Trinity this week – Advent 1 – Hope

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent.  Join us in person (limited seating) or online for a very special service.  We will share in the sacrament of Holy Communion.  Of course, along with most everything this year, Communion will look quite a bit different than we are used to – but it will  be just as meaningful.  For those attending in person worship, Communion kits will be picked up as you arrive.  Please be assured that all Covid safety precautions have been taken.  For those at home, you are invited to gather your own elements.  Perhaps you will get creative and bake your own special bread, or perhaps you will gather non-traditional elements – the ingredients are not as important as our intent!

​The order of service, along with the hymn lyrics are attached below should you wish to sing along at home (or hum along in person).  There will be some special musical offerings this Sunday as well.  

For those watching the service at home, you will find the link here Trinity’s YouTube Channel

A few announcements to share with you:
The next order for AOTS Gift Cards is due December 6th.  Be sure to order yours in time for Christmas!  Gift cards make great gifts 🙂 and can be used anytime!  Thank you for supporting the AOTS gift card program!  Contact Ed Rose for more information.

On Friday December 11, Trinity United Church will host an on-line Decadent Dessert auction.  This will be a fundraising event for the roof fund.  We are asking members and friends of Trinity to donate a decadent dessert to be made on or before December 11. The items will be posted online for the 10-hour auction, from 9 am to 7pm. Once the auction closes, we will deliver the dessert to the winning bidder and payment can be made by cash or by e-transfer.  Some of the already donated items include: butter tarts from Nancy Dewar Stenning, Chocolate Pie from Barb Roberts, Layer Pumpkin coffee cake from Brenda Holbein, Nanaimo bars from Linsey Mutch. How about your specialty? Chocolate dipped strawberries? Chocolate covered cherries? Lemon meringue pie? Cheesecake? Death by Chocolate? Trifle? Sticky Buns? Homemade turtle chocolates? If someone can offer a half dozen of something or a half cake, that would be wonderful too. Perhaps someone has a Trinity Apple Pie in their freezer from last year that could fetch quite a few dollars at the auction.  If you are able to donate a dessert or if you are able to help with delivery, please call Darlene at 705-474-7847 or e-mail

Advent Study:The Birth of Jesus for Progressive Christians

by Donald Schmidt 89 pages

A three-week study that explores the birth of Jesus with a new perspective. This study will challenge us to ask questions about what is really important about the Bible narratives and the traditions that have grown up around Christmas, what this may have to do with our lives today, and how the birth story of Jesus is still relevant and important in the life of the church and its people today.

The study will take place via Zoom Monday, November 30, December 7 & 14 @ 7pm. Leadership provided by Natasha Gerolami, Melody Duncanson Hales and Dave LeGrand.

Ebooks can be obtained at Woodlake Books and from

To register go to the website click on Register and complete registration form. Contact with any questions.