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The Good Food Box

The Good Food Box

It’s not a secret that vegetables and fruits are good for you and that consuming them may help you reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

However, it’s not always easy to eat the recommended amount. That’s where the Good Food Box program comes in. It’s a way of buying fresh produce at wholesale prices so that you can increase your intake of fruits and vegetables and still have money for other food items.

The program is open to everyone. You can try it at any time, and there is no obligation to re-order. Orders must be placed by the 2nd Tuesday of the month, paid for at the time of ordering and they are ready for pick up at Trinity on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

You can order a large box of mixed fruit and veggies for $20., a small box of just fruit for $6. Or a small box of just veggies for $6.

The contents of the orders change from month to month and are based on what is in season. Fresh products are brought in large quantities from a large produce wholesale distributor, and when possible, local farmers. The bulk purchase savings are passed directly on to program participants. Ordering a Good Food Box is a wise way to spend food dollars and also helps to keep the program running.

To order, volunteer, or for more information, please contact Chris Dickson or Heather Quinn.

HOSTING THE EASTERN ONTARIO OUTAOUAIS REGIONAL COUNCIL INNAUGURAL ANNUAL MEETING

Excitement is building as we move closer to the date of the inaugural annual meeting for our new Region: Eastern Ontario Outaouais Region taking place June 7 – 9 in Smiths Falls. The meetings will take place at the Memorial Arena with worship at Trinity on Sunday. We expect approximately 300 representatives from throughout the Region.

You will not want to miss church on Sunday, June 9. This historical event will see our sanctuary full and maybe over-flowing into the Upper Room, Church Hall and outside. Two people will become ministers in the United Church; there will be communion and wonderful music.

This service will be followed by a lunch provided by the UCW with a free-will donation. Due to the large numbers, people will be eating their lunch in the hall, the gym and outside. Bad weather? No problem, a plan is in place.

Can you supply help of any kind? From June 6 to June 9, we will be looking for help with billeting, lawn chairs, setting up and taking down, help with children and youth, first aiders. Your first opportunity to help will be on May 1st when we are potting our table decorations. See the list in the foyer and the sign up sheets.

Any questions: Contact:  Norma Wrightly, 613-283-2877 or Linda Stronski, 613-283-3002

Trinity on Cogeco

Our services are recorded and available on Cogeco on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Christian Community Team offers:

The Christian Community Team offers Pastoral Care and Community Presence with Communion.  Contact the church office is you would like this service.  Church Office Number:  613-283-4444

Christian Community Line Dancing ~ every Friday from 11 a.m. to Noon.  There is no charge, but you may leave a free will offering, if you wish.

Trinity Walkers on Tuesdays at 9:30 am. Start at Trinity.  End at a Cafe.

Trinity on Tuesday  Holy Hullabaloo, Program at 6:00 pm, supper to follow (gluten-free and vegetarian available). Outreach and Social Justice hosts the meal. If you would like to join in, we are looking for soup, sandwiches and cake or cupcakes. Let Lorraine Ryan know.

Council has a new Vice Chair and Treasurer

To learn more see the Communicator

The Teams are always looking for interested participants so you are invited to attend any of the Team Meetings that interest you.  For more information contact the Church Office, Council Chair at [email protected]

Gift Card Program

Every Sunday you can purchase gift cards for Food Basics, Independent, Canadian Tire and Giant Tiger.  It doesn’t cost anything extra to purchase a gift card and you can use them at participating stores.  The good news is that Trinity makes 4% to 5% for each gift card purchased. This program needs more participants, please consider supporting this program.

 Annual Geranium Sale

Again this year, Trinity will be holding our annual geranium sale.  We have a limited number of geraniums so place your order early.  We have red, pink, white and salmon coloured geraniums this year at the same price of 4 plants for $10.00.  Order forms are coming soon!

Fundraising Team

The Stewardship Team and the Treasurer are looking to form a fundraising team.  If you are interested, please contact someone on the Stewardship Team or the Treasurer.

Lake 88 interview with Tom Foulkes

Tom Foulkes joins us to talk about our health services from a local and regional perspective. Tom is former patient at the Ottawa Heart Institute and long-time supporter of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.

http://lake88.ca/2018/08/10/in-focus-27aa/

When Giving Back is Second Nature

An interview with Tom Foulkes in the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation Newsletter.

Go to page 10 in the Newsletter to read the article.

New Page on our Website

We have a new page on our website for our videos that are uploaded to our YouTube Channel.  To visit our YouTube Channel click here.  To see some highlights of our YouTube channel visit our YouTube Page by clicking here.

Trinity Tuesday:  Alternative Services : 6:00-7:00 pm
Easy Supper at 6:00 pm ~ Program to follow ~ Fellowship Hall
Messy Church

1st Friday of each month – MESSY CHURCH – Biblical Craft short celebration

Story, prayer, song and games  for and includes people of all ages

Notice from Christian Community

If you have had a change in contact information (address, telephone, email) or if you live in a rural area and we do not have your civic address, please contact the Church Office.

Rainbow Sabbath

Every 2nd Friday of each month in the Church Hall. A potluck supper at 6pm and is followed by spiritual readings of one’s own choice.  It is a safe, non-judgemental space for members of the LGBTQ community and those who support them.

Volunteers Needed!

Christian Community (Caring Ministry)

Be part of a Team that visits regularly at the Retirement/Nursing Homes, home visits, keeping tabs on those missing from church by phone or card writing.  Call the church for more information:  613-283-4444

  Library Volunteer

The Spiritual Leadership Team is looking for someone to maintain inventory and care for the library.  Who wouldn’t want to be a volunteer?  If you are interested, please contact the church office.

Audio-Visual Crew Volunteers Needed

We are looking to recruit more technicians.  You could be part of the crew that records our worship services for Cogeco viewers, manages the sound system during worship services, and sometimes funeral services, and have the best seat in the house.  Training is provided.  If you are a student (you don’t need to be) or know a student who might be interested, your time counts towards the mandatory volunteer hours for high school diploma.  Besides it is a cool job.  Send your name to [email protected] and ask her to forward it to Bill.

Recruiter for Ushers

We need someone to help organize ushers for each Sunday.  If you are interested, please see Ron Botham.

Defibrillator

We have a new defibrillator in the vestibule, we also have a sign on the window to alert anyone outside in case of emergency on the other side of the door.