Traditional Worship Service 9:00-10:00
Sunday School for all ages 10:00-11:00
Contemporary Worship Service 11:00-12:00

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Sermon Series


Pastor Gordon Thomas

January Sermon Themes

January 7th - Epiphany Sunday - 
“A Journey Of A Lifetime!” - Matthew 2:1-12 (Communion)

January 14th - “The Escape Into Egypt” - Matthew 2:13-18

January 21st - “The Boy Jesus In His Temple” - Luke 2:41-52

January 28th - “The Baptism of Jesus” - Matthew 3:13-17

Join us every Sunday to hear God’s Word, offer our praise through music, and to fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

9:00 a.m. - Traditional Service

10:00 a.m. - Sunday School

11:00 a.m. - Contemporary Service


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Trinity Baptist Church in North Canton

January at Trinity

Sunday, January 7th at 12:00 p.m. - Undecorate the Church

Immediately following the Contemporary Service, stick around to help “unhang the greens”. With many hands, it will not take very long. Plan to go out to lunch together. We appreciate any and all help.

Tuesday, January 16th at 7 p.m. - Team Leaders Meeting

The Team Leaders will meet at the church. We will be discussing the revision of the Church Constitution.

Saturday, January 20th at 6:30 p.m. - Free Movie Night - “The Case For Christ”

Invite your friends and join us for the movie “The Case For Christ”. A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the ChicagoTribune. But things weren't going nearly as well at home where his wife Leslie's newfound faith in Christ went against everything Lee believed-or didn't believe-as an avowed atheist. Utilizing his journalistic and legal training, Lee begins a quest to disprove the claims of Christianity in order to save his crumbling marriage. Chasing down the biggest story of his career, Lee comes face-to-face with unexpected results that could change everything he knows to be true. Based on Lee Strobel's award-winning bestselling book and starring Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, Robert Forster, and Frankie Faison. It's an ideal movie for anyone who has ever pondered the existence of God ... and what role He could play in their lives. Refreshments will be available.

Wednesday Night Activities - Something For Everyone

Invite Your Friends!
5:30 p.m. Fellowship Dinner - Sign up in the lobby or call Carol Warner at 330-493-6825 by Tuesday noon
6:30 p.m. Programs - Epic Kids Leader:  Melanie Snyder; Youth Leader:  Stephanie Burns; Adult Bible Study:  Romans with Pastor Bill Kerr

Barr School Back Pack Program

For January, we will be collecting breakfast and snack items such as granola bars, nutra-grain bars, pop tarts, individual oatmeal cups and small cereal boxes. Your donations are appreciated.

Retired Missionaries and Ministers Offering

During the month of January, we will be collecting our Retired Missionaries and Ministers Offering. (RMMO) This year’s theme is “Generous Giving”. Helping those in need is one of the major themes of the Bible and of Jesus’ ministry. The prophet Isaiah reminds us, “But generous people plan to do what is generous, and they stand firm in their generosity.” (Isaiah 32:8 NLT) Generosity is central to our faith. As Christians, we are called to serve and care for others, and the RMMO aligns with the collective spirit of love that inspires us all to honor the devotion of ministers and their families for their service to the church. Since RMMO began in 1977, it has helped provide much needed “thank you” checks to retired ministers, missionaries, their widowed spouses and families - those who have dedicated their lives to God’s service.. Prayerfully consider what your gift to the Retired Minister and Missionaries Offering will be.

Christmas Events At Trinity

There are many wonderful events planned for the Christmas Season.

Be sure and invite your family and friends.

Sunday, December 10th 5:30 p.m. Dinner and 6:30 p.m. Christmas Concert by the Praise Band!

Join us for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Cost is by donation. Menu is broasted chicken, baked ziti, salad and dessert. 

Come for a free Christmas Concert at 6:30 p.m. presented by the Trinity Praise Band. Invite your friends and let us help you relax and get into the Christmas spirit! The band will be playing new and traditional Christmas songs for both young an old. A sampling of the song list: It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Please Come Home For Christmas, Breath of Heaven, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Holly, Jolly Christmas and more!

