Newsletter #8.   Nov 7, 2020   

Return to Church

 

We have successfully had three services in the sanctuary, with about 25 people attending.  It is wonderful to see faces, at least the smiling eyes.  We will continue to keep the church open within the Public Health guidelines and monitor the numbers weekly as they continue to rise in this second wave of the pandemic.  Niagara was placed in the “yellow” stage with the new staging, but the parameters did not seem to change.   Hopefully, things will begin to abate as we near the Advent season.   Rev Jim and Rick continue to work on the sound to offer a service to worship at home later on Sunday afternoon or evening.  Thanks to our Greeters who are helping to show the way for the new ways to be in the house of the Lord.   Please don’t be shy to share your ideas and suggestions.  (carol.dueck@gmail.com)
 

Practical Projects  

 

Because of the pandemic, we are at a point where some of the usual Trinity ways of outreach, such as our dinners, are not safe to hold.   Yet, we feel the desire as Christians to help others in our community, we have decided to restart the Practical Projects we have done in the past.

 

For November and December, we'll collect new or gently used running shoes for our neighbour youth at Prince of Wales School and also winter outerwear such as mitts, hats, scarves, coats and blankets for Thorold's Community Care.  

 

In January and in February, we'll collect canned goods and boxed food items for Community Care.  Throughout these four months, anyone who wishes to donate by cheque to Community Care can send that directly to Community Care, Thorold, 19 Albert St. W. Thorold. ON .  L2V 2G2.   We'll connect with Community Care throughout this process to learn how best we can help those they help.

 

Those who currently attend church on Sunday can bring running shoes and warm outerwear to deposit in boxes that sit in the closet directly to the right before entering the Trinity sanctuary. (please continue to keep your own coats with you and not hang them up in the coat room).   

 

For those not yet returning to church, bring items to the church hall on one of the following times:  Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning from 9:00 to 12:00 or during the day on Saturday.  Our staff will respond when you ring the bell, and they'll put contributions into a box that sits next to the table where visitors sign in and get hand sanitizer.  You will not need to enter.   These boxes will be emptied once weekly, and the contents will then be taken where they are needed.

 

In these ways, our Trinity people will continue to reach out and help others in our community as we have always done.

 

Many thanks for considering this outreach     Jan Tanouye. and Maggie Duckett President UCW

Baptisms are Special for our church family 

 Welcome Andee  Nov 1, 2020

(Cindy Dickson’s granddaughter)

Trinity United Church Thorold 

905-227-4644  /  tuc@vaxxine.ca