Posted by: jwhes | March 17, 2022

Worship for Sunday March 20, 2022

Here is the link for worship for Sunday March 20, 2022

We have in person worship beginning this Sunday March 20 at 10:45am; please bring your QR code and wear a mask. Recorded worship and Sermon by phone will continue as normal and all services will be the same. Call up your friends and let them know! Full details of the new guidelines are at the end of this email.

We hold in our prayers Alice Allen as she recovers in hospital after a fall.

We hold in our prayers the people of the Ukraine and other Eastern European countries as they face the invasion of their country by Russia. If you’d like to donate through the United Church, please go to this page:  for information about what they are doing and how to donate.

Canada Foodgrains Bank is also accepting donations at:  Thank you.

Trinity has sent a letter of support to local Ukrainian churches reminding them we are with them and praying for the people of Ukraine.

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in Trinity’s Annual Meeting; it was great to see everyone and make decisions about the mission and ministry of Trinity United Church.

Today at 1pm, as part of our Lenten journey, and our path towards reconciliation with our Indigenous sisters and brothers, the Christian Education Committee is offering a workshop “Our Journey as an Indigenous People” led by Gloria Cook, from the Indigenous Ministries and Justice Unit. This workshop is based on the Medicine Wheel and helps us to understand better this journey. We’ll meet on Zoom, watch and listen to the presentation, followed by discussion. This workshop was offered at the Region Annual meeting last year. Here is the link to join: Meeting ID: 816 5732 4740 Passcode: 772806 or call 204 272 7920 to join by phone. 

Each Sunday during Lent, we’ll be learning some Cree words and phrases; the vocabulary and conversation is included here. It’s labeled “Cree Lesson 2” but it’s for our 3rd lesson.

Research Survey:The United Church of Canada is conducting a research survey to better understand the opinions and perceptions of our community on a variety of topics, including our communications. Your feedback and insights will be critical in helping the United Church, and we would very much appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey. As a thank you for your time, by completing this survey you will be entered into a draw for a $500 donation to the charity of your choice. If you are selected as the winner, The United Church of Canada will make this donation directly to the charity. If you would like to participate, please visit this link.

FAQ about Sabbaticals: Who will be leading worship while Elizabeth is away on sabbatical? The Sabbatical Advisory Group (SAG) and the Worship Committee assure us that many folks will help us with worship. They see it as an opportunity to hear from other voices, experience different kinds of worship, and to ponder the question “what does the church mean to you?” Some committees and groups, some familiar faces from our congregation, and some new people will all take a Sunday during this time and bring us meaningful, participatory worship for all of us. 

Programs at Trinity: 

Bible Study: Mondays, 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: Mondays, 1:30-2:30pm –  Incorporates adaptable postures, movement and meditation

Holy Yoga: Saturdays, 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 on Thursdays and is available until the following Wednesday.  

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,


Following a meeting on February 23, 2022, the Board prayerfully decided open the church building as of February 28th and Steve will be in the office Mon-Fri 9am to 1pm; Irma and Elizabeth and volunteers will be in as required and necessary; and to allow user groups to begin meeting as of March 7th. In person worship will begin March 20th. Masks and hand sanitizing along with safe distancing will be required for all in person gatherings. Committees and programs will determine their meeting on Zoom or in person; Sunday School and Youth group leaders will determine their meeting on Zoom or in person.

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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