Saturday, December 16th, 6 p.m. Christmas Party For All Ages

Bring your favorite Christmas dish for a pot luck dinner Following dinner we will have ornament creating, cookie decorating, games, and maybe even a visit from Santa himself. There will be plenty of fun for all ages, so invite your family, friends and neighbors.

Sunday, December 17th Pastor Gordon’s Christmas Open House – 2 - 4 p.m.

Pastor Gordon is inviting you to his home for a Christmas Open House. He has always loved Christmas celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Since he grew up in Hermitage, Pa, he also loved Kraynak’s Christmas Land with all the beautiful decorations. He invites you to come and enjoy each other’s company, enjoy some delicious morsels (he will not be baking so you are safe), and enjoy the Christmas decorations. He has at least 7 Nativities and a pink Breast Cancer Awareness tree! His address is 5005 Clearwater Drive, North Canton (but he lives in Green). To continue our gift giving at Christmas, he encourages you to bring a $5 or $10 fast food gift card for Hannah’s House in Canton. They use them to take the girls out to learn how to order and for one-one on sessions. Cards from other restaurants like Applebee's, etc. would also be welcomed.

Sunday Morning - December 24th - Combined Worship Service at 10 a.m.

Join us as we worship together and lift up praises in celebration of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. No Sunday School.  

Sunday, December 24th - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 7 p.m.

Come and celebrate the birth of Jesus with us on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. Worship with scripture readings and traditional carols, a devotional message and candles lit to proclaim the birth of our Savior. Invite your family and friends to join you at this beautiful family service to welcome in Christmas!

New Year’s Eve Morning, Sunday, December 31 at 10 a.m. - Combined Worship Service

Welcome in the New Year with praise and celebration at one service on Sunday, Dec. 31st at 10 a.m. No Sunday School. 

Christmas Special Offering

We will be collecting a special Christmas offering on all Sundays in December as a gift to support the American Baptist Home Mission Societies and American Baptist Churches USA initiative in Puerto Rico to “Rebuild, Restore, and Renew” the homes, churches and lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ devastated by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. This effort includes rebuilding 114 churches in Puerto Rico. One hundred percent of donations go to the relief efforts; no dollars are retained for administrative costs. Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a big difference for our Puerto Rican American Baptist family. 

Giving Tree will again be decorated with hats, gloves, mittens, scarves for folks of all sizes, boys, girls, men and women. Also you may bring heavy “tube” socks (mid calf or knee length) for the men enrolled in the training at the Refuge of Hope. Hats and gloves will also be offered to the families who come to the Refuge of Hope for meals. 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for the Trinity Youth! Every Wednesday night will be full of Christmas cheer!

December 6th, we will hold our “Reindeer Games”. Come for some games that are similar to those in “Minute To Win It”. Including a race to turn your friend into a Christmas tree.

December 13th, is the movie night from 6 8 p.m. Be sure to come to Sunday School at 10 a.m. on December 10th to vote on which Christmas movie we will watch while we drink hot cocoa and eat popcorn, cookies and candy canes.

Last, but certainly, not least, on December 20th, we will have a White Elephant gift exchange. Wrap up a ridiculous gift that no one could possibly want and see who gets stuck with your present!

Am. Baptist Women’s Ministries Winter Rally at Springfield Baptist Church

The Akron Area Association of American Baptist Women Ministries will hold their Winter Rally on Sunday, December 3rd at 5 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church. This is a family musical program and it is a great way to start the Advent Season.



What a great day at Trinity Baptist Church! Sunday, October 8.

God bless Dee Brubaker and Jan Pattison on their baptisms.

Blessings to the Probst/Bachman Families as we dedicated four beautiful daughters to the Lord.



Oct. 8th-

Combined Service beginning at 11 am. There is no Sunday School this day. We will dedicate two babies and baptize Jan Pattison and Dee Brubaker. This is Pastor Jon's last Sunday with us. After the service- there will be a farewell luncheon for Pastor Jon and Merrilee.

Oct. 10th-
Leadership Team Meeting at church- 7 pm.

Oct. 11th-
Wednesday Nights continue with supper at 5:30 pm and Bible Study for all ages at 6:30 pm. Bill Kerr will be teaching the book of Romans.

Oct. 15th-
Guest minister- Rev. Jane Gibbons.

