March 8, 2019

What’s Happening at Trinity…

 Clocks SPRING forward on Saturday - this weekend

AGM DRAFT minutes:  now posted on the Trinity website under What’s Happening/Annual Reports and Congregational Meetings.

Lenten Study: Tuesday, March 12, 12:30 – 2:00 pm Join Bill in the chapel or online.  Daily at audio with notes

Climate change action: Lenten potluck and film series at Trinity United Church.

Join us for a film series about climate change on Tuesday evenings throughout Lent, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring a meatless dish to share, and your own dishes/utensils. Discussion to follow each film (films subject to change):

March 12: Beyond Crisis, presented by Transition KW

March 19: The Story of Stuff

March 26: Do the Math, presented by Divest Waterloo Region

April 2: Ed Burtynsky: Manufactured Landscapes

April 9: Before the Flood

For more information, contact Lori-Ann Livingston, social justice coordinator, at

Trinity Book Club: meets Wednesday, March 20, 1:30 pm at the home of Vi P. to talk about the book "Forgiveness" by Mark Sakamoto. This book is a tribute to the author's two grandparents, whose young lives were shaped by their parallel experiences of WWII. It is both informative and inspiring. Please join in the discussion.

UCW Presbyterial:  Annual Meeting Saturday April 6, 10 am – 3:30 pm at Luther Village Sunshine Centre, 139 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo. 

Donations:  Milk bags (outer cover) are made into sleeping mats and sent overseas.  Pop can pull tabs are used to raise funds for wheelchairs along with the plastic bread/milk bag clips. Used eyeglasses are refurbished and given to those who cannot afford them.  You can help out by placing these items in the bins outside the chapel doors. For more information contact Bonnie Brockett.

Even better news:  Wow! We rocked the Potato Blitz! Here's an update on the numbers of potatoes donated to House of Friendship. They received 470 lbs of potatoes from the joint efforts of Trinity and St. Matthews. Trinity donated 26 bags or 260 lbs, and St. Matthews donated 21 bags or 210 lbs. Thank you to everyone who brought in the spuds for this great cause! 

Community Events

St. Matthews Lutheran:Holden Evening Prayer around the Cross” Wednesdays in Lent at 7pm in the Sanctuary.  Different musicians every week.  Our Chris Clarke will play the harp March 27.

Ecumenical Prayer Service with Taizé

Sunday, March 17th 4:00 PM.  St. Bede's Chapel - Renison University College (UW), 240 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON  519-884-4404

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Grace Mennonite Brethren Church,546 Belmont Ave.West, Kitchener. ON (between Gage and Glasgow Sts.) 226-243-4735.

Community MinistryThe Stiff Family Bluegrass Gospel Spring Concert March 10 at 3:00pm, Calvary Memorial United, 91 Gruhn St., Kitchener.  Freewill offering supports Community Ministry an outreach program of Calvary United and Trillium Lutheran Churches. 

Singing with Our Neighbours:  featuring Inshallah, Mino Ode Kwewak N’Gamowak and Inshallah kids. Sunday March 24, at 3:00pm at Knox Presbyterian Church 50 Erb St. West, Waterloo.  Free will offering will enhance indigenous student support at all Laurier campuses and locations.

Forest Heights United hosts:What is Mental Health and Why Does It Matter?” by Rebecca Pister.  Monday March 25, at 7:00pm, 121 Westmount Rd. East, Kitchener.

Spiritus Ensemble:  J. S. Bach St. Mark Passion BWV 247 on Sunday March 31, at 4pm at St. John’s Anglican Church 25 Water St. N, Kitchener.  Tickets available online or at the Door.  Adult $30, Senior (65+) $25 Students $10.

Gleaners Fundraising Dinner - Friday April 12th, 2019, Doors Open 6:00pm. Dinner Served 6:30pm @ Waterloo Region Police Association, 1128 Rife Road, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S3. Enjoy: Updates from around the world and a full dinner and dessert Tickets: $30/person or $240/table of 8, $300/table of 10. To Order Your Tickets Online: (click on What’s Happening) or By Phone: 519.624.8245  (Order your tickets by April 1, 2019) As ticket prices cover the cost of the dinner, an opportunity will be given to donate financially to the Gleaners.