January 20th Update

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Lay Leadership Worship: Rev. Tiina is on study leave. Many thanks to Rev. Margaret Collard who will lead us in worship on Sunday.

Trinity Fellowship Club: Jan 22nd after the service will host a freewill lunch in the Fellowship Hall followed by a presentation with our guest speaker Betty Anne Keeler in the Hearth Room. Betty is a lifelong Waterloo Region resident with a passion for human creativity and has been front and center in many local artistic developments. She is currently a member of the Region of Waterloo’s Advisory Committee for Public Art. Please contact Barb W. if you wish to attend.

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

Trinity Single Women’s Dinner: Tuesday January 31st at 6.00 pm at the Concordia Club, 429 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener. Space has been reserved for 14+ people. Please let either Jane M. or Mary Ann P know if you can attend.

United Church Moderator: “I Love Donald Trump” In a commentary on the upcoming inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. President and the rise of politics of fear, Moderator Jordan Cantwell writes that choosing to love even those whose words and actions are filled with hate and division does not mean accepting their behaviour or tolerating injustice. We will forcefully resist any efforts to strip people of their dignity and rights — but the force we will use is love. Read her full statement by going on line http://www.united-church.ca/news-type/moderator or find it printed on the bulletin board in the Hearth Room. The Moderator also did a video interview where she discusses the background of her commentary. This can also be found on line.

Church is Like an Airport – Blog written by Rev. Paul Miller, support minister for Waterloo Presbytery, has been printed off and is on the Hearth Room Bulletin board for your reading pleasure or you can access it on line at http://www.waterloopres.blogspot.ca/

Trinity Phone Directory: contact the office if you wish a copy of the phone directory. If you find any incorrect information with regards to addresses, phone numbers or e-mails please let the office know so the database can be corrected and updated.

Trinity Website: Check out our website to stay informed.

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. A 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) c/o Calvary United Church. For more information call (519) 744-9696 or email office@calvarymemorial.ca Hourly draws for prizes (more information on the bulletin board in the Hearth Room)

Taizé Services: 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