March 2, 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, Light Refreshments, 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 with Toronto United Church Council.  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.

Potato Blitz results:  Many thanks to Trinity for supporting the House of Friendship February Potato Blitz.  We partnered with St. Matthews and met 75% of our target of 100 bags of potatoes, a mix between 5 and 10 pound bags.  Together we donated 375 pounds to the effort.

Easter Memorial Flowers Deadline: Sunday, March 18th   Donations are now being accepted for the flowers that will adorn our sanctuary on Easter Sunday. After the service, the plants will be delivered to Trinity shut-ins and members who have experienced the loss of a loved one in the past year. Please include your preferred wording (for the Easter bulletin memorial list) with your donation, or contact the church office 519-742-3578; email

Pulpit exchange:  Sunday March 11, Rev Bill will be preaching at Emmanuel United Church in Waterloo and Jenn Hind will be in our chapel.

Holy Week Services:

Maundy Thursday:  5 – 7pm simple supper, communion in rm 102, moving to the chapel for a Tenebrae Service.

Good Friday:  11am service in the chapel 

Easter Sunday:  8 am early service in the courtyard (weather permitting) with communion, followed by Easter breakfast.

Easter Sunday:  10 am celebration in the chapel, no communion

Many Thanks:  The worship team thanks all those who completed the recent survey (22 signed and 12 unsigned)… We met this past Wednesday and reviewed the comments carefully. Overall, there was a general feeling of satisfaction with our new space and some specific suggestions which the team will be considering in the near future. Copies of the results will be posted on line or available on request.  The Transition team will also be reviewing them.  The worship team reminds all members that feedback is always welcome, especially as we continue to experience new ideas, and ways of “being church”…

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.

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). 

 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; or Margot White (519) 742-6047;  Cheques payable to Elizabeth Kocher c/o Forest Hill United Church.

 Silver Lake United Church Camp 2018:  Camp dates, pricing and registration information on the website (see poster on the bulletin board)

 Community Events

 **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. (poster on the bulletin board)

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 or

Sunday March 25 at 3:00pm:  Singing with our Neighbours: Building Peace through Word and Song.  Inshallah and Inshallah Kids.  Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo.  Free Will Offering to benefit Supportive Housing of Waterloo.  All are welcome. (poster on the bulletin board)

Wednesday April 25 at 7:00 am:  Join us for the 43rd annual Waterloo Region Interfaith Community Breakfast with guest speaker Hind Al-Abadleh, professor of chemistry at Wilfrid Laurier University. She will be speaking on the topic of Caring for our common home: Climate change and faith. Breakfast in the Ballroom at Bingemans Conference Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Dr. in Kitchener. Purchase online tickets cost $25 each, $175 for a table of eight or in person at Erb & Good Funeral Home (519) 745-8445. For more information, contact: Sponsors: Interfaith Grand River, and the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. To download a copy of the flyer, go to