Ministries

Adults & Youth

Nursery

During our church building redevelopment, we are unable to provide nursery care.

Children (Age 3 to Grade 5)

The children have their own program which is experiential and could include drama, cooking, crafts, games, science and anything else the leaders dream up!  See below for upcoming activities.

Youth (Grade 6 and up)

Trinity Youth will gather Sunday Nov 19th at 10:30. All youth are invited to come with one or more songs that they find inspirational, or that they turn to in challenging moments. Bring the song on your own bluetooth compatible device or with the information to search it on youtube. 

Music

The music in our worship is a partner in the work of communicating the message and theme of the Bible passage, and invites us all into a journey of where we can deepen our faith. We draw upon a diverse repertoire including contemporary music, classical hymns, upbeat world music, gospel and more.  Our belief is that the Spirit speaks to us through music  and prayer as well as the sermon so that we, in turn, can reach out to each other and to the world beyond us.

We welcome you to sing in our choir or in the congregation, to simply listen , and/or to offer your gifts in playing a musical instrument.  All ages and abilities are welcome to join in!  There is a place for everyone in this ministry.

Trinity Book Club

The Book Club is a group of ladies who love to read and who meet once a month. We choose one book each month that we all read, then we meet to discuss the book with one of the members leading the discussion. We also have a time at each meeting to talk about books or films that we have read/seen that we would recommend to others. It’s a great way to get introduced to authors and books you may not have known and to get recommendations for others that you can enjoy on your own.

UCW – United Church Women

The United Church Women, also known as the UCW, is a group of women who meet on the fourth Thursday every other month at 2pm. Their meetings consist of a short business section, some worship, and often a guest speaker or video. This follows with social time and shared food for the women to chat. Any United Church women are welcome, and as the COVID-19 situation improves the UCW is looking forward to getting back together in person starting in September!

The UCW’s mission is to love God; foster Christian commitment, faithfulness, and spirituality; and promote respect and love for all God’s creation.

Study Groups

Throughout the year, various study groups are offered to explore and deepen our faith.

GPS  (Grow, Participate and Serve)

Our GPS group is made up of individuals who are committed to growing in faith, seeking justice, responding to needs in the community, building relationships, encouraging wise stewardship of all resources, and acting out our call as Christians to love kindness, show mercy and walk humbly with God.  This takes many forms, including dinners, having prayer partners, fundraising events such as a chili cook-off or live auction, and activities such as movie or games nights.  Here are some latest examples:

  • (Our monthly Community Can Dine has been moved to other church locations due to Trinity’s building development)
  • Each fall we collect winter clothing which is distributed by Woolwich Community Services.
  • During Lent, children and adults are paired as “Lenten Friends”.  There are many opportunities to worship, play (e.g. bowling), eat, and interact.
  • “Heavenly Eats” Food Trucks will return in May.  Trinity takes its turn with other churches in the Elmira community to host 3-4 food trucks on Friday evenings throughout the summer.  Check out Facebook Heavenly Eats Food Trucks for more information.
  • P.I.E. Day acknowledges National Affirming Day in March.

Funerals

We are always sad to learn that someone had died.  We would be honoured to hold your loved one’s funeral or memorial service at our church.  Knowing that decisions can be difficult during a time of loss, we have prepared a brochure in order to help you plan the service.  Please contact the office (see contact us page) to get your brochure.

Volunteering

There are great opportunities to contribute to your Church.
  • Sharing a cup of tea or coffee has become a ritual at Trinity. Sign up to help bring java joy and tasty tea and treats to everyone.
  • Greeters are the first face people see when they arrive on Sundays. Consider hosting on a regular basis.
  • Do you enjoy reading aloud?  Offer to read scripture.
  • Our tech booth – would you be willing to run our slides each week?  There are easy step-by-step instructions but we can offer face-to-face training too!
  • Community Dinners – (moved to another church location during our building redevelopment)
  • Children and Youth – Your help would be appreciated in our Sunday programs and/or other events and activities.
Not sure where you fit?
 At Trinity we have lots of things happening – we want to help you find your way in. Please reach out and step into the spaces that inspire you the most. There is a place for you. If you have any questions – contact Cheryl Fisher in the Office.