Church News

If any parishioner plays a musical instrument and may be interested in playing along with the organ for one or two hymns at our Hymn Sing on Wednesday evening, August 22, please contact Margaret Schroeder,

Grass Cutting and Gardens – A sign-up page is posted in the Upper Room for volunteers to offer to take turns with grass cutting. Contact: Sandra Longthorne,

Second Hand Shop Update – We are looking for volunteers who would like to work in the Shop on a Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. If you are interested in working in the shop one or two Tuesdays a month please let me know. If you are available every Tuesday in a month, that would be wonderful! We will see how the shop does, being open on an afternoon during the week. We have a calendar in the shop where everyone signs up for dates they can commit to so we all know who is coming in to work ahead of time. We always have two volunteers working together for safety reasons. Please call me with any questions about the shop or if you would like to come in and work the shop to try it out. Thank you …..Sheryl MacPhail 905-775-3134

We are all grateful to Stewart Bond for his leadership with the audio/visual set-up in the church! As this was a new thing for Trinity, a few of us may have been unsure at the beginning, but it has proven to be a great bonus in our services. In addition to introducing this, Stewart has provided training to parishioners who take turns with projection and do some of the programming. For anyone finding it difficult to read small print, the projection is very helpful. For anyone with a hearing disability, it is easier to follow the service.

Rev. Dana and Stewart spend 15 minutes in prayer, in the church, from 9 to 9:15 am Sunday mornings.
Parishioners are welcome to come and pray before the service as well.

Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed
We are very thankful for the Ministry of Elizabeth Annand in our Sunday School. We would like to give her one Sunday month off from Sunday School so that she can attend worship. To do that we need volunteers who would be willing to teach Sunday School on that Sunday. If we have 4-5 volunteers, it would be a once or twice a year commitment at most. Elizabeth will prepare a lesson and review it with you ahead of time. Our plan is to begin this in September.
As a High-Risk ministry, volunteers in Sunday School require a police records check and the Sexual Misconduct Policy Training (30-45 minutes), which is managed by our screening coordinators Gretchen Dewhirst and Margaret Schroeder.
We are also looking for volunteers for Vacation Bible School, August 13-17. In particular, we require adults who have or are willing to do high risk screening, to be supervisors of areas. We are very thankful for our youth volunteers, but they cannot be legally screened as high-risk, so adults who are screened are essential for us in running VBS each year.
If you would be willing to volunteer for a Sunday a year to teach Sunday school, or for VBS, please speak to Rev. Dana, one of the Wardens, or Elizabeth. Thank you in advance for your help with our children’s ministry.

This year Trinity has applied to have a booth at Carrotfest on the Friday night. The Friday night is a new initiative of Carrotfest that started last year with only local vendors and groups. This is an excellent opportunity for exposure in the community, especially as Bradford West Gwillimbury continues to grow and new people move into the community who may not know about us. In addition to introducing ourselves to the wider community and providing some general information, we will be focused on groups and events that seek to help the wider community, from our Soul Survivors group offering support to those living with cancer and chronic illnesses, to the Ladies’ Coffee Break and Men’s Breakfast, to the Krafty Knitters who provide instruction and guidance as well as making items that are used in a variety of ministries, to the Second Hand Shop as a place that offers a hand-up to those in need in our community. We will have displays and information about the church and various ministries. The Krafty Knitters are working on Orange dishcloths that can be rolled up to look like carrots and orange pocket prayer squares that could be handed out.

The Friday evening Carrotfest event runs from 3 pm to 10 pm on Friday August 17. Here are some ways you can help to make it a success:
• 2-3 people to assist with setup, 2 -3 pm
• Assembling the information to be displayed and handed out
• 2-4 people to man the booth in short shifts – greeting people and providing information
• Take down at 10 pm
• Orange yarn for the orange pocket prayer squares (this can be given to Anne Silvey)
If you can help with any of these, please speak to or contact Rev. Dana or you can leave a message with Margaret while Rev. Dana is away.