Trinity this week – Advent 3 JOY – Choir Cantata Sunday – December 17, 2023

Hello Trinity Friends,

Please join us this third Sunday in Advent as we celebrate “JOY” The Trinity Choir will bring us into the joy of the Christmas season with their wonderful Choir Cantata – Love: A Gospel Christmas Celebration. Come early for a good seat and to join in the Carol Sing!  We are encouraging young people to remain in the sanctuary for worship to enjoy the musical celebration.  There will be “busy” bags at the back of the Sanctuary for anyone to grab (colouring pages, Christmas stories, word searches, etc.)  The nursery will be available for younger children.


Trinity has been a very busy place these last few weeks.  It is heartwarming to know how generous our Trinity Congregation is! Here are just some of the events worth celebrating this month!
• Near North Voices along with celebrity readers performed to a full house for a wonderfully successful Dickens’ Christmas Carol reading!  We were able to raise over $8000 for the Gathering Place!
• Trinity youth just finished packing over 150 Christmas Bags for the Christmas Bag Outreach. Your generosity has helped to provide Christmas gifts to Children, Youth and Adults at several organizations. Thank-you!
• The UCW has prepared 40 Cheer Plates for people who are not able to get out of their homes or not well. The UCW have been providing hospitality and refreshments for many joyous celebrations and sad farewells this season – Thank you to the UCW for all you do!
• The Christian Education Committee hosted a Messy Church event for families to get into the Christmas Spirit with crafts, activities, storytelling and a hot meal.  There were over 60 people in attendance – including several new Canadian Families from Ukraine!  Thank-you to the Christian Education Committee for this wonderful outreach!

Christmas Worship Services

As we journey through the week of Christmas, there are a couple of special worship opportunities to share with you.

The LONGEST NIGHT Service – Thursday December 21st, 7 pm.

Our friends from St. Andrew’s United Church join us to host a “Longest Night” service of candlelit prayer and of heartfelt string music with “Depatie and Hyatt” in the Trinity sanctuary. Join us Thursday Dec. 21st at 7pm, when we embrace a holiday opportunity of spacious prayerful pause, to contemplate the hopes and fears that fill the actual longest night of the year! 

ADVENT 4 WORSHIP – Sunday December 24th, 10:30 am

Advent/Christmas Communion.  Sunday School will include an informal Christmas activity.

CHRISTMAS EVE FAMILY SERVICE – Sunday December 24th, 7 pm
Our service will include the scripture story and lively singing of many Christmas favourites.

FIFTH SUNDAY SERVICE – Sunday December 31st 9:30 am
Area United Churches will gather together for worship at Omond Memorial Church.  (319 McKenzie Ave) Worship begins at 9:30 am.  There will be no church service at Trinity that morning.


Please note that Trinity Offices will be closed on December 22nd and will re-open on Tuesday January 2nd. The answering machine and email will be checked periodically.

See you Sunday!