October 28th Update

This Sunday – October 30

Meditation:                   Impossible Possibilities by Rev. Tiina Cote

Coffee Servers: 

         Oct 30:    June & Victor Menhennet

         Nov 6:     Rosemary & Jim Ashworth, David Martin

         Nov 13:    Ann Dube, Barbara & Jim Wilgar


Upcoming Events

What’s Happening at Trinity

Dorothy will be away from the office Thursday November 3 and Friday November 4.

Celebration Sunday Worship and Community Lunch:  Lunch will be provided, please join us on this special day. 

Trinity has a new website:  we are launching our new website http://www.trinityunitedkw.ca/over the next couple of weeks.  It’s not 100% complete yet – but we’re getting there.  Comments and suggestions should be sent to Keith Summers at media@tuckitchener.org.  Along with our new website, we have an Official Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TrinityUnitedKW/.  You can continue to follow the church’s twitter account @TrinityUnitedKW as well as Rev. Tiina’s own Twitter account @RevTiina.”

The Observer subscriptions for 2017 are now due. To renew or place a new subscription order, please contact Dorothy (519-742-3578; email office@tuckitchener.org). If you are able to contribute any or all of the subscription cost, you are encouraged to do so ($25.00).  Deadline to subscribe/renew is November 30.

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

FINAL SUNDAY 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.

The Trinity Book Club will meet on Wednesday, November 23 to discuss The Evening Chorus, by Helen Humphreys. Everyone is welcome. Contact Carmeta Abbott for details.

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

Hejjo Family: A group of people are assisting the family to move into a subsidized apartment today (Friday Oct 28th).  Please keep them in your prayers.

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

Memorabilia:  There are a number of Trinity Mementos that will be set up in the Fellowship Hall for those of you who were unable to attend the 175 Anniversary celebrations last weekend.  Please help yourself.

Board Games:  Messy church is looking for any new or gently used board games that could be donated to us.  They will be put to good use.  Please drop them off in collection box found in the office foyer.  If you have questions please contact Tina Coutts.

Well wishes:  Many people sent greetings to Trinity for the 175th Anniversary Celebration.  A few more arrived recently and are attached below for your reading convenience.  (see attachment)


Community Happenings

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 4, 10:00 am – 3:00pm:  Open House at the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre (Multi-faith counselling center) located at 177 Albert Street, Waterloo.  All are welcome. 

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 7, 9:30 – 12:00 pm:  UCW Presbyterial Gathering at St. James’-Rosemount United Church, 171 Sherwood Ave, Kitchener.  The topic – CHALLENGES!!!:  Love Them or Lose Them.  All women are welcome.

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. 

November 15, at 5:00 pm:  SPAGHETTI SUPPER & BAKE SALE  - Westminster’s annual Spaghetti Supper & Bake Sale fundraiser will take place.  Dinner includes spaghetti with choice of sauce, 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 for sale as well.  All are welcome - spread the word to friends and family, and invite them to attend!

November 18:  Mindful Makers PA Day Camp, this one day workshop we will be teaching the art of polymer clay sculpture. The project we have designed is a Tiny Gnome Home which is created by hand forming the clay over a glass jar and then baking it in an oven to harden. We will also be teaching advanced painting techniques to give your sculptures a realistic look. This camp is for ages 7 to 14 and the cost is $80 plus HST, all materials are included. Runs 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, additional before and after care is available. Location: Cedars House at Westminster United Church, 543 Beechwood Drive Waterloo. Check out the website for more information.

November 19, 10-4pm:  Holly and Ivy Christmas Sale at First United Church in Waterloo.  Hand crafted items for sale. 

November 19, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm:  Saint Luke’s Place Auxiliary invites you to the Saint Luke’s Place (Retirement/Nursing Home) Christmas Bazaar and Tea,1624 Franklin Blvd.,Cambridge. Home baking, candy, crafts and Christmas decorations. Tea room will open at 2:00 with light refreshments $4.00 per person.

November 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm:  Spotlight on Innovation in Restorative Justice.  Conrad Grebel University College, Great Hall, 140 Westmount Road N, Waterloo.  Free registration and details at the website.