SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK  Jan 14-21

Sunday

9:00am       Bible Study with Rev. Andrew

10:30am       Worship

11:45am       Coffee and Conversation in the Auditorium

7:00pm       The Abbey in the Sanctuary

Monday

7:00pm       Faith In Action meet in the Boardroom

Tuesday

2:00pm       Service at Parkhill Place,  Singers Please

5:30pm       Judo in the Auditorium

7:00pm       Community Choir rehearsal in the Sunday school

Wednesday

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

5:45pm       Handbell Choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary

7:00pm       Finance & Property meet in the Parlour

7:00pm       Senior Choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary

8:15pm       Contemporary Choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Thursday

8:30am       Bricks for Kids Day Camp in the Parlour

5:00pm       JUDO in the Auditorium

Saturday

9:00am

JUDO in the Auditorium

9:30am       TAG meet in the Boardroom

Sunday

9:00am       Bible study with Rev. Andrew

10:30am        Worship

11:45am        Coffee and Conversation

2:00pm         Concert with Janet McGarry and Wildwood

Tickets available in the office $10.00 advance or $12.00 at the door

7:00pm        The Abbey meet in the Sanctuary

 

ADVANCE NOTICE

Jan 24                   Trustees meet in the Boardroom at 7:00pm

Jan 25                   Trinity Café Resumes in the Parlour at 9:30am

Jan 27                   Feed My Sheep Breakfast 8:30-10am

Jan 29                   Unified Board meet in the New Parlour at 7pm

Jan 29                   Messy Church, details coming soon.

Jan 30                   UCW General Annual mtg in the Parlour at 1:30pm

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE!!!! CALLING ALL POTENTIAL TRINITY CHOIR MEMBERS!  Its a brand new year of music, so all of you at Trinity, who have always wanted to sing in the senior choir or contemporary choir or who might want to learn to ring a handbell should be thinking about coming out to rehearsals on Wednesday nights!  We are looking for all singers but would love some more tenors, altos and basses.   Many of you have the gift of song – please think about sharing it with us!  Ask Louise for details or just come to rehearsal and check us out!!  We really are quite friendly.

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.

YEAR END CONTRIBUTIONS:  All contributions to be credited for the 2017 tax year must be received into the church office by 10am Friday, December 29. Donations received after this time will be included in your 2018 contributions.   Your donations are greatly appreciated.
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“Trinity Winter Concert Series”

A winter concert-celeidh series will kick off at Trinity United Church Summerside, on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm. The concerts will be held on the third Sunday afternoon of each month from January to May. In the event of a storm, the concert will be held the following Sunday at the same time.

January 21st concert will feature Janet McGarry and Serge Bernard who have performed for many years at bluegrass festivals and many other events throughout Eastern Canada and beyond. Their unique vocals make them crowd favorites wherever they appear. Janet is a 5 time Award winner of the “Female Vocalist of the Year”, earning her a “Masters” at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards, and she is also a proud “Daughter of Bluegrass”, a group of International leading women in Bluegrass. Janet released her 12th CD in the summer of 2017, called “Forever is the Love”.

Janet is joined by the members of Wildwood which features her husband Serge Bernard on guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmony vocals, Dylan Ferguson on guitar and vocals, Denise MacLeod of fiddle and vocals, and Gail Mullen on upright bass and vocals. Just this past October, they picked up the Award for Gospel Performance of the Year at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Awards.

Each of these musicians is incredibly talented, with regular appearances at many of the concert halls and festivals around the Maritimes. To keep up with Janet’s schedule, visit her website at www.janetmcgarry.com.

The February 18th concert will feature Eddy Quinn and Fiddlers Sons. March 18th will feature Blu Gillis, comedy act of “Sara & Annie” by Wanda Dunbar and Ruth Smallman, Not All There Band and others to be announced at a later date. April 15, Bluestreak will perform and on May 20 we will feature Roy McCaull, Marcella Richard and Larry Campbell.

For more information on the Trinity Concert Series, or to purchase tickets you can contact the church office at 902 436 3155.

Wendell Cameron & André Cormier
c/o Comme chez vous B&B
161 Fitzroy Street
Summerside, PE  C1N 1H2
http://commechezvouspei.com


 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


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.


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.

THE ABBEY:  a progressive worship service highlighted by contemplative prayer, candle-lighting, theological reflection, and music that both inspires and transforms.   The Abbey invites any who are interested to come and experience creative worship together.  The Abbey meets every Sunday night, 7-8 pm in the Summerside Trinity United sanctuary.

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.


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 December 3, 2017.  Thank You.  


 

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.

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