April 14th update

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Easter Sleepover at St. Matthews: starting at 7:00 pm, for the youth, on Saturday April 15th. Bring along a sleeping bag and pillow. Activities are planned for the evening. Pick up is Easter morning with a breakfast planned for 8:00 am so parents canjoin their teen(s) for the meal.

Steering Committee Meeting: Monday April 17 at 4:30 in the Hearth Room.

Board/Leadership Meeting: Tuesday April 18 at 6:30 pm in the Hearth Room

The Trinity Book Club: will meet on Wednesday, April 19 at the home of Barbara B. (519-743-2554) at 1:30 pm. The book for discussion is Medicine Walk, by the late Richard Wagamese whose novels give invaluable insight into the life of First Nations people in Canada. (A recommended book whether or not you can come.)

Messy Church: Friday April 21, meeting at 5:00 followed by dinner and program. Please join us.

Next Congregational Conversation: with Betty Pries from L3G Consulting Group will be Sunday April 23. We will meet for a luncheon after church in the Fellowship Hall.

Sandwiches Needed: When? Congregational Conversation with Betty Pries April 23 following the service. If you can provide sandwiches or squares please notify Board Secretary Barb H., brutherford@sympatico.ca or 519-504-3336 (voice mail). Thank you for your consideration and support.

Trinity Single Women’s Dinner: is at Kypreos Restaurant, 305 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, on April 25 at 6 pm. Contact Pauline U. at 519-568-1043 or email pauline.victory@gmail.com if you are attending.

Collecting Plastic Tabs: We will be once again be collecting the square plastic fastener found on bread and milk bags. This is to help support a school in the Fergus area with the purchase of a child’s wheelchair. The collection container is a purple box found in the office foyer area. For more information contact Bonnie B.

Campbell Soup Labels: the collection program is no longer being supported by the company. Thanks for the years of donations.

Is Your Stewardship Toolbox Feeling Empty: A day of practical workshops to learn how to Inspire, Ask and Thank your congregation. April 29 from 9:3 am – 4:30 pm at the Hamilton Conference Office, 1552 Highway #6 N., between Highway 403 and Highway 401. Registration $25. Register by April 19, at https://formsmarts.com/form/1tnv?mode=h5 or call (905) 659- 3443 x 227. Cheques payable to Hamilton Conference.

Cave Springs United Church Camp: located in the Niagara Region has summer youth employment opportunities. Looking for youth 16+ to fill a variety of positions. For information go to www.cavespringscamp.on.ca

Silver Lake United Church Camp: located near Kincardine is taking summer registrations. For information go to www.silverlakecamp.ca

Youth Forum 2017: Holy Shift - 92nd Hamilton Conference Meeting, May 26 – 28. The youth forum opportunity for high school ages youth will meet in Port Elgin. $80.00 per person. Registration Deadline April 21. For information http://hamconf.org/programs-resouces/youth-forum/

Skylight Festival: Enjoyed your time at the Skylight Festival in 2016? Plan to attend this summer July 28 – 30 in Paris, Ontario. Details found at www.skylightfestival.ca

Community News

Saturday April 22, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm: BUC Swap, Don’t Shop! Children’s clothes, toys, books etc… FREE!! You can bring gently used children’s clothes that don’t fit and swap for clothes that do! You do not have to bring something to take something. There are toys and books too.
Donations are greatly appreciated in advance of the sale. Please contact Bridgeport United Church (40 Bridge St. West, Kitchener) at 519-745-0931 or BUC1@bellnet.ca to make arrangements.

Saturday April 29, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm: GIANT Garage Sale at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen Street North, Kitchener. Sponsored by National International Outreach Committee.

May 5 at 7:00 pm: Gala Concert celebrating Douglas Haas, Director of Music. Honouring 50 years of music ministry at St. Andrew’s and the K-W Community. St Andrew’s Presbyterian, 54 Queen Street North, Kitchener. Free Admission, Post Concert Reception

Tuesday May 9 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm: ECUMENICAL PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY GATHERING. If you are involved in Prayer Shawl Ministry or would like to learn about it, please plan to attend This event is being hosted by Our Lady of Lourdes (Waterloo) Prayer Shawl Ministry AND St. Teresa of Avila (Elmira) Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 19 Flamingo Drive, Elmira. David Dayler, Director of Discipleship & Parish Life, for Hamilton Diocese will be our guest presenter. Wear your own personal shawl and bring shawls to display. There will be a free-will offering. Prayer Shawl knitting and crochet books will be available for sale. Please register by Wednesday, April 26th by contacting Mary Jane at 519-669-2963 or mj.yaeger@confinequip.ca.