October 18 2019

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Congregational Meeting

Sunday October 27, 2019 – following worship

Guest Speaker: Dan Dreidger from Menno Homes will be speaking to the congregation about the work they do in the KW area. 

Legacy Funds 1 and 2:  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the proposed new legacy fund wording. This will be the focal point of the Congregational Meeting of October 27th after worship. Limited printed copies available at the back of the chapel.  Also available online through a link in the Friday eblast of October 18th.

Music Director:  Trinity is looking for a Music Director. Job Posting

Fellowship Club: Sunday, October 20th at 7:30 in the Chapel at Trinity on Church. Tara Hebblethwaite will be presenting, “Strong Enough to Share My Story”.

Tara was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo.  She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a degree in Honours Legal Studies and a minor in Sociology. 

She is currently working at Lutherwood’s Children’s Mental Health Centre where she supports youth struggling with mental health through art classes.

Tara was crowned Miss Oktoberfest in 2013 and was secretly struggling with mental health issues.  She will speak to us and explain how she became a prominent advocate for mental health after witnessing somebody losing their life to suicide.

Grand River Women (previously Waterloo Presbyterial) invites All Women of The United Church & their friends to “Joy” Day at Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb Street East, Waterloo.  Saturday October 26, 2019, 10 am – 2:30 pm.  Registration 9:30 – 10:00 (muffins, coffee…)  Catered lunch at noon.  “A Visit from Mary, Mother of Jesus” (more than a Christmas story) by Laurie Atkins, ARCT, a musician, composer and dramatist will fill the afternoon.  Tickets are $18.00  Please contact Jan @519-741-0061 by October 13th if you are interested in attending.

Trinity Single Women's Dinner Group will meet at Home Style Diner, 504 Albert Street, Waterloo, on Tuesday, October 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to Pauline by Monday, October 27 noon so she can make final arrangements. Sit in Trinity's former pews, and enjoy great food and conversation!

A Week of Guided Prayer: Rocking and Rolling with God, 2019-2020 Sunday November 3 to Saturday November 9 hosted by Calvary Memorial United, 91 Gruhn Street, Kitchener.  An ecumenical initiative under the Direction of the Week of Guided Prayer Network of Western Ontario Waterways Region of the United Church.  Contact Anne Murdoch 905-842-0275 or email contact@weekofguidedprayer.ca.  A retreat guided by the Spirit in the midst of everyday life – 30 minutes at home, 30 minutes in church, each day for a week  $25.00 registration.

Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council’s 41st Annual Justice Dinner:  Thursday November 14, 5:30 – 9pm at Lot 42 , 41 Ardelt Pl, Kitchener.  Imagine a community where Every Voice Matters  Please contact Lori-Ann Livingston if you are interested in attending.  Social Justice will cover the cost for a table of 8. 

Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council:  meeting Saturday November 16, 10 am to 3 pm, at Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, Fergus 550 Belsyde Ave E. in Fergus.  Please register

ShamRose is sponsoring a refugee family, a single Syrian mother and her three kids. Through BVOR in cooperation with MCC.  Most of costs will be covered by the Federal Government and The Refugee Hub. ShamRose needs to raise funds to settle them in their new home, and to cover unexpected emergencies. We need YOUR help! We are grateful for all donations, large or small. Every little bit helps! All donations will receive a tax receipt from MCC (Mennonite Central Committee). Please donate at the link here: https://donate.mcccanada.ca/registry/shamrose-syrian-culture

Lay Readers:  We are in need of weekly scripture readers and someone to lead the prayers of the people.  Please sign up on the sheet found at the back of the chapel.  Many thanks to those who have helped out in the past.  

Community Events

Sunday October 27:  Greg Gibson in Concert -Classic American, Musicals, Sacred, Jazz at 2pm at Christ the King UC, 167 Thaler Ave, Kitchener.  Free admission, donations gratefully received.  For more information contact christtheking@outlook.com

Thursday November 7:  Westminster’s annual SPAGHETTI SUPPER & BAKE SALE fundraiser from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Dinner includes spaghetti with choice of sauce (meat or vegetarian), salad, rolls, beverages and dessert!  Adults are $12.00, Children 2-12 are $6.00 and Children under 2 are free.  Yummy home-baked goods will be available for sale as well.  ALL ARE WELCOME - spread the word to friends, family and co-workers, and invite them to attend! 

Grounding: Discovering our Sacred Gifts in Climate Emergency November 15-17, 2019, Loyola House, Guelph, ON Facing deep grief and dying ecosystems we come together to ask God 'what is emerging' through this ecumenical contemplative prayer retreat hosted by Student Christian Movement and Pastors in Exile. For more information and to register by October 29: www.pastorsinexile.org/grounding

Tuesday November 26, 7 – 9pm:  A Rabbi, a Minister and an Imam walk into the Cedars… Women Leaders of Faith in Conversation!  An evening of interactive conversations about religion and dynamic inclusivity. Panelists: Rabbi Lori Cohen, Temple Shalom, Reverend Andrea Allan, Westminster United Church and Imam Fran Pappert-Shannon, K-W Unity Mosque. This is a free event being held at The Cedars, 543 Beechwood Drive, Waterloo.  Registration is encouraged.  RSVP to Sara Lynn at 519-746-6080 or email office@westminsterunited.ca  Free will donations to Anselma House will be collected at the event.osting