-you!
Next Sunday February 3rd after worship there will be a “Comfort Food” Lunch put on by Trinity Families. All are welcome to enjoy mac and cheese, veggies and cupcakes after the service! Free will Offering.
Following lunch, all are welcome to the 5th Annual Snowshoe Sunday! This year, we will be heading to out to snowshoe the trails at Camp Caritou at 1:45pm. It’s a 20 min. drive from Trinity. Located at 63 Development Rd, Bonfield. Cost will be a minimum donation of $ 5.00 per car. All donations will go towards the operations costs of the camp. There are washrooms and hot chocolate will be provided after the snowshoeing. Directions to the camp are on the sign up sheet which is located Fellowship Hall.All ages are welcome to attend this outing, including your family dog. We are not able to supply snowshoes this year. Check with friends and neighbours about borrowing some snow shoes.
​A reminder also that on Sunday February 3rd, Annual Report submissions are due to Ross Brewer.
Feb. 3rd is also your last day to order Krispy Kreme donuts! See Carling Lutecki to place your order.
AND Feb. 3rd is also the last day to register for Spirit Point Family Retreat. ​Registration: $80 Adults and $50 per child (12 and under) Children under 3 are free. Please make cheque payable to Trinity United Church or e-transfer to Forms are attached to this email.
Slainte mhor agus a h-uile beannachd duibh!(Good health and every good blessing to you)

Trinity this Week – Communion Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends!
The couches and chairs are all set up in the Fellowship Hall for this evening’s Coffee House Talent Night.  Entertainment begins around 6:45 with the Hosts warming up the stage for this evening’s performances.  Come early for a good seat – doors open at 6:30!
This Sunday is Communion Sunday.  The Junior Choir will be sharing a song during worship.  In Sunday School, we wrap our last week of our Baptism rotation.  
In the afternoon, Trinity is hosting a Christian Unity Service.  Join with our sisters and brothers in faith as we celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  2 pm.
Next Friday January 25th from 11 to 1, Trinity’s UCW will offer their popular Cafeteria Style Lunch.  All are welcome!
Friday evening at 7 pm, a special Trinity Euchre Night will take place at 7.  Please bring a bag of chips or shareable snack treat and come ready to play at 7:30.  A sign up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall.
Why not attend the L’Arche Pasta Dinner at St. Andrew’s from 5 to 7 pm before hand?  For $10 you can enjoy good food, good friends, and the good music of the North Bay Ukulele Club
A new Mustard Seed Musical “Not Your Average Joe” will be presented in the late spring of 2019.  An information session for the 1950’s style be-bop musical will happen on Sunday January 27th in the Fireside Room immediately following church.  All children in Kindergarten to Grade 8 are welcome!
Hope to see you tonight!

Trinity Mid Week News

Hello Trinity Friends,
Ahead of the usual Trinity this week, I just wanted to remind you that this Friday is our annual Coffee House Talent Night.  If you have a talent you would like to contribute or a dessert you are able to share, please let me know by the end of the day today. We will be preparing the set list tomorrow morning and I will be in touch with folk who signed up to let them know a general time frame for their performance.

Also a reminder that the Trinity Family Retreat is now open for registration.  A registration form is attached here.  Get your registration in now to secure your spot!  This year’s theme is Carnaval!

Also, a reminder that Trinity and Lego Team FIRST 1305, are teaming up for the Coldest Night Walk.  Please consider joining our team OR pledging our team.  All proceeds go the Gathering Place.