Posted by: jwhes | September 20, 2018

Sunday Happenings

For Sunday – September 23rd – 10:45 a.m. 

Scripture Readings for the week ending September 30: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22; Psalm 124; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50. Monday Bible Study is at 7:15pm in the Narthex and Wednesday Bible Study is at 9:30am in the Chapel.


New Announcements

What a beautiful celebration service, program and reception to mark Rev. Milly Malavsky’s retirement this past Sunday! Special thanks to the Organizing Committee of Phyllis Marsch, Irma Nadeau, Marilyn Strukoff, and Elaine Hansen who did an amazing job in planning, organizing and presenting a memorable day! To all who helped in any way, from gathering pictures for the slideshow, video submissions, hosting, creating and presenting hand-made gifts on behalf of TUC and GSA, music, powerpoint, sound, ushers, greeters, ambassador, communion servers, photography, baking, other food, set-up and clean-up…any aspect which culminated in a perfect day, THANK YOU for enabling us to celebrate well!

Ft. Richmond is now the new home to many Yazidi refugee families. They have come from northern Iraq where they have been persecuted for their religious beliefs. Many women have been sold as sex slaves and raped while children have witnessed the killing of their parents by ISIS. The Outreach committee, in response to a request from Winnipeg Presbytery and Operation Ezra, is asking for your support by donating additional food for these families. Although they are government sponsored, their needs are not being met. Please bring in donations of split red lentils, long grain rice or chickpeas. Monetary donations are also welcome. The collection of the foods will be on Thanksgiving Day, October 7, and World Food Day, October 14. These foods will be delivered directly to the Yazidi families in their homes by Yazidis who have already been settled by Operation Ezra in the past few years. They can speak the language and offer added support!

Global Justice Film Festival: Sept 28-30th at UofWinnipeg. Check out the films from the travelling world community film festival at:

Cambrian-Agassiz 2018 Regional Gathering: Kairos Canada faithful action for justice: People of faith and conscience working together for extraordinary change. October 12-13. For more information or to register please contact the Regional Rep, Ellen Wood at


Trinity’s Repeat Announcements

Two umbrellas were left in the church after the BBQ. If you misplaced your umbrella, please take a look outside Elizabeth’s office.

Community BBQ Update

It was a great day for a Community BBQ and, in spite of the scattered showers; our neighbours came to share in food, fun and fellowship. We wish to thank the Siri Lankans song/sing and dance group, Bert and Brittany (duo) Phillis Nachilongo and Charlie Powell for entertaining us with their music, it was truly well received. Thank you to all of the Trinity and Good Shepherd people, who volunteered and shared your Spirit, time and talents to make the Sat Sept 8th BBQ a time of community and friendship in our neighbourhood. 

Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors: United Church Mission and Service Embracing the Spirit Grant; Church of the Good Shepherd; Outreach Committee; Sew and Sews quilting group; The Medicine Shoppe, John Thompson; Janice Lukes, City of Winnipeg; Shaan Naidoo and family; Veritiv- Ken Heibert; Starbucks; Integra Tire; McDonalds; Richmond Kings Nursery School; Sobeys; Superstore; Markus Chambers; Epiphany Lutheran Church; Winnipeg Police Service- City of Winnipeg; SMILEplus, WRHA and U of M Faculty of Dentistry Children’s Oral Health program; Scotia Bank; Frito Lay, Gord Clunie; Pembina Active Living; Fort Richmond Collegiate; Speedy Glass; Sarah Guillemard, MLA, and all the Trinity and Good Shepherd folks. 

Thanks to the team of folks Shaheeda Koning, Charlie Powell, Wendy Wylie (GSAC rep), Edgar Rosales, Suni Matthews, Milly Malavsky, Elizabeth Brown (Ministerial Representatives) and Jackie Snarr who planned for 18 months and worked so much on the day of the Community BBQ and Fun Event.

WEST BROADWAY COMMUNITY MINISTRY – “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” will take place Saturday, September 29, 2018, with a brand new route and new sites to learn about. We will be venturing across Portage to show the stones and the gems of the Spence and West Broadway area. For more information about the event

From the Stewardship Committee: Summer is over and many of us have returned to our regular ways of work, school, activities and routines. Please remember to catch up your offering if you’ve been away; if you’d like to know more about Pre-Authorized Remittance that enables the church to receive your offering even if you’re away, please call the office. 

Visiting Trinity Folks We are looking for a few more visitors (men and women) for our Caring Connections program. If you would enjoy visiting our elders in their homes or facilities and you have 2 hours a month, this program is ideal. Please speak to Elizabeth if you’d like more information or would like to volunteer.

Trinity United Church, in co-operation with 4 other local congregations is seeking a Shared Youth Leader to plan and deliver youth programming at each congregation. This is a contract position beginning in Sept. of 2018 until May 2019. This position is 10-12 hours per week, with evening and Sunday morning commitments.

Bomber Fundraiser! Only two games left in the season of parking cars and directing people at the Bomber games! Thank you to all who have volunteered so far. Here are the remaining games with spots left to fill:

Fri Oct 26th – 5:30 pm start time: 10 people

If you’d like to volunteer and haven’t done this before, speak to Marilyn Loat or Elizabeth. Everyone who has taken ANY training is fine to volunteer!

ALF youth retreat, Oct. 19 to 21 at Central United in Brandon. For youth grade 7 to 12 with a possible young adult component. Please look for more info at this link.  look for an info document called “What on Earth is ALF?”

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 and Milly Malavsky are available to you. Contact Elizabeth at , Milly at or call our 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.