February 17th update

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Fellowship Club: will be meeting Sunday February 19th at 7:00 pm in the Hearth Room to play Court Whist.

Trinity Single Women’s Dinner: Our next dinner will be at Exclamations, just beside the Church on Tuesday Feb 28th at 6.00 pm. Note the change of place! Several of us decided that since this was the month of the Chinese New Year, perhaps we should celebrate that too! Please let Mary Ann know if you are able to attend. 519-888-6924 or rpedlar@sympatico.ca

Pancake Supper (Shrove Tuesday): Feb 28th between 5:30 pm and 7pm. Join us for this annual event at St. Matthews Lutheran Church located at 54 Benton Street. Meet in the Fellowship Hall off of Church Street. Pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice will be available.

Congregational Conversation: with Betty Pries March 5th in the Fellowship Hall following the church service. Agenda: Values, Identity, Purpose, to answer the WHY? Light lunch is provided. If you can help with sandwiches or squares please contact Barb Hill (519-751-9913: brutherford@sympatico.ca)

Annual Family Skating Party: Hosted by St. Matthews Lutheran Church on Sunday March 5 between 2:30 –3:30 PM at Kiwanis Rink at The Aud. To help plan for pizza please RSVP by Feb 26 to brutherford@sympatico.ca (Special rear parking will be assigned as the Rangers are playing at 2pm)

Neighbourhood Signs: “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbour”. Signs can be purchased directly ($10 each) from the Mennonite Central Committee at 50 Kent St. Kitchener; Rutherford & Hill have 9 signs available for Trinity members on a first come first serve basis (Call 519 571 9913; text 519 572 4635; email ddr1951@gmail.com)

Nominations are open for your church leadership: to be voted in at the Annual General Meeting of the Congregation on March 26th. Contact any board member if you are interested.

Avodah at Five Oaks: Mar 16-17 ~ Work and Worship are one! Youth from grade 4 & up live out this founding principle of Five Oaks, where we share our energy with Five Oaks work projects, build relationships, and dig deep with themed programming. All wrapped up in fun, faith & food! (high school volunteer hours given) To register go to Five Oaks, Avodah Registration.

Confirmation Weekend at Five Oaks: ~ Exploring My Faith, Mar 31 - Apr 2. A retreat to support & enrich the confirmation process of your congregation. Five Oaks offers youth the opportunity to meet peers from other congregations and to share the journey of inquiry towards confirmation. To register go to Five Oaks, Confirmation Registration

Community News

February 26: Taize Service at 7:30 pm. Hosted by Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church 57 Stirling Avenue North, Kitchener, ON.

February 28 between 5pm and 7 pm: 5th annual Pancake Supper & Silent Auction fundraising event at Westminster United Church (543 Beechwood Drive, Waterloo). Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverages. There will be a bake sale, a silent auction and door prizes! Adults are $10.00, Children are $5.00. Tickets available at the door.

World Day of Prayer: Friday, March 3, 1:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The theme for this year's service "Am I Being Unfair To You" was prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee of The Philippines. A light lunch and a time of fellowship will follow the service.

Services are also being held in other locations and times. Find one that is convenient for you.

St Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 248 Highland Road East, at 10 AM

Highland Baptist Church, 135 Highland Road West, at 10:30 AM (refreshments before at 10)

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen Street North, at 1:30 PM

St Anthony Daniel Catholic Church, 29 Midland Drive, at 2 PM

Calvary Memorial United Church, 91 Gruhn Street, at 7 PM

Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, 68 Biehn Drive, at 7 PM

March 4: LGBTQ Community and Allies Potluck at Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb St. E., Waterloo. Gather at 6:00, dinner at 6:30 pm. For more info e-mail eforde@sentex.ca

March 7 & 8: Open Closet is holding their annual clothing drive and distribution during International Women’s Day. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity March 8th. Donations may be dropped off at the church on March 7th. Please help out with any clothing you can