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SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK  February 16-23

Today         

9:00am              Bible Study 

10:30am            Worship Service   

11:45am          Coffee and Conversation

2:00pm             Fiddlers’ Sons and Keelin Wedge

7:00pm              The Abbey in the Sanctuary

Monday       

Islander Day Business Office Closed

Tuesday      

5:30pm              JUDO in the Auditorium

7:00pm              Community Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday 

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

9:00am              EPYDC Community kitchen

9:00am              Music Therapy in the Boardroom

10:00am            Trinity Coffee Tea Chat meet in the Parlour

4:30pm              Seniors College in the Parlour  

5:45pm              Handbell Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

6:00pm              Community Maintenance meet in the Boardroom  

6:30pm               Worship Team Meet in the Parlour     

7:00pm              Senior Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

7:30pm              Finance and Property meet in the Boardroom         

8:30pm              Contemporary Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Thursday   

9:00am              AGM Association of Community Living in Auditorium

9:30am              Trinity Café meet in the Parlour

2:00pm              Silvertones Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

5:00pm              JUDO meet in the Auditorium

6:00pm               Jr Youth Group meet in the Sunday school area

7:00pm              Church Council meet in the Parlour        

Saturday    

8:00am            Feed My Sheep Community Breakfast

9:30am              TAG meet in the Sunday School area

Sunday         

9:00am              Bible Study with Rev. Rachel

10:30am            Worship

11:45am            Coffee and Conversation following Worship

 2:00pm             Concert; Eddy Quinn & Fiddler’s Sons

 7:00pm             The Abbey meet in the Sanctuary   

ADVANCE NOTICE

Feb 23         Communion & Recognition of Transfer of Memberships &

Congregational Luncheon

Feb 25         Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper 4-6pm in the Auditorium

Feb 26         TCTC meet in the Parlour from 10-11am

Feb 26         Ash Wednesday Service in the Sanctuary at 6:30pm

Feb 26         Senior Choir Rehearsal only this week.

Feb 29         Reveal Party rental in the Auditorium 2pm

March 01     Patina in Concert in the Sanctuary at 2pm

TRINITY CONCERT SERIES

February 16  Eddy Quinn & Fiddler’s Sons $15.00

March 1      Patina $10.00

March 15     Juliette Squarebriggs and Wayne Ellis $10.00

March 29     Silvertones & Treble Makers $10.00

April 5        Jericho Road & The Stiff Family $10.00

April 19      Party Mix $10.00

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE:  Wednesday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Trinity United Church Summerside.  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and all are welcome to begin the journey to the cross.  As part of this approximately 30 mins service you will invited to come forward to be marked with the ashes either on the forehead or hand.  These ashes are to remind us that we are a loved creation and to recognize the journey of Lent as Jesus turns his face towards the cross.

ANNUAL REPORT:  It’s the time of year when we remember and document the life and work of Trinity United Church for the previous year.  All chairs of committees, Boards, groups and staff are asked to prepare a report for inclusion in the 2019 Annual Report.  Please have reports to Wendy Murray by February 1st.  Deliver to the office or email Wendy at admin@trinitysummerside.ca    Your timely attention is appreciated. 

On Sunday, February 16 at 2pm be sure to watch for Fiddlers’ Sons and Keelin Wedge. This will be the award winning folk music group’s first time back to Summerside since appearing before a sold out crowd at The Harbourfront Theater, while opening for The Ellis Family Band last summer. Fiddlers’ Sons features singer-songwriter Eddy Quinn on lead vocals, guitar and fiddle, multi-instrumentalist Keelin Wedge on vocals, guitar, fiddle and bass, singer-songwriter John B Webster on vocals and guitar, and musical veterinarian Courtney Hogan-Chandler on fiddle. The group will showcase new tunes, stories and songs which will be featured on their new cd, set to be released this spring.  Tickets are $15.00  
Doors open at 1:15. Advance tickets are available at the church office at 90 Spring Street in Summerside during regular business hours or from Wendell at 902 954 1235. 
Patina to perform on March 1st.  Patina is a group from Summerside consisting of Kevin MacPherson, Bob Picard, and Bob Maclean and they will be performing at Trinity United Church, Summerside, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM. They play a wide variety of easy listening music from artists like Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Eagles, Barenaked Ladies, local songwriter Gene Maclellan, BeeGees, John Prime, JJ Cale, Kenny Chesney, John Hiatt and even a few originals by Kevin himself. They hope to entertain you with music to sit back and relax to. Come join them. Doors open at 1:15 and tickets are available at the door or at the church office. $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door.

