Trinity this week – August 7, 2022

Hello Trinity Friends,
I hope that you have had an energizing and fulfilling summer so far. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to worship this upcoming Sunday at 10:30 am.    We extend a special welcome to our St. Andrew’s friends who are joining us for worship while their staff are on holiday. 
There are a couple of updates to share with you below.  Please read through carefully.  

Mask Update Masks are now optional in most areas of the church building – with the exception of the lift and the designated masking area in the sanctuary.  An area in the sanctuary will be designated as a MASK REQUIRED section for those who feel more comfortable with this.  The remainder of the Sanctuary masks will be optional. We remain a mask friendly building and welcome you to continue to wear your masks if you wish to.  In the interest of everyone’s safety, if you feel unwell or have any Covid symptoms we ask you to stay home.  You will be able to join us for worship online on Trinity’s YouTube Channel here Trinity’s Channel or the following week on Cogeco’s YourTV.

Filming at Trinity Two feature movies are being filmed at Trinity over the next couple of weeks.  Access to the church Monday to Friday may be difficult at times – in particular, parking may be an issue.  If you need to come to the church please call ahead to make sure that you will be able to enter the building.  This will NOT affect Monday’s Food Bank or Sunday worship. 

***Last call for ​Trinity’s ​VBC ​Summer Camp ​​​Registrations – we will be closing the registration on Monday morning!​  Contact Lisa asap if you wish to send your child to VBC​****

Fall Newsletter Items for the fall newsletter are due to Ross by Sunday August 21st. ​You may email them to Ross – contact the church to get his email.

Student Housing Needed Trinity has received a request from a young woman who comes with the recommendation of her home church Stittsville United Church and the Rev. Grant Dillenbeck.  Grant and his partner Ruth are friends of Lillian and Gord Roberts here at Trinity.  Anyone open to connecting with Lauren directly can contact the church to request her email address. Lauren will be at Nipissing September through to April but out of town during October and February when she will be doing her teaching practicums in Ottawa.  Lauren has written this note about her search for housing. 
Hi my name is Lauren Flaborea and I am seeking a room rental. I am attending Nipissing University for Teachers College. I am a quiet and clean person who would be happy to help around the house with cleaning and anything else if things arise. I teach online tutoring so most of my time would be split between studying for Teachers College and Tutoring.  I would be hoping to do my own cooking and would require some space in the fridge for food storage. I am very flexible and would love to chat with anyone if this is of interest.

Help needed for this summer’s Vacation Bible Camp
Janice Brownlee and Jean Mitchell are coordinating the food to serve the children and volunteers during our VBC week in August.  We will be looking for donations of fresh fruit such as watermelon or grapes, crackers, or HOME BAKED cookies, mini muffins, squares or unfrosted full size cupcakes. Money to purchase these items are also appreciated.
If you are willing to volunteer for a day helping out in the kitchen for Trinity’s Vacation Bible Camp (August 22 – 26th) OR donate any of the items listed above, please speak with Janice or Jean or leave a message at the church office. Thanks for your help!

GRIN REAPING- a new book of short stories by Rod Carley SAVE THE DATE! Sunday September 18th – Lunch after service followed by Rod Carley reading from his new short story collection. He’ll also be answering questions and signing copies of his book.  A sign-up sheet will be available in the Fellowship Hall​ later this month.

See you on Sunday!