October 21st Update

Awakening a New Heart: Body-Mind-Spirit Practices, Tuesday October 25 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at the SJR outdoor labyrinth.  All are welcome, bring a friend along.  We will be indoors if it rains. If interested contact Rev. Tiina at 519-635-5792

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 Gugeler know by this Sunday if you plan to attend and/or if you need a ride.

Preparing for Advent:  Wednesday October 26, 7 – 8:30 pm in the Reception Room. An open invitation to anyone who is interested in planning for the Advent season. Come and share your ideas and creativity.

Celebration Sunday Worship and Community Lunch:  October 30th - come join us as we honour special moments in each other’s lives, like 3 turning sixteen years old!

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 Coutts. (see attached list of items requested)

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 by calling Jane Maass at 519-884-9350.

Gifts with Vision 2016-2017:   A limited number of catalogues have now arrived.  You may pick one up in the Hearth Room or you may choose gifts online at giftswithvision.ca

Refugee Fund:  prayerfully consider continued financial support of this critical ministry making a difference in the lives of many.


As announced during previous Sunday services Trinity has contracted the L3 Group of consultants to support a significant wave of change. This is in consideration of the past decade of many changes in our pastoral charge, an upcoming move from the building and change coming in ‘how we do church’ in the future.

 Betty Pries is a Cofounder and Managing Partner of the L3 Group and she has designed a process which begins with a brief interview of all involved in church leadership and a random sampling of other congregants.  These are 45 minutes in length and we’re in the process of scheduling these interviews.

 An online survey (with a hard copy alternative format available) will also be available so everyone’s voice can be heard. All of this information gathering will support change management for both the Board, clergy and members.

Community Happenings 

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- to Nov 5 - Week of Guided Prayer: Calvary Memorial United Church, 91 Gruhn St, Kitchener invites you to participate in a week of guided prayer “Woven with God’s Love.” Contact the church office 519-744-9696 for more info.   See Community Events bulletin board in the Hearth Room for information pamphlets.

October 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm:  Taize Service hosted at Conrad Grebel University College Chapel, 140 Westmount Road North,Waterloo, ON

November 5 at 7:00 pm: Inshallah celebrates 10 years with a book launch and worship event at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Waterloo.  Inshallah sings songs of joy, and prayers for peace, from around the world.

November 5 at 7:00 pm:  Southern Ontario tour and concert of Common Cup Company at Three Willows United Church, 577 Willow Road Guelph.  Tickets are $15 and include refreshments. To reserve tickets please call or leave a message with Jane at 519 822-7690.  More information on the music bulletin board in the Hearth Room.

November 13, at 3:00 pm:  St. James-Rosemount United Church is excited to announce the Covenanting Service for Rev. Chris Fickling.  The congregation and Rev. Chris warmly invite you to attend this service of celebration and join us for a time of fellowship and refreshment following the service.  Please mark your calendars. We look forward to having you join us in this Presbytery service. (171 Sherwood Avenue, Kitchener)

November 13, 10:00 am:  Parkminster United Church 275 Erb St. E., Waterloo is celebrating their 10th Anniversary of becoming an affirming congregation, welcoming the LGBT community into church life.  Special guests, The Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo-Wellington.