November 18th Update

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Creating Church Group: meeting today after worship in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch is provided. Book is “The New Adapters – Shaping Ideas to Fit Your Congregation” by Jacob Armstrong. All are welcome.

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 A. at 1:30 in the afternoon.

Helpers Needed: We need some helping hands preparing for Advent. If you can fold and cut paper, wrap gifts, or stuff envelops we would appreciate a little bit of your time. Tuesday November 22nd we will be holding a workshop from 1pm until 8pm. Any time that you can offer us, an hour or two, or the whole time, would be appreciated! Many hands make light work! If you have any questions, please speak with Tina C.

Advent 1 and luncheon: November 27th marks the beginning of Advent. A luncheon will be served after the service in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us.

Single Women of Trinity: monthly dinner, Tuesday November 29 at 6:00 pm. We will meet at Ennio’s Pasta House, 384 King Street North between Columbia and Weber Streets in Waterloo. Please contact Ann D.

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 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!

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

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!

Ion update November 16: “The Duke/ Frederick intersection will remain closed until late-December to accommodate on-going third-party utility work and the remaining ION work, including the installation of the LRT track and Stop and reestablishment of the road and sidewalks.”

Community Happenings…

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

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 https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-peace-advancement/events/spotlight-innovation-restorative-justice

November 26 1:30 pm: Spend time in Ayr! Attend the Santa Clause Parade and then go to the Cookie Walk at Knox United (around 1:30pm). You get a bakers box and a plastic glove. It’s up to you to choose the number and varieties of cookies that you’d like. Ex. 3 shortbread, 8 snowballs, 2 cupcakes, 10 snickerdoodles, etc. It’s only $4 per dozen. Assorted jams, jellies, pickles, will be available along with Christmas pudding. You might also want to stop into the Tea Room for a sweet treat.

November 27, 7:00 pm: Advent Carol Service at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Freewill offering, a donation will be made to the House of Friendship.

December 3, 3:00 pm: Schneider Male Chorus and Kokoro concert at First United Church, Waterloo. Adults $15, students $5, 13 and under free. Contact 519-886-7566.

December 3, 8:00 pm: Wayne Gilpin singers present ADORE at St. John the Evangelist Church, Water Street Kitchener. Tickets available at the door $20/adult, $15/student/senior or call 1-800-867-3281.

December 5, 7:30 pm: Holiday concert with the Ceremonial Band of the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen St. North, Kitchener. Free will offering with proceeds going to community Health Work in Mendha, India.

December 6, 4:00 – 5:30 pm: Green House Social Impact Showcase, being held at St. Paul’s University College, Waterloo. They will be celebrating the diversity of their GreenHouse innovators and their journeys in social entrepreneurship.