Jericho Road and The Stiff Family: Come enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music on March 1, beginning at 2:00 pm at Kensington United Church. This concert will feature music by two Island gospel groups, Jericho Road and The Stiff Family, who will perform and share positive messages by singing traditional hymns and selections taken from country, bluegrass, and southern gospel genres. Admission to the concert, which is open to the public, is by donation (suggested $10).  Please mark your calendar for this special March 1st concert. For more information about the concert, contact the Kensington United Church office at 902-836-3639.

Invitation to serve on the Trinity United Church Council

The Trinity United Church Council is seeking new members for the following positions;

  • Member at large;
  • Treasurer;
  • Chair of the Christian Life and Growth Team.

Councillors serve two year terms, which can be renewed.

There are also numerous volunteer opportunities on the various Church Council teams.  Please put your own name forward or nominate another person who would have an interest in serving on the Church Council (If you would like to nominate another person, please check with them prior to submitting their name).

How to apply or find out more?

There are a number of ways to get in touch with us.  Please forward names of interested people, along with contact information and their interests on Council through any of the ways listed below:

  • Information box at the back of the Church.  Write names of interested people, along with their contact information and the position(s) they have an interest in, into the box at the back of the church;
  • Speak to any member of the Governance Team – Garth Waite, Elaine Burrows, Steve Mollins, Sean Lough, or Rev. Rachel Campbell.
  • Send an email to Garth Waite (Chair of the Governance Team) at garthlwaite@gmail.comor call at 902 436-8804.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Trinity Men’s Breakfast group meets each Wednesday, morning at the Breakfast Spot at 8:00am.  Come and enjoy fellowship and breakfast. Men’s breakfast will resume in the New Year on January 8.

TRINITY CAFE:   Trinity Café  From January 9 till the Season of Lent, we will be exploring the theme, “Christianity then & now”.  Our focus will be on the Book of Acts and looking at how these texts might be at work in the world today.  All are welcome.  No previous Bible knowledge required.  Here are the texts we will look at:  Acts 27 (February 6), Acts 28 (February 20).  NOTE:  No Bible Study (Trinity Café) on Thursday, February 13

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Rachel at 9 a.m.  We will be focusing on the lectionary scriptures one week prior and discussing how those scriptures may relate to current events.  Here are the scriptures we are exploring for January and February 2020:Matthew 5:13-20, February 9, Topic Sunday- What does the Lord’s Prayer mean to me?, February 16, Rev. Rachel away, but the group can meet on their own to discuss topic of choice 😊, February 23, Matthew 17:1-9. 

DONATIONS:  The Sunday School continues to collect items of food, clothing and personal hygiene.  Items needed at this time are: cereal, spreads coffee, jam/peanut butter, snack foods, canned vegetables, evaporated milk, canned fish and canned meats. Cash Donations are appreciated as well.

JUNIOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT GROUP: If you are age 11-15, join this group at Trinity on Fridays from 6-7:30pm for art, drama, music, community service projects and more.  For more information, contact Gwyn at gwyn@trinitysummerside.ca 

DONATIONS:  The Sunday School continues to collect items of food, clothing and personal hygiene.  Items needed at this time are: cereal, spreads coffee, jam/peanut butter, snack foods, canned vegetables, evaporated milk, canned fish and canned meats. Cash Donations are appreciated as well. Collection day is the first day of the month. Thank you.

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.

MARATHON BRIDGE:  You are invited to join the Trinity UCW Marathon Bridge Club in the Fall.  Come and enjoy a nice afternoon and meet new people.  For information please call Phyllis Baglole at 902-436-3788.

DONATIONS NEEDED:  The following items are in need within the community should you have any to donate; Wing chairs, dressers, night stand or side tables. Please call the office if you have an item. 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.  Should you or a family member be in hospital, please be sure to indicate you are associated with Trinity United Church Summerside, so our ministers will be sure to be informed when they visit the hospital. You can contact Rev. Rachel Campbell at Trinity’s office, 902-436-3155 or by email at rachel@trinitysummerside.ca or for emergencies at 902-439-1881. Rev. Rachel will have Monday and Friday as days off.

Staff emails

Rachel Campbell rachel@trinitysummerside.ca
Louise Elder music@trinitysummerside.ca
Gwyn Richards gwyn@trinitysummerside.ca
Wendy Murray admin@trinitysummerside.ca
Sunday School sundayschool@trinitysummerside.ca