Trinity this week – August 16, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday we continue our online worship – who will be our special guest readers this week?  Tune in and find out 🙂  The link to all our online worship services can be found here Trinity North Bay Youtube Channel  This Sunday’s worship service will be uploaded Saturday afternoon.
Next week there will be a newsletter sent out which will contain important updates on when we will return to in person worship, the progress on the ceiling repair, a financial update and much more.  
A reminder that this week is Fringe Festival week – you can click on this link On the Edge Fringe Festival to see this year’s digital offerings.  There is still time to tune in to Rod Carley’s offering to hear a select reading of new works!  The Fringe festival concludes this weekend.
​”See” you Sunday!​

Trinity online worship services resume

Hello Trinity Friends,

Thank you to our friends from St.Andrew’s and Emmanuel United Churches for their leadership while the Trinity staff were on holidays.  Although it was not the holiday most of us had planned for, we are grateful for the time off!  

Although we are back to work – it is not business as usual at Trinity.  Due to the ceiling collapse in the Fireside room, and the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19, the Church building is not open regular hours yet. 

The Monday Food Shelf and Wednesday Infant Food Shelf are still available. 

Should you need to come into the church to meet with a member of the staff, please be sure to contact us directly to arrange an appointment.  Email or call (705)474-3310

Online worship services hosted by Trinity resume this Sunday.  It will be posted this weekend on our Youtube Channel – you can find it here Trinity’s Youtube Channel

In the next few week’s there will be more information to share with you on how we will be returning to in person worship – with safety measures in place.  Keep an eye out for a newsletter later this month as well.

Please feel free to reach out to us via email, or a phone call should you have questions, a pastoral care concern or even just to say Hi.  We miss you!

Trinity this week – July 31, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,

I hope you have all been having a good summer so far.  Although this is not the summer we anticipated, I hope you have continued to find innovative ways to connect with friends and loved ones.  Speaking on behalf of the staff, we are grateful to have had some time off to spend with family and away from the screens (at least some of the time).

Trinity staff resume work on Tuesday August 4th – however, you may have heard that we had an issue with the ceiling in the Fireside Room that needs to be repaired.  This may delay our return to “in person” work.  As we continue to navigate the Covid restrictions, it is best that if you need to come in to the Church to meet with a staff person, that you contact us ahead of time to arrange a meeting.  Masks will be mandatory in the Church Building (as they are for all public indoor spaces).  

The Church re-opening Committee has been hard at work preparing for an eventual return to in person worship services – more information will be shared about that (and group activities) in the next couple weeks.  In the meantime, Trinity will resume online worship services on Sunday August 9th.  Thank you to the staff at St. Andrew’s and Emmanuel United Churches for the wonderful worship services while Trinity was closed – staff at both of those churches will be starting their holidays beginning next week.  We wish them a wonderful, restful time off.

We look forward to a time when we can all gather in person, safely!  Take care and hope to see you soon.

An announcement from Ed of the AOTS is attached below.  It is with pleasure that I can tell you that the AOTS Gift Card program is still in operation through these trying times.  I will be submitting an order on Monday 03 Aug.  Should you wish to place an order, complete your list of cards needed, write the appropriate cheque and deliver it to my home and place it in the mailbox anytime between now and 4:00 PM Monday 3rd Aug.    Remember, make your cheque payable to “Trinity United Church AOTS” .  (The wording is latest bank requirement).  Of course cash is also accepted.If you have any questions just call me at 705 476 5316.Please note the AOTS Card program has Orchards Fresh Foods cards available for your convenience. Denomination of $25.00 only.  (AOTS receives 20% profit for each card sold)After Aug 3rd the next order will be submitted on 30 Aug.

Trinity this week – June 28, 2020

Hello Trinity Friends,As we head into the longer, lazy days of summer, the Trinity staff are preparing for holidays beginning next week.  This Sunday will be our last online worship service until Sunday August 9th.  You can find it here.

During our month off, you will be welcomed to join St. Andrew’s for online worship – they will be joined by friends from Emmanuel as well as a few other familiar faces!  The link for those worship services (beginning Sunday July 5th) can be found here —>

You will also be able to re-watch any of Trinity’s earlier worship services as they will all remain online over the summer on Trinity’s YouTube Channel.

For Emergency Pastoral Care while Trinity is closed, please contact Tracy Davis at St. Andrew’s (705)472-7680, Rev. Roni from Emmanuel (705) 472-1806 or our Minister Emerita, Rev. Kathy – email   

A note regarding the AOTS Gift Cards from EdIt is with pleasure that I can tell you that the AOTS Gift Card program is still in operation through these trying times.  I will be submitting an order on Sunday 28 Jun Should you wish to place an order, complete your list of cards needed, write the appropriate cheque and deliver it to Ed’s home and place it in the mail box any time between now and 4:00 PM Sunday, 28th June.    Remember, make your cheque payable to “Trinity United Church AOTS” .  (The wording is latest bank requirement).  Of course cash is also accepted.
Please note the AOTS Card program has Orchards Fresh Foods cards available for your convenience. Denomination of $25.00 only.  (AOTS receives 20% profit for each card sold)  After June 28th the next orders will be submitted on 2 Aug and 30 Aug.

Friends, as Trinity breaks for July, I want to wish each of you a restful and relaxing summer.  When we return in August, the Board and Church re-opening Committee will be looking at a gradual opening.  Through the month of August, staff will be returning for occasional office hours but the church will remain closed.  Should you need to come in to the Church or should you wish to see any of us, you will need to make an appointment.  The Board will continue to assess the situation and adapt accordingly.  Thanks to each of you for your understanding and your patience.   We miss you and look forward to the day that we can gather together again!

Trinity this week – celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Camping Sunday with Guest Preacher, Rev. Lillian Roberts.

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday please join us for worship online here —>
You will find this Sunday’s worship service and all our previous worship services, as well.  This week you will find a Camping Sunday “extra” posted alongside our worship service.  Next week – look for the Mustard Seed “extra”

This Sunday is a very special worship service!  We celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Camping Sunday and the upcoming retirement of Pastoral Relations Minister, Rev. Lillian Roberts.  Lillian is our guest preacher this week.

Next Sunday will be our last Sunday worship before the staff go on holidays for the month of July. Our friends from St. Andrew’s United Church will be continuing with online worship.  I will send a link next week so that it is easier to find those services.  
A reminder that the deadline to sign up for Rev. Ted’s Secret Book Club is Wednesday June 24th.  If you’d like more information about this or would like to know how to sign up, see the information at the end of this post.

This Sunday we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  It is an opportunity to celebrate First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples’ values, customs, languages, and culture. I encourage you to check out the following great links!   The United Church of Canada’s Indigenous Day of Prayer resource and a link to 10 documentaries on Indigenous life in Canada from the CBC.
Please take the time to learn more! 

Rev. Ted’s Secret Book Club
To our book-loving friends: Now you can grow spiritually, socialize virtually, AND contribute to Trinity’s roof fund. 
Rev. Ted’s “secret” book inspired him to enter the ministry and look at suffering in a new way. It’s short. It’s popular. And you can get it for free with a suggested $100 minimum donation to the Trinity Roof Fund.  
Want more? We’ll ship the book right to your door and invite you to a virtual book club party, hosted by Rev. Ted himself.Tax receipts will be available for your donation amount over $20.
Please sign up by Wednesday June 24th so you can receive your book in July. You’ll have a month to lounge outside, lazily reading it. Then we’ll contact you in early August so you can pick a date for the party.Join the club – donate today! For more information email
“See” you Sunday!