January 4, 2019

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Annual Reports:  are due to the office by Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Envelope Donors: Attention all donors who use envelopes!  Treasurer John reports that although our order for 2019 envelopes was sent to the supplier on November 19th, it is unlikely that our envelopes will be available until the middle of January. It's important that the Church receive your donations on a regular basis. General Trinity United Church envelopes are available at the back of the chapel this week, please remember to fill in your name for donation credit. Thank you for your patience.

Bible Study: Tuesday, January 08, 12:30-2 pm join Bill in the chapel to begin a New Year, now that the leftovers CD’s have been cleared away, and the last of The Twelve (Minor Prophets) play out this week online.  See flyers for the next online offering, ‘Corresponding Christians’, reading 20 of the 27 books at the back of the bible, ‘Pauline Epistles’. www.billbrucewords.com, www.hereticslikeus.com

Trustees: Tuesday, Jan 08, 6:30 pm the Trustees meet at the chapel, to receive news from investment committee, continuing investment policy work.

Wednesday Prayer Group: Wednesday Jan 09, 10:30 am. Please continue to drop off your prayer requests in the box found outside the back of the chapel.  Join us!

Worship Feedback and Planning: Wednesday, Jan 09, 7 pm, join the Worship Team consulting with coordinator Barbara B.  How was Advent and Christmas?  What’s ahead in Epiphany season, and in turn looking ahead to Lent?

Board Member Reports: Friday, Jan 11, written monthly reports from coordinators and officers are due to Barb H. for circulation before Jan 16 Board meeting.

Transition Team: Saturday, Jan 12, 9 am to noon, TT meeting is offsite, recommending responses to board based on consultants’ report on Trinity staffing model for 2019 – in turn for Sunday Feb 10 Annual Congregational Meeting at which a succession plan for July 2019 is expected.

Trinity Reads:  A suggestion for your holiday reading... "Everything Happens for a Reason: and Other Lies I've Loved" by Kate Bowler. The author, a divinity professor at Duke University, was a young mother diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. In this memoir she explores the pain, and joy, of living without certainty. The "Trinity Book Club" will discuss the book and its ideas about commonly held wisdom on "Wednesday, January 16 at 1:30 pm" at the home of Beverly P. Join in, for what could be an interesting examination of belief.

Community Events

First Peoples Healing Conference: ‘We All Pull Together,’ February 11 & 12, 2019 at Bingemans Conference and Event Centre.  Keynote speakers include Don Burnstick and Senator Murray Sinclair  Hosted by The Healing of the Seven Generations.  More info on the website www.healingofthesevengenerations.ca.  Tickets on sale now.