BUSINESS OFFICE HOURS: The business office will be open the following hours.
Monday 8am-3pm
Tuesday 8am-3pm
Wednesday 8am-3pm
Thursday 8am-3pm
Friday 8am-3pm

SUNDAY WORSHIP : Welcome to our service of worship and thank you to our Senior Choir and the Contemporary Choir for their gift of music.  If you are new or visiting our congregation, we would be pleased if you would fill out the Welcome Sheet located on the Welcome Desk.

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK September 16-23

Today        10:30am      Worship Service with Rev. Cathy Pharo

11:45am      Sunday School Kick Off with Lunch

Tuesday      5:30pm       JUDO in the Auditorium

7:00pm       Community Choir Rehearsal

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

with guest speaker Mike Pasatieri, topic; Growing up in Brooklyn, New York.

6:00pm       Boys Club with Gems meet in the Auditorium

7:00pm       Trustees meet in the Boardroom

7:00pm       Finance & Property meet in the Parlour

Thursday     5:30pm      JUDO in the Auditorium

Saturday     8:30am       Feed My Sheep Breakfast in the Auditorium

9:30am       TAG meet in the Boardroom

Sunday         9:00am      Bible Study with Rev. Andrew

10:30am      Worship Service

11:45am      Coffee & Conversation following worship

2:00pm       Concert: Louise Arsenault & Jonathan Arsenault

7:00pm       The Abbey resumes in the Sanctuary

ADVANCE NOTICE

Sept 25       Seniors Luncheon in the Auditorium at 11:30am

Sept 25       Parkhill Place service at 2pm

Sept 25       Church Council meet in the Parlour at 7pm

Sept 27       Trinity Café meets in the Parlour at 9:30am

Sept 30       Peace & Police Officer’s Memorial Service in the Sanctuary at 2pm

Sept 30       Corn Maze at Kool Breeze farms.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Registration: Today is the last day for Junior Church. Registration for Sunday School will take place this week, Sept 9, and next week, Sept 16, at the back of the church and in the office downstairs. Be sure to fill out a form for your children.
Sunday School Kick Off: Join us next Sunday, Sept 16, after the service, for hot dogs and sides provided by the Christian Life & Growth team. There will be activities and games for the kids and information on this year’s Sunday School Curriculum.
Corn Maze at Kool Breeze Farms: Sunday, September 30 is our Corn Maze outing.  All are welcome to attend.  Entrance fee will be provided by the Christian Life and Growth team.
Halloween Event: Sunday, October 28 is our Halloween Activities Event. More details to come on this event soon.

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?  From the time we wake each day until we bid the sun and moon goodnight, we have many things for which we are truly grateful. As we prepare for our Thanksgiving service, we wish to see what you are truly grateful for. We are going to build a “collage” of thankfulness which will be shown on the screens before and during the service. We are looking for digital pictures of what makes you feel truly grateful. They can be places, people, things etc. Please email to andrew@trinitysummerside.ca We can only accept digital photos. The deadline to have a photo included is Wednesday October 3.

PEI UCW PRESBYTERIAL WORKSHOP at Camp Abegweit on Saturday, September 29th.   Registration is $12.00. Theme “Make Time For the Spirit”. All are welcome.

CAMP ABEGWEIT FOUNDATION CAMPAIGN:  The Capital & Endowment Campaign seeks to establish an unassailable trust of $500,000 that will be used to generate an income in perpetuity for Camp Abby.  The camp will seek support from people who are in a financial position to provide it and who believe in what the camp does. The board also intends to create an endowment fund which will be funded in whole or in part by bequests people designate for the camp in their wills.  As donations and endowments are received, they will be added to, and protected by, the trust.  For information contact Bob Hutcheson at 902-628-1203, by email at hutch@sympatico.ca or Linda Durdle, Treasurer at 31 Broadway Street, South, Kensington, PE   C0B 1M0.  More information is available on the welcome desk.

TRINITY CONCERT SERIES TO FEATURE “DUNROMIN”

Trinity United Church in Summerside will host the popular PEI Bluegrass Band, Dunromin, on October 21, 2018 at 2:00 in the afternoon. This band began in 2002 with friends Vans Bryant and Harold Noye singing songs recorded by Jim and Jesse, the Osborne Brothers and the Louvin Brothers. In their duets, Harold sings the lead vocals and plays the mandolin and Vans plays guitar and sings harmony vocals. Marnie Noye compliments their sound by playing a solid stand up bass.  In the summer of 2015, Dunromin welcomed John Campbell to the group. He plays the fiddle and sings both lead and harmony vocals.  The band welcomed another new member in spring of 2017, with Jim Dickson joining them on banjo and vocals. Tickets available at the door or for information and advance tickets contact the church office at 90 Spring Street in Summerside, by calling the church office at 902 436 3155 or Wendell at 903 436 8600. Advance tickets $10.00  At The Door $12.00

