Order of the Diocese
In 2013, the Bishop of Toronto and the College of Bishops, with the approval of the Diocesan Council, created an award called the Order of the Diocese of Toronto. The purpose of the Order is to recognize and honour those members of the laity in the Diocese who have given outstanding service over a significant period of time in their volunteer ministry. The Area Bishops will approve one nomination from each parish in the designated deaneries for that year. In 2019, the deaneries will be: Victoria / Haliburton, North Peel, St. James & E. Toronto and Nottawasaga.
For Trinity, nominations may be made by any parishioner and can be submitted to the Sue Taylor until September 15th, 2019. She will keep track of the nominations that have been received until then. At that point, a ballot, with all of the nominee’s names on it, will be handed out to the Parishioners for them to select the deserving member of the congregation to receive this prestigious award.
The presentations will be made at the Bishop’s Levee in St. James Cathedral on the Feast of the Naming of Jesus, January 1. All are welcome to attend. Nomination forms are available at the back of the church. For more information please speak with Bill Sergeant.
1st Barrie Foresters Going to 24th World Scout Jamboree
On Saturday January 19th, 2019, members of the 1st Barrie Foresters put on a made-to-order breakfast for 30 members of Trinity. During the sumptuous meal, Wendy, one of the Foresters who will be travelling to the upcoming Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia this summer, gave a presentation about their preparations for the Jamboree and what they will be doing while they are there. They are planning on spending an additional 4 days in Washington, D.C. to see the Smithsonian museums, the Library of Congress, the White House, and other attractions. After enjoying a meal of eggs, toast, melon, pancakes & syrup, hash browns, and bacon, Barry Mitchell thanked the Foresters for their efforts as well as thanking those present for their generous donation towards the cost of Forester’s upcoming trip, which will cost each participant about $4,000. The Foresters have said that they would like to come back in the fall to tell us about their experiences this summer.