February 9, 2018

What’s Happening at Trinity…

 Trinity on Church 2018 Annual Meeting to be held

Sunday March 25 in the chapel.

Finished consolidated report available for pickup

Sunday March 11, 2018


Annual Report:  The reports were due into the office Friday Feb 9th.  Please submit yours ASAP if you have not done so already. 

Save the date:

March 4th (all day) Toronto United Church Council coming to speak with us.

March 18 (all day) Touring GTA sites.  Let the office know if you are interested in participating so we can arrange rides.

Parking at Trinity 74 Frederick Street:  Trinity members wishing to park in our Duke Street parking lot should be advised of the following: The new owner of 74 Frederick asks us to avoid parking in the lot for a two week period beginning Tuesday February 6th because test hole drilling is taking place on the property. After that period, those who wish to park in the lot should display on their dashboard a Trinity Parking Sticker to avoid being given a City parking ticket.

Fellowship Club: will be dining out at Golf’s on Monday, Feb.12th at 5:00 in the main restaurant. There are still a few spots available and if anyone would like to join the group, please contact Sue P. before Feb.6th.

Transition Team:  will meet in the chapel beginning at 5:00 pm on Monday February 12th.

When Worlds Collide - What Bubbles are Burst:  join us Thursdays in Lent beginning February 15th 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.

Investment Group:  Meeting on Thursday February 16th at 4:00 pm.

Joint Leadership Meeting:  Wednesday February 21st meeting at 6:00pm.

Board Meeting: Wednesday February 21st beginning at 7:00 pm.

Men’s Breakfast Group:  Our next breakfast will be February 23rd at the Omega Restaurant on the corner of Fischer Hallman and Ottawa St.  We meet at 8:00 am.

Messy Church:  We will be meeting on 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.

House of Friendship Potato Blitz:  Trinity and St. Matthews are teaming up for this annual February event.  On Sunday Feb 18 or Sunday Feb 25 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.

 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”.

Two Countries One World:  Global citizenship development experience for students grade 10 and up.  Returning to Columbia in 2019 to build on connections begun in 2017.  Information nights will be in March.  More info about TCOW: www.waterlootcow.ca

Community Events

Sunday February 11 between 3 – 5 pm:  A Celebration of Life for Trudy Beaulne.  Hosted by the Social Development Centre, Waterloo Region.  A passionate community advocate, Trudy dedicated her life to empowering people and to build a stronger, more inclusive society.  Potluck meal to share with others along with stories and ideas on how her legacy can live one. Meeting at St. John Evangelist Church Hall entrance from Duke Street. (note: The Social Development Centre rented space at Trinity from the Spring of 2016 to the sale of the building, some of you may have seen or spoken with Trudy during that time period. She passed away suddenly January 5th of this year)

Monday February 12 between 6:30 – 8:30pm:  Death Café -  Join in the conversation about death at the Fresh Ground Café, 256 King St. East, Kitchener.  This is a respectful and confidential space where people can express their views safely, this is not bereavement or support counseling. 

Tuesday February 13 at 5:30pm:  Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Matthews Lutheran.  Potato pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverage served in the Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome.

Tuesday February 13, between 5:00 – 7:00pm: PANCAKE SUPPER & SILENT AUCTION  Westminster’s annual Pancake Supper & Silent Auction fundraiser will take place (543 Beechwood Drive, Waterloo).  Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for Children 2-12 and Free for Children under 2.  Come enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage, fruit and beverages.  Roam the silent auction and treat yourself at our bake sale!  Tickets available in advance or at the door.  For more information and/or tickets, e-mail office@westminsterunited.ca or call 519-746-6080

Wednesday February 14 at 7:30pm:  Ash Wednesday service at St. Matthews in the Sanctuary. 

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.