October 13, 2017

What's Happening at Trinity...

Welcome to Trinity:  Transitional Minister Bill Bruce leads us in Worship this Sunday October 15th.

SAVE THIS DATE:   Sign up by this Sunday October 15th or RSVP by calling the office or emailing.   "Courageous Conversations" A full-day Congregational Retreat with Betty Pries on Saturday October 28th, 8:45 am – 3:30 pm.  Please mark it on your calendar. Meeting at YMCA Outdoor Centre, Paradise Lake,  3738 Hessen Strasse,  St. Clements Ont, N0B 2M0.  Lunch and snacks will be provided.  Sign-up sheets found in the Hearth Room, the Front Office Foyer and the Narthex or contact the office if you wish to attend 519-742-3578 / email office@tuckitchener.org.  Cost: A free will offering.  Join Us!

United Church Calendars:  If you would like a calendar, please contact Dorothy in the office.  They are $5.00 each.

Sunday School this week:  Children will meet our new minister Bill Bruce and Godly Play time will be provided.

Fellowship Club:  A Tour of the Trinity Organ - Take a trip with Gord Allgeier, our organist, and explore the sounds of the Trinity pipe organ, and find out how this magnificent instrument works. Sunday, October 15th at 7:30 pm.  Everyone welcome.

Ministry Team Meeting: Tuesday October 17th at 4:00 pm

Joint Ministry and Board Meeting:  Tuesday October 17th in the Hearth Room at 6:00 pm.

Trinity Book Club:  meeting October 18, at 1:30, at the home of Carmeta A. to enjoy sharing opinions about "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand". Although this book is very funny it does present some familiar problems found in families and society in general. Do join us! (Note - if you need a copy, we have a book bag from the library. Call Eleanor B.)

Syrian Family update. October 14th marks the second anniversary of the arrival in Canada of the Hejjo family. The generosity of Trinity, Shamrose for Syrian Culture, Knox United (Ayr) and MCC Generosity Fund has facilitated the family's adjustment to their new home. The parents have advanced to level 3/4 in English as a second language and the boys are all doing well in school. The family have made social contacts through the mosque, Shamrose, English school and their neighborhood. Medical and Dental matters have been exceptionally well managed at the Downtown Kitchener Community Health Centre and Westheights Dental Clinic
The Trinity support group consists of: Eleanor B., Elaine and Rob D., Joan G., Eric and Marion J., Janet and Chuck H. and John L. This group thanks all at Trinity for their generosity and support.

Full Presbytery Meeting: Tuesday October 24th at Trinity United in Guelph.

Trustee Meeting:  Wednesday October 25th at 7:00 pm in the Hearth Room.

The Attawapiskat Reserve in Northern Ontario is starting up a community kitchen to provide dinner to elders and children in particular, at least twice a month. Through Friends of the North we have received a shopping list of requested items. We will be holding a food drive to support the kitchen through October. Please help us support the reserve as they work towards improving life within the community.

* Spices (dried onions and garlic, cinnamon for bannock,  salt and pepper, anything else that compliments meat)
* Pasta
* Rice
* Dried vegetables
* Flour, Sugar and other items for baking
* Paper or Reusable bowls, cups, utensils etc… so they can serve their guests
* Other reusable kitchen items shredders, dish cloths etc…

In October Canada Post will ship up to 5 kg for free on Tuesdays if you have a business account with them.  If you have a business account with Canada Post and are willing to donate your shipping please contact Tina C.

Community Events

Sunday October 22nd at 3:00 pm:  There will be a Covenanting Service with Joe Gaspar, Heather Power and Parkminster United at 275 Erb St. East, Waterloo.  The presider will be Rev. Fred Monteith and the guest preacher will be Rev. Phillip Cable. Please join this celebration of new ministry in our Presbytery.

Sunday October 22 at 7:30 pm:  Taize service at Conrad Grebel University College Chapel, 140 Westmount Road, North, Waterloo.

Saturday October 28th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm: Pastoral Care Training Workshop at Gale Presbyterian Church, 10 Barnswallow Dr., Elmira.  Fee $15.00 with lunch provided. Register by October 25th at 519-669-2852 or milly.siderius@galepresbyterian.com.  See the poster in the Hearth Room.

Sunday October 29th at 10:30 am:  Celebration of First United Church, Cambridge.  We would like to have one last Sunday service with the pews filled as they were decades ago. If you have a connection to First - if you ever attended, were baptized, confirmed or married, said farewell to a loved one, went to Sunday School, preached, sang in the choir, attended Scouts, Cubs, Guides, etc. - or if you are a well-wisher, please join us for a celebration of faithful ministry. Following the service, please join us for coffee, cake, and a celebration of the church's life, in the Fretwell Auditorium.

Sunday October 29 from 7-9 pm:  There will be a Covenanting service for Jenn Hind and Emmanuel United. Roz Vincent-Haven will be presiding. Guest speakers will be Stephanie and Joe Mancini of The Working Centre. Emmanuel is at   22 Bridgeport Rd W, Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y3

Tuesday November 7, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm:  SPAGHETTI SUPPER & BAKE SALE  - Mark your calendar!  Westminster United Church’s annual fundraiser. Dinner includes spaghetti with the 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, family and co-workers, and invite them to attend!