November 3, 2017

What's Happening at Trinity...

Happy Birthday: to Ruth A. who turns 94 Sunday.  Ruth has been singing with the Chancel Choir for 62 years.

A Service of Remembrance:  led by the choir on Sunday November 5th at 10:00 am.  Please join us.

Sunday School: There will be no Sunday School/Godly Play this week.  Children will remain in Church for  the Remembrance Day Service. Activity bags will be provided. We will begin once again next week at St. Matthews starting at 9:30 am.  Access from Church Street.

Messy Church:  “Journey with Abraham and Sarah” Sunday November 5th from 4:00 – 6:00pm at St. Matthews. Doors open at 3:15.

Observer Subscription:  It is that time to renew your Observer subscription.  Please make cheques payable to Trinity United Church $25.00.  Due date is November 30th.

Many thanks: Items collected for Attawapiskat Reserve in Northern Ontario will be shipped this week.  Thanks for all your donations and support.

Return to Standard Time:  This weekend we return to Standard time and the clocks go back one hour.

Our church is open:  for warmth and hospitality after the Cenotaph Service at the corner of Duke and Frederick on Saturday November 11th.

Sorting & Packing Work Party:  Thursday November 9 and 16 from 1-3pm at Trinity.  Please join us - many hands make light work!

Feast of Memories:  Everyone has memories of events to Trinity.  Bring yours to share Saturday November 11 between 4 and 6:30 pm.  Catered main meal with pot-luck desserts. Free will offering.  Sign up sheets located in the Office Foyer, the Narthex and the Hearth Room.  You may also email ( or call the church office (519-742-3578).  RSVP by Monday November 6th.

The Trinity Book Club:  will meet on Wednesday, November 15 at 1:30pm at the home of Bev P. This month's book is "Faithful" by Alice Hoffman. Please join us.

Gord’s Organ Concert:  Sunday, Nov. 19th at 7:30 P.M.  This will be a relaxing evening of fun, music, and refreshments. And it will be the last chance to hear the magnificent pipe organ at Trinity before we move to St. Matthews, so come out and enjoy.  Absolutely free.  This is my gift to the congregation. 

Poinsettia Sales:  Now that the frost is on the pumpkin, its time to start thinking about Poinsettias!!!  The Heard girls will once again be selling poinsettias as a fundraiser for their ringette teams and dance team.  They will be available to order after church Nov 5, & Nov 12, or by e-mailing D-J at or calling 519-578-9246.  Pick up will be Nov 28 at St. Matthews from 4-6:30.   Thanks again for your support!

Community Events

Sunday November 5 at 7:00pm: The Renaissances Singers, conductor Gordon Burnett, in partnership with the Good Hearted Women Singers and Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region present “Shared Space”, a concert in support of women. The event will bring awareness to the important issue of domestic violence against women using music and the spoken word.  Performing in the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Kitchener. Tickets are available at and at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.

November 11th / 12th weekend:  The DaCapo Chamber Choir sets out on a three-year program series inspired by the global refugee situation.  Parsed three ways, the series reflects on themes of Displacement this season, Resettlement next year, and Renewal in the third year. The choir is thrilled to welcome back Persian vocalist Amir Haghighi, from Vancouver BC, to start our 3-concert season based on the theme of "Displacement". Amir will be  performing with us for Iman Habibi's Colour of Freedom, based on text by Marina Nehmet (Prisoner of Tehran).

Join us on Saturday Nov. 11th, 8pm at St John the Evangelist church in Kitchener or on Sunday Nov. 12th, 3pm at St. John's Lutheran church in Waterloo. Tickets are available online at

Sunday November 12 at 5:00 pm:  Chili Supper in Hilliard Hall at First United in Waterloo.  $15 Adults, $5 Children 12 and under (5 & under free).  Family rate: $40.  Tickets on sale now, call 519-745-8487 for yours.

Sunday, November 19 at 4:00pm:  Taize Service at the Brubacher House on the University of Waterloo Campus.