April 26, 2019

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Many thanks:  to those of you who helped with the Easter Flower delivery last week.  The recipients enjoyed receiving greetings from Trinity.

Peeling the Onion:  Reading Revelation in Easter Season.  Lively discussions on Tuesdays at 12:30pm in the chapel.  Pamphlets and CD’s available on the table under the TV monitor.

Single Women's Dinner Group: will meet at Arabesque Restaurant, 869 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, on Tuesday,  April 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm. Please let Pauline Underwood know if you will be attending by Sunday, April 28 at upauline@ymail.com or by phone at 519-568-1043. Hope to see you there!

Five Oaks road trip! If you're interested in an after-church road trip to Five Oaks for their open house and AGM on Sunday, May 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m., speak to Lori-Ann or email her at justice@trinityunitedkw.ca. Includes walking tours, guided hikes, sharing of interfaith spiritual practice and artist Ron McKay.  

Concerned about climate change? Good. On the heels of our climate change film series through Lent, we're offering a book study to deepen the conversation. During June, join us in reading Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change by Jim Antal. Facilitated by Henriette Thompson, former Director of Public Witness for Social and Ecological Justice for the Anglican Church of Canada. Thompson has also served on the board of KAIROS and the Commission on Justice and Peace of the Canadian Council of Churches. Contact justice@trinityunitedkw.ca by May 1 to take part. Tuesday June 11, 18, 25 , 7 - 9pm. Location to be determined.

The Fellowship Club: is meeting Sunday, May 5 at 7:30 in the Chapel. Faith Morphy, the owner of the S-W Ontario Young Drivers of Canada Franchises, will be presenting “Navigating the MTO Seniors Driving Systems”. In addition, plan to bring any questions you might have about the impact of the LRT trains, pedestrian crossovers, bike boxes, sharrows, and roundabouts that drivers must contend with in this region.

Community iftar meal: Tuesday, May 28, 8-10 p.m . Church hall, St. Matthews Lutheran Church/Trinity United Church.

Muslims break their fast with an iftar meal at the end of each day during Ramadan. Local churches are hosting iftar meals during Ramadan, in partnership with Intercultural Dialogue Institute KW (IDI). It's a way to learn about each other's faith and culture, while also sharing in the gifts of our diverse community.

Trinity United Church and St. Matthews Lutheran Church join four other churches in hosting these meals during Ramadan. Come to one, or come to all of them. Iftar meals are being hosted at the following churches:

  • May 7: Floradale Mennonite

  • May 14: Breslau Mennonite

  • May 27: Stirling Avenue Mennonite

  • May 28: Trinity United/ St. Matthews Lutheran

  • June 3: Rockway Mennonite

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-iftar-meal-tickets-60596919016

Community Events

Church Garage Sales: Saturday April 27th

St. James’- Rosemount United Church: 8 – 1 pm.  Supporting Mission and Service

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church: 9 – 1 pm.  Supporting the Francisco Coll School in Guatemala

Vigil for the Victims of Sri Lanka:  organized by Christians Together Waterloo Region.  Community gathering at the Rotunda, Kitchener city Hall Sunday April 28, at 6:30pm.

Supportive Housing of Waterloo (SHOW) fundraiser:  hosted by Parkminster United, Saturday May 4 at 7:00 pm.  Scott Woods Band will be performing.  Tickets $30 adult, $15 children 6-12, children under 5 are free. Available from Parkminster church office, Words Worth Books or Linda Bird at 519-746-9576.

Shalom’s annual Spring Breakfast: guest speakers Mardi Tindal & Alex Tindal speaking about Community Well-being: Loneliness and other impacts on mental health. Mardi is an educator, author, broadcaster, and church leader. She was the Moderator of the United Church of Canada, Executive Director of Five Oaks Retreat Centre, and is currently in the process of developing “Wine on the Porch,” a co-housing community for seniors in Toronto. Alex is an award-winning comedian, teacher, writer, and actor. He has written for several seasons of CBC’s “The Baroness Von Sketch Show,” and took home “Best of the Fest” at both the Toronto and Montreal Sketch Comedy Festivals in recent years. Alex is also Mardi’s son.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 8:30 – 11 am

Location: Waterloo North Mennonite Church (100 Benjamin Rd., Waterloo, ON)

Tickets: $30 (tax receipts issued for $15 of the ticket price and for all other donations.

Tickets can be purchased until April 29th by using the following link Breakfast Tickets, or by calling (519) 886-9690. For more information or if you have questions please call (519) 886-9690 or email admin@shalomcounselling.org

Grand River Voices:  presents Alphabet Soup: Choral Medleys from A to Z at Waterloo Christian Reformed Church, Waterloo May 5th at 3pm and Benton Street Baptist Church, Kitchener May 11 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets $25 at the door or $20 on line at grandrivervoices.ca

The Debajehmujig Theatre Group from Manitoulin Island is being supported by the United Church Justice and Reconciliation Fund to spend a week in KW (May 6 to 11) to facilitate the Waterloo Storytelling Project, a community-wide learning experience about our relationships with the land and with each other.  The week will culminate with Maamawi a theatrical presentation at U of W on Saturday evening, May 11. For info see: http://divestwaterloo.ca/events and register for free tickets to Maamawi at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/maamawi-tickets-59936389354

Parkminster UC is hosting Debajehmujig for a potluck on Wednesday, May 8 at 6 pm.  All are invited to join them for great food, storytelling and a Q&A. All are welcome! Please bring a dish to share! 

Taizé services: Sunday May 26 at 7:30pm,  St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 810 King St. East, Cambridge.