Trinity this week – May 5, 2024

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Friday email will be jam packed, please read on (you may want to grab a cup of coffee or tea)!

This Sunday our service will be led by John Sheridan.  John is a Licensed Lay Worship Leader often booked to lead worship services in other churches- we are grateful to him for leading our service this Sunday!  

Come early (between 10:15 and 10:20)  to participate in a Hymn Sing!  We invite you to request a favourite hymn – viewers at home are welcome to request one too.  Just reply to this email and I will be sure to pass along your request!

In Sunday School the children will be making botanical print cards with Karen!  They have been having a great time getting creative, messy and learning about planting! If your child was absent last week and didn’t pick up their planter, they can pick it up this week. 

This Sunday is also Red Dress Day – the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People (more information about that will be in your Sunday bulletin and shared by our minute person)  You are encouraged to wear red on May 5th as an act of reconciliation and to honour Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People. You can learn more by clicking here MMIWG Final Report

For those who wish to view the Canadian Shield Regional Council’s Celebration of Ministries Service – it will be livestreamed on Sunday and available to watch after you attend worship at Trinity! Our Moderator, Rev. Carmen Landsdowne will be offering the sermon. During this service Tracy Davis (Minister at Emmanuel United Church) will be Ordained and I (Lisa Blais) will be Commissioned. Here is the link if you’d like to view the service. Celebration of Ministries Service

Other Announcements and Events

​Need a Solid Table?

We have a surplus of heavy wooden tables (10 ft and 8 ft).  These would be great for someone’s workshop, garage sales, etc.  If you’d like one, please be in touch with Maurice Laporte to arrange pick up.  Free (donations appreciated)

​The Compassionate Committee for the Homeless of North Bay have their Backpacks of Love Campaign this Saturday May 4, 2024.​ Drop off is at the Pro Cathedral garage starting at 10 am till 2 pm.  ​Trinity has been asked to contribute to this campaign ​by providing socks and cream insect repellent.​  Hope to see you there.

If you are a student between the ages of 15 and 30 ​and legally entitled to work in Canada and looking for a summer job, there are two opportunities available.  To apply or for more information, please contact Lisa Blais at

  • ​Activities and Outreach Assistant

The student applicant will provide assistance and leadership for a variety of activities and outreach opportunities occurring over the summer (including the VBC program). Training and leadership will be provided throughout the course of the job..  
Rate: $18.00 per hour
Time: 35 hours/week for 8 weeks beginning July 2nd 2024
Application deadline: May 26, 2024

  • ​Right Relations Resource Team – Public Relations Coordinator

The Canadian Shield Regional Council’s Right Relations Team is looking for a Public Relations Coordinator for a short term summer job opportunity. The PR Coordinator will work closely with the Right Relations Team to develop content to foster right relationship building across the Canadian Shield Regional Council.
Rate: $18.00 per hour
Time: 30 hours/week for 8 weeks beginning May 27, 2024
Application deadline: May 12, 2024

​Near North UCW Spring Event (hosted by Trinity’s UCW)

Thursday May 9th 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Lisa O’Kane on the Special Olympics

All women welcome – RSVP to Judy Biondi (contact info available from the office)

​$10 includes lunch

​YOUTH GROUP – Youth Led Service Planning

Friday May 10th 6 pm to 8 pm
Youth in Grade 7 and up are encouraged to come out for an evening planning session for our upcoming youth led service.  Supper will be provided.  Please let Marcel or Lisa know if you are able to attend.  

​The United Church of Canada turns 100 in 2025!

We celebrate this milestone boldly, grounded as hopeful and faithful people.

There will be a number of celebrations beginning on June 9th, 2024! At 4:00 p.m. a special Centennial launch service will take place at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, near the location of the first General Council of the United Church in 1925.  The service will be livestreamed.  A link and more information will be posted soon – save the date!

Trinity “to do” List

  • Order your Hubbert’s Maple Syrup from Dave McKenney as a fundraiser for Trinity’s Scouts. PRICES: 500ml jug- $15, 1L jug or glass- $25, 2L jug-$40, 4L jug-$70
  • Save your table receipts from our local Swiss Chalet and place it in the container in the narthex or outside the office.  The restaurant will make a donation to Trinity of 10% of the amount paid for food.
  • Sign up for Rev. Ted’s Secret Book Club – speak with Rev. Ted for more information
  • Contact Rev. Ted if you are interested in joining a membership class (or refresher) in May. It’s open to anyone who would like to discuss Christian belief and how we “Do church the United way”.
  • Register your children in Trinity’s popular Vacation Bible Camp! Spots are filling up – don’t miss your chance to sign up.  VBC runs  August 12 – 16th.  Registration forms are on the table outside the office or can be sent to you directly.  Reach out to Lisa Blais. 
  • Sign up for the June 14 – 16th Men’s Canoe Adventure- A planning meeting for participants takes place May 19th.
  • Check out the Trinity Library for your next book to read – plenty of great books to choose from on a wide variety of topics – Fiction and Non-Fiction, Religious and Secular.

​See you at Trinity!