Church News

Thank-you to all who helped with our recent Roast Beef Dinner and Silent Auction. And thank-you to everyone who bought tickets and participated in the bidding. It was a delicious dinner and a very successful event, raising a total of $3160 (Dinner $2281 + Auction $879).

Is there anyone who has a portable generator that they can loan to us for use at the St. Paul’s Coulson’s Hill Cemetery service on Sunday, June 10? If so, please contact Margaret Schroeder,

Summer is coming, and so is our August Hymn Sing: “Amazing Grace!” Throughout the month of May parishioners are invited to nominate their favourite hymns that could be used for the Hymn Sing. They need to be from hymn books we have: Common Praise, the 1938 Hymn Book, Songs for Gospel People, or Gather Book. The top-nominated hymns will make it to the hymn selection list, which will be available sometime in June. Then, for a donation in any amount we will be invited to dedicate any hymn on the list in memory of loved ones, or as a thanksgiving, or “just because”. Every donation received will go direct to Trinity Church towards the replacement of furnaces and air conditioning in the church and the rectory. And so………. put on your thinking caps! Please email hymn nominations to me, or leave them in the box in the Upper Room (narthex) between now and the end of May. I look forward to receiving lots of hymn nominations! Thank-you! Margaret Schroeder

Please drop in after church any Sunday to see our new look in the 2nd Hand Shop! The tables are gone, replaced by ‘new-to-us’ shelves that were donated to the shop. You are also welcome to drop in any Tuesday, 12:30 to 3:30 pm, or any Thursday or Saturday 9:30 until noon.

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

Trinity’s updated Contact List provides names and contact information of persons responsible for, or representative of ministries and groups within the church, so that you will know whom to call! You are invited to take a copy of the Contact List leaflet from the table under the bell tower.

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.

Trinity Church Borrowing Policy – If you would like to borrow any item from the church, you are requested to contact the secretary, Margaret, to ensure that the item will not be needed by the church at that time, and so that we can avoid searching high and low for an item when it is not here. Your consideration and help in this regard shall be much appreciated.

Grass Cutting and Gardens – It’s that time again! A sign-up page will be posted in the Upper Room for volunteers to offer their services with grass cutting. A major spring garden clean-up needs to be done, and if you can offer some help with this, please contact Sandra Longthorne,

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 will also be 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.

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Rev. Dana’s day off is Monday of each week. She may be reached at the church office, 905 775 2200. In case of crisis or death, you may call her at 289-383-1036.

Plans are beginning for our 2018 Vacation Bible School. Adult volunteer help is required. Soon there will be a sign-up page in the Upper Room to offer help. Young people will be volunteering too, but an adult with current police check and screening is required to oversee each group. VBS runs for five mornings, Monday to Friday, August 13 to 17 inclusive. Contact: Elizabeth Annand.