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SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK  December 01-08

Today      

9:00am​    Bible Study with Rev. Rachel

10:30am ​    Worship Service Advent 1 Hope

11:45am​      Coffee & Conversation following worship

11:45am ​      Jewelry and Book Sale in the Auditorium

The Abbey is Cancelled for this week and next.

Monday      

9:00am​     Music Therapy in the Parlour

10:00am​     Birthday Party Rental

Tuesday    

2:00pm​      Parkhill  Place Service Singers Please!

​​5:30pm​     JUDO in the Auditorium

​​6:30pm​     Christian Life & Growth team meet in Boardroom

​​7:00pm​     Community Choir rehearsal in the Sunday school area

Wednesday

8:00am​    Men’s Breakfast at the Breakfast Spot

8:30am​    Women’s Breakfast meet at the Breakfast Spot

​​9:00am​     Music Therapy in the Parlour

6:00pm​     Community Maintenance Pgm in the Boardroom

​​7:00pm​      Senior Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

​​7:45pm​     Cantata Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

​​8:30pm​     Contemporary Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Thursday

9:30am​     Trinity Café in the Parlour

2:00pm​      Silvertones Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

5:00pm​      JUDO in the Auditorium

​​6:00pm​      Jr Youth Group meet in the Sunday School Area.

Friday

8:00am​        Steam PEI Day Camp meet in the Boardroom

Saturday    

9:30am ​      Trinity Art Group meet in the Sunday School area

Sunday    
 
9:00am
​      Bible Study with Rev. Rachel

10:30am​     Worship Service Advent 2

11:45am​     Coffee & Conversation following worship

​​7:00pm​       Community Choir Christmas Concert in the Sanctuary

ADVANCE NOTICE

Dec 10​  Faith In Action meet in the Boardroom at 4:00pm

Dec 10​  Worship Team meet in the Boardroom at 6:30pm

Dec 14​  Feed My Sheep Community Breakfast from 8:00-9:30am

Dec 15​  Christmas Eve 6pm Service rehearsal following worship

WHITE GIFT SUNDAY, December 15:  All members of the congregation are invited to participate…bring a toy, game or puzzle wrapped in white paper and written on the outside age appropriateness of the gift and whether it is for a girl or boy.  The gifts will be distributed by the Salvation Army.  

BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE, Wednesday, December 18:  Advent and Christmas can be a time when we struggle.  It could be the loss of a loved one.  It could be loneliness.  It could be a combination of many things we are struggling with.  Rev. Rachel Campbell invites you to a service known as a “Blue Christmas Service”.  Let us surround each other with support.  Let us surround each other with grace.  Let us make space for our vulnerability.  Let us make space for the Holy.  Please join us on Wednesday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. All are invited.  

SENIOR CHOIR CANTATA, Sunday December 22: “Canticle of Joy”. Canticle of Joy incorporates many beloved carols in new settings to produce an affirmation of hope for the season. Enjoy this presentation as part of the Sunday morning Worship on December 22nd at 10:30am.  

CHRISTMAS EVE, Tuesday, December 24:  

6:00PM 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.  

8:00PM   Candlelight, Carols and Lessons  

Share in the scriptures and music as we revisit the night of our Savior’s birth.

10:30PM  Quiet and reflective service, Sacrament of Holy Communion

Enjoy the tranquility of the service, a chance to gather your thoughts as we look forward to Christmas Day.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA: December 22 Worship Service

Our rehearsals began on October 30 and you can mark off your calendar now with the dates below.  If you have any questions, please chat with me or email me.  

Rehearsal Dates for Christmas Cantata Choir

December 4: 7:45-8:30​​​

December 11: 7:00-8:30

December 18: 7:00-9:00

Sunday, December 22:  9:30 warmup and presentation at service at 10:30

GIFTS WITH VISION:  The United Church of Canada developed Gifts with Vision in response to member requests to be able to give gifts to relatives, friends, and loved ones that are in direct support of the church’s Mission & Service partners. The United Church of Canada provides Mission & Service support to partners all year long for their ongoing work in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and right here in Canada. The Gifts with Vision catalogue turns gift giving into an opportunity to do something extra for our church partners. With Gifts with Vision, you give a gift to friends or family to support specific partner activities. With your gifts, we help create healthy places to live, promote justice, provide social services, and enliven worship.  For more info on how to participate please visit  www.giftswithvision.ca.  The Gifts With Vision Gift Catalogue is available on the “Welcome Desk”.  Thank you “Faith In Action Team” for bringing this program to our attention once again. 

