Trinity this week – November 13, 2022

Hello Trinity Friends,
On this Remembrance Day, Trinity’s offices were closed so that we could honour and remember those who have died in military service. We shall not forget.  Last Sunday we held our Remembrance service – this service, and all previous worship services are available to re-watch on our YouTube channel anytime. Trinity’s Worship ServicesWe give particular thanks to the members of the JOY Band for sharing their wonderful gift of music last Sunday.
Please join us this Sunday for worship at 10:30 am.  This Sunday we will be dedicating a plaque in honour of Shirley Tayler for the impressive and tasteful Fireside Room Renovations. Shirley was a cherished friend, a tireless leader and an Honourary Elder who is dearly missed.. Following the service, there will be a lunch after church sponsored by Shirley’s family.  All are welcome.  

Some important announcements and upcoming activities are listed below.

A reminder that the deadline for the Advent/Christmas newsletter is this Sunday!  Please be sure to get your reports, upcoming event announcement/posters, to Ross by Sunday evening.  His contact info will be given by calling the Church Office.

The UCW Tea and Bazaar takes place next Saturday November 19th from 1 – 3. A flyer is attached for more information. 

Christmas Pageant Rehearsals begin on Sunday November 20th during Sunday School time.  Scripts and music will be handed out.  If your child would like to participate but will not be there that Sunday, please let Lisa or Darlene know ahead of time.  

Next Sunday November 20th is AOTS Sunday. Following the service, feel free to stick around for a front row seat for the Santa Claus Parade.  The Christian Education Committee will have a hotdog lunch and hot chocolate after church for those who wish to stay.  

The 4 Trinity Cookie Walk is on Saturday November 26th from 9:30 – 11:30 am. They are still looking for bakers and cookie tins needed. Cookie tins can be dropped off at the church anytime during office hours. Cookies can be dropped off at the church on Friday November 25th. If you have any questions please contact Barb Roberts – you can get her contact info by calling the Church Office. 

Trinity’s Christmas Gift Bag Outreach Once again we will be collecting items for about 150 Christmas Gift Bags. We pack bags for teens and adults in transitional housing, treatment centres, the NBRHC Mental Health Unit, Suswyn Indigenous Housing and more.  If you would like to contribute to this outreach program please bring in your donations to Trinity on White Gift  Sunday (December 5th) or any Sunday morning (place them in the box in the narthex ). Items can be donated up to Sunday December 11th. Here are some suggestions of items that would be appreciated: word search or crossword books, socks, slippers, treats (regular and diabetic ones), playing cards, magazines, comics, current novels, toiletries (such as hand sanitizer, chapstick, hand cream, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes – no hotel soaps please). Christmas gift bags or money to purchase gifts are also appreciated. Thank you for supporting this Christmas Outreach program.  

Community Announcements

St. Andrew’s United Church is holding a TURKEYFEST SOUP Fundraiser.(dry bean soup mix in a jar – makes 8 cups)​  ​$10 per jar — Call Liz Brownlee

Book Launch Party on Saturday November 19th from 2 – 4 pm for Donna Sinclair’s new book Saving the Future: Lessons in Resistance from Child Activists and Martha Attema’s Awesome Wildlife Defenders. At Gateway to the Arts, 151 Main St. W.

The Good Samaritan Corner – Soles for Souls Once again, the Compassionate Committee for the Homeless in North Bay will be holding the Soles for Souls Campaign. We will be collecting essential items and looking for sponsors for winter boots and shoes. Help us fill a trunk with NEW thermal socks, hats, mitts, and scarves! We will be accepting drop offs on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption parking lot at 480 McIntyre St. West. 

Hope to see you Sunday!