October 26, 2018

What’s Happening at Trinity…

The Gospel According to Who? – starts next!

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

until Sun Nov 25 repeated Tues/Thurs

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’?

Just a few spaces left: for readers of Scriptures and Prayers.  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 28,  Peace Sunday, 10am worship Farewell to Gord Allgeier – with music and cake! 

Trinity Single Women’s Dinner:  Tuesday October 30 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 know by October 28th if you plan to attend. 

Waterloo Presbytery Celebration Worship:  Inviting United Church members and adherents to this service marking the end of Waterloo Presbytery on Sunday November 4 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.  A few catalogues now available at the back outside the chapel doors.

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.

UCW Presbyterial Gathering:  November 5, 9:00 at St. James’-Rosemount United, Kitchener.  ---our guest speaker, Kathleen Barsoum, Region of Waterloo waste coordinator, will be “Talking Trash/Plastics”!!! How do you take care of your garbage—environmentally? Coffee and muffins will be provided.

Observer Renewal 2019:  If you wish to renew your subscription or begin a new subscription please contact the office.  The fee is $25 (including taxes) and is due by November 25.  Payment may be placed on the offering plate indicating it is for the Observer or mailed to the church. 

Donations for Christmas Memorial Flowers:  will be received on the offering plates or through the office.  This year we will be delivering the plants to our shut-ins after worship on December 9. Please confirm the wording of your memorial with the church office no later than Wednesday, December 7.  Call Dorothy at 519-742-3578 or email office@tuckitchener.org

Community Events

Labyrinth Workshop – Using Trinity’s Labyrinth: This Saturday October 27 between 9:30 am and 3:30pm at Harcourt United 87 Dean Ave, Guelph.  Cost is $10 for students, $20 for non-students.  Lunch provided. You may attend the morning workshop only or the morning and afternoon session combined. For more info. To register email hydea@uoguelph.ca

Ecumenical Worship with Taizé songs:  prayer service & scripture readings surrounded by silence & beautiful music:  Sunday, Oct 28, 7:30pm at Conrad Grebel Univ. College Chapel 140 Westmount Rd. N. and Sunday, Nov 25, 7:30pm at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 100 Benjamin Rd.

Fashion Show Fundraiser:  St. James’-Rosemount UCW and Mission and Service are hosting this event on Friday November 2 beginning at 1:30pm at 171 Sherwood Ave, Kitchener.  Tickets $10 (includes door prize ticket).  Contact the office 519-742-1002 or mail@sjruc.ca.  or call Muriel 519-893-8124, or Ena 519-578-3066.

“Faith and Climate Transformation”:  free interfaith climate conversation with Dr. Sailesh Rao co-producer of “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” and local environmental groups.  Sunday November 4 at 1 pm.  Grand River Unitarian Congregation 299 Sydney St. S, Kitchener.

DaCapo Chamber Choir:  presents “White Lights in Darkness” Saturday November 3 at 8pm St. John the Evangelist, 23 Duke St., Kitchener and Sunday November 4 3pm at Trillium Lutheran (22 Willow St, Waterloo)  Adults $25, Seniors $20, Youth and Children under 18 $5.  Tickets available on line.

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.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER & BAKE SALE:  Mark your calendar!  Westminster’s annual Spaghetti Supper & Bake Sale fundraiser will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Dinner includes spaghetti with choice of sauce (meat or vegetarian), salad, rolls, beverages and dessert!  Adults are $12.00, Children 2-12 are $6.00 and Children under 2 are free.  Yummy home-baked goods will be available for sale as well.  All are welcome - spread the word to friends, family and co-workers, and invite them to attend!

Harvest & Holly Bazaar and lunch:  held at Puslinch Community Centre, 23 Brock Rd. S., Aberfoyle on Saturday November 10 between 10:30 am and 1pm.  Free admission and parking.  Non-perishable food donations appreciated.  Hosted by Mt. Carmel-Zion United Church in Morriston.

Schneider Male Chorus concert presents:  “Let There Be Peace”. All are invited to join us on Sunday, November 11, 2:30 pm at First United Church, 16 William Street West, Waterloo.  Proceeds support the mission work of our UCW. Cost: pay-as-you-can.

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.