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

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK  November 4-11

Today

10:30am           Worship Service
11:45am            Coffee & Conversation in the auditorium
7:00pm             The Abbey in the Sanctuary

Monday

8:00am            Elections PEI Polling Station in the Auditorium
9:30am             Seniors College meet in the Parlour

Tuesday

9:30am            Food Safety Course in the Auditorium
1:00pm            Seniors College meet in the Parlour
5:30pm            JUDO in the Auditorium
7:00pm            Community Choir Rehearsal
7:00pm            Christian Life & Growth team meet in the Parlour

Wednesday

8:00am           Men’s Breakfast group meet at the Loyalist
10:30am         Clark Unit meet in the Boardroom
10:50am         Western School Board in the Auditorium
3:30pm           Boys & Girls Club in the Auditorium
5:45pm           Handbell Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
7:00pm           Cantata Choir Rehearsal until 9pm

Thursday

8:30am            Bricks for Kids in the Parlour
10:50am          Western School Board in the Auditorium
5:30pm            JUDO in the Auditorium
7:00pm            Phase II concert in the Sanctuary

Friday

8:30am           Bricks for Kids in the Parlour
11:00am          Flu Vaccine Clinic until 6:00pm

Saturday

8:00am           Feed My Sheep Breakfast until 9:30am
9:30am           TAG meet in the Sunday School area

Sunday

Sunday Worship is Canceled so we may attend Remembrance Service at CUP at 11:00pm

7:00pm           The Abbey in the Sanctuary

ADVANCE NOTICE
Nov 12 Business office closed for Remembrance Day
Nov 12 Faith In Action meet in the Boardroom at 7pm
Nov 13 Flu Clinic from 8am-4pm
Nov 13 UCW GM hosted by the Epworth Unit at 1:30pm.
Epworth Unit to gather at 1pm for a short meeting.
Nov 13 Worship Team meet in the Boardroom at 6:30pm

A CALL TO ALL SINGERS Christmas is coming!!!
Christmas Cantata Choir is starting!
You won’t want to miss this year’s cantata choir.  We are preparing “God With Us”, a cantata written by Jim Dickson.  It is so exciting to be celebrating Christ’s birth with the music created by Jim.  It is a beautiful piece of music which no one will want to miss hearing or singing.  Here is the rehearsal plan.  Mark