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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.


Our Future Church Presentation on Nov 12th.

Click here to view the PDF


SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK November 19-26

Sunday        9:00am        Bible Study with Rev. Andrew

                   10:30am        Sunday Worship with Baptism

                   11:45am        Congregational Engagement Event following worship

                     7:00pm        The Abbey in the Sanctuary

Monday       6:00pm        CGIT/Explorers meet in the Auditorium  

Tuesday    10:00am        Craft Group meet in the Boardroom

                   11:30am Seniors Luncheon in the Auditorium

                    5:30pm        Judo in the Auditorium

                    7:00pm         CD Committee meet in the Parlour

                    7:00pm         Community Choir Rehearsal      

Wednesday  8:00am       Men’s Breakfast group meet at the Loyalist

                    5:45pm         Handbell Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

                    6:00pm         Trustees meet in the Boardroom

                    7:00pm         Senior Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

                    7:45pm         Cantata Rehearsal until 8:30pm

                    8:30pm         Contemporay Choir Rehearsal

Thursday    9:30am        Trinity Café meet in the Parlour

                    5:30pm        Judo in the Auditorium

Saturday     8:00am        Feed My Sheep Breakfast in the Auditorium (8-9:30am)

                    9:30am        TAG meet in the Boardroom

                  12:00pm        Judo meet in the Auditorium

Sunday       9:00am        Bible Study with Rev. Andrew

                  10:30am         Sunday Worship Advent 1

                  11:30am         Coffee and Conversation following worship  

                    7:00pm         The Abbey 

 

ADVANCE NOTICE
Nov 27 Messy Church in the auditorium at 5:30pm
Dec 03 Community Choir Christmas Concert 7:00pm
Dec 05 CD Committee meet in the Parlour at 7:00pm
Dec 09 Feed My Sheep Community B’fast from 8:30-10am
Dec 10 Men of the Harvest Concert at 3:00pm 
Dec 11 Faith In Action meet in the Boardroom at 7:00pm
 

CONGREGATIONAL ENGAGEMENT EVENT TODAY, November 19:  Immediately following the worship service, plan to stay for a light lunch and be involved in our fourth Future Church engagement session.  This session will focus on our Mission. This session will build on earlier discussions, including Our Values.  Children are invited to go down to the Sunday School area at this time so parents can participate in the sessions.  
Early in the new year we will host a number of focus groups to engage on the Draft Values and Mission Statement.  In the meantime, we welcome your feedback.  You can send your comments to futurechurchtuc@gmail.com
Draft Values Statements
Welcoming:  Create an environment where everybody is welcomed
Inclusive: Work towards becoming an affirming church where all are welcome and welcomed and made to feel at home.
Respectful: Actively listen to others and be flexible, consider other points of view and have a willingness to consider change
Perseverance: Courageously embracing and communicating change with hope faith & patience 

Generosity: Using our gifts of time, talents and riches to assist and help others, informed by our Christian values.


SENIORS LUNCHEON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21 Join us for Seniors Luncheon on Tuesday, November 21st at 11:30am.  Gather in the auditorium for a delicious lunch of chicken casserole with salad and dessert.  Donations of rolls or biscuits are appreciated.  Contact the office to sign up.  902-436-3155 or email admin@trinitysummerside.ca  Please consider spending a couple of hours to help out.  Thank You.  


CHRISTMAS CANTATA

"GO SING IT ON THE MOUNTAIN" - yes, you read correctly, "go sing it" not "tell it" and yes, it's about Christmas.  We begin rehearsal for the Christmas cantata on November 1 from 7:45- 8:30 in the sanctuary.  All you who love to sing Christmas music, here is your chance to join the choir for this lovely cantata. Please come and "sing it on the mountain" with us.  The cantata will be presented on December 17 at the morning service.  Let Louise know that you are coming please.  Email Louise at music@trinitysummerside.ca                     
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REHEARSAL SCHEDULE 
FOR THE CHRISTMAS CANTATA
Wednesday, November 1st - 7:45-8:30 pm
Wednesday, November 8th - 8:00 -9:00pm
Wednesday, November 15th - 8:00-9:00pm
Wednesday, November 22nd - 7:45-8:30pm
Wednesday, November 29th - 8:00-9:15pm
Wednesday, December 6th - 7:45 -8:30pm
SATURDAY, Dec. 9th - 10:00-11:30 am (if needed)
Wednesday, December 13th - 7:00-8:30 pm
SATURDAY, December 16th - 10:00-11:30 am (if needed) 
Sunday, December 17th - 9:00-10:00am before service and during service       

WHITE GIFT SUNDAY IS DECEMBER 10: All members of the congregation are invited to participate…bring a toy, game or puzzle wrapped in white paper and written on the outside the age appropriateness of the gift and whether it is for a girl or boy.  The gifts will be distributed by the Salvation Army.  

SENIOR CHOIR CANTATA: "GO SING IT ON THE MOUNTAIN". Enjoy this presentation as part of the Sunday morning Worship on December 17th at 10:30am.  