TRINITY CONCERT SERIES:
“Louise, Jonathan Arsenault and other family members to Kick off 2018-2019 Concert Series at Trinity United”
Louise Arsenault, her son Jonathan and other family members will rattle the dust out of the rafters at Trinity as they kick off the 2018 -2019 Trinity United Concert Series. Louise has had a long impressive career in music, playing the fiddle in traditional/folk settings all over the world. Her part in the group Barachois is a highlight to her long list of projects, taking to all 4 corners of the planet with her vibrant and energetic fiddle playing and feet stomping.
Louise is one of the founders of the bands Les Girls and Gadelle and over the years she has also performed individually, together and with numerous other musical artists. Louise moves easily from fiddle to guitar, foot percussion, harmonica, piano, dancing and mandolin. With this being said, she also teaches all of those mentioned. There are those who claim that, if you watch her fiddle playing closely, you just might see the smoke rising from her bow.
Jonathan Arsenault is a jester of modern times. Always clowning around, you wonder how his music could be taken seriously…until you hear him play. He started off playing the violin like his mom, but ended up settling on acoustic guitar along with… whatever instrument is at his disposal. He has accompanied his mom on many occasions, bringing the house down before a crowd of thousands of spectators. He is your favorite house party jammer who will make you laugh and then make you cry with envy. Jonny, with his vocal repertoire from his own song writing, Johnny Cash, John Prine, Paul Simon and many others, he will find the niche to please you all.
This concert promises to be high energy Acadian style kitchen party with singing in both English and French, lively music and step dancing. The concert will be held on Sunday September 23, at 2:00 PM at Trinity United Church. Admission at the door, or for advance tickets or for ticket information, call the church office at 902 436 3155 or Wendell at 902 436 8600.  Admission $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door.

EAST PRINCE HOSPICE, HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING.
Hospice training for this Fall will be held at Prince County Hospital on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 starting September 12 and finishing October 11. Cost is $30. To register call Liz at 902 438 4231 or email eastprince@hospicepei.ca

SMALL FRIDGE TO DONATE: We are in need of a small fridge for the kitchenette downstairs in the church. If you have one gathering dust in your home, give the office a call to see if its suitable. Thank you.

THE UNITED CHURCH is looking for photo submissions for the United Church bulletin covers. Deadline is October 30, 2018. For more information, visit:
www.united-church.ca/community-faith/get-involved/submit-your-photos 

MISSION TRIP: Trinity is planning a mission trip to Columbia in November of 2018. We will be working on a project with the Methodist Church (a partner of the United Church) which includes working on a clinic and engaging with the local church in Brisas del Mar. The approximate cost would be $2500 per person all inclusive. There is room for 15 people. If this interests you please let Rev. Andrew know.

MEN’S BREAKFAST:  Trinity Men’s Breakfast group meets again in September.

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. Trinity café will resume in September.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY:  Join Rev. Andrew each Sunday at 9:00am for an entertaining and enlightening hour of Bible study.  An in depth knowledge of the Bible is not needed, come and join the discussion. We welcome new members to our group at any time.

DONATIONS: Supplies for our food box program are running low. Please consider picking up an item or two in your weekly shopping to donate. Coffee, can milk, can meats, can veggies, juice, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jam, cheese whiz, soups and snack items are most appreciated. Monetary donations are also welcome. Thank you. Collection day is the first day of the month.

MARATHON BRIDGE: You are invited to join the Epworth Unit UCW Marathon Bridge Club in the Fall. Come and enjoy a nice afternoon and meet new people. For information please all 902-436-3788 or 902-436-3998.

SALVATION ARMY FOOD BANK: is in need. The following are “most needed” for the Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army, 374 Pope Road, Summerside between 8:30 – 3:00, Monday to Friday: crackers, cookies, soda crackers, canned fruit, oatmeal packages, kid’s snacks, Cheese Whiz, peanut butter, jam, juice, canned milk, “Side Kicks”, beans, canned pasta, pasta, pasta sauce, Mac & Cheese, hearty soups, soup, sandwich meats, “Bear Paws”, rice crispies, pudding cups, fruit cups, cheese and cracker snacks, peanut butter and cracker snacks, granola bars* nut free. Please support the food bank, and thank you.

REFUNDABLES/RECYCLABLES PLEASE NOTE:  Please return your recyclables directly to Don’s Bottle Exchange and mention the money goes to Trinity United Church.  Please do not bring your bottles to the church.  Thank You for your continued support of our Guatemalan sponsor children. 

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.  During August, while Rev. Andrew is on holidays, please call the church office at 902-436-3155. Thank you.

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: will meet again in September. Faith in Action has started a drop in coffee time every other week on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:15am.  Drop into the gymnasium for a coffee and sweet at no charge. We are calling this “Coffee and Conversation”. We hope to see you and your friends from the community – they are invited as well.

Staff emails: Andrew Richardson andrew@trinitysummerside.ca
Louise Elder music@trinitysummerside.ca
Gwyn Richards gwyn@trinitysummerside.ca
Wendy Murray admin@trinitysummerside.ca
Sunday School sundayschool@trinitysummerside.ca