April 7th update

What's Happening at Trinity...

EXTREME HUNGER APPEAL: United Church of Canada is launching this as the humanitarian crisis in Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemnen reach grave levels. Donate now. More information on the website http://www.united-church.ca/hunger-appeal

Easter Memorial Flowers Deadline: This Sunday, April 9th Donations are now being accepted for the flowers that will adorn our sanctuary on Easter Sunday. After the service, the plants will be delivered to Trinity shut-ins and members who have experienced the loss of a loved one in the past year. Please include your preferred wording (for the Easter bulletin memorial list) with your donation, or contact the church office 519-742-3578; email office@tuckitchener.org

Flower Delivery: Assistance in delivering over 50+ plants to our shut-ins,nursing and retirement home members as well as to those families who have experienced a berevement since last Easter would be appreciated. Please contact Laurie G. if you are willing to deliver a plant or two after the Easter moring service.

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.)

Trinity Single Women's Dinner: is at Kypreos Restaurant, 305 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, on April 25, 2017 at 6 pm. Contact Pauline U. at 519-568-1043 or email pauline.victory@gmail.com if you are attending.

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.

Collecting Plastic Tabs: We will 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

Sunday April 9 at 7:30 pm: Taize Service hosted by St. Agatha Christian Communities, St. Agatha Catholic Church 1839 Notre Dame Drive, St. Agatha. (519) 747-1212

Wednesday April 12 at 7:00 pm: Trinity United Church, Guelph invites you to join us for "The Songs of Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert" under the direction of Andrea LeBlanc. Located at 400 Stevenson St. N, Guelph. Freewill Offering. For more info, call 519-824-4800, Ext 5.

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.