November 11th update

What’s Happening at Trinity…

THE CHURCH PARKING LOT IS OPEN!!!: Access to the parking lot is still from the corner of Queen and Duke. There is no access from Frederick street at this moment.

Rev. Terry Dunseith: Keep in your hearts the family of Rev. Terry Dunseith and the congregation of Knox United Church in Ayr. He passed away this week. The Hejjos and the Trinity Support Team are in Ayr on Sunday to express their thanks for the financial support that has been provided to them by the Knox congregation.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? – for those who registered it will be held Saturday November 19th. Enjoy your evening.

The Trinity Book Club will meet on Wednesday, November 23 to discuss The Evening Chorus, by Helen Humphreys. Everyone is welcome. Come to the home of Carmeta at 1:30 in the afternoon.

Poinsettias for sale: The Heard 3 will once again be offering gorgeous Poinsettias as a fundraiser for ringette and dance. Orders can be placed in the Hearth Room during coffee hour on November 13, 20, 27, or you can e-mail D-J with your request. They come in 4 sizes, and 3 colours so there is something for everyone!! They may be picked up at the church on Thursday Dec 8. Thanks for your support!

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 C.

The Observer subscriptions: $25.00 for the year. Please call or email the office to renew or cancel your 2017 subscription. Dead line November 30th.

Used Eyeglasses: collection of glasses may be placed in the box outside the main office until the end of December. They will be sent to Guatemala in the new year.

Giving Tuesday Challenge: Moderator Jordan Cantwell is challenging everyone connected with The United Church of Canada to give a Gift with Vision this year. With Giving Tuesday on November 29 and the Christmas season following soon after, this year’s Gifts with Vision catalogue offers opportunities to give meaningful gifts to help people in their community, in Canada, and around the world. Find out more and take the challenge!

Hurricane Matthew Update: The United Church has raised more than $92,893. We are making relief contributions to our partners in Haiti: the Methodist Church and the Karl Lévêque Cultural Institute, as well as to the global ACT Alliance of churches and agencies. We are also working with the Canadian Food Grains Bank on food assistance projects in Haiti.

This Week at 74 Frederick

After a 10 days with no access to the church parking lot there was a flurry of activity on Thursday afternoon and a driveway has been opened up. Access continues from the intersection of Queen and Duke. (See photos)

Parking lot open Nov 11, 2016

Parking lot open Nov 11, 2016

Rail is set along Duke Street.

Rail is set along Duke Street.

Corner of Duke and Frederick remains closed Nov 11, 2016

Corner of Duke and Frederick remains closed Nov 11, 2016

Community Happenings…

November 12, 8:00 pm: The Da Capo Chamber Choir and guest artists Lottie Enns-Braun (organ) and Allen Harrington (saxophone) will perform a concert titled "Threshold of Night". Come and enjoy 20th century works by Patrick Murray, James Rolfe, Tarik O'Regan, Paul Mealor and Leonard Enns at St. John The Evangelist Church in Kitchener or Sunday November 13, 3 pm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waterloo. Tickets are available online at

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, 7:30 – 9:30: Living with the Dragon lecture with David Mulroney at St. Jerome’s University – Vanstone Lecture Theater, 290 Westmount Rd. North, Waterloo

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

November 20, 7:30 pm: Taize Service hosted by St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church 54 Queen St. North, Kitchener. (corner of Queen & Weber St.)

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

November 26, 9:30 – 1:30 pm: Harcourt’s Annual All Things Christmas Sale. Get into the Christmas Spirit with seasonal items for all your holiday decorating. Fresh Greens, exotic branches, outdoor arrangements, wreaths, center pieces, bake table, tea room and more. Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave, Guelph N1G 1L3