Posted by: jwhes | November 14, 2018

Sunday Happenings

For Sunday – November 18th – 10:45 a.m. 

This Week

Scripture Readings for the week ending November 25 – 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18); Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37. Monday Bible Study is at 7:15pm in the Narthex and Wednesday Bible Study is at 9:30am in the Chapel.


New Announcements

Breakfast on the way to Bethlehem is almost here! Sun Dec 2nd we’ll gather for breakfast at 9:30am followed by joint worship at 10:30am. It promises to be lots of fun and we’ll need your help. The service needs 3 speaking parts (no memorization required) and many non-speaking shepherds, angels, wise ones and (of course) Mary and Joseph! Please let Elizabeth or Irma know if you’d like to be one of the actors. The breakfast needs help too so watch for the sign-up sheet. What a great Advent celebration!

CHURCH CALENDARS – Church calendars will be available for purchase in the Narthex before and after services beginning this upcoming Sunday, November 18th until they are all sold. The cost is $7 per calendar or 3 calendars for $20

Decorating the church for Christmas! Come decorate the church on Sat Dec 1st from 9-11am! Bring your tape, hammer, nails, staple gun and staples, creativity and join others to help us make the church ready for Christmas! No need to sign up, just come on Saturday morning!

Welcome to Braydon! We have a FRC student doing their work placement at Trinity from now until June. If you see Braydon on Tuesday or Thursday mornings in the sanctuary, please say hi and make him feel welcome!

From the Property Committee: We now have security cameras in our parking lot and in the narthex – remember to smile!

Bomber news: Now that the Bombers are on to the West Final in Calgary, we are happy to report that we made from parking cars and crosswalks: $12,082.10 with expenses of $900.77 totalling $11,181.33! In total, there were 178 spots filled by people who volunteered their between 5-6 hours each game! Thanks to all who gave their energy and time to this amazing fundraiser!

CHRISTMAS STARS CAMPAIGN 2018 – This year’s Christmas Stars Campaign will begin on Sunday, November 4th and will run until Sunday, November 25th. If you wish to make a donation of your choice to purchase a star in memory of a person or event, to recognize a person or event, or to celebrate a person or event, Karen Wall will be available in the church narthex before services on November 4th, and before and after services on November 11th, 18th and 25th to take your Christmas Star order.

Ambassadors: The Fellowship Committee is looking for volunteers to act as Sunday morning ambassadors – if you are interested in learning more about this program – please contact Bev Wiens – 204-981-6683.

From the Stewardship Committee: Thank you to everyone who has returned their pledge form from the stewardship campaign. If you need a package, please contact the office and we’ll ensure you receive it by either email or hard copy. Thank you!

Purse Drive – Our Office Administrator, Dallis, with the support of The Outreach Committee, is collecting gently used purses for the clients of the North End Women’s Centre. The purses are cleaned and then filled with necessities such as Kleenex, combs, pen, paper, hygiene items etc. as well treats such as new makeup, pre-loved jewellery, chocolates etc. These are then gifted to the clients in their programs at their Holiday Party. If you have a purse or two in your closet that you are willing to donate and any goodies to put inside please drop them off to the office by Dec. 2. Thank you for your kindness!


Trinity’s Repeat Announcements

Observer: It’s time to subscribe or renew your subscription to The Observer for 2019.  Group rates are $25 for the year.  Please make cheques payable to Trinity United Church.  A table will be set up in the Narthex once again in November to facilitate the process.

South Side Fellowship- Strengthening our Bodies; Stretching our Minds & our Hearts through Fellowship. We invite you to join us every Monday from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Trinity starting Nov. 5! We strengthen our bodies by exercising the first hour followed by a time of fellowship with refreshments, conversation and board games. There will also be presentations on topics of interest at times to stretch our minds. All are welcome! For more information please call Suni at 204-275-7639 or the office at 204-269-1632.

**Wednesday Community Lunches** Good Shepherd is inviting contributions of food (soup & bread) for our weekly lunch at 12:30pm. In addition to Good Shepherd & Trinity folks, several Fort Richmond students share in this meal and at this point we are finding ourselves in need of assistance to continue this valuable community gathering. A sign up schedule in the narthex has been created for 2 weekly soups (1 regular & 1 gluten-free) and bread (2 regular & 1 small gluten free). Please speak to any of Jennifer Sisson, Wendy Wylie, Ann Timonin or Sandi Vincent if you have questions. Thank you!

Just Talk – a conversation class for newcomers and those wanting to improve their speaking and listening skills in English. Friday evening: 7 – 8:30 at Trinity United Church. Contact Ann and Peter Timonin (204-261-7578) or for more information

Deadline In order for your announcements to be published for Sunday, please have the information to the office at no later than Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Thank you for your consideration.

In Case of an Emergency We have an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) located to the left of the exit doors to the parking lot, a First Aid Kit, a walker, and a Comfort Care Kit located on the shelf to the left of the large entry doors to the sanctuary.

We need your help Please sign-up on the bright green poster in the coat area for Sundays to usher, greet, read scripture, and lead the prayers. Thank you for being involved in your church offering your time and talents.

Pastoral Care Elizabeth Brown is available to you. Contact Elizabeth at or call the church confidential line 204-269-1632.

Trinity United is Scent Free Please refrain from using products that contain scents as they affect the breathing ability of others.

Bulletin Sponsorship List for 2018 is up on the bulletin board. Please consider sponsoring a bulletin for any of the dates listed or sponsor a bulletin to mark a memoriam or special occasion in your life. Bulletin cover sponsorships range between $30.00 and $50.00; both the Easter and Christmas bulletins cost $50.00.

Electronic Recycling You can bring batteries, light bulbs, cords, and any electronics to the church and place them in the marked blue box in the narthex to be properly recycled. Is your old TV too heavy to carry into the church? Just call the church, leave us a message and we will be happy to come and collect it!

New: We will also collect used vehicle oil, filters and anti-freeze; call and we’ll pick it up.

Please discontinue bringing grocery bags for the Food Bank.   We appreciate your response but they are no longer required at this time.

*Please see Bulletin Board for community information.*