Trinity this week – June 27, 2021

Hello Trinity Friends,
Please join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30 am – either in person or on YouTube.  If you plan to attend “in person” worship, please note that Covid protocols are in place and seating is limited.  Our services will continue to be available on YouTube here Trinity’s YouTube Channel and Cogeco’s YourTV (Channel 12 and HD 700).  You may also want to check out some of the other playlists on Trinity’s YouTube channel – you will find Messages of Hope (a video version of the Dial for Hope phone messages), Music playlists, and more.  Next week look for a brand new feature called Trinity Spotlight.  This will consist of short 2- 3 minute video segments which will showcase some of the ministries, groups and activities of our church.  An opportunity to share who we are as a Church family.  More on that next week!
A reminder of the VIrtual Family Picnic coming up on Canada Day weekend.  You will not want to miss this!  For a donation of  $10 per person or $25 per family, you will get a fantastic package emailed to you with some great activities for families, adults and children, some recipe ideas and a devotional! Plus, you will be supporting the roof fund.  Thank you to all who have contributed so far – and thanks to those of you who are donating extra money so that all families who wish to participate can!  Register by Sunday June 27th with Darlene or Lisa.
Many of you have now heard of the 751 unmarked graves recovered by ​Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan.  There will be many more children recovered as the work of locating unmarked graves continues at other Residential School grounds.The Right Reverend Richard Bott offers this brief message:  I am writing you as the truth about unmarked graves on the sites of former residential schools continues to emerge, confirming what many people in Indigenous communities have said and known for years.

I know that you and members of your congregations have questions about what the church is doing or will be doing in response. The General Secretary and I are working with the Indigenous Ministries and Justice staff to reach out to the communities affected by the 15 schools we operated. We want to ensure that our denomination’s response is firmly grounded in the principles of right relationship that we seek to live. This is ongoing work that requires our support and participation. As the conversations continue, I will keep you updated.

This is a time for The United Church of Canada to listen rather than prescribe. The pain in Indigenous communities and churches is immense. I ask you to continue to hold Indigenous members of the United Church and their families and communities in prayer and ask members of your community of faith to do the same.