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Covid-19 Information Update – October 20th, 2021
As of Oct 5th the Province of PEI has made exempt proof of vaccination (the Vax Pass) for worship services (Children’s programs held during worship services), wedding ceremonies, and funeral services.
On Oct 20th Region sent us an update on this from Province of Prince Edward Island, Department of Health and Wellness stating: “Church board meetings, bible study, youth group, and other faith-based activities that involve regular members of the congregation continue to be exempt from the PEI Vax Pass as worship-related activities. If, however, your church were to host a gathering outside of a typical church service where members of the public may be present – a weekend bbq for example – then that would be subject to the PEI Vax Pass, and attendees would have to show proof-of-vaccination to attend.”
Mask Update At Trinity – September 16th, 2021
Effective September 17th, 2021, at 8 a.m. it will be mandatory for non-medical masks to be worn while indoors at Trinity United Church.
Note: Those entering the church for services or meetings are to wear a mask until they are seated and any time they stand, provided that social distancing is able to be maintained.
Trinity Christmas & New Year’s Holiday Schedule:
Friday December 24 office closes at 12noon – Monday December 27 office closed (for Christmas Day)
Tuesday December 28 office closed (for Boxing Day) – Wednesday December 29 office closed
Thursday December 30 open to the public from 11am-1pm
Friday December 31 open to the public from 11am to 1pm, last day for 2021 contributions.
Dec 27 till January 3 – Rev. Elaine Palmer-Harding
January 4th till January 15th – Rev. Bob Lockhart (Minister of Visitation)
Call the office for details
What is coming up for the Advent Season at Trinity UCC Summerside?
**Note: If you have any questions about the anything listed, please do not hesitate to contact the church office at 902-436-3155.
Kick Off to Advent Worship Event
“The Spirits of Advent” (Drama & Song Presentation by Take 2! Trinity Players and the Trinity Choir)
Saturday, November 27th in the Sanctuary- 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Registration will be at the door for both services. Free will offering going to the Life & Work of Trinity.
Sunday Morning Advent Worship – Advent 1 – Hope – Nov. 28th (Mitten Tree & White Gift)
The mitten trees in our sanctuary are ready 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. We appreciate your donation Advent 1 (Nov 28th) and Advent 2 (Dec 5th). Our UCW thanks you for your support of this ongoing project.
White Gift – 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.
Advent 2 – Peace – Dec. 5th (Holy Communion) *Bring own bread/juice or use the disposable ones provided. Note: Last day for mitten tree donations.
Advent 3 – Joy – Dec 12th
Advent 4 – Love – Dec 19th
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 10:30 A.M. Registration at the door & 2 cohorts in the sanctuary. Doors open at 10 a.m. We Livestream Our Sunday Services so you can watch live at 10:30 a.m. Links on Facebook and at www.trinitysummerside.ca
Blue Christmas Service – Tuesday, Dec. 21st @ 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Registration At The Door. 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.
Small Group Advent Study Opportunities
Wild Trinity Worship – (Activity Based Worship for all ages) Date: Saturday, Dec 4th
Time: 10:30 a.m. (1 hour) Messy Art (You are invited to come and explore the world of canvas painting reflective of the gifts of Advent – Hope, Peace, Joy, Love and share in an Advent Devotional with Rev. Rachel) ** Register by or before Dec 1st with Rev. Rachel (space is limited).
Advent Spiritual Retreat – We will explore the idea of BeLonging (An Advent 2 Session Spiritual Retreat adapted from the Prayer Bench) December 11 & 18 – 11 a.m. in the sanctuary
Zooming The Lectionary (Lectionary Bible Study exploring the scriptures of Advent on Zoom) – Every Tuesday – 10:30 a.m. (1 hour) Online
Trinity Café (Adapted from the Prayer Bench – Living Nativity – An Advent Study) – Every Thursday – 9:30 a.m. (1 hour) in the welcome centre of the sanctuary.
Note: If you are interested in any of the Small Group Advent Studies please register with Rev. Rachel email@example.com Or 902-436-3155.
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th)
Noontime – Carols & Readings (Share in the scriptures and music as we revisit the night of our Savior’s birth.) * * In Person, Livestreamed and then uploaded – Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with registration at the door (2 cohorts) and the Livestream will begin at noontime with the service uploaded directly after. Find the link on FB or at www.trinitysummerside.ca
6 p.m. – Early Family Service (“We Are Not Alone” The 2021 Christmas Vesper Service Prepared by the Maritime Regional CGIT Committee) *In person only – Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with Registration at the door and 2 cohorts.
8 p.m. – Evening Service (Enjoy the tranquility of the service and a chance to ponder the miracle of this night as we look forward with renewed hope for peace, health and joy for all in our world.) *In person only. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with registration at the door.
Note: Throughout Advent donations to Trinity’s Food Box Program greatly appreciated. Donation boxes provided in the sanctuary. List of needed items in bulletin & website.