Akron Association Fall Rally at FBC Massillon- 4:30 pm.

Oct. 22nd-
Pastor Bill Kerr preaching

Oct. 26th-
American Baptist Women's Fall Rally at Trinity starting at 9:30 am.

Oct. 28th-
Church Work Day starting at 9:00 am.

Oct. 29th-
Pastor Steve Cope preaching

Mission Outreach for October:
We are collecting for the World Mission Offering this month. This money helps with mission work around the world.

Please bring fruit cups and canned fruit for Barr Elementary School. Please remember to buy cans with easy opening tops.

September at Trinity

Sept. 7th- 

Leadership Team Meeting at Pattison's Home- 7 pm.

Sept. 12th-
Trinity Women's Helping Hands Ministries meeting at church- 10 am.

Sept. 13th-
Wednesday Nights begin! Meal at 5:30 pm and Bible Study at 6:30 pm.

Sept. 16th-
Point Fest at Cedar Point with Casting Crowns Concert. We will leave the church at 8 am and stay the whole day and evening.
Please check with Steph Burns for more info.

Sept. 22nd and 23rd-
American Baptist Women's Spiritual Growth Retreat at FBC in Mt. Vernon, OH. Registration forms are in the foyer. For more info- please contact Wilma Nicholson.

Mission efforts for September:

We are collecting breakfast items for Barr Elementary School.
Pop Tarts, breakfast bars, small cereal boxes are the items we are requesting.

If you would like to donate to the Texas Hurricane Relief- please make your checks out to the church and write "Texas" on the memo line. You can also donate on Pushpay- just scroll to the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering.

August at Trinity Baptist Church

Aug. 12th -
Summer Boating Event at West Branch State Park-
We will meet at church at 10 am to carpool. Please bring your swim suit, towel, lunch, and beverages. We will return to the church around 5 pm. We are asking donations for gas for the boats.

Aug. 16th -
Second Annual Four Square Tournament at church- 6:30 pm.

Aug. 19th and 20th -
North Canton Main Street Festival-
We are hosting our hospitality tent where people can come and sit down and enjoy their food. We need volunteers to help clean tables and invite people to come and sit down. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer.

Aug. 20th -
Blessing of the Backpacks at the 11 am service. We will be praying for all our students, teachers, and all other school employees.

Aug. 23rd -
Paul Todd and Paul Todd, Jr. in concert at the church- 7 pm. This is a free concert. We will be taking up a love offering. Please invite your friends. There are flyers at church for you to take and hand out.

Aug. 27th -
Christian Education Sunday-
We will be honoring our Sunday School Teachers and gving Bibles to those students entering the third grade.

Aug. 30th -
Brainstorming Session at church- 6:30 pm. We will meet and talk about ideas for Bible Study and brainstorm about other ideas you would like to see happen at Trinity.

We are collecting school items and paper goods for Neighborhood Ministries in Youngstown, OH. There is a list of items in the foyer. Please sign your name by the items you will purchase.


July 4th-

Happy Birthday, America!

We are walking in the North Canton 4th of July Parade. Please meet at the Hoover parking lot by 9:30 am. Thank you to all who donated candy to hand out.

July 5th-
All Church Volleyball Game at church- 6:30 pm. Please come and play or just come and cheer. We will have a bonfire afterwards.

July 12th-
Leadership Team Meeting at church- 7 pm.

July 19th-
Youth Wiffle Ball with Swimming Pool Bases at 6:30 pm at church.

Adult Bible Study at Pattison's Home at 6:30 pm.

July 22nd-
Work Day at church starting at 9 am. We are staining the playground set and the pavillion. We are removing trees from the parsonage yard.

Youth are attending the Alive Festival at Atwood Lake. Please meet at the church at 9 am. Please bring a sack lunch, money for supper, bathing suit, and towel. Cost is $31. Deadline to sign up is July 16th.

July 23rd-
Christmas in July!

Christmas Worship at 10 am. This is a combined service with no Sunday School. Following this service we will have our Annual Congregational Meeting.

July 24th-
Executive Committee of the Akron Association will meet at Trinity at 5:30 pm.

July 30th-
Texting Sunday at both services.