December 9th Update

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Donations for Christmas Memorial Flowers may be placed in the offering plate or submitted to the office.

Poinsettia Flower Delivery: Please speak with L. Gilmore after church on Sunday if you can be of assistance.

Lessons and Carols: for Christmas service will be led by the choir next Sunday December 18th. Please join us

OASIS OF PEACE: Every Thursday during Advent the chapel will be open between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm for a time or reflection. Join us.

Messy Church: Friday December 16th. Meet at 5:00 pm for dinner at 5:30, followed by Carol singing around the neighbourhood and returning to the church for dessert.

Christmas Eve Services: Family Service at 4:00 pm, Communion Service at 10:00 pm

No Worship Services at Trinity: There will be no services at Trinity on Sunday December 25th and Sunday January 1st, 2017. Please join another congregation in the city on those dates.

To our brothers and sisters in Christ at Trinity United Christmas is often a time when families come together to share in the many blessings of this wondrous season. With our roots deeply connected, and having enjoyed services together in the past, we hope that you, our mother church, will join us as part of our family this Christmas. On behalf of the congregation of St. James'-Rosemount, it is my pleasure to extend to all of you a warm invitation to join us for worship on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th and New Year's Day, January 1st, 2017. Both services begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. Wherever your journey takes you this Advent and Christmas, may you know the hope, peace, joy and love of the Christ Child.

T. Carse Co-Chair, Unified Board on behalf of the congregation of St. James'-Rosemount U.C.

Gifts with Vision: Do you have a “hard to buy” for person on your Christmas list this year? Please consider a gift to promote education, health, children, youth or to address poverty in the name of the recipient. Catalogues are in the Hearth Room or you may purchase on line at

Annual Reports: please submit your report(s) to the office by Monday January 9, 2017. They may be emailed to

Skating and Crokinole Tournament: Lori-Ann L has won an hour of ice time at the Kitchener Auditorium for January 8th. Skating would be from 1:30 - 2:20 pm, with the dressing rooms being available from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Only 50 people are allowed on the ice at one time. Lori- Ann has also rented the Viewing Lounge for two hours, for those of you who do not like to skate. A crokinole tournament will be taking place in the lounge. If you have a board bring it along. If you do not know anything about the game check out the rules at Everything will wrap up by 3:30 pm. This is a private event, and a wide range of people have been invited. Please RSVP Lori by Dec 31 at or call 519-498-2048.

This Week at 74 Frederick

Members of ShamRose for Syrian Culture spent many hours this past weekend preparing food for the MCC fundraiser on Monday December 5th to support the work of MCC in Syria. The menu consisted of chicken legs, rice with saffron and falafels. The church was filled with wonderful smells.

L. Donohue and K. Lees decorated the Christmas Tree for everyone’s enjoyment.

Poinsettias of assorted sizes were delivered to the church on Thursday afternoon for those who purchased them. A wonderful display of colour.

Share a Ribbon for Peace – Stop by and add a ribbon next time you are passing by the church.

A bus load of people from KW headed to Five Oaks for the Journey to Bethlehem walking tour. They met up with historical characters talking and sharing life of long ago. Some travelers rode in a horse drawn “chariot”.

Parking lot access is now through a narrow passage. There is a deep rut so be careful as you enter and exit the lot. Dec 7th

K. Usher and J. Ashworth spent time fine tuning the sound system so the recordings of the service can be shared on the church website.

Community Happenings…

January 2 - 6, 2017- Mindful Makers Winter Camp: Join us in the new year for a week-long maker camp where we will be teaching a range of hands-on skills using a fun mix of materials and processes. This camp is for ages 7 -14 and the cost is $275/ week or $65/day plus HST, all materials are included. Runs 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, additional before and after care is available. Location: Cedars House, 543 Beechwood Drive Waterloo. More info at