May 5th update

What’s Happening at Trinity

Coffee Before Church: we will be serving coffee in the sanctuary on a trial basis to encourage pre-service gathering for those who wish to visit beforehand or have coffee during the service.

Sarah Dufresne Recital: Please join the Chancel Choir as our soprano choral scholar, Sarah Dufresne, entertains us with a recital (about 30 minutes long) in the Sanctuary this Sunday, May 7 following the service. Sarah is travelling to Italy in the summer to further her career, and will be attending McGill in September to get her Masters degree in performance. This will be a wonderful opportunity to thank Sarah for working with us this year. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the recital.

Rev. Tiina: will be away next week. She will return to work on Monday May 15. If there is a pastoral emergency please contact Katharine Edmonstone.

Parking: A reminder there is no parking on Duke Street anytime between Frederick and Queen St. since the LRT line has been put in. There is limited parking on Duke between Frederick and Scott St.

Aboriginal Issues: Wednesday May 10 at 7pm in the Reception Room. Are you interested in finding ways for Trinity to respond to Aboriginal issues? Consider joining us this Wednesday as we begin to explore these issues, or contact Barbara B. 519-743-2554 for more information.

Messy Church: Friday May 12th come join us for the annual Messy Picnic! Once again the Bitzers will host us in their fabulous backyard! We’ll handle the BBQ, please bring a pot luck salad or dessert. We’ll be ready at five, BBQ about 6! In case of bad weather we will move to the church. Please let either Tina or Barbara know if you would like to join us. Everyone is welcome!

Guest Worship Leader: Rev. Roy Holton will lead us in worship on Sunday May 14th.

United Church Remits will change the way we serve God: Trinity congregation is invited to explore and discuss these remit changes on Sunday, May 14th and 21st after worship. The Board of Trinity will vote on these matters on May 30th (tentative). Copies of a summary sheet and copies of more extensive Study Guides are available in the Narthex for you to pick up or by request from the office through email

The Trinity Book Club: will meet on May 17, 1:30, at the home of Vi P. 519-744-0139. The book for discussion is "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. The story is set in France during the German occupation of the 1940's and gives a lasting impression of life in this period, as well as the effect on family relationships. New members are welcome.

Will You Participate?: The Worship Team has approved a special service for May 28th., using an idea proposed by Peter O. It will be a service of hymns and personal reflections from a number of individuals. We want to invite a selection of people to choose a hymn or piece of music which speaks to them of their faith, or their understanding of God and share their thoughts with the congregation for about 3-5 minutes. Would you be interested in taking part and sharing a reflection? If there is a huge positive response we may have to hold a second service later. That would be awesome! Please contact Barbara B. at 519-743-2554 for more details.

Single Ladies Dinner: May 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Pot Luck Supper at the home of Jane M. Directions to follow after May 17.

Community News

May 7 at 4:00 pm: International Laughter Day hosted by Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb St. E., Waterloo. We’re inviting people to attend an evening of fun, food & fellowship. Potluck dinner begins at 5:30 pm. Come and feel the release of laughter!

May 12 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Mother Daughter Banquet at Bridgeport United Church, 40 Bridge Street West, Kitchener. Bring your favourite picnic basket & share a memory. Price includes hot entrée, dessert & beverage. Silent Auction. Entertainment by ‘From the Ground Up’ Dance Group. Tickets – Adults $15, Child $5 (5–10 yrs). Available at the door or in advance call 519-745-0931 or email BUC1@bellnet.ca

May 13 at 7:00 pm: JONI NEHRITA REFUGEE FUNDRAISER PERFORMANCE at the Theater for the Arts, University of Waterloo. Tickets $25. Click here for more information and purchasing tickets.

May 2017: Grand River Voices Choir is presenting From Far and Wide – O, Canada, a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Canadian music and artists. May 14, 2:00 pm Calvin Presbyterian Church, Kitchener. $20 for Adults, $15 for Seniors/Students and children under 12 are FREE. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.grandrivervoices.ca or at the door. $1 from each ticket will go to support Cystic Fibrosis Research. For more info contact Bonnie Brockett or check the flyers on the bulletin boards.

May 13 from 10 am – 12 pm: How to plan a gift to your congregation, or other United Church ministry presented by Rev. Dave Jagger, Stewardship & Girts Officer. Forest Hill United church, 121 Westmount Rd. East, Kitchener. Cost is FREE Please RSVP to Margot White 519-742-6047 or email margot.white@sympatico.ca

Director of Youth Ministries: for a part-time, 20 hour per week paid position with Calvary United Church in St. Jacobs. For more information visit www.calvaryunited.com or check the bulletin board. Preferences will be given to candidates who apply before the end of May 2017.