September 13, 2019

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Chancel Choir: rehearsals have resumed on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm.  We would love for you to join us. There will be lots of laughs. And you can become a renowned Youtuber too!

Trinity Single Women’s Dinner:  Meeting Tuesday, September 24th, at 5:30, at the home of Jane M. A true potluck dinner.  Please RSVP to Jane or Mary Ann.

Support for Bahamas through the United Church:  donations to assist with relief and reconstruction efforts working with global partners the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas and ACT Alliance as a result of the recent Hurricane Dorian devastation in the region.  Donate now.

Guest Speaker:  Sunday September 29th Elizabeth Heald, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation has been invited to speak to us as part of our service. Elizabeth's message about the needs which exist in our community will help us to better understand the need for social impact and how effective we can be in our community.

This talk coincides with the KW Foundation's "On The Table Discussions". To learn more about On The Table visit

 Lay readers needed:  Readers for Sunday scriptures are needed this fall.  If you can help, please sign your name on the sign-up sheet found at the back of the chapel on the table under the bulletin board.

Global Climate Strikes: Join youth and young adults across Canada who are making their voices heard by striking during the Global Climate Strike week, Sept. 20-27. People of the United Church and communities of faith are standing in solidarity with young climate strikers. For more information or to register your event, visit Fridays for Future Canada.   

SEEKING donated furnishings for Five Oaks’ refurbishment of residence quarters. Including good quality teak or antique desks or small dressers, and wooden chairs. Please NO used bedding, beds or frames. For a complete list of requested furnishings, or to arrange transport of a donation, please contact Lori-Ann Livingston, social justice coordinator, at

Community Events

Sunday September 15: St. Matthews Community Barbecue, 11 am – 12:30 pm, in the St. Matthews parking lot.

St. Matthews Loaves & Fishes Meals:  began last week.  Meals are served on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at noon.  A menu is posted on the bulletin board for your reference.  For $10 you can have a warm delicious noon meal three times a week.  Please call the church office by 9am on the meal day to reserve your spot.  519-742-0462 ext 10.

Thursday September 26:  What Does Climate Change Ask of You?: The leadership role of faith communities in response to climate change.  Meeting at 2:30pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 56 Duke St. W., Kitchener (ION stop: Kitchener City Hall). Presented by Faith & the Common Good, Divest Waterloo, Interfaith Grand River and St. Mary's Catholic Church.


  • 3-5:30 pm: Workshops by Sheila Murray, resilience project manager, and Stephen Collette, building audit manager for faith & the common good

  • 6 pm: Dinner

  • 7 pm: Panel discussion: What could climate justice look like with the leadership of Waterloo Region's faith communities?

Can't make the workshops? Please join us for dinner and the panel. Register on Eventbrite or call 519-571-9594

Friday, Sept. 27 – Sunday, Sept. 29: On the Table. Across Waterloo Region, family, friends, colleagues or strangers are gathering around food to talk about what matters most to them. Be a host or join the discussion.

Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, October 6: The Other Side of the River, written and directed by Kathleen Cleland Moyer, Theatre of the Arts, University of Waterloo. Love, loyalty, betrayal and loss: The Other Side of the River tells a foundational story of early Canada through a powerful family drama. Based on a true story from the Niagara region, the play follows the plight of three families (American, Canadian, Mohawk) during back to back Wars in North America. Ordinary people forced into extraordinary circumstances, making impossible choices. Tickets and Showtimes .

Saturday October 5, Spiritual Practices Retreat:  A day dedicated to Your Mind, Body & Soul.  9am – 4pm at Scott Mission Retreat Centre 3852 The Grange Sideroad, Caledon.  Registration 905-843-1035 or  Workshops are 75 minutes long – Yoga, Meditation, Photography as a Sacred Practice, Forest Walk, Nia, Music & Meditation Circle, Drumming, Native Wisdom, Tai Chi. Bring your own lunch.

Sunday, October 6 – Tuesday, October 8: Social Enterprise and Change Making in Your Local Community with Shaun Loney and Adrian Jacobs at Five Oaks, Paris.

Saturday October 19:  Artisans at First 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Talented crafters with items to please every taste.   Home baking and preserves.  Free Admission / Door prizes.  First United Church 16 William St. W. Waterloo.