All Saints Sunday, November 3
– 2020 Offering Pledge Forms are due back on this date. These are very helpful to the Church Wardens as they work on preparing the 2020 Budget for the church.
– Bradford Valley Hymn Sing and Eucharist, 2 pm. Everyone is welcome to come and help us sing.
Tuesday, November 5 – Evening Study Group, 7:30 pm. Our new series, “Journey to Bethlehem” will begin on this date and run each Tuesday evening through December 10, except November 26 when there will be no class. The study is based on Adam Hamilton’s book of the same name. Using a combination of video filmed in the Holy Land, and bible study we will look at some of the characters and stories that a part of the Christmas story. Please join us as you are able, as we reflect on this central story in our faith.
Wednesday, November 6 – Soul Survivors meet at 7:30 pm in the choir room. Anyone affected by cancer or chronic illness is invited to attend. Compline, with Anointing for healing and wholeness, 8:35 pm. Anyone feeling the need of God’s healing grace is invited.
Remembrance Sunday, November 10
– We will welcome the Orville Hand (Bradford branch) Legion to our service. They will assist in leading the Remembrance Day portion of our service as well as reading. Following the service there will be refreshments downstairs. Please join us in welcoming everyone who comes.
– Congratulations and best wishes to Jean Walker on her 100th birthday! A special birthday indeed!
Wednesday, November 13 & 27 – Krafty Knitters meet, 2 to 4 pm, the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. No experience necessary; instruction available for beginners. Come and enjoy a time of fellowship and a cup of tea as we knit or crochet. Contact: Anne Silvey
Saturday November 16 – Our Trinity Church Christmas float will be in Bradford’s annual Santa Claus parade again this year, leaving Bradford District High School at 6:30 pm. Help is needed to prepare and decorate the float on Saturday November 9 at 1:30 pm and for final preparations November 16 at 1:30 pm. People are needed for the parade: to walk alongside as safety spotters, hand out candy canes, ride on the float, or carry the banner. Parade participants need to meet at the high school by 6 pm. We would really like to have a full float plus those accompanying it. Children and adults of all ages are invited and needed. Please speak with Patti Kergon or Roger Sorensen if you can help or participate.
Wednesday, November 20 – Wardens’ meeting, 7:30 pm. If you have anything you would like the wardens to discuss, please submit it no later than the day before the meeting.
Friday, November 22 – Trinity’s Roast Beef Dinner and Silent Auction. Sittings at 4:30 pm or 5:45 pm. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, coleslaw and desserts. Tickets: Adults $20 each. Children 10 years and under $10 each. PLUS our Silent Auction with an opportunity to bid on many wonderful items. Tickets available from Sheryl MacPhail 905 775 3134 or Lorna Oldreive 905 853 8170. Get your tickets early and avoid disappointment! Watch for sign-up pages to volunteer your help, and/or to provide homemade desserts.
Saturday, November 23 – Ladies Coffee Break, 11 am, downstairs. All ladies are invited for tea/coffee and snacks, and a time of fellowship and friendly chit-chat.
Sunday, Nov. 24 – Reign of Christ, the last day of the church year and the date to celebrate Jesus as our King.
Wednesday, Nov. 27 – Advisory Board meeting, 7:27 pm. Interested parishioners are welcome to observe.
Sunday, December 1
– First Sunday of Advent. The beginning of the season of Advent, also the beginning of a new church year. The Christian church uses a 3-year calendar. A leaflet describing the Seasons of the Church Year is available on the table under the bell tower. Please take one.
– Christmas Shoeboxes for Women at Risk are due this date. See the article on page 4 about this project.
Sunday, December 8
– Children’s Service. Children will participate in, and help lead the service.
– White Gift Sunday. We are invited to bring hats, mitts, scarves and slippers, wrapped in white paper and marked man/woman/boy/girl, for the shelter. Traditionally these gifts are wrapped in white so that no gift appears more than another.
Saturday, December 14 – Merry Little Christmas. A free event for everyone (young, old, and in between). Crafts, Christmas carols, and treats, at the church, 2 pm. Soon we will be looking for volunteer helpers. Contact: Elizabeth Annand.
Sunday December 22 – Lessons and Carols service, 10 am.
Christmas Eve, December 24
– The family service this year is moved to 4:30 pm to hopefully make it more convenient for young families.
– The candlelight service remains at 11 pm.
Sunday December 29 – this will be an all-ages service with extra carols and carol stories in place of the sermon. For all those who wish we would sing more Christmas Carols, this is your opportunity!