Trinity this week – April 16, 2024

Hello Trinity Friends,

Our worship begins at 10:30 am each Sunday morning and is livestreamed to YouTube each week.  The service is broadcast on Cogeco’s YourTV the following Sunday.  Please note that our Lift remains out of order.  We are hopeful that work will be completed on this by mid May.  We regret the inconvenience this has caused to those of you who rely on the lift to attend worship services and rehearsals. We are looking at ways to serve those who are unable to attend worship due to the lift being out of order – such as setting up a worship space in the Fireside Room. Please feel free to reach out to us if you are interested in alternative arrangements.

Trinity’s Coffee House takes place next Friday April 19th. The Coffee House doors open at 6:30 pm with music starting shortly after.  Admission is by free will donation – (we suggest $10 – 20 per person). There are some amazing talents signed up to perform.  Your last chance to sign up your talent is this Sunday.  We are still looking for a few desserts for the event.  Desserts can be dropped off Thursday evening between 6 – 8 or Friday between 4 and 6:30 pm.  Please pre-cut your dessert if possible!

There are several announcements, community events and things to sign up for!  Please read through and know that you are most welcome!  See you at Trinity!

Membership in May – Trinity is overdue for a new Adult Membership Class. We will gather for a couple of Sundays after church in May, with the hope of welcoming our new members during a service in June! This would also be good for anyone interested in learning more about our Christian faith, or about the United Church of Canada. If you’re interested in a couple of informal gatherings to discuss Christian belief and how we “Do church the United Church way” – please be in touch with Reverend Ted.

The idea is simple: Rev. Ted selects a favourite book that has impacted his own life of faith. For a suggested minimum donation of $100, members and friends of Trinity get a copy of this year’s book (to be read in July), and an invitation to one of several intimate backyard book parties (in August) to re-connect and discuss the book!
If you want to join in with us this summer, please call our office or e-mail Rev. Ted before June ( We’ll need to order a big stack of books – Rev. Ted guarantees you a memorable selection!

TRINITY’S VACATION BIBLE CAMP – August 12 – 16, 2024   9:30 – 3:30 (early drop off and late pick up available for an extra fee)  $75 per child  (includes lunch, snacks, materials and a camp shirt)  Music, Crafts, Baking, Games, Experiments and more!  Kindergarten to Grade 7. Registration packages are available now!  (Registration is limited to 50 children.) For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact Lisa Blais at

Eating out at SWISS CHALET? Please bring your table receipt (not your credit card receipt) to Trinity and deposit it in the container in the McIntyre Street entrance or the one in the narthex. The restaurant will make a donation to Trinity of 10% of the amount paid for food. This does NOT apply to orders from the bar or orders for takeout and applies to the North Bay restaurant only. We appreciate this generous
donation and your participation in this endeavour.

Community EventsScouts Celebrity Server Night, April 21
Families and guests are encouraged to dine in, order take-out, or order delivery at Boston Pizza on April 21 between the hours of 5pm and 8pm. 10% of all sales (before tax, excluding alcohol) will be donated to our Troop toward our trip to DIBC.
What do you need to do? Share our event! Have your friends and family call Boston Pizza to make a dinner reservation or to order take-out or delivery.

Boston Pizza: 705-494-9191

EMPTY BOWL LUNCH AND SILENT AUCTION – for Loaves and Fishes Foodbank (St. Andrew’s United Church) Saturday May 4th 11:30 – 1:30 at St. Andrew’s (McIntyre entrance)   Cost: $30 and you keep the bowl!
Choose a bowl donated by the North Bay Potters Guild, fill it with soup and accompany it with sandwiches and dessert.  To purchase tickets contact Janet Ross at  or by phone (705-472-7680)

The Compassionate Committee for the Homeless in North Bay will be holding its fifth Backpacks of Love campaign with the drop off day on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption garages from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. Once again, we need the community of North Bay’s generosity.  According to the Point-in-Time Count held in October 2021, there are 300 people who are experiencing homelessness in Nipissing District.  This year, we your church to help with our campaign. We are calling this “Adopt an Essential Item” Campaign.  Area churches have been asked to provide specific items for the backpacks.  Trinity has been asked to provide socks and insect repellent (cream only).  If you are able please consider purchasing one of these items and giving them to Sue Miller or Anne Smith.  Thanks for supporting this important work.

Upcoming at Trinity

The Rapport Singers will perform “Enduring Love” with special Guests Heartbeat Quartet and featured soloists.  Sunday April 28th at 1:30 (see the poster below)

After Church that Sunday (and before the Concert) plan to stay for a Pancake Brunch hosted by the North Bay Scouts!  Sunday April 28th from 11:30 to 1:30.  Adults $10 Children 6-12 $5 Under 6 free