Sunday school takes place during the 10:00 service from September 2017 to June 2018. In the summer we have a popular week-long Vacation Bible Study program. Mornings were spent learning songs, doing crafts and science experiments, playing games and hearing bible stories. And yes, we also had yummy snacks! Sincere thanks to all the volunteers – it was a wonderful week!
Trinity is looking to run a nursery during Sunday Service!! We need volunteers to look after the babies and youngsters (ages 0 – 4). Please contact Meghan or Sheryl for more information about volunteering. All volunteers must have a clean police check and vulnerable sector training — we can help with completing these requirements.
Our ministry for young people from grades 6-8 meets at the church on the first Friday of the month from 7:00-9:00 pm. from September to June.
We have an active senior ladies group, which meets once a month. We gather for conversation, sharing, and the occasional trip out. We have also enjoyed seasonal festive meals. Contact Sheryl MacPhail
Bradford Valley Long Term Care residence Do you like to sing? Please join us the first Sunday afternoon of each month for a half-hour hymn sing and Eucharist at Bradford Valley long term care residence. This is a ministry that a small group of Trinity parishioners has been involved in for decades, going back to when TLC nursing home was on Barrie Street. All that is required is to sing along with the hymns, and bring smiles and pleasant greetings for the residents. Our priest provides a brief, but very nice service, and we all sing some well-known hymns. If you would like to join us, please meet us at the home, at 2 pm on the first Sunday of any month. Contact person: Margaret Schroeder, .
Soul Survivors’ Cancer & Chronic Illness Support Community
If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer or a chronic illness, you are welcome to join us at 7:30 pm on the first Wednesday of every month (at the church) for confidential conversation and support amongst others who have walked or are walking this difficult journey. Anyone feeling a need for God’s healing grace is welcome. Followed by a quiet service of Compline with anointing for health and wholeness at 8:35 pm. Contact Gretchen Dewhirst
Krafty Knitters begins again on September 13. We have a very popular crocheting and knitting club that meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoon in the church hall. People bring their individual projects and also work on special projects like prayer shawls for the sick, shut-in, and lonely; and cancer caps for the local pediatric oncology unit, as well as for overseas missions. Come and join us. New and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome.
Social Justice and Outreach
Members of the parish are very active in both the local food bank and the community supper. Trinity Church actively supports these initiatives.
Yoga as a Life Skill under our Health and Wellness umbrella continues on Saturday mornings in the church hall from 9 -10 a.m. With the guidance of Yogi George Holden we enjoy sessions directed towards Restorative Yoga and relaxation. All are welcome to join us for this church fund raiser and good, healthy exercise. For information, contact Art Holden, .
Donations of Canadian Tire money help the church pay for paper towels, light bulbs, garbage bags, soap, cleaning products, de-icer etc. If you wish to donate yours, it may be left in the small, clear plastic container on one of the tables by the brick pillars of the bell tower. All donations are gratefully accepted. Thank-you!
Kwarterly Kouriers deliver a few letters, a few times a year, to parishioners in their own neighbourhood. This saves our Church a lot in mailing costs! If this is a ministry that you can do, please call the church office.
Not everyone has a computer and so we have a Phone Tree. This is a list of people divided up into groups of four or five. For important messages approved by our Priest or Wardens we activate our phone tree, and as well Margaret sends the message out to our email list. We need volunteers to be part of our phone tree. If you can be a “phoner” please contact the church office.
Large print copies of the prayer books and hymn books are available on the lower shelf of the table at the top of the stairs. If you cannot find them, a sides person will be happy to help you.