CELEBRATE THE SEASON 2019 AT THE CELTIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE:  The College of Piping is pleased to be offering the following performances to celebrate the holiday season. For information or to purchase tickets visit www.collegeofpiping.com  or call 902-436-5377

Dec 01  Gunning & Cormier Christmas 7:30pm

Dec 05  Classic Movie Night National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Curtain 7pm

Dec 06  Christmas with the Ellis Family Band 7:30pm

Dec 07  Christmas with the King featuring Thane Dunn & The Cadillac Kings –​ ​   Special Guest Melly Dunn 7:30pm

Dec 12  Sing-Along Sound of Music Curtain 6pm

Dec 19  Classic Movie Night It’s a Wonderful Life Curtain at 7pm

Dec 21  Celtic Christmas featuring Peter & Christine Gallant, their family and ​ ​   instructors and students from The College of Piping Curtain 7:30pm

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: Sunday Morning Bible Study with Rev. Rachel at 9:00am. We will be focusing on the lectionary scriptures and discussing how those scriptures may relate to current events. Here are the scriptures we are exploring for December 2019:December 1 (Advent 1) Isaiah 2:1–5, December 8 (Advent 2) Isaiah 11:1-10, December 15 (Advent 3) Luke 1:47–55 , December 22 (Advent 4) Topic Sunday – What does Christmas mean to you?, December 29 – Rev. Rachel is away, but the group can meet on their own to discuss topic of choice 😊.  No previous Bible knowledge necessary. All welcome.

TRINITY CONCERT SERIES
Kelley Mooney in concert Friday, December 20, at 7:00pm.   Please join Kelley Mooney, Jon Matthews and Allison Kelly for a Christmas Concert at Trinity United Church, Summerside.  Featuring songs from Kelley’s Christmas album, CAROLING, with some of your favorites in a blend of three part harmonies, a variety of instruments, and good cheer!  Christmas can be a tough time of year for some, so we invite you to bring along some non-perishable food items for the local food bank for those who may be struggling during this holiday season.  Tickets $15.00

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.

TRINITY CAFE:  starting Thursday, October 10, (9:30 a.m.) join Rev. Rachel as we will be diving into the Book of Proverbs, discovering what knowledge it holds, and exploring the different ways we can use this piece of Wisdom Literature as a spiritual practice. More than just a Bible Study. All welcome. No previous Bible knowledge necessary.

TYNE VALLEY AND AREA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CANTATA: “One Small Child”. Plan to join this group of enthusiastic singers to share in the sounds of the season.  Concert will be at 3:00pm on Sunday December 15th at the Summerside Christian Church and 7pm at Tyne Valley Presbyterian Church.   

THANK YOU:  A sincere thank you goes out to all who contributed to the decorating of the sanctuary for the Christmas season.  Beautiful job!

TRINITY BREAKFAST CORNER “FEED MY SHEEP PROGRAM”:

Christmas Stockings; for those who are not familiar with this part of our outreach, we take a pair of socks, roll number 1 up and “stuff” it in the toe of number 2! Simple a new pair of socks for our Breakfast Friends. Of course you can’t have a sock at Christmas without some goodies in it. We give these out to our guests the last Breakfast before Christmas Dec 14th. We are in need of Ladies socks, small individual packets of Kleenex, disposable razors, and surprises for children. Thank you for enabling us to spread some Christmas Joy at this time of year. Any questions call Heather Johnston at 902 786 5309.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: Sunday Morning Bible Study with Rev. Rachel: starting Sunday, Oct 13, (9a.m.) we will be focusing on the lectionary scriptures and discussing how those scriptures may relate to current events. Here are the scriptures we are exploring for December 2019:December 1 (Advent 1) Isaiah 2:1–5, December 8 (Advent 2) Isaiah 11:1-10, December 15 (Advent 3) Luke 1:47–55 , December 22 (Advent 4) Topic Sunday – What does Christmas mean to you?, December 29 – Rev. Rachel is away, but the group can meet on their own to discuss topic of choice 😊.  No previous Bible knowledge necessary. All welcome.

JUNIOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT GROUP: If you are age 11-15, join this group at Trinity on Mondays 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