February 24th update

What’s Happening at Trinity…

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 H (519-751-9913: brutherford@sympatico.ca)

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.

Music at Trinity: Join us next Sunday March 5 with the Chaplain’s Brass, harpist Chris Clarke and choral music by John Rutter.

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)

The Trinity Book Club: will meet on Wednesday, March 15, 1:00 pm, at the home of Carmetta A. (519-886-3534). The book for discussion is "between gods", by Alison Pick. This is a memoir by a young woman who faced problems after learning of her family identity.

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.

The Mennonite Central Committee`s Circle of Friends Program: is once again making use of our large kitchen for its Community Cooking Group. This afternoon gathering, commencing on Wed Mar 1st and every second Wednesday thereafter for six Wednesdays, is designed for those individuals recently housed. These men and women typically rely on food banks and free meals in the community to make it through the month. Our kitchen will be used to help those individuals to improve their cooking skills, to prepare a nutritious meal on a limited food budget in an environment of holistic wellness where issues of trauma and isolation can be addressed. If you would like to get involved with this group, please contact Dennis at 519-744-2179 or at dwatson_50@yahoo.com.

Community News

February 26: Taize Service at 7:30 pm. Hosted by Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church 57 Stirling Avenue North, Kitchener, ON. 519-745-4769.

Feb 28th 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: Canadian Federation of University Women - KW is hosting the annaul Open Closet clothing drive and distribution during International Women’s Day on March 8th. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity. Donations may be dropped off at the church on March 7th between 5 pm and 9 pm. Please help out with any clothing you can donate.

July 16 - 20: - The University of Waterloo will host the Annual Conference of the Hymn Society of Canada and the US. It promises to be a week rich with hymn festivals, workshop sessions, introduction of new hymnals and hymn collections, plenary speakers and all undergirded by a remarkable spirit of community. Rev. Dr. John Ambrose is reaching out to anyone who might consider making a contribution to the Brazilian Church Musicians (BCM) Fund to enable a group of church musicians to come to Canada in July. Most of these young musicians are earning modest incomes and, without significant assistance, will be unable to attend. If you are interested in making a contribution, please contact John Ambrose at "jambro@sympatico.ca."