Church News

Note to church keyholders: Our key registration is updated annually to comply with insurance requirements and for security. As we have a limited quantity of numbered keys, unless you require your church key or keys on a frequent and current basis, kindly return them. A loaner key may be signed out for occasional use. Margaret will accept returned keys and record their return.

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.

$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

Our gardens around the church need your help. 

We require your assistance to help with spring clean-up and ongoing garden maintenance throughout the year.

The garden work can be done with a group or on your own.  You can work in the gardens in the early morning, after supper or whenever the weather permits. Your help is needed and appreciated; any amount of time you can give is helpful.  If you need guidance to determine which plants are weeds and which are plants/flowers, please ask. The initial clean up involves removing all dead leaves, stems, garbage, weeds, etc., and bagging the debris.  Please bring your own gardening tools, gloves, paper garden bags, etc.  We would like to have the gardens cleaned up by Good Friday. Please contact Sandra to sign up and help this gardening season.  Thank you. Sandra Longthorne  sandralongthorne@rogers.com

Seeking to Serve

Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me. (Matthew 25:40).

We need to know more, so we can serve better! At the annual meeting, the Vestry of Trinity Bradford passed a social justice motion, to inventory the outreach work done by the Trinity Church community. Our goal is to identify gaps in our community where we could serve the people around us. We know Trinity and its people already do important work in our community, but we have come to realize that we are not entirely sure what all that we are doing!

With this question in mind, an Outreach Committee has been formed to inventory our current activities, and identify opportunities for growth. As a first step, we are asking people to let us know where they are volunteering in the community now – either officially as a parish ministry, or informally.

We want to hear from you! We are interested in how people are spending their time helping others. For example, are you working with people in poverty? Who are isolated or lonely, sick physically or mentally, elderly or vulnerable? Do you volunteer at the food bank, help people who are new to the community, or who are recently released from custody? How about children? Are you involved reconciliation or outreach work with our First Peoples? We want to hear from you?

Please help us build our inventory! Ann Spalding has generously offered to receive and collate the information. You can contact her by email at annspalding@rogers.com

The Outreach Committee will be reporting back later this spring about our findings, and next steps.

Phone Tree – Just a reminder that our Church has a “phone tree”. It 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

Kwarterly Kouriers help save money on postage by delivering occasional letters, tax receipts etc. to a few parishioners who live on their street or nearby, who have not picked up their letter from the church. This happens only a few times per year. More Kouriers are needed; please contact Sheryl MacPhail if you can help.