March 3rd update

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Congregational Conversation: with Betty Pries, from L3 Consulting, this Sunday after worship. A light luncheon will be served in the Fellowship Hall.

Many thanks: to the Chaplain’s Brass - Erik McIntyre‎, Philip Fochtberger, Dylon Pas‎toor, Emma Braund & Paul Ellingham, Piano - Shannon Rutherford and Harpist - Chris Clarke

Goodbye: Today we say farewell to Ken Seiling who has been filling in as Music Director over the past year.

Hello: Gord Allgeier begins as our new Music Director this week.

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.

Trinity Annual General Meeting of the Congregation (AGM): will follow the service on Sunday March 26th in the Fellowship Hall. A luncheon will be provided. Annual Reports will be made available to the congregation on Sunday March 12th and 19th.

Lenten Study Group: Practicing the Way of Jesus. Life Together in the Kingdom of Love by Mark Scandrette. Monday evenings 7 – 9 March 6 to April 10 or Friday afternoons 1 – 3 pm March 10 to April 7. Please register with the office. Books are available for $15.50.

Daily Lenten Practices: Pick up a Faith Fridge Calendar and follow the suggestions every day. Available in the Office Foyer or in the Hearth Room. Try a Photo a Day Lent Meditation, taking a picture a day that conveys the word of that day and email them to Rev Tiina at revtiina@tuckitchner.org. Words can be found in the recent Newsletter that was mailed to the congregation.

The Trinity Book Club: will meet on Wednesday, March 15, 1:00 pm, at the home of Carmetta A. 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.

Please join us at First United Church, Waterloo: on Monday, March 20 at 7:00 pm for a Legacy Giving event-planning session. We will be joined by Dave Jagger, Hamilton Conference Stewardship Officer. All trustees, Board and/or Investment Committee members from your church are most welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Edith Coyle, edithcoyle@gmail.com or 519-744-9066

Come Celebrate 55 years of UCW at the Waterloo Presbyterial Annual Gathering: Monday April 3, 2017. Our theme is “Journey Where God Leads Us”. To be held at the Guelph Country Club, 133 Woodlawn Road, East, Guelph. We begin at 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (continental breakfast from 8:00 am). Our speaker is Jean Hind, Intern Minister, there will also be entertainment and a book display. TICKETS $25 (includes breakfast and lunch). To reserve your place, mail your cheque (payable to Elizabeth Kocher), noting: diet allergies; your phone number; and email to: Elizabeth Kocher, 140 Dinison Cr., Kitchener N2E 2V2 Telephone 519-578-8248 bettykocher@yahoo.ca DEADLINE FOR ORDERING TICKETS IS MARCH 20TH

Trinity News: is looking for contributors for the April issue. Please contact Keith at media@trinityunitedkw.ca to discuss your idea for an article, photo or idea.

Bulletin and eBlast Announcements: Please ensure that any announcements are into the office by Wednesday at noon.

Community News

March 7th & 8th: 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 donate.

Queerly Christian: Do you identify as LGBTQ+ and Christian? Would you like a space to discuss how those identities intersect? Queerly Christian is an initiative of Pastors in Exile (PiE) and Erb Street Mennonite Church, and meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting March 15th, 7:30 pm, at Erb St. Mennonite Church. Allies are welcome, but please recognize that this is intended as a space for LGBTQ+ Christians to share their lived experience. More info: http://erbstchurch.ca/queerly-christian

March 26 3- 4:30pm: Singing with our Neighbours, Building Peace through Word and Song. The Inshallah community choir’s annual winter celebration singing with local groups of various cultures and faiths. To be held at Waterloo Collegiate Institute, 300 Hazel St., Waterloo. Free-will Offering. All are welcome for more information contact dkrugerallen@wlu.ca or 519-884-0710 ext 3241.

Friday April 21st: Ontario Christian Gleaners Fundraising Dinner at the Waterloo Region Police Association, 1128 Rife Rd. Cambridge. Doors open 6pm, dinner @ 6:30pm. Mission reports from around the world, special music by the Wiebes and a full dinner and dessert. Tickets are required. $28/person, $220/table of 8, $275/table of 10) To order your tickets - Online: http://ontariogleaners.org/1485 or by phone: 519-624-8245 (Order your tickets by April 6th, seating is limited) As ticket prices cover the cost of the dinner, an opportunity will be given to donate financially to the Gleaners as we continue to help feed those in need around the world.