December 26th – 1st Sunday after Christmas – Join Rev. Rachel as we explore the Word through sharing of scripture and hymns in a reflective worship service at the beginning of the Christmastide season. Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. Registration at the door with 2 cohorts.
Our Advent 2021 Newsletter
RRR Team Report – Now available
Our 3 R’s Group have completed the mission to “Review the Trinity United Church Christian, Life and Growth program, engage broadly to re-envision a program which more fully responds to the Christian development needs of children and families (of all ages), and to prepare a program vision, framework and plan for Council review and decision.” Here is the link to the PDF of that report and please note that a date for discussion around this report will be announced in the New Year. Thank you Leah, Nancy, Sandee for your work on this report and for all the congregants that participated with their feedback.
Confirmation 2022 will begin on January 16th!
Are you interested in offering your time and talents for upcoming livestream services at Trinity? We are currently putting together a team of volunteers and willing to train. Contact our church office at 902-436-3155 and we will be in touch with more details. Thank you and blessings.
Click HERE to download our Annual Report for 2020.
We now have our own YouTube channel! Please click the link below and subscribe.
**UPDATE on Public Office Hours at Trinity UCC Summerside:
The Office at Trinity United in Summerside will be open to the public for in person visits for church related business during the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday or by appointment between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday commencing Dec. 7, 2021.
Please note that if our Office Administrator has to step away from the office for any reason a note with a return time be posted on the exterior door.
** Transfer of Membership: If you are interested in transferring your membership to Trinity Summerside please contact the office at 902-436-3155 and Wendy our Office Administrator will aid you in the process. We hope to recognize more transfers of membership in an upcoming worship service in 2021.
** At Trinity we understand this is a difficult time for many of our members and families. We encourage you to reach out if you need assistance in any way. If you would like to continue your financial support for Trinity at this time, please see the options refer to the Giving’s Chart posted on the website and Facebook or call the office at 902-436-3155. Thank you.
** In Person worship services are held every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. and registration is at the door.
** Virtual Trinity will now be livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. with links available on our Webpage and FB by 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. Plus, the service will be uploaded after the livestream and you can watch anytime
At Trinity we understand this is a difficult time for many of our members and families. We encourage you to reach out if you need assistance in any way. If you would like to continue your financial support for Trinity at this time, please see the options detailed Givings Chart (posted below and Facebook.) Thank you.
Detailed Givings Chart
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR GIVINGS
At Trinity we understand this is a difficult time for many of our members and families. We encourage you to reach out if you need assistance in any way. If you would like to continue your financial support for Trinity at this time, please see the options detailed below or refer to the Givings Chart posted on the website and Facebook. Thank you.
QUESTION: What are the ways in which I can contribute financially to my church?
At Trinity United Church in Summerside we want to make offering easy for you with the following options…
OPTION 1- PAR
PAR – Pre Authorized Remittance
This is administered through the United Church of Canada. A donation is withdrawn from your chequing account on the 19th of each month. A PAR Authorization Form can be found on-line at The United Church of Canada website (https://www.united- church.ca) by clinking in the search button and typing PAR.
Or contact Wendy (Trinity Office Admin.) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902- 436-3155 to have the form emailed to you.
A VOID cheque is needed to implement PAR and can be mailed to the church with the completed PAR Authorization Form. PAR can be started and stopped at your convenience.
OPTION 2 – POST DATED CHEQUES
Post Dated Cheques –
You can mail posted dated cheques to Trinity United Summerside. The mail is picked up daily and deposits will be done weekly.
Our mailing address is: Trinity United Summerside 90 Spring Street Summerside,
PEI, C1N 3E4.
Please be sure to include your contribution envelope #, if you know it.
Please do not send cash in the mail 😊.
OPTION 3 – ON OUR WEBSITE
Trinity Summerside UCC Website –
You can give directly to Trinity United Church through the website.
Just scroll down on the home page until you see the Donate Now tab. Click the tab and it will take you to the screen where you can choose Trinity as your charity. There are options to donate once or monthly.
OPTION 4 – E-TRANSFER
You can e-transfer your offering by using the following email: email@example.com
NOTE: Please indicate in the comments section of the transfer your name, the envelope number (if you know it), and the designation of the givings (i.e. general fund, M&S, local). E- transfers will be auto-deposited, no need for passwords.
For any question about this option please email Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org Or call 902-436-3155.
Thank you for you continuing to support our Ministry and Blessings.
OPTION 5 – NEW CASH OPTION
Please contact the office at 902-436-3155 for more details and to make arrangements.
The Food Box program will be starting back up July 1st at Trinity. The CL&G Team with the help of Karen MacLean will be re-launching this valuable community program. We will be accepting non-perishable food donations every Sunday at in person worship and during our open to the public hours. Here is a link to the Food Box Donations List. 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 email@example.com or for emergencies at 902-439-1881. Rev. Rachel will have Monday and Friday as days off.
For inquiries please contact our Church Office:
Wendy Murray, Office Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org