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BUSINESS OFFICE HOURS The church office will be open from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  Thank You.  
 
 For this week's schedule, click here to visit the Calendar page! The Calendar page is currently experiencing technological difficulties.

HELP US TO MINISTER:  It is most helpful when members of the congregation let us know of those who are in hospital or ill at home.  Please phone Rev. Andrew at 439-0304.


Click HERE to read the certificate and letter of thank you to the PEI Presbytery for its contribution of $360,873 to Mission and Service of United Church Canada


THIS WEEK AT TRINITY

Sunday          September 17

9:00am             Bible Study 

10:30am           Sunday Worship with Rev. Andrew

12:00pm           Congregational BBQ

Monday         September 18

7:00pm            Stewardship Committee meet in the Parlour

Tuesday         September 19 

12:00pm          Seniors Luncheon in the Auditorium

5:30pm             Judo in the Auditorium 
 
7:00pm             Unbinding the Gospel meet in the Parlour
 
7:00pm             Community Choir Rehearsal
 
Wednesday   September  20

8:00am              Men's Breakfast at the Loyalist

5:45pm              Handbell Choir Rehearsal  

7:00pm              Trustees Meet in the Parlour

7:00pm              Finance and Property Meet in the Boardroom

7:00pm              Senior Choir Rehearsal

8:30pm              Contemporary Choir Rehearsal

Thursday       September 21 

5:30pm              Judo meet in the Auditorium

7:00pm              Full Unified Board meet in the Parlour

Saturday        September 23

8:00am              Feed My Sheep Community Breakfast

9:30am              Trinity Art Group in the Boardroom

11:30am            Judo in the Auditorium

2:30pm              Caledonia Orchestra in the Sanctuary

Sunday          September 24

9:00am              Bible Study with Rev. Andrew

10:30am            Sunday Worship Service

11:45am            Youth Band Rehearsals Resume in the Sanctuary

1:00pm              Choir Rehearsal for Oct.22 Concert in the Sanctuary 

ADVANCE NOTICE 

Sept 25 Messy Church in the Auditorium at 5:30pm  Details to follow. 
Sept 26 Tribute to the Lady Singers of Our Century in the Sanctuary 7:30pm 
Sept 26 Unbinding The Gospel meet in the Parlour at 7:00pm
Oct 07 Country Blend Concert in the Sanctuary at 7:30pm
Oct 15 Congregational lunch Edge event following worship
Oct 15 Benefit Concert for the Children of Nathan Condon, Sanctuary 7pm

JUNIOR CHURCH: Registration for Sunday School will be held on Sunday, September 10. We welcome everyone back and encourage any new families with children to register for Sunday School.  sundayschool@trinitysummerside.ca    


 

YOUTH BAND RESUMES SEPTEMBER 24:  Are you in grade 7-12?  Do you like to sing or play an instrument? Youth band is for you!  Rehearsals take place immediately following the workshop service and last for about an hour.  Come and find out what its all about.  For more information, contact Jill Power at  jepower@edu.pe.ca or call 439-6662

EXPLORERS AND CGIT: Will resume for the season on Monday, September 11, at 6pm. Going forward these two groups will meet on the first Monday of the month at Trinity. October meeting date is Monday, October 2, at 6pm. 


MEN’S BREAKFAST:  Trinity Men’s Breakfast group meets each Wednesday, morning at the Loyalist Inn at 8:00am.  Come and enjoy fellowship and breakfast. 
Men’s Breakfast will resume on September 13.

SENIORS LUNCHEON:  Join us for the first Seniors Luncheon of the season on Tuesday, September 19 at 11:30am.  Gather in the auditorium for a delicious lunch of chicken and broccoli casserole with salad and blueberry dessert.  Donations of rolls or biscuits are appreciated.  Contact the office to sign up and please consider spending a couple of hours to help out.  Thank You.  


TRINITY CAFÉ: Trinity Café is a weekly Bible study and conversation time on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30a.m. No expertise or prior Bible knowledge is required, just a willingness to be open and a desire to explore the scripture with Rev. Andrew.  We welcome new participants at any time.  Come and have a cup of coffee and tea and some good conversation. Trinity Café will resume on September 21.


Feed My Sheep Breakfast ProgramFaith in Action Committee  is  hosting breakfasts on two Saturdays this month on September 9 and September 23. We would appreciate if congregants could donate eggs, pancake mix, syrup, money etc. to this endeavour.  Collection will take place on the first Sunday of every month at the back of the church.  If you wish to volunteer, please let the office or one of the members of this committee know.  Thank you for your support.