CGIT VESPER SERVICE: Our Vesper Service, this year will be taking place December 18, at 7p.m. in the sanctuary. All are welcome and we would like to extend a special and warm welcome to all past CGIT members.

BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE, Wednesday, December 20:  This service seeks to offer a welcoming, comfortable place for people feeling alone, wounded or otherwise disconnected from the usual holiday festivities.  We want everyone to feel that they do belong at Christmas and that they can bring their life experiences and feelings and be accepted and welcomed.  Join us for this service of Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00pm.                                            

CHRISTMAS EVE 
10:30AM Sunday Morning Worship in the Sanctuary with Communion
4:00PM  Family Service- Christmas Story and Carols  
This service is ideal for families.  Come and enjoy this presentation by our young people as they sing and tell us about the true meaning of Christmas.   
7:00PM    Candlelight, carols and lessons  
Share in the scriptures and music as we revisit the night of our Savior’s birth. 
 

“AND ON EARTH, PEACE” SUMMERSIDE COMMUNITY CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT:  Choir director, Dr. Margot Rejskind has arranged “a concert of Christmas Peace, including old favorites, new classics, and the ever-popular sing along. In addition to conducting the choir, Dr. Rejskind, a classical mezzo-soprano, is the choir’s guest soloist this year.  Pianist Tanya Bernard ably accompanies the choir from Mendelsshon’s dramatic “There Shall a Star” to the simple but heartfelt “Do You Hear What I Hear?”   Please join the choir at 7 p.m., on Sunday, Dec.3 at Trinity United Church in Summerside, or at Central Bedeque United Church on Saturday, Dec. 9, for an evening of Christmas Peace. Tickets available at the door.  

 “THERE’S MUSIC IN THE AIR”, THE SORENSEN FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Friday December 8, 7:30 pm, at South Shore United Church, #85 Route 10 in Tryon.  The program includes a wide range of music, singing, and stories for the Christmas Season. In keeping with Canada 150 celebrations several Christmas selections will be included which were written around the time of Confederation. Lunch and socializing will follow the evening’s entertainment.  Admission is a freewill offering with all donations going in support of the Church. For information call 902-658-2009.

MEN OF THE HARVEST CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Sunday, December 10, at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Summerside. Tickets are $10.00 at the door. This event is sponsored by Clark UCW.

 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   

 PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH To contact our Coordinator, Gwyn Richards please email gwyn@trinitysummerside.ca 


IT’S HOLLY FAIR TIME AGAIN!  Calling all you bakers and crafters - Holly Fair will be held November 18, this year, and we are looking for items for the following tables:  baked goods, jams and jellies, Christmas decorations and crafts, handcrafted items and used jewellery.  Please note that we are not accepting used Christmas decorations this year. PLAN AHEAD AND REMEMBER THE HOLLY FAIR! 


MITTEN TREE:  The mitten tree is ready in the main entrance to be adorned with mittens, caps, scarves, slippers, etc., which will be distributed to schools and service groups making up baskets for those who may need a little help at Christmastime.  Our UCW thanks you for your support of this ongoing project.
TRINITY TRAVELLING MESSY NATIVITY: This is a special Nativity that will be travelling to different homes during advent beginning on Sunday November 19th. You can keep the Nativity for a day and then deliver it to the next home on the list. It will be returned to Trinity for our Christmas Eve Services.  Should you wish to participate, you can sign up during tea and coffee, or please contact Gwyn Richards or Rev. Andrew or the office.  
 

YOUTH BAND RESUMES:  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. November meeting date is Monday, November 6, 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. 
 

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.


 

TULIP BULBS:  Fall bulbs are available starting later this month. The colors available are Antarctica (white), Saigon (purple), Civic Pride (red), Strong Gold (yellow), Washington (yellow/red), Ad Rem (orange), Barcelona (pink). 
 $6.00 a dozen with all proceeds going to Trinity. Order yours today!
 

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


SUNDAY SLIDES: We are currently in search of an additional person to help run the slides in church each week.  The commitment is minimal, every 5th week you are responsible for putting together the slides for the Sunday service. We use custom made software and it is very easy and fun to use.  A very basic knowledge of computers is all that is needed.  If interested, please contact the church office or email Stephen Gaudet at stephen.gaudet@gmail.com  Stephen will be happy to give you a demo of how it all works.  Thanks!


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 November 5, 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 Kids' Chorus which is for children grade two 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.  


PEI CHAPTER PARKINSON CANADA is seeking those with Parkinson Disease to begin a Summerside music therapy group “Treble Tremors 2” with
Neurological music therapist Shona Pottinger. Research has shown that Music therapy has many benefits such as voice improvement, strengthening the muscles in the mouth and throat and delay problems with swallowing.  For more information email PEI Chapter at idoyle@eastlink.ca,  phone 902-368-8329 or call Shona Pottinger at 902-393-3825.  
 

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

 


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