February 15, 2019

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Two Countries – One World:  Concert by Florencia and Friends Sunday February 17 at 11:45am.  The purpose is to raise funds for Florencia’s participation in TCOW in Columbia this March 9 – 16, 2019.  We encourage you to support and enjoy this live music event.  (Gabriella will be taking orders for empanadas and alfajores)

GUEST SPEAKER:  Sunday February 24th, join us as our speaker Dr. Alydia Smith shares stories of racism within the United Church.  She is Program Coordinator, Worship, Music and Spirituality, United Church of Canada.

Bible Study: Tuesday, February 19, 12:30 – 2:00 pm. Join Bill in the chapel or www.hereticslikeus.com online. Daily at www.trinityunitedkw.ca audio with notes.

Trinity Book Club choice for February - "The Children Act" by Ian McEwen. The major issue in this story centres on a judge's decision about the right of parents to refuse a blood transfusion for their son, for religious reasons. Join the group for discussion on Wednesday, Feb.20, 1:30 pm at the home of Eleanor B.

Single Women’s Dinner:  Tuesday February 26th at 5:30pm.  Meeting at Homestyle Diner in the Parkdale Plaza, Albert St. N.  Please RSVP to Mary Ann.

Come cook with us! The St. John kitchen is booked so we can communally create food to share and freeze, to help us with our busy schedules and lazy evenings. Bring the kids, make it a family experience. The kitchen is also booked for these days: March 30, April 27, June 1, July 27, Aug. 24. See Lori-Ann for more information or email her at justice@trinityunitedkw.ca.

Trinity Reads:  join us in sharing what you like to read.  Slips of paper to fill in can be found outside the chapel on the credenza.  When complete place it in the container.  Let’s share and find out what we have in common.

Updated Church Phone Directory 2019: Please pick up your updated church directory from the back of the chapel.  Information is current as of February 1, 2019.

AGM approved: The staff plan and budget for 2019 were approved last Sunday February 10th at the Congregational Meeting.

Lenten Potluck and film series:  Every Tuesday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm in the chapel beginning March 12th.   A film series about climate change, throughout Lent.  Bring a meatless dish for the potluck and watch the film with us.  Beyond Crisis, presented by Transition KW.

Community Events

House of Friendship Potato Blitz:  Final day to drop off your donation of potatoes this Sunday February 17.  We'll combine our potatoes with St. Matthews' spuds, and the donations will all get dropped off to the House of Friendship.

Ecumenical Prayer with songs of Taize:  Sunday February 24 at 7:30 pm.  St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 248 Highland Road East, Kitchener.

World Day of Prayer – Downtown churches:  Saturday March 3rd at 11:00am.  Gather at St. Johns the Evangelist Anglican church at the corner of 25 Water St. N. and Duke Street in Kitchener.  Written by the World Day of Prayer committee of Slovenia and adapted for use in Canada by Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada.  Please join us.  A luncheon will follow the service.  Parking on the street (2hr limit), free parking off College St. in former St. Jerome’s facility, parking at Kitchener City Hall access off of Young St.  Elevator access to sanctuary is off of Duke St. entrance.  Do not park in Shoppers Drug Mart lot or St. Louis Adult learning center – you could receive a ticket.

 Other World Day of prayer locations - Friday March 1st, at 2pm

Kitchener East Presbyterian, 10 Zeller Drive 
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 49 Blueridge Ave
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 544 Bridgeport Road