We invite you to join one of our ministry groups here at Trinity.
Our Ministry Together
Ministry includes a variety of outreach initiatives, meetings and fellowship opportunities within our church community.
There are numerous opportunities for you to participate, serve others and grow in your spiritual journey. Our programs are rich in variety and we feel that we have a place for everyone.
If you would like to become more involved or have something to share with our faith community, we welcome you with open arms. To get started, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Children and Youth
At Trinity we believe every child is unique and specially made by God. At the baptism of each child, we renew a promise to nurture our children in the Christian faith so that they may begin their journeys centered in the love of God.
During COVID-19, Sunday school has been online. Currently there is a short video service every week just for children, called “United Kids.” It goes live every Sunday morning at 8am. Check our main page for details or our YouTube channel “Trinity on Main, Newmarket.”
Youth and Families
Currently our Youth group runs on Zoom alternative Wednesdays at 7pm. Please email Natalie Payne for the link.
Family Faith Fridays are also online, one Friday evening per month.
To find out about upcoming Sunday School activities, family worship services and other youth events, please visit our Children and Youth page or contact our Children's Ministry Coordinator, Natalie Payne.
Trinity's Mission and Social Outreach
Trinity is an active and involved congregation that reaches out to those who are underprivileged or at-risk in our community and throughout the world. The M & S committee is responsible for the implementation of local outreach programmes and for accentuating the work of the United Church's Mission and Service Fund. They keep the congregation informed on how the fund is used and encourage its support by the church family. An informative Minute for Mission presentation is scheduled once a month during the worship service ... you will recognize the colourful hat worn by the speaker.
The M & S committee encourages support within the church for various local charities such as Inn From The Cold, the Food Pantry, and LAMP (our weekly lunch program). We also host three Friday Night Dinners at the Inn From the Cold which are funded, prepared and served by members and friends of the congregation. The Benevolent Fund is supported by the congregation and is used mostly for persons requiring immediate help who come to the church office. Other initiatives include the Christmas Mitten Tree and Soup and Bun Sundays featuring "Peace" soup. This busy committee meets once a month and new members are always welcome!
LAMP Meal Program
Our LAMP meal program is now operating with funding from a United Way fund, as well as from our LAMP fund. We serve a population of unhoused or underhoused people, many of whom have no place to call home, and no place to go and eat in safety and comfort, now that the Covid-19 crisis has closed most amenities.
Every Tuesday from 2:30 - 6 pm volunteers meet in the kitchen at Trinity to prepare and package a hot meal, which is then distributed at 4:30 pm to those in need. Leslie and Austin Down put in uncounted hours of time and effort to ensure that this program meets the needs. Many hours go into planning, organizing, sourcing, purchasing and communicating.
There are two major concerns at the moment: First, we are in need of more volunteers, as they are key to continuing the program. The need is for people who can commit to giving about 3 hours, once each month. If you think you can help out, please let Teresa Porter know at email@example.com Thank you.
Secondly, we see that the pandemic has meant that many of our guests simply have nowhere to go and eat in dignity, safety and comfort. We want our community leaders to know that this is unacceptable. Provision should have been made to open a warming centre in town. Anyone who can join us in urging the Town of Newmarket to act on this may contact me, or Rev Ross Carson. Please be generous in donating to the mitten tree this year. We see that the need is great!
Teresa Porter for LAMP Newmarket Supper Program.
Council and Committees
Trinity's Council (elders) and standing committees are crucial to the work of the church, both the ongoing administrative functions as well as the intellectual and spiritual needs of our congregation and community. Every committee has a specific focus and each would welcome your participation. You do not have to be an elder to lend a helping hand. If you have any questions about the Council governance, or would like to serve on a committee, please contact the church office.
The Board of Trustees
While Council focuses on the continuing administrative and spiritual activities of the church, Trinity's Board of Trustees duties are to ensure that the property and investments of the church are adequately managed and protected in the present and for future generations.