Trinity this week – May 7, 2023

Hello Trinity Friends!
Thanks to our friends at St. Andrew’s for hosting a wonderful Fifth Sunday service last Sunday.  It has been such a positive and enriching experience to join together with our United Church faith family from our community. We look forward to worshipping at Carmichael United Church in July!  We also would like to extend congratulations and good wishes to St. Andrew’s on the 10th anniversary of becoming an Affirming congregation this Sunday. 
We return to our own place of worship this Sunday at 10:30 am. In Sunday School the children will begin a series of lessons on the early church – beginning with Peter​We are thrilled that our Sunday School numbers have grown!  As such, we are looking for new Sunday School teachers.  If you feel a gentle pull (or a strong one) to working with young people, please speak with Lisa or Marcel.  We will pair you with another teacher and provide you with training.  It is a very rewarding way to help out a growing and thriving ministry.​ Come see be a part of it!
Our Photo Directory time slots are nearly full.  If you are having a hard time finding an available spot, please reach out to Lisa (call the church office or email).  Lisa will be available after church this Sunday to sign anyone else up.  The deadline to sign up is Sunday!
The AOTS Gift Cards are available to order this Sunday.  A reminder that you can purchase gift cards for groceries, gas, entertainment, department stores and more!  Your purchase of the gift cards helps to provide funds that directly support youth activities – such as the summer Vacation Bible Camp, Mustard Seed, Family retreat and much more!  Contact Rob Brownlee for more information and to place your order!
STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE Are you a high school or post-secondary school student looking for a summer job? The Canadian Shield Regional Council has been approved for 2 Summer Student positions here in North Bay. The student applicant will provide assistance and leadership for a variety of activities and outreach opportunities occurring over the summer. Training and leadership will be provided throughout the course of the job. To obtain more information about these two jobs please contact Lisa Blais at
The job details are available by request.  Deadline to apply is May 14th.
Rev. Ted’s Secret Book ClubBack by popular demand. This year’s book is a whip-smart contemporary exploration of the Christian faith.
WARNING: This year’s secret book uses some surprising salty language. This is not your average churchy book.
If you want to join in this summer’s “Secret Book Club,” please call the office or e-mail Rev. Ted before Mother’s Day. For the cost of a suggested $100 donation, members and friends of Trinity get a copy of this year’s mystery book with a brief informative reading guide and an invitation to one of our book parties.

Registration is now open for Trinity’s Summer Camp and spots are filling up!  Come discover some great bible stories, make new friends and have fun exploring the bible through games, crafts, cooking, music, experiments and more this summer! Children in Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 6. $75 per child – all snacks, materials and a camp shirt included. Youth in Grade 7 and up are welcome to volunteer for the week. Registration is limited. Camp bursaries available to those who need them. For more information contact Lisa Blais at

Upcoming Events – Four great upcoming events (some flyers attached)

  • Near North Voices presentation of Restoration: Celebrating a return as a community of choral music-makers.  $20 Adults $10 Students  See the flyer for more information
  • The JOY Band Presents “Maytime Melodies” on Sunday May 28th at 2 pm. -Featuring-*Broadway Tunes *Swing *Marches *Blues Admission by Free will offering to Amelia Rising and Trinity Youth Outreach (poster attached)
  • Mustard Seed Presents “A Not so Terrible Parable” on Saturday June 2nd (come early for a Camp Caritou Pasta Dinner and stay for the 7 pm show), and Sunday June 3rd at 1 pm – more details (and tickets) to come soon!
  • The Festival of Faith – you do not want to miss this.  It is an opportunity to gather in faith, friendship, fun and learning with your United Church family from across the province!  See the attached poster