Posted by: jwhes | December 23, 2021

Worship for Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021 and Sunday December 26, 2021

From all the staff at Trinity United, we hope and pray you will find moments of hope, peace, joy and love during the Christmas season. Many blessings.

Here is the link for Worship for Christmas Eve

Our capacity at church is now 150 people. Therefore, there will be TWO services on Christmas Eve (December 24), one at 5pm and one at 7pm along with our regular recorded Christmas Eve service available now. All services will be the same and about half an hour in length. All people who attend worship at Trinity must be fully vaccinated and have their QR code and ID at the door. All children must be with and stay with the adult that brings them. The building will be sanitized between services and there will be volunteers on hand to help.

If you’d like to attend one of the two Christmas services, you must register by calling the church office (204 269 1632), telling us:
your name and phone number, how many people will attend (including children), and which service you’d like to attend.

Unless we call you back, you will be registered and able to attend the service you register for. If, after you register, your numbers change or you decide not to come, please notify us right away. Registration is ONLY for the Christmas eve services

Here is the link for Sunday December 26 Sunday is recorded worship and we thank Carolyn and others for their leadership

Upcoming Services: December 21 – Longest Night Service – with Good Shepherd – recorded – 
December 24 – Christmas Eve – recorded and in person (fully vaccinated) at 7pm –
December 26 – recorded –
January 2 – recorded and in person (fully vaccinated) at 10:45am

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy 2022 to our Trinity Staff! One of Trinity’s Christmas traditions over the years has been to acknowledge our staff and present them with Christmas cards and gifts at a Sunday worship service before Christmas. This year to express gratitude and appreciation to our caring, dedicated staff members on behalf of our congregation, Ministry and Personnel Committee members have each delivered Christmas Greetings and Gift Cards to Elizabeth, Paul, Irma, Bert, Samantha and Steve. May Blessings of God’s Love and Presence be experienced richly by all.

For those interested in the celebration of the life of John Daly:  the service has been postponed until July. Thank you, Gerry Daly Elizabeth is away until January 3; Rev. Paul Campbell is available for pastoral emergencies at 204 805 6627.

Outreach Committee has sent a letter by e-mail to the congregation with suggestions for Christmas giving this year.

Outreach Request: A special request has been made for volunteers to drive a local mom to and from our neighbourhood to St. Amant Centre to visit her son. There have been a few volunteers but more are needed. They are a newcomer family to Winnipeg. She would like to be able to visit daily. Times are flexible but generally in the morning and returning in the evening. If this is something you could commit to even once a week, it would be greatly appreciated! Please contact the church office or Beth Anderson at 204-275-5829 or by email at Thanks.

We need your help! This is the time of year when we search for folks who are willing to serve Trinity in the many volunteer opportunities available. We wonder if you will prayerfully consider where you might offer your gifts of time, talent and skills to enable ministry and mission to happen. These will be noted in January’s emails.

Sermon by phone: Listen to the recording of Sunday worship each week by calling a local phone number (204-410-1384). Please share this information with your friends who don’t have internet access; the recording is uploaded on Thursdays and is available until the following Wednesday.  

All Programs at Trinity (Bible Study, Holy Yoga, Trinity Walkers, SSCFF exercise and yoga) are taking a Christmas break and will resume in January.

Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. May you know God’s presence and peace with you as we continue to move through this new reality,Elizabeth

Following a meeting on November 25, 2021 the Board prayerfully decided to begin fully vaccinated worship on December 19th. This motion was passed:

–        All participants (at a service) will have their QR code scanned at the door upon entry (with the appropriate app) and ID will be checked.  The name of each participant will be checked off on the list of congregants.  Any name not on the list will be added and phone number will be recorded.  (As a result of this, all participants, including children, will be noted.)

–        Hand sanitizer to be used upon entry by all persons; and will be used again on departure.

–        All health protocols need to be followed: face masksto be worn properly, covering the nose, mouth and chin all at the same time, by all participants over the age of 5 years; physical distancing between family cohorts to be encouraged; coughing/sneezing to be covered by the arm

–        Singing by congregation/participants will not occur

–        Coats and other outdoor wear to remain with each person, and not hung in the narthex

Children must be accompanied by an adult and must remain with the adult/family/parent for the duration of the service

–        Entry will be via the main (double doors) from the narthex

–        Exit willbe via thedoors at the front of the sanctuary, and congregating/chatting in sanctuary/narthex/entryway is to be avoided

This Proof-of-Vaccination Motion replaces the previous policy of early September 2021.

If you are unable to attend in-person indoor worship, Trinity United Church continues to offer weekly Youtube services; Sunday School kits for at-home Sunday School; monthly Zoom gatherings for senior Sunday School/Youth Group, as well as weekly/monthly programs such as walking group, Yoga and Bible Study.

IMPORTANT PROVISO: The above Motion must be in full compliance with current and future provincial Public Health Orders. Volunteers will be available to help you before the service (asking COVID questions, checking QR codes and IDs, hand sanitizing, ushering, etc.). Check out our great new carpeting in the Sanctuary. 


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