Christmas Worship Survey
We are less than a month away from Christmas and we need to plan our Christmas Eve services. We do not know if the restrictions will change before Christmas, but if the church remains open at Christmas we need to know if you are planning to attend in-person so that we can make a plan that accommodates those who have expressed a desire to attend. As well, to plan the online service(s) that are meaningful to those viewing/participating. Please complete this short 6 question survey about Christmas by Monday November 30 to have your say. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/826GGCB
Our Pampered Chef Party concludes November 29. Thanks to all who participated. Special thanks to Patti Kergon for arranging this event. It has been a good fundraiser and a new, fun experience for many, including the virtual online video party, and the opportunity to shop online instead of going to stores, while supporting our church.
The Christmas Shoebox Project for Women at physical risk or facing homelessness in Simcoe County spending the holiday in Women’s Shelters, concludes Sunday, November 29.Thank-you to everyone who filled a shoebox and to Janie James for coordinating this project at Trinity Church.
Trinity Anglican Couriers
A big thank you to all of our Couriers who have been delivering our church letters in 2020! As you all know postage has gone up so much over the past few years and hand delivering helps our church budget! This week Reverend Dana’s Christmas letter will be ready to go to our parishioners. If you are a Trinity Courier, please pick up letters for parishioners in your area on Thursday morning, December 3 at Rev. Dana’s Drop-In (10 am until noon), or at church on Sunday, December 6 between 10 and 11 am. Any letters not picked up will be mailed so that they reach parishioners by the end of the week. If anyone is interested in helping with delivering our church letters, please let me know. Letters are delivered/mailed about 4 times during the year. Sheryl MacPhail, 905-775-3134.
December Finance Feature
A reminder! To be receipted in 2020, offerings and donations need to be received in the church by Sunday, December 27 so that they can be included in the last deposit of the year.
As always— regular expenses continue, even when we are here less often. And now winter expenses (including heating and snow removal) are back again. Regular offerings are very much appreciated.
Bradford Nativity Tour – In this year when so many events are cancelled or scaled back, the Churches of Bradford are coming together to present the “Bradford Nativity Tour.” This will be a 7 stop Nativity Story on Sunday December 20, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Each stop will have a display with one aspect of the Nativity Story along with a short scripture verse from that event. The tour will start at St. John’s Presbyterian Church and end at Holy Martyrs of Japan Roman Catholic Church. There will be a map available on our Facebook page, the website and available from the church. You are invited to drive around town and see the different displays, anytime between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. The tour stops are:
St. John’s Presbyterian Church – the Angel Gabriel and Mary at the Annunciation
Bradford Baptist Church – Journey to Bethlehem
Bradford Community Church – Shepherds in the Fields Abiding
Bradford United Church and Promise Church – The Angels Announce His Birth
Green Valley Alliance Church – The Manger
Trinity Anglican Church – The Wisemen (Wisewomen)
Holy Martyrs of Japan Roman Catholic Church – The Word became Flesh
This is going to be a fun event for everyone and a great way to share the Christmas Story with our community. We encourage you to invite friends and neighbours, and to share the Facebook posts we will be sharing about the event.
We also need some help:
– One (or ideally two) outdoor flood lights, that we can plug in to light up our scene
– Wisemen or Wisewomen, ideally at least 6 so we can trade off and keep warm over the two hours. Bonus— you get to dress up in a fancy robe over your winter wear!
If you can help with either lights or as part of our display, please contact Rev. Dana.
The churchwardens are asking that we speak with one of them before buying any supplies for the church. This will help prevent duplicating items, and ending up with more than we need.