February 10th update

What’s Happening at Trinity

Study Leave: Rev. Tiina will be away from February 9th to 15th on Study Leave. In case of Pastoral Emergency please contact Rev. Katharine Edmonstone (519) 571-8471.

Trinity Book Club: will meet on Wednesday, February 15, at 1:30 pm, at the home of Margaret C. 519-741-0538. This month's book is Everyone Brave is Forgiven, by Chris Cleave. This novel, set in London, England at the outbreak of WWII, shows the effects of "The Blitz" on different social classes, and is a highly engaging story as well! Everyone is welcome to join us.

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

Pastoral Care: Katharine Edmonstone is our Pastoral Care Minister. Please contact her directly if you know of someone who is in the hospital. Please provide her with the name of the person and the name of the hospital. If you know of someone who would appreciate a visit please let her know this as well. She may be contacted by phone or text at (519) 571-8471 and please leave a message so she can call you back. Her email is tibouchina12@gmail.com Any messages for pastoral care left through the Trinity Office (phone or email) will be directed to Katharine as well.

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

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.

Nominations are open for Trinity Leadership, to be voted in at the Annual General Meeting of the congregation on March 26th. Contact any board member if you are interested in: Ministry Team (Lay members)
Board Chair, Co-Chair, Vice Chair
Board Secretary
Ministry Liaison (attends Ministry Team meetings)
Presbytery Reps
Finance Stewardship
Redevelopment Steering Committee

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)

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.

Trinity Website: Check out our website to keep informed. https://www.trinityunitedkw.ca/

Community Happenings

March 7th & 8th: 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.

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.