October 12, 2018

What’s Happening at Trinity…

October 15 – 19 – Dorothy will be away from the office for the week. 

Next Sunday Oct 14 – Visioning Sunday 10am

  • Gathering with our new board and celebrating our current position a year into pitching a tent here

  • Listening to what Transition Team saw and heard in 27 ‘What If’ stories, and other discernment so far

  • Responding to themes identified by Transition Team for 2019 staffing and next years’ direction

  • Sending Board and Transition Team to steer or lead responsive to feedback, and each to our ministry

The Gospel According to Who? – starts next!

Sun 2-3:30pm Tues 12:30-2pm, Thurs 5:30-7pm

Sun Oct 14 to Sun Nov 25 repeated Tues/Thurs

 1. Sources – how did we get from Jesus to books?

2. ‘Lost’ Gospels  infancy, wisdom, sayings, rejected

3. Mark – when worlds collide – big start, hard end

4. Matthew – ‘spin-doctored’ church’s gospel

5. Luke – liberation and liftoff, volume 1 of 2

6. John – now for something completely different

7. Me or Us – what’s your ‘greatest hits playlist’?

 Audio available online, www.hereticslikeus.com – CDs and thumb drives at the chapel and office

Hands-on fun – if only the disciples and apostles had enjoyed 3M stickie notes and coloured paper!

Can you help out on a Sunday:  Readers for Scriptures and Prayers are needed.  Please see the sign-up sheet located under the TV monitor at the front of the chapel.  Also looking for adhoc Advent planners.

Sunday Oct 21 – “Four Plans” Sunday Repeat of last year’s popular workshop – updating our plans for ‘self’, ‘stuff’, ‘circle’, and ‘legacy’ – preparing to face professional advisors – update family and friends about our preferences and plans.

The Trinity Book Club will meet at the home of Eleanor B. at 1:30, Wednesday, October 17, to discuss "Circling the Sun," by Paula McLain. Set in colonial Kenya in the 1920's, this semi-fictional novel traces the life and career of a woman who became famous first as a race horse trainer and then as a bush pilot, gaining notoriety as a female pioneer in both fields. Everyone is welcome.

Trinity Fellowship Club: will meet on Sunday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m.in the Chapel at Trinity on Church. The speaker will be Sharon Livingstone who will present on the topic, "Ageism and Aging."  Sharon Livingstone is the current Chair of the ambridge Council on Aging. She has held other posts in the areas of aging, gerontology and age friendly communities. Congregation members are welcome to attend. At this meeting, tickets to our annual Christmas Party on December 12 can be purchased.

Sunday Oct 28  Peace Sunday, 10am worship Farewell to Gord Allgeier – with music and cake!

Trinity Single Women’s Dinner:  Tuesday October 30th at 5:30. Meeting at Homestyle Diner, Parkdale Plaza 504 Albert St, Waterloo.  Owner Craig purchased several pews from our spring auction and is so happy to have them in his restaurant.  Come and reconnect with everyone and have a chance to sit once more on a Trinity pew! Please let Mary Ann P. know by October 28th if you plan to attend.  If you need a ride let her know. 

Presbytery Wide Worship Service:  Inviting United Church members and adherents to this service marking the end of Waterloo Presbytery on Sunday November 4th at 3:00 pm at Parkminster United Church, Waterloo.

New Gifts with Vision catalogue 2018-2019:  is available on line. Celebrate a special occasion and make a difference in the world. Gifts with Vision projects support the work of United Church partners across Canada and around the world.

United Church of Canada: emergency appeal for our partners in the Asia Pacific Region who have been hit by typhoons, tsunamis and earthquakes this fall causing massive damage and costing thousands of lives.  Please donate.

Loaves and Fishes:  the October menu is posted on the circular bulletin board for referral.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday lunches for $10 in the Fellowship Hall.  Call the St. Matthews office if you wish to attend.519-742-0462 ext. 10.

Community Events

Waterloo Presbyterial: “JOY” day at Parkminster United Church, Waterloo on Saturday October 20th - 10am -2pm.  Getting Stress Under Control Through Mindfulness and Meditation followed by Doing God’s Work in the World-Kenya and Morongoro. Lunch provided. Tickets $15. Call Barbara Seaton (519) 623-1359.

Annual Harvest Supper:  Tuesday October 23rd 5:00 – 7:00pm at Bridgeport United Church.  Roast pork dinner, mashed potatoes, corn, sauerkraut and dessert.  $17 Adults / $8 Children (6-12) / Children age 5 and under free.  Also, there will be a craft table and bake sale.  Tickets available by phone or email and at the door.  No reservation necessary.  519-745-0931 or buc1@bellnet.ca

Jesus Camp: A Contemplative Retreat with PiE: at Crieff Hills Retreat Center November 2-4. Young adults are invited to join PiE (Pastors in Exile) for a weekend of open exploration around our images of Jesus. Who is Jesus for us? For me? Doubt, resistance, struggle with the relevance of Jesus - all of this is welcome. Love, confidence, longing for deeper intimacy with Jesus - all of this is welcome. This weekend will be a space to honour our deepest questions and tend to the longings of our souls. Register by Oct.22nd For information and to register visit: www.pastorsinexile.org/retreat.

A Week of Guided Prayer:  Abundant Life -Hosted by Calvary Memorial United – 91 Gruhn Street Kitchener.  Sunday November 4 – Saturday November 10.  Registration fee $25.  Poster, brochures and registrations forms found outside the chapel doors with more information.

Hamilton Conference Farewell:  A Come and Go Tea Celebrating Hamilton Conference will be held on Friday November 16 between 1 and 3 pm.  1552 Highway 6 North, Hamilton.

Paths to Contentment in Midlife and Retirement retreat and facilitated discussion: Rev. Dr. Paul Gilroy is offering another retreat for people navigating midlife and anticipating or adjusting to retirement. The focus will be how to make a faster and smoother transition to this major new stage of life, for which many boomers are unprepared. Participants will learn about 8 key practices that contribute to midlife and retirement contentment. Nov. 17, 9:30 am– 4 pm; at Ignatius Retreat Centre, Guelph. $125 per person; $200 per couple; or Pay What You Can. Includes lunch and materials. Registration and more detail at newfutures.ca. See poster on bulletin board for details.