Posted by: jwhes | March 27, 2020

Worship for March 29, 2020

Today we recorded another worship service (just about 20 minutes) Like last week, we have uploaded it to youtube. Just click on the link below and you should be redirected to the video. You’ll notice that the camera moves a bit more and we have the words to the hymn on the power point. You can access it now or anytime, including Sunday morning.
Here is the link to our worship: https://youtu.be/uwwhOeBDWwE
As well, the Moderator Richard Bott will be offering an online worship service each Sunday for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be a video-recorded service you can share. The easiest way to access and play the worship service is to go to: united-church.ca and scroll to the bottom of the home page. You’ll see “Moderator’s worship for March 29 2020”, click on that and it will take you to the youtube video of the service.
We hope this video or print worship reminds you of our regular time together on Sunday. We are offering Monday evening bible study and will be offering “The Big Question” through an online Zoom call and if you’d like to take part, let me know; you can join by computer or phone.
Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. If you have an idea, prayer or story you’d like to share with me, please send it to me at: eliz.tuc@mymts.net  I’ll be sending out a mid-week, short email with a thought for the day and I’d love to hear what brings you hope, where you see God’s love in our world, and what you find inspirational. 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 peace, joy and love in this new reality,

Elizabeth

Posted by: jwhes | March 22, 2020

Worship for March 22, 2020

We recorded a shorter worship (just under 20 minutes) for the first time! We have uploaded it to youtube. Just click on the link below and you should be redirected to the video. You’ll notice a couple of funny spots when things went a bit odd; I left those in because it reminded me of our regular worship! We hope to record worship each week and share it with you.
Here is the link to our worship: https://youtu.be/LAGA2RUdJ0c
As well, beginning Sunday, March 22, 2020, Moderator Richard Bott will be offering an online worship service each Sunday for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be a video-recorded service you can share. If you would like to participate in the live version of this worship service as it is being recorded, please join us every Tuesday on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. Winnipeg time. The recorded version of this is what will be shared on Sundays. https://zoom.us/j/592865212
We hope this video reminds you of our regular time together on Sunday. Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. If you have an idea, prayer or story you’d like to share with me, please send it to me at: eliz.tuc@mymts.net  I’ll be sending out a mid-week, short email with a thought for the day and I’d love to hear what brings you hope, where you see God’s love in our world, and what you find inspirational. 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 peace, joy and love in this new reality,

Dear People of Trinity,

We, as the Executive of the Board, would like to give you an update in a time where social distancing is of utmost importance.

As you are aware, Trinity United Church Board Executive made the difficult decision to close the church building effective March 15, 2020 due to COVID-19.  We did this knowing it would be hard on all of us but it was necessary to keep us all safe.  We have been assured at a recent General Council virtual online meeting that we have made the right decision.

The building closure does not mean we have “shut down”, in fact it is quite the opposite.  In a time of accessible technology, we are offered a great gift of connection even with social distancing. The Executive continues to meet regularly via the Zoom virtual online meeting app to review the situation and make decisions on the most up to date information available.

Elizabeth and Irma continue to serve, working hard to ensure the needs of Trinity are met in a time of uncertainty. Worship is being made available weekly through a YouTube link and this is sent by email to everyone with an email address and posted on our website (trinityunitedwinnipeg.com) and Facebook page (see below). Elizabeth will connect us regularly to options for livestreamed services through other United Churches as well as the Moderator’s weekly worship. Both Elizabeth and Irma will be connecting with people by phone and through Zoom meetings.

Our links to any online worship and other information can be accessed through our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-United-Church-Winnipeg-1675947602633223/?eid=ARAlC5ZTS-7dGJ3QeWa-uiap0WgCtBn_msFYyhASnrqIa5IWqAphmiFTJPzbT0MblWn19dpCTBooSzBl

We have had community members step up and they will be checking in on our physical church building regularly to ensure the mail is brought in, the building remains secure and is well cared for.

Our committees also continue their work as needed with proper social distancing, accessing email and Zoom meetings to support them. Many members are continuing about their work from home and this has allowed us to continue the essential operations as best we can.

As we move thought this time together we will continue to seek ways to connect and strengthen our faith in community.

This time has not come without its challenges so please be patient with us as we work through things. We must acknowledge the financial implications of our building closure for those who give through envelope offering on Sunday mornings. All givings are critical to Trinity and we recognize not physically being able to be together may impact us. If giving remains important to you and you traditionally would offer your envelope during Sunday worship, we ask you to consider other options we have for accepting your donations.

  1. Pre-Authorized Remittance – PAR – allows for an automatic withdrawal directly from your bank account once per month in the amount of your choosing. You can leave a message at the church phone (204 269 1632) and someone will be in touch with you.
  2. Though online donations through CanadaHelps.org. This is a secure online site where you can donate online.  It can be accessed directly at this link https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/108141771RR0001-trinity-united-church/ Or through our Church web page, near the top, on the right-hand side via the “Donate” link.  https://trinityunitedwinnipeg.com/
  3. Cheques can be sent by mail or dropped off in the mailbox. As noted before, we will continue to monitor our mail and cheques will be handled in a timely manner.

We would like to extend our gratitude to each of you. The strength and faith of this community is inspiring and heartwarming. Please stay home, stay safe but don’t forget to connect with one another by phone, email or online.  We may be social distancing but we are never alone.  Please reach out to us if you have questions, concerns or recommendations for us.  We would love to hear from you. You can email the church at TUC@mymts.net or call at 204-269-1632.

Be safe and be at peace,

Leah Hes, Susan Delaney, Karen Wall, Barb Poustie, Lori Clunie-Powell, Elaine Johnson, Elizabeth Brown
The Executive of the Board
Trinity United Church

 

Posted by: jwhes | March 16, 2020

Trinity is closed until further notice

Trinity United Church is closed until further notice. All groups using the building are cancelled except for RKNS. For emergencies and pastoral care, please call Rev. Elizabeth at 204 275 0014 or 204 232 2632 or search Trinity United, Winnipeg on Facebook.

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