January 6th 2017 Update

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Annual Reports: please submit your report(s) to the office by Friday January 13, 2017. They may be emailed to office@tuckitchener.org

Contribution envelopes: are on order and when they arrive will be 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.

Congregational Meeting: with Betty Pries January 15th in the Fellowship Hall following the church service. Lunch is provided.

Messy Church: January 20th gathering at 5:00 pm to share a meal at 5:30 pm, then followed by activities for all ages.

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

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: To confirm your desire for lunch, you must sign up on either January 8th or 15th at the desk infront of the Fellowship Hall OR email Barb Wilgar at barbwilgar@gmail.com by January 15 to confirm. Following lunch we will move to The Hearth Room for the presentation and discussion.

Community Happenings…

Saturday Jan. 28, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm: The Art of moving into Fulfilling Retirement. Rev. Dr. Paul Gilroy is facilitating another Wisdom Circle discussion for people anticipating, newly engaging, or adjusting to retirement. His focus is on how to make a faster and smoother transition to this major new stage of life, for which many boomers are unprepared. Ignatius Retreat Centre, Guelph. $125/person; $200/couple; PWYC. Includes a lunch and materials. Registration at newfutures.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

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