Church News

The grass cutting sign-up page for volunteers has been posted in the Upper Room. If you can help with cutting or trimming any week(s) during the grass cutting season, your help will be appreciated, and will help the church to save money. Contact: Fred or Sandra Longthorne.

The Thursday afternoon study group is taking a break now for the summer and will resume in the fall.

How do we let the community know about Trinity Church? We take advantage of social media and magazine advertising. This has proven to be quite effective, and most are free. Cynthia Riley reports that we have many ‘visits’ to Trinity’s website, and Rev. Dana reports a good following on Facebook. Some of the media options have deadlines in which to submit our information, as follows:

Media Deadline for submissions  online events calendar; Topic newspaper– Free monthly
Month Ahead magazine – Free 8th day of the previous month
Lake Simcoe Living magazine – Free Jan. 15 for spring issue; April 15 for summer issue; July 15 for autumn; Oct. 15 for winter.  – Free Wednesday/Thursday
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury events calendar – Free as required
Snap’d magazine – Free print version 22nd day of previous month     

$5.00 per person is the rate established by the TARTS for catering a reception in our church hall. In case you are wondering, the TARTS are “Trinity Anglican Church Refreshment Team”!  Contact: Sandra Longthorne

Note to church keyholders: Since we have a limited quantity of numbered keys, unless you require your church key on a frequent and current basis, kindly return it. A loaner key may be signed out for occasional use. Margaret will accept and record the return of keys.

The Krafty Knitters congratulate Aileen for completing her first sock. Aileen is a new knitter. If you would like to learn, come on out on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoons, 2 to 4 pm, and also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and fellowship.

Phone Tree – Just a reminder that our Church has a “phone tree” that is activated a few times per year for important messages such as a change in information, cancellation, or death announcement.  Parishioners who do not have email can receive important messages from the church in this way. Contact person: Sheryl MacPhail

“Volunteer Couriers” is the team of volunteers who help us save money on postage by delivering occasional letters to parishioners who live near them, who have not picked up their letter from the church. This happens only a few times per year. If you can help with a few deliveries, please contact Sheryl MacPhail.

Financial Feature for May – Thanks to parishioners who volunteered, our grounds have been freshened up after the winter. This help is very much appreciated and the money we saved is now available for other important and necessary repairs and maintenance.

 Trinity’s 2nd Hand Shop shop is open Thursday and Saturday mornings, 9:30 to 12:30. Please drop in! Good used clothing; household items; toys; and misc. items are available at very reasonable prices. Donations of same are welcome, but only if in excellent and clean condition, and complete. As our volunteers are mostly seniors, and space is limited, we are unable to accommodate heavy, large or bulky items. Please— no cookbooks, large books, electronics, or magazines as these do not sell, leaving us to find a way to dispose of them. If you are free to help in the shop for a few hours once a week, or from time to time, Sheryl MacPhail will be pleased to hear from you! The shop is an outreach to the community and a source of income to the church.