February 23, 2018

What's Happening at Trinity...

Annual Meeting: Sunday March 25 in the chapel.

Annual Reports: Available for pick up beginning Sunday March 11th.

March 4, 10am - 2pm: Toronto United Church Council coming to speak with us between 10am - 2pm.  Worship Service, Lunch, Workshop. You will be introduced to a number of examples of ministries chosen for their capacity to reconnect the church with the communities they’re called to love and serve.

March 18, 9am - 6pm: Touring Toronto and Brampton.  Visit locations and meet a number of leaders who are at different stages along the route to build new missional ministries. $25 bus, includes lunch.  Let the office know if you are interested in participating so we can arrange rides.

House of Friendship Potato Blitz:  Trinity and St. Matthews are teaming up for this annual February event.  On Sunday Feb 25th we encourage you to bring a donation of a bag of potatoes to church and help us achieve our team goal of collecting 100 pounds.  Your generosity will help the House of Friendship with its emergency food hampers and program meals.  Let this be just one example of how our two congregations can work together for the well-being of community in and around us.

When Worlds Collide - What Bubbles are Burst:  join us Thursdays in Lent between 12:30 – 2:00 pm as we look at the book of Mark.  Meeting in Bill’s Garrett located at 30 Duke St. W. above the Apollo Cinema.

Messy Church:  We will be meeting this Sunday February 25th in the Fellowship Hall between 4 and 6pm for activities followed by a meal. 

Trinity Book Club:  will meet on February 28 at 1:30 pm to discuss "The Wonder," by Emma Donohue. Set in rural Ireland in the mid-19th century, the story deals with people caught up in conflicting belief systems that lead to desperate actions and serious consequences. We will meet at the home of Margaret C.

World Day of Prayer:  Friday March 2nd

St Peter’s Lutheran Church, 59 Queen Street North, at 11 AM

Calvin Presbyterian Church, 248 Westmount Road East, at 11 AM

St James Rosemount United Church, 171 Sherwood Avenue, at 2 PM

St John’s Catholic Church, 85 Strange Street, at 2 PM

Refreshments follow all the services.

The program material this year was prepared by the Churches of Suriname, with the theme, “All God’s Creation is Very Good”.

Filing Cabinets – Help us out:  The Choir has a need for some 4-drawer vertical filing cabinets in which to store choral anthems and music. If you have any that you might like to donate, please contact Lynda D., Gord A. or the Church Office (519-742 3578). 

Supporting Eva:  Eva B. is going to Colombia June 23-July 22 with CISV Waterloo (www.cisvwaterloo.org). CISV = Children’s International Summer Villages, a peace-building, global friendship organization formed after WWII. Eva will be travelling with two leaders and three other children her age to a CISV Village in the mountains in Colombia, where they will join others from around the world to learn about global citizenship. If you are interested in helping her fundraise, or would like to donate to her experience, please speak with Lori-Ann or Mark, or email livingbreath@hotmail.com.

UCW Presbyterial Annual Gathering:  “Journey Where God Leads Us”  Saturday, April 7 between 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at Luther village, Sunshine Center in Waterloo.  ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY to be purchased by March 23, cost is $25.00 which includes a light breakfast and lunch (dietary concerns will be accommodated).   Guest Speaker Kartina MacLeod (survivor of sexual and physical abuse, drug addiction, domestic abuse, trafficking).  Entertainment: The Chordspinners!!  Contact Betty Kocher (519) 578-8248; bettykocher@yahoo.ca or Margot White (519) 742-6047; margot.white@sympatico.ca  Cheques payable to Elizabeth Kocher c/o Forest Hill United Church.

Community Events

Sunday February 25 at 7:30 pm:  Ecumenical prayer service with Taize songs held at St. Andrew’s Memorial Anglican Church, 275 Mill St., Kitchener.

Tuesday February 27 between 1:00 – 4:00 pm:  Card & Games Party at Forest Hill United. Starting with dessert buffet!  Tickets $15 from Forest Hill Church office (mornings) or Margot White 519-742-6047.  Bridge, Euchre, Hearts, Cribbage.... come join the fun!  Proceeds support an adopted child overseas.

Saturday March 3, 8pm:  Da Capo Chamber Choir presents ‘Reincarnations’ the second concert in their “Displacement” series. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener.  Sunday March 4th, 3pm at St. John’s Lutheran, Waterloo.  For more information and tickets go on line to.www.dacapochamberchoir.ca.

March 4 – 10:  A week of Guided Prayer, hosted by Calvary Memorial United Church, 91 Gruhn Street Kitchener.  Commit to 30 minutes of prayer at home and then 30 minutes at church daily for a week.  Registration is $25 to cover costs.  Contact Calvary directly at 519-744-9696 or office@calvarymemorial.ca to participate.  More information on the bulletin board outside the chapel.

**Note date change** Monday March 5 between 7:30 - 9:30 pm: Together we can save lives!  Please join Emmanuel United Church and Waterloo Wayside in partnership with Sanguen Health Centre and the Educational Assistance Assoc. for a community awareness event.  Held at Emmanuel United Church (Gathering Hall). Speakers, Presentations and Refreshments. Naloxone Kits and Training will be available on site. For individuals and groups interacting with people in the vulnerable sector.

Wednesday March 7, 7:30pm:  An Indigenous community of 800 residents near Sarnia has been smothered, for decades, by Canada's petrochemical industry. The critically acclaimed play The Chemical Valley Project, explores Aamjiwnaang, Canada's energy infrastructure, its colonial past and present, and indigenous solidarity and reconciliation. One KW performance only! $20 (students and seniors $15) at the Registry Theater, Kitchener.

To find out more go to http://www.registrytheatre.com/the-chemical-valley-project/ or  http://divestwaterloo.ca/events/