March 16, 2018

What's Happening at Trinity...

Annual Meeting: Sunday March 25 in the chapel. Annual reports are available to read in advance at the back of the chapel. 

TUCC Bus Trip, March 18, 9am - 6pm: Please meet at the church for a 9:00 am departure.  Note:  your envelope is your ticket.  Please hand it in on the day of departure

Trinity Book Club:  Wednesday, March 21, at 1:30 pm. Come to the home of Jane M. to discuss the Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a novel about racial integration and discrimination in war-time Seattle. This book is one of a collection of books offered by the Kitchener Public Library for use by book clubs. You can borrow a copy by calling Vi P.

Easter Memorial Flowers Deadline: Monday, March 26th  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

 Holy Week Services:

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

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.

Maundy Thursday, March 29:  will be observed at Trinity with a light supper and communion, followed by a service in the chapel where all lights are extinguished. Come early (no later than 5:15) so that all are seated for the start of the meal at 5:30. Sign the list today, Sunday 18, or Sunday 25. There is no charge but donations would be appreciated. Consider making this gathering part of your preparation for the final joy of Easter.

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.

Fellowship Club: Sunday March 25. Meeting starts at 7:30 in the Chapel with a presentation by Deb Misener Jones (Florence Yucker’s daughter) about her organization, Strings Across the Sky, which provides musical training to indigenous youth. Refreshments will follow in Room 102. Free-Will offering to help cover Deb’s travel expenses.  All are welcome.

Trinity Single Women’s Dinner:  Tuesday March 27th.  I’ve had a little difficulty in finding a dinner spot open on a Tuesday night, but Angels will be happy to have us! We will meet at 5.30 pm (note change of time) at the restaurant at Westmount and Victoria. Please let me know if you are able to attend. We will miss Linda S as she fell and broke her leg. Also our prayers go out to Pat T.  Looking forward to seeing many of us.  Mary Ann P.

Are you wondering what’s happening at 74 Frederick St?  After we moved there were many items that could not be brought with us. Your Board of Trustees decided that a good way to share our chattels was to enlist the help of an auctioneer. We interviewed several companies and chose Timewell Online Auctions who are preparing for the online auction. Bidding opens Tuesday April 10th at 7:00 am and closes Tuesday April 17th at 8:00 pm.  Content is being loaded to the site in the coming days, some items are already there.  Tell your friends, family and neighbours.  You might be able to pick up something of interest.  Click here to access the direct link.  You can also go to the website and follow to the Trinity United Church link.

Community Events

Saturday March 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm:  Wayne Gilpin singers PEACE like a RIVER, Songs of Faith and Inspiration.  St. John the Evangelist, 23 Water Street North.  Adult - $20, student/seniors - $15.  Tickets at the door or call 7-800-867-3281.

 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)

Palm Sunday, March 25 at 7:30 pm:  Ecumenical prayer services with Taize songs hosted by St. Agatha Christian Communities at St. Agatha Catholic Church, 1839 Notre Dame Drive, St. Agatha, ON. Phone # 519-747-1212

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