MEN OF THE HARVEST, LOUISE ARSENAULT AND FAMILY, NATHAN WILEY, AND ALAN SONIER on Sunday, September 17, 7:00 p.m. at Centre 150, located at 150 Industrial Crescent. This is a fund raiser by the G’ma Circle of P.E.I. Summerside Branch in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation for Grandmothers in Africa who are raising their orphaned grandchildren.  Admission $10.00, at the door.

CALEDONIAN ORCHESTRA OF NOVA SCOTIA in concert at Trinity United Church on Saturday, September 23, at 2:30pm.  Tickets are $15.00 and are available at the door.  

A TRIBUTE TO THE LADY SINGERS OF THE CENTURY at Trinity United Church on Tuesday, September 26, at 7pm.  This is a fundraiser for the East Prince Women’s Information Centre. Tickets are $12 and are available in the church office and at the door. 

OLD FASHIONED HYMN SING:  The Central Street Christian Church will be hosting an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing on Sunday, October 1, at 2:00pm.


TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS OF COUNTRY MUSIC performed by Country Blend, at Trinity United Church on Saturday, October 7, at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20.00 and are available in the church office and at the door.  


"COMMON VISION - SINGING TO END HUNGER." Sunday, October 22, at 2:00 pm.  Come and enjoy an afternoon of great music in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.  Trinity United Church choir will be joined by singers from our community in a mass ecumenical choir. Mark your calendars now for this wonderful event.  


BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE CHILDREN OF NATHAN CONDON: A Concert will be held in the Sanctuary of Trinity United Church on Sunday, October 15, at 7pm.  All donations will be in support of the children of Nathan Condon.  More details regarding performers to follow.


TRINITY RECEIVES AWARD:  Trinity United was recently selected for the Community Connections Volunteer Award for 2017.  This award is presented to a business or organizations thanking them for their time, energy and commitment to the Clients of Community Connections.  The clients of Community Connections have been collating the Sunday bulletins for Trinity for over 20 years.  The award was presented at the Annual Meeting of Community Connections on June 7.  


33rd ANNUAL WOMEN’S RETREAT:  October 20-22, 2017,   Theme “Where Does My Help Come From”.  Keynote speaker:  Geraldine Myers, Chaplain: Sandra Hamel,   Registration due: Oct 7, 2017  For more information contact:  Paulette Longaphie  902-394-2214 or Barbie Matheson 902-894-4598


BOOKS:   There is a selection of theological books available at the church, free of charge. If you are interested, please contact the office to make arrangements. Thank You.   


WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORSHIP SERVICE?  We are looking for scripture readers, candle lighters and those that would like to participate in general. If you are interested, please contact the office at 902-436-3155 or email admin@trinitysummerside.ca


PERSON TO PERSON:   A Community Program led by East Prince Seniors Initiative.  Person to Person is a volunteer telephone support group.  From the comfort of your home, you can chat with someone who is interested to learn about you, your interests, likes and dislikes, local news and events, whatever you wish to talk about and feel comfortable sharing. If you would like to learn more, please call Heather Blouin at 902-439-5480.


SUNDAY SCHOOL AT TRINITY: Here at Trinity we have a vibrant and exciting program for our children and youth. Each Sunday after the children’s time, children of school age are invited to leave the main service and go down stairs to Sunday School (Parents are welcome to escort their children). Classes are divided by age and each is facilitated by an eager teacher who has been appropriately safety checked. Our primary resource is Sparkhouse which is designed to help make sense of the Bible with engaging resources and activities. The main Bible focus for each Sunday is the same Bible passage that will be used upstairs during worship. Our hope is that this will stimulate further conversation among your family. Sunday School is supervised by our two superintendants: Cindy Mollins and Karen Caissie. If you have any questions or concerns, please be in touch with them at sundayschool@trinitysummerside.ca


DONATIONS:  The Senior Sunday School continues to collect items of food, clothing and personal hygiene.  Items needed at this time are:coffee, crackers, jam/peanut butter, snack foods, canned vegetables, evaporated milk, and canned meats. Cash Donations are appreciated as well. Please keep this project in mind as you do your weekly shopping. Next collection day is October 1, 2017.  Thank You.  


MUSIC AT TRINITY:  Trinity Choirs will be resuming rehearsals on September . If you have an interest in taking part in the music ministry at Trinity, there is something for everyone. The ability to read music is NOT a requirement to join any of our musical groups. We have a Junior Choir, which is for children ages 8 and up, Handbell Choir, Senior Choir, and Contemporary Choir. If you have thought about joining one of the choirs but feel a little nervous about the commitment, come and try it out for a few weeks. Perhaps you don't want to join a group but are interested in singing a solo or duet or perhaps you play a music instrument and would like to share your gift with your Trinity family! Everyone is welcome.   


HENRY CLARKE SCHOLARSHIP TRUST: The P.E.I. United Church Men are pleased to announce that the Henry Clarke Scholarship Trust will award two Bursaries this year, in the amount of $2000.00 One each to the two eligible/most qualified students, entering studies in the 2017-2018 year.  To be considered all applications must be received not later than October 20st, 2017.  Application information is available at The Welcome Desk.  


MEETING SPACE:  Please be sure to call or email the office to book your meeting rooms in advance.  This ensures we are prepared for your group and that your announcement can be included in the bulletin.  The same applies for cancellations of groups as well.   Thank you.  admin@trinitysummerside.ca


BUILDING SECURITY: The Winter Street entrance doors can be tricky to shut properly.  Please be sure to check all 3 doors as you leave the church to ensure all is secure. Thank you.    

TRINITY CORNER STORE:  Will be open every second Tuesday from 10am to noon. This is our free store located in the lower level of the church.  Your generous donations are displayed in the corner store. We give these items out at our Feed My Sheep Community Breakfast and also to individuals that come to church. The items have been greatly appreciated.  We are now asking for volunteers to enable us to open this store on a regular basis. To begin with we hope to open twice a month on Tuesday mornings. Volunteers will need to be at the church for 9:30-9:45am to ensure the store is ready for clientele and being available to assist as needed.  See the folks at the volunteer table to sign up. 

CARIBBEAN HURRICANE RELIEF: The United Church works with several churches and agencies throughout the Caribbean region. Our membership in the global ACT Alliance will provide multiple ways that the church can assist people affected by Hurricane Irma. ACT members are organized in various regional and national forums (including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba) that are working quickly to assist with evacuations and emergency shelter where necessary, and to plan for post-storm responses. In addition, the United Church will assist bilateral partners such as the region-wide Methodist Church of the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA), the Cuban Council of Churches, and the Karl Lévêque Cultural Institute in Haiti as they organize their responses.
We are also accepting donations, below.
 
Through regular envelope giving-mark it emergency response Hurricane Irma
At the church office  
Online via our secure donation page.
Phone: 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard.
Send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to:
The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
 

 

Please be sure to note "Emergency Response—Hurricane Irma" on the face of your cheque. Note: As part of the United Church's Emergency Response Fund, 100% of your donation goes directly to emergency relief with 85% of your donation responding to this designated emergency and 15% responding to future emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage. Donations to Mission & Service enable the United Church to cover all of the costs of emergency response work without deducting any fees from your donation.

RECYCLABLES: Thanks to all who continue to donate bottles etc. to Don’s Bottle Exchange.  Your generosity has raised $257.00 to go towards the Sunday School’s sponsorship of their Guatemalan children.  Please be sure to mention Trinity’s name when you drop off your recyclables. Thank you!       


MISSING ANY DISHES?  Can’t find that favorite serving bowl or casserole dish?  Check the kitchen, it just might be there. Thanks to all who contribute.   


CHURCH SECURITY:  Just a reminder to all groups using the church, please be sure to close and lock the windows after your meeting and be sure the exterior doors are closed tightly. 


EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGE:  Trinity and staff have updated their email addresses.   Please take note of the change.  You can still reach us by the old ones but we ask you to update your contacts with the new address and use it going forward.  Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.

Andrew Richardson:       andrew@trinitysummerside.ca

Wendy Murray:                admin@trinitysummerside.ca 

Sunday School                 sundayschool@trinitysummerside.ca


TRINITY IS NOW IN THE ITUNES STORE!  Simply search for “trinity summerside” and you’ll find our weekly podcast.  Subscribe to it and have our Sunday Services sent directly to your Apple devices every week.


SUNDAY SCHOOL ENVELOPES:  Should you wish to have envelopes for your child, for Sunday School contributions, they are available at the Welcome Desk.


HELP US TO MINISTER:  Let us know about members of our congregation that are ill or in hospital or would like a visit.    Rev. Andrew Richardson 439-0304.


ZINC SAVES LIVES, BATTERY RECYCLING:  Keep collecting those batteries.  There are drop off spots on the welcome desk and inside the Winter Street entrance.  For every battery recycled, Teck will donate the value of zinc it contains to UNICEF in support of our Zinc & Health partnership in India.  Trinity has donated more than 10,000 batteries to date!

For more information visit  www.zincsaveslives.com

 


Sunday worship services are now available as audio podcasts here on our Website. Just click on the Podcast menu at the top of this page to listen to your favourite Sunday Worship services.

 
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