Church News

Soon the church will be decorated for Christmas! If you would like to contribute to the Christmas decor in memoriam, in thanksgiving, or for any reason please leave your contribution in the offering plate or in the office, clearly marked “Christmas Decor”.  If received by Tuesday, December 18, names can be mentioned in the Christmas bulletins.

The 2nd Hand Shop will continue to open on Thursday and Saturday mornings throughout the winter as usual. Please drop in! More good items arriving every week! Please note that during the winter months the shop will be closed on Tuesdays (until April).

One 2019 Canadian Church Calendar (Anglican edition) is available to be sold. The calendar notes all liturgical dates (Sundays and Holy Days) for 2019, and liturgical colours for the church seasons. $7.  If interested please see Margaret Schroeder, secretary.

For those who were unable to attend the York Simcoe farewell for Archbishop Colin Johnson there will be another opportunity Saturday December 15 from 1-4 p.m. at St. James Cathedral, Church and King Streets, Toronto. It will include refreshments, a receiving line, speeches and presentations, and it will conclude with Choral Evensong at 4 pm, at which Archbishop Johnson will preach. All are invited.

2019 Offering Envelopes are available for pick-up in the Upper Room. To be assigned 2019 envelopes, or to arrange for convenient pre-authorized monthly giving, please speak with Bonnie Connolly.

Reminder! To be receipted in 2018, donations must be received in the church office by Christmas Day, December 25, in time to be included with the last deposit of the year.

The projection team is seeking more people to be part of this important ministry. It can be just running it Sunday mornings, or programming it as well. Please speak with Stewart or Sandra is you have questions or are interested. Training is provided.

 Finance Feature for December

2018 has been a good year at Trinity Church!  Parishioners have given generously so that besides keeping up with regular expenses and maintenance, we are able to continue our tradition of supporting various charitable organizations!   Thank-you all for your kindness and thoughtfulness! Your gifts will help to make Christmas a special time for a number of people.

Bells of Peace

On Sunday November 11, 2018, the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending WWI, bells in churches, schools, and buildings across Canada rang 100 times at sunset. Seven volunteers took turns ringing Trinity’s bell while the rest of us watched and listened. It was a special and moving occasion.

Ringers: Cynthia Riley, Art Holden, The Rev. Dana Dickson, Barrie Schroeder, Brian Riley, Sharon Hull, Ruth Brooks.        Photos thanks to Janet Schroeder Domingues

 The 2nd Hand Shop could use another volunteer or two to help in the shop. Hours are Thursdays and Saturdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. If you are free to help for a few hours once a week or from time to time, please speak with Sheryl MacPhail.

 *Please note*   Before borrowing any items from the church, please speak with Margaret, the church secretary.

 Our roast beef dinner on November 23 raised over $2300! By all accounts it was another truly delicious dinner! A great big thank-you to those who organized the event, sold tickets, bought tickets, prepared food, set up, cooked, served, and cleaned up afterwards. It takes many hands to put a dinner like this together!

Christmas Communion for shut-ins – If anyone needs to have communion taken to them at home please let Rev. Dana know.

Trinity Church had a float in Bradford’s Santa Claus parade. A team of volunteers refreshed the float and its decorations, and Stewart Bond pulled it behind his truck. Some parishioners rode on the float, while a few others walked alongside, and others carried the Trinity Church banner. It was enjoyed by all who participated!

If it is difficult for you to go up for Communion, you are encouraged to let the sides person know before the service so that Communion can be taken to you in your pew.