Cool Block Craft

Use old building blocks to create something new.  Children will have fun building this and then playing with it!

Snowflake Pretzel Pop

Check out this cool Snowflake Pretzel Pop recipe.  Children will love to have help in making these! You’ll need: 32 mini pretzels 8 ROLO candies (or Reese’s pieces bites – any candy of your choice) 1 cup white chocolate (melted) White and silver sprinkles (optional) Lollipop sticks How to make: Preheat the oven to 250… Continue reading Snowflake Pretzel Pop

Creamy Rice Pudding

An Instant Pot makes it simple to make creamy, delicious rice pudding.  Served with cinnamon and maple syrup is a special touch. (made in Instant Pot) 1 cup rice (Arborio) 1-1/2 cup water ¼ teaspoon salt 2 cups whole milk, divided ½ cup sugar 2 eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ to ¾ cup raisins (optional)… Continue reading Creamy Rice Pudding

Chocolate Pudding/or Pie

If you have a desire for chocolate pudding or chocolate pie –this recipe hits the spot and is simple for you to make ¾ cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch ¼ teaspoon salt 2 cups milk 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate (chopped)* 2 egg yolks or 1 egg, slightly beaten 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla In… Continue reading Chocolate Pudding/or Pie

Pumpkin Muffins

These easy pumpkin muffins are loaded with all your favourite autumn spices and lots of pumpkin flavour. 1-3/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ginger ¼ cup flax seed, ground ½ cup butter or coconut oil, melted 2 eggs, whisked 1 tsp vanilla ¾ cup brown sugar 1 cup pumpkin… Continue reading Pumpkin Muffins

Clock Tower

The clock was built by George Hess of Zurich and donated in 1886 by the family of Eckhardt Wettlaufer.  There weren’t many clocks made by Hess, who used an odd configuration in the mechanics of the Trinity clock, making it rather unique to repair.  It needed to be “wound” about every three days.  This was… Continue reading Clock Tower

Lights

Discussions in 1906 and continuing into 1907 and 1908 were electric – in more ways than one. The subject was whether it would be advisable to have electricity at the Church. Some were for it and some were against. The issue was cost and the projected $500.00 expense that electric lights would incur. Finally, after… Continue reading Lights

Trinity Pipe Organ

In 1893 a contract was signed with the organ firm of Warren & Son of Toronto for a two-manual pipe organ for the sum of $1,450. On July 15, 1894 the organ was dedicated. Miss Martha Veit was the organist, at a salary of $40 per year, and a bellows operator for the organ received… Continue reading Trinity Pipe Organ

Klingelbeutel

At a congregational meeting held in July of 1873 it was ‘moved that from now on the collection in the Church will be taken with a collection bag with a bell’. They were called Klingelbeutels. Tradition says that every time a bell is rung a soul is released from hell and goes to heaven. The… Continue reading Klingelbeutel

Church Altar 1884

This is the altar referenced in the Trinity Church building specifications dated 1883: built by Kalbfleisch & Schaefer, the Tavistock company given the contract for carpentry work for the “new” church: and in place when the church was consecrated in 1884. In the early days the altar was stained a dark colour and almost entirely… Continue reading Church Altar 1884