Posted by: jwhes | January 18, 2022

Moment for Trinity – Tuesday January 18, 2022 including link for Jan 30 zoom worship

Here is the video for the Trinity moment for this week:

We hold in our prayers Norma Daly and her family as she struggles with COVID.
We hold in our prayers Tom Sturdy and his daughter Nicole as she receives treatment for cancer.

Upcoming Service:
Sunday January 30 at 10:45am – Worship by Zoom. Come join your friends in this interactive and participatory worship service. We will have the room open at 10:30am; the regular recorded service will be available on Thursday as usual.

This is the link:
Meeting ID: 825 5452 2653 – Passcode: 076745
Or dial this local number and connect by phone with the meeting ID and passcode: 204 272 7920 Canada

Last year, a student from Fort Richmond Collegiate came up with an idea to help those who were feeling alone and wanting to talk during COVID. They are bringing “Calls for Comfort” back this year. Supported by the Victoria General Foundation and Victoria Lifeline, supervised by Patti Berube, the Fort Garry Seniors’ Resource Coordinator, Calls for Comfort pairs trained high school students with seniors for a 30 minute phone call, once a week for 6 weeks beginning in February. It’s a confidential, friendly way to connect and be reminded someone cares. If you or someone you know would like to take part, please contact Patti at (204 792 1913) and see the poster attached to this email. Thanks to Stephanie for bringing this great initiative to our attention!

Scripture to ponder for the week: 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same God. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”

Scripture for Sunday January 23, 2022: Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,810; Psalm 19; I Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21

As we begin the season after the Epiphany we are reminded we are not alone, we are chosen, and called to listen for God’s voice, for God’s call on our lives. How can we make space to hear the voice of God in our lives this week? What do we hear and remember from Jesus’ first sermon? Where are we in his message?

Programs at Trinity: most programs (Trinity Walkers, SSCFF  yoga) will resume in January. Bible Study: resumes Monday January 10th 7-8pm – come join this group of diverse, unique folks as we explore the scriptures for the coming Sunday, lending your voice to the message for the week; contact Elizabeth for the invitation

SSCFF Yoga: resumes Monday January 17 1:30-2:30pm –  Incorporates adaptable postures, movement and meditation

Holy Yoga: resumes Saturday January 15 10-11am followed by coffee –  Prayer, meditation and movement are incorporated, with a time of fellowship following practice.    .

Both practices are “beginner friendly” and offer adaptations to suit all levels.   All are welcome. Due to the current Covid situation, all classes will be offered on the Zoom platform until further notice. If you are interested in exploring holy yoga, or SSCFF yoga, contact the Trinity office, or Irma Nadeau to receive the Zoom link. Questions?  Contact Wynn Ferguson at

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 each week on Thursday and will be available until the following Wednesday. 

Prayerdarling one—you precious mess—you exhausted, grieving, hollowed, hallowed, hallelujah of a human—today, if even for a moment, may you feel: your own beating heart, your own courageous coeur, your chest rising and falling with breath, which is spirit, which is lifeforce, keeping pulse, marking time, finding space—regardless of how you are feeling, no matter what you are capable of, or not—and, for just for a moment, may you find rest, a bit of ease, held in that sacred rhythm that cannot be without you because you, you precious mess, have breath and heart and lifeforce pulsing through you, yet. (- rev. anna blaedel, enfleshed)

Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. If you have comments, suggestions, or any thoughts about worship or how you’re doing, please be in touch. Trinity is here for you and we will respond. May you know God’s presence and peace with you as we continue to move through this new reality,


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:

The Nominations committee is looking for folks to serve on the following committees; a short description is provided which is not exhaustive but does give you an idea of what they do:

Deputy Chair of the Board – you would share this position and work with another person to learn to chair the board; meets 8 times a year on the 4th Wednesday evening with an Executive meeting the Wednesday before; is a member of the Executive which usually meets 8 times a year; participates in the discussion and decision making of the board;

Board Secretary: you would attend and take minutes at the board meeting following United Church guidelines and ensure they are properly saved and stored at Trinity; before the meeting, you would receive reports and send out an agenda and any reports.

Christian Education: oversees programs offered at Trinity including ongoing (Sunday School and Youth group, Bible Study, The Big Question) and one time events to enable faithful learning opportunities; meets usually 6 times a year

Fellowship: oversees fellowship activities at Trinity including ongoing (fellowship coffee, Candles with Care, Caring Connections, Trinity walkers) and one time events to enable meaningful relationships that reflect God’s love in action; meets usually 8-10 times a year although during COVID, there have been less meetings

Fundraising: oversees activities and events to raise funds for Trinity; these can be ongoing (Bombers, Guess who is coming to dinner, UC calendar sales) and one time events; meets 8 times a year although during COVID there have been less meetings

Property: oversees all aspects of the care of Trinity’s building – inside and out; these can be ongoing (replacing light bulbs, arranging for inspections, monitoring the functioning of appliances, grass cutting, snow removal, parking lot, rentals of space, etc.) and one time events (replacing the furnace); works with the caretaker to ensure the building is clean and ready for all user groups; usually meets 8-10 times a year 

Stewardship: oversees and reviews the finances of Trinity including ongoing (profit and loss, balance sheet) and working with the bookkeeper to ensure the bills are paid and reports submitted; oversees the annual Stewardship Campaign; prepares the annual budget; meets every month (except December)

Following a meeting on December 23, the Board prayerfully decided to cancel all in person worship and have staff work from home except for essential tasks.

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.


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