Trinity this week – November 18, 2018

Hello Trinity Friends,
This snowy weekend, a reminder that we will gather for worship at 10:30 am on Sunday November 18th, followed by a hotdog lunch and VIP seating for the Santa Claus Parade!  The Sunday School will begin rehearsing for the Christmas Pageant (December 16th).  All young people are welcome to participate – this year’s pageant is “The Nativity – as told by the Animals” – plenty of parts for everyone.
Here —-> Newsletter – (Advent) November 2018 (2) you will find (hot off the presses) Trinity’s Advent Newsletter.  There are a number of special worship services and activities to look forward to this season.  We look forward to celebrating the season with you!
Just a reminder that we are still looking for cookies for the cookie walk – individuals, families or groups are invited to consider baking cookies – plain, fancy or gluten free are all appreciated!  See the bulletin for more information.
Have a wonderful weekend and travel with care in this snowy weather!  Hope to see you Sunday!

Trinity this week – Remembrance Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,
Trinity is a buzz of activity as we prepare for the UCW’s Christmas Tea and Bazaar tomorrow!  It is sure to be another wonderful event and I hope that you all are able to come and enjoy.  Tea,sandwiches and desserts in the Fellowship Hall and crafts, baking, books, white elephant and more will be upstairs in the gym.  Saturday November 10th from 1 – 3:30 pm
This Sunday we will have a very special Remembrance Day service. Don Clysdale will be presenting us with a memorial book that can be held and looked at, honouring the many Trinity people who served our country in military service. In honour of the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice, we are joined by students from Canadore College’s Theatre program who will bring to life some of the stories of the Trinity men and women who served in the military.
Older children will be encouraged to remain in Church for this very special service.
A few announcements:
If you have anything for the Advent newsletter please email it to Ross (contact the office for his contact info)  The deadline is this Sunday!
The 2019 United Church Calendars are available for sale from Janice Brownlee.  They are $5 each and make wonderful gifts!
Communion Services will take place at Casselholme on Monday Nov. 12th at 10:30 am; Marina Point on Monday Nov. 19th at 2 pm and Empire Living on Monday Nov. 26th at 10:30 am.  All are welcome to join us!
Do you love to bake?  If so, please consider baking cookies for Trinity’s Cookie Walk.  This is a fundraiser for the Church.  Families, Teens, Groups are all welcome to bake 5 dozen plain, fancy or gluten-free cookies.  Cookies can be brought to Trinity Friday morning – Nov. 23rd or between 9 and 9:45 on Saturday November 24th.  Thank-you for your support!

Trinity this week – November 2, 2018

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday join us for worship at 10:30 am.  This Sunday Rev. Kathleen McCallum will be leading worship.  Following the service, at 1:30 pm, plan to stay for a special JOY Band concert – “Musical Memories of the War Years”.  Admission is by free will offering with all proceeds to the Gathering Place.
The UCW Christmas Tea and Bazaar is on Saturday November 10th fro 1 – 3:30 pm.  All are welcome to come for a special tea in the Fellowship Hall (sandwiches, desserts and tea or coffee) and browse the crafts, baked goods, etc upstairs in the gym.
Next Sunday we will have a special Remembrance Day service with guest readers and musicians.  Please plan to join us for this very special service.
A reminder that submissions to the Advent Newsletter are due on Sunday November 11th.  Please email them to Ross at
Have a wonderful weekend – see you Sunday!

Trinity this week – Hallowe’en Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday in anticipation of Hallowe’en, all are invited to come dressed in costume. The Children’s Choir will be sharing a song  and we are told that there will be a very special visitor joining us on Sunday!
Upcoming Events and Activities
​This Sunday plan to stay after church for The Rapport Concert O2 Be Alive!  The Rapport Singers are joined by the Military Wives Choir for this very special musical offering.  Sunday October 28th at 1:30  Tickets $15 ($10 Students and 12 and under free)
A reminder that Advent Newsletter submissions are due Sunday November 11th!  Email them to Ross at
The UCW Christmas Tea and Bazaar is coming up (Saturday November 10th)!  Donations for the White elephant table are appreciated.  Please see the bulletin for details and please do not deliver until Friday November 9th if possible!
Also A LOT of sandwiches, squares and cookies are needed for the tea room.  Sign up sheets are up in the Fellowship  Hall. Please add your name to the list.
​Next Sunday November 4th at 1:30, the J.O.Y. Band will present “Musical Memories of the War Years” All are welcome.  Free Will Offering to support the Gathering Place.  Come enjoy some of your favourite war era songs!  ​
​Autumn Blessings!​

Trinity this week!

Hello Trinity Friends,
This weekend, Trinity and St. Andrew’s United Churches play host to the final Manitou Conference General Meeting. As we gather for our final time as Manitou Conference, we will be reflecting on our time together. There will be some mourning as we say goodbye to some of the structures that we have become accustomed to, but also some celebrating as we look towards what the new region may bring us. Please hold the Manitou General Meeting delegates and Conference staff in prayer as we close this chapter.
As part of the Manitou General Meeting, a few members of “The Hosts” band will be offering music on Friday evening. All are welcome to join the Manitou Conference delegates for “Loss – Hope – Revival” by A Slice of Heaven in Trinity’s sanctuary at 7 pm. Enter through the McIntyre street entrance.
This Sunday October 21st, during worship, we will be joined by Jim McCaskill, who will share a portion of his adaptation of the “Book of Job” . Many of you may remember Jim from the Romeo and Juliet production that performed at Trinity a couple years ago!
Also this Sunday October 21 the 1st North Bay Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be taking orders for popcorn. Many have enjoyed this gourmet popcorn in the past. If you would like to order popcorn for delivery in early November see Dave McKenney, Jared or Michelle Johnson after Church on Sunday.
An exciting announcement for those who have not heard – The 100 Women Giving Campaign has raised over $15,000 towards the Infant Food Shelf. We are so grateful for the community support and the awareness this has raised about this very important ministry. Thank-you to all who have helped support through donations of items and money, knitting blankets and volunteering!
A High Tea Bible Study hosted by Heather and Kirk Ready will take place in November. See your bulletin for more information and be sure to add your name to the sing-up sheets in the Fellowship Hall if you plan to attend.
Blessings and peace,​