October 7th Update

This Sunday – October 9   Meditation: Manna in the Neighbourhood

Coffee Servers: 

  • Oct 9:         Bonnie Brockett, Veronica Lawrence, Joan Read
  • Oct 16:       Ginger Comission, Teresa & George Onsen
  • Oct 23:         ----
On the Horizon…

Important upcoming dates – circle your calendar

  • Wednesday Oct 12:                 Worship Team Meeting
  • Sunday Oct 16:                        Re-Creating Church Group
  • Sunday Oct 16:                        Fellowship Club(7:30pm)
  • Tuesday Oct 18:                       Board Meeting
  • Wednesday Oct 19:                 Trinity Book Club
  • Friday Oct 21:                          Messy Church
  • Saturday Oct 22:                     A Walk Through History in Word and Music(Meet and Greet 2:00 pm)
  • Sunday Oct 23:                       175th Anniversary Service(2:00 pm – no morning service)
  • Tuesday Oct 25:                      Single Women of Trinity Dinner
  • Sunday Oct 30:                       Service and Luncheon
  • November 19th weekend:       Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Worship Team Meeting:  October 12 at 10:00 am in the Reception Room.

Board Meeting:  October 18 at 6:30 pm in the Hearth Room.

United Church Calendars 2017:  available for purchase in the Hearth Room for $5.00.

Creating Church Group: Sunday October 16th after worship in the Fellowship Hall.  Lunch Included.  Book is “The New Adapters – Shaping Ideas to Fit Your Congregation” by Jacob Armstrong. Books available in the office.  $20 or pay as you can.  All are welcome.

Fellowship Club:  Sunday October 16th at 7:30 meeting in the Hearth Room.  All are welcome.

The Trinity Book Club:  will meet at the home of Bev Pullen (519-578-5822) on Wednesday, October 19, 1:30 pm to discuss the book "Inside the O'Briens". This novel deals with the impact of an incurable hereditary disease on an ordinary family in present-day Boston, and is both touching and informative. Everybody is welcome.

Messy Church: October 21 at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Sharing a meal followed by activities for all ages.  Join us for this evening.

CATCH THE EXCITEMENT OF OUR 175TH ANNIVERSARY!  On Saturday Oct 22nd, come join the 30 + choristers as we share OUR history through word and much-loved hymns.  Then, on Sunday Oct 23rd, the Chancel Choir will be joined by former choristers bringing their numbers to 45 +.  The Chaplain's Brass and former organist Alison Clark will assist Ken Seiling with musical accompaniment.  Several former ministers and local dignitaries will also be in attendance.  And don't forget Rev. Dr. John Ambrose will deliver the keynote message that day.  TOGETHER LET'S SHARE THE EXCITEMENT!

Waterloo Presbytery meeting: October 25 beginning at 5:00 pm at Calvary United Church in Kitchener.

 Single Women of Trinity Dinner:  Tuesday, Oct. 25 gathering at 6:00 pm, at Cameron Chinese Restaurant, 21 Cameron St. S., Kitchener.  Please let Joan G. know if you plan to attend and/or if you need a ride.

 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?  As part of the Trinity Family, you are invited to participate in this event which is to take place on or about Nov. 19, 2016.  We need both hosts and guests.  The host supplies the dining facility for 8 people plus the main course, the guests supply 1 side dish per person.

To join in the fun, please register on Sun Oct 16 during coffee hour or by calling Jane M. after Oct. 12, 2016. If you have questions contact Mary Ann P..

Friends of the North FOOD DRIVE: The Social Action Team is once again sponsoring a food drive to help the food banks in Arctic Bay and Sanikiluaq.  Please do not bring canned or jarred goods since they cannot be safely shipped north.  Donations can be placed in the office foyer.  This runs until the end of October.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Tina C. (see attached list of items requested)

Gifts with Vision:   In the United Church we have a gift-giving catalogue for gifts that change the world. They won’t be exchanged and have no excessive packaging.  Coming soon… the catalogue is full of gifts that offer compassion, build community, and provide hope in the world.  Sneak peek on online at giftswithvision.ca

Sunday Parking:  The church parking lot is available.  Access is from the corner of Duke and Queen. Free parking is available at the former County Courthouse at Weber and Frederick all day Sunday.  There is limited parking available on Frederick Street for those with mobility issues.

Community Happenings

October 16: The Moderator of the United Church of Canada will be at Barrie Hill United Church, 5702 Wellington Rd 29, RR #5 Rockwood.  Worship is at 10:00 am followed by a meet and greet lunch.  Please RSVP 519-763-0299 or email eramosapc@gmail.com (see poster below)

October 25, 6:00 – 8:30 pm:  Please join us for a FREE Prayer Writing Workshop at First United Church (16 William St W, Waterloo). Author Ray McGinnis will demystify the process of writing prayers by providing step-by-step methods and by introducing you to contemporary prayers written by adults and children. Appropriate for adults, youth and older children. Please register by emailing office@firstunitedchurch.ca or call 519-745-8487 ext. 201

October 25 at 5:00pm:  Annual Hearty County Pork Supper at Bridgeport United Church in Kitchener.  Adults $15.00, Children under 10 $6.00.  To reserve your tickets call 519-745-0931 or email BUC1@bellnet.ca.  Some tickets will be available at the door.

October 30 - November 5:  A Week of Guided Prayer led by Calvary Memorial United Church, Kitchener, under the direction of the Week of Guided Prayer Network of Hamilton Conference.  Suggested registration $20.00.  An opportunity for you to grow with God through private personal prayer and sharing with a companion, 30 minutes at home, 30 minutes in the church each day for a week. For more information contact John Witzel at (519) 744-6845 or by email - jwitzel250@gmail.com  (details on the community events bulletin board in the Hearth Room.)