October 6, 2017

What's Happening at Trinity...

Guest Speaker:  Susan Slugaske Fahidy will share information about the soup kitchen in Attiwapiskat and the other many projects that Friends of the North supports.

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 canserve 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 Coutts.

SAVE THIS DATE:  "Courageous Conversations" A full-day Congregational Retreat with Betty Pries on Saturday October 28th.  Please mark it on your calendar. Meeting at YMCA Outdoor Centre, Paradise Lake, 8:45 am – 3:30 pm.  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. (Link to Map Here)

Laughing Yoga:  There will be no laughing yoga Monday Oct. 9th.  It will return On Monday Oct. 18th at the regular time.

Sunday School:  Children will remain in the Sanctuary this week.  Next week, October 15th children will meet our new minister Bill Bruce and Godly Play time will be provided.

Investment Committee Meeting:  Wednesday October 11th at RBC at 4:00 pm

Worship Team Meeting:  Wednesday October 11 in the Hearth Room at 7:00 pm

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.

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. The boys are all doing well in school. The family have made social contacts through the mosque, Shamrose, English school and in 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.

Community Events

 Friday October 13 at 7:30 pmMusic & Decadent Desserts in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and Saint Luke’s United Church 180th Anniversary.  Tickets $10.  Located at 1620 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge.  Call the church office 519-658-2351

Saturday October 21st from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm:  Waterloo Presbyterial invites all women and their friends to “JOY DAY” at Parkminster United in Waterloo.  Tickets are $15 (purchase on or before October 15).  Lunch is included. Please contact Barbara Seaton for more information (519-623-1359).

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 4 to 4 pm:  “The People’s Song Set Free”: a concert marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Spiritus Ensemble performs works for choir and orchestra based on early hymns of the Reformation by Bach, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn and Brahms with soloists Sheila Dietrich, Jennifer Enns Modolo and Richard Hrytzak; Kenneth Hull, conductor.  The Church of S.t John the Evangelist, 23 Water Street North, Kitchener.  Tickets available at the door or online spiritusensemble.com.

Conrad Grebel University College:  You might be interested in one of these –

Theological Studies (MTS) a two year program

Conflict Management & Congregational Leadership workshops

The Need for a Spiritual Revolution in Residential Care (one day workshop) November 17 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.  Registration Fee $50.00 ($25.00 for students and those 65+) - more details on the Community Events bulletin board.