Janauary 13th Update

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Congregational Conversation: with Betty Pries on Sunday, in the Fellowship Hall, following the church service. Lunch is provided.

Contribution envelopes: have arrived and are available for pickup in the Narthex at the back of the church. If you contributed using an envelope between January 1 and November 21, 2016 you will find a box with your name and address on the table. If you need a box of envelopes, please contact the Church Office.

Trinity Book Club: Meeting Wednesday Jan 18th, 1:30 pm at the home of Jane M. Reading Old Man and the Sea

Messy Church: January 20th gathering at 5:00 pm to share a meal at 5:30 pm, then followed by activities for all ages. We are looking for additional help as we continue to grow.

Lay Leadership Worship: Rev. Tiina is on study leave Sunday January 22nd. Rev. Margaret Collard will be leading the service.

Community Luncheon: Sunday January 29th in the Fellowship Hall after the morning service.

Syrian Refugee Fund: The Hejjo family support group extends gratitude to all who have contributed, and continue to contribute, to this fund. The present balance of approximately $ 10 000.00 will be able to cover the projected dental expenses and any unforeseen costs in the near future. The substantial balance also allows Trinity, Shamrose and Knox United to provide all that will be necessary to facilitate this family's adaptation to life in Canada and integration into their new community. The Hejjo family is now assisting two newly arrived Syrian families which have moved into their neighbourhood.

Trinity Fellowship Club - SO WHAT IS ART?: An often asked question and certainly in the context of public art in Waterloo Region. Please join us to review this topical issue at our FELLOWSHIP CLUB meeting and hear our guest speaker BETTY ANNE KEELER. Betty, a lifelong Waterloo Region resident, has had a passion for human creativity and has been front and center in many local artistic developments. She currently is a member of the Region of Waterloo’s Advisory Committee for Public Art. The meeting will be at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, Fellowship Hall, Sunday January 22nd at 12:00 noon. A FREEWILL LUNCH will be available. NOTE: Please contact Barb Wilgar to confirm your desire for lunch. Following lunch we will move to The Hearth Room for the presentation and discussion.

Community Happenings…

January 22 – 29: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Celebrated each year around the world. The theme this year is “Reconciliation – the Love of Christ Compels Us” based on 2 Corinthians 5:14-20. Ecumenical Prayer services will be held Sunday January 22nd at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 49 Blueridge Ave., Kitchener at 2:00 pm and at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 248 Westmount Road E., Kitchener at 7:30 pm. Resources may be at www.weekofprayer.ca

Saturday February 4, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Soles for Souls Scrapbooking Day at Calvary Memorial United Church, 91 Gruhn St., Kitchener. Fundraising event to support the Joint Community Ministry Program with St. Mark’s Lutheran. The goal is to raise $4,000 to purchase shoes for marginalized folks. Register before Jan 16 - $25.00 / after Jan 16 - $30.00. Lunch and refreshments are included. Please send registration information (name, address, phone number, email and cheque payable to Community Ministry) and send to c/o Calvary United Church. For more information call (519) 744-9696 or email office@calvarymemorial.ca

Taizé Services: January 22, 7:30 pm: Calvin Presbyterian Church, 248 Westmount Road East, Kitchener. (519) 744-4061 February 26, 7:30 pm: Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, 57 Stirling Ave. North, Kitchener. (519) 745-4769. April 9, 7:30 pm: St. Agatha Christian Communities, 1839 Notre Dame Drive, St. Agatha. (519) 747-1212

Conrad Grebel Public Lectures, Concerts & Events: there are many opportunities to experience events at Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North. Please check the community bulletin board in the Hearth Room to see what is being offered this winter or go on line.