November 2nd update

On the Horizon…

Important upcoming dates – circle your calendar

         Sunday November 6:                   Daylight Savings ends… Clocks go back 1 hour

         Sunday November 6:                   Remembrance Day Service lead by the Choir

         Tuesday November 8:                  Ministry Team Meeting (10:00 am)

         Wednesday November 9:             Worship Team Meeting (10:00 am)

         Tuesday November 15:                Board Meeting (6:30 pm)

         Thursday November 17:                Social Action Team Meeting (10:00 am)

         November 19th weekend:             Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

         Wednesday November 23:           Trinity Book Club Meet

         November 30:                              Observer renewal/new subscriptions due

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Dorothy is out of the office Thursday November 3 and Friday November 4.

Should the curb and sidewalk construction continue on Sunday: remember there are plenty of parking locations around the church that are free. Parking at Market Square is open - enter from Scott St. Free parking is available on Weekends and in the evening at the Old Court House on Frederick Street.

Trinity has a new website: we are launching our new website 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 Along with our new website, we have an Official Facebook Page 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 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.

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 M.

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.

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

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.

Used Eyeglasses Requested: If you have any eye glasses that you are no longer using please place them in the donation box, in the office foyer. They will be repurposed for those less fortunate. Donation can be left until the end of December when they will be collected and sent to Guatemala.

The Anniversary Planning Team: would like to extend a sincere thank you to all Trinity members who helped to make our Anniversary Celebrations such a tremendous success. Thank you for being such wonderful “Ambassadors of Hospitality and Friendship’”.

Hospital bed required: if you have a hospital bed that you are willing to loan or sell to a member of the congregation please let Dorothy know in the office.

Syrian Family update: Last week the Hejjo family moved to their new three bedroom apartment in the Stanley Park area of Kitchener. The parents continue at level two of English as a second language. On November 13th the Hejjos and the trinity support group will visit Knox United Church in Ayr whose generous support more than paid for the family’s airfare from Lebanon to Canada, It is through of the generosity of all who have, and who continue to support, the Syrian Refugee Fund that the Hejjos are adapting well to life in Canada. We cannot solve the Syrian humanitarian crisis, but we can do everything we can to facilitate the adaptation of the one Syrian family which we have in our community. The continued generosity of everyone is encouraged.

Community Happenings…

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,1624Franklin 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.