Here is the video for the Trinity moment for this week: https://youtu.be/HFVizJ2kF3U

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:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82554522653?pwd=cXl6ZGdDRUd1L2Qzcnp1OXFyRnZDdz09
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 wynnferguson@gmail.com.

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,

Elizabeth

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.

Posted by: jwhes | January 14, 2022

Worship for Sunday January 16, 2022

Here is the link for Sunday January 16, 2022https://youtu.be/Dqeivbj2wr4

This Sunday is recorded worship and we are celebrating communion. If you’d like, bring a candle, some bread and juice, tea and toast, cracker and water or whatever you have on hand to eat and drink with us. 

We hold in our prayers Tom Sturdy and his daughter Nicole as she receives treatment for cancer.
It’s almost time to send out the tax receipts from Trinity. They will be sent out by email for those who have an email address and mailed to those without email. If you’d like a paper copy of your receipt, please be in touch with Steve in the office (204 269 1632). 

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 wynnferguson@gmail.com.

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)

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,

Elizabeth

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. If you need to access the building, please call Elizabeth (204 275 0014), Irma (204 232 2826) or Steve in the office (204 269 1632). Trinity United Church continues to offer weekly You tube 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.

Posted by: jwhes | January 11, 2022

Moment for Trinity – Tuesday January 4, 2022

Here is the video for the Trinity moment for this week: https://youtu.be/rIXPbf_gIe4

This week is recorded worship and we celebrate communion; please have a candle, some tea and toast, cracker and juice, water and bread or whatever you have on hand to celebrate with us

We hold in our prayers Tom Sturdy and his daughter Nicole as she receives treatment for cancer.

Here is a story from Ed. Enjoy!(Do you have something that brought you joy that you’d like to share? Please send it along and we’ll include it in our future moments)
For 35 years, Martin Hurkens made his living as a baker. Though he’d always dreamed of being a professional opera singer, he didn’t have the money to stay in music school.
So, he sang while he baked (much to the delight of his customers). Then one day, Martin lost his job with nothing to fall back on. So, Martin took to the streets of Holland. He’d place his hat down and sang his heart out, hoping for any donations he could get. In 2010, Martin entered a reality TV talent show called “Holland Has Talent.” And what do you know — this aging singer came in first place and was thrust into the spotlight. In the incredible video below, Martin returns to the very streets that gave him the confidence and faith he needed to pursue his dreams.

Scripture to ponder for the week: 1 Peter 1:15-16 So roll up your sleeves, get your head in the game, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. Let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy.”

Scripture for Sunday January 16, 2022: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; I Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11As 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? Do you value the different gifts given to your friends and neighbours and see them as God’s gift to our world?

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 wynnferguson@gmail.com.

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. 

PrayerBeloved of God, go into this world that God loves. Bless it with your imagination; transform it with your courage; renew it with your compassion. And may the Spirit’s presence fill you with abundant hope and everlasting joy. Amen

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,

Elizabeth

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.

Posted by: jwhes | January 6, 2022

Worship for Sunday January 9, 2022

Here is the link for Sunday January 9, 2022:  https://youtu.be/Y4SFkzyZHak

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. If you need to access the building, please call Elizabeth (204 275 0014), Irma (204 232 2826) or Steve in the office (204 269 1632).

Elizabeth is back from holidays and we thank Rev. Paul Campbell for being on call while she was away.

We are looking for someone to help out with the filming/recording of worship services. If you’d like to learn about operating the camera to provide this important element of our worship, please be in touch with Elizabeth. It involves less than an hour each week and time and day is flexible.

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)

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.  

The Big Question: January 9, 2022 – via ZoomAll Other Programs at Trinity (Bible Study, Holy Yoga, Trinity Walkers, SSCFF exercise and yoga) are taking a Christmas break and will resume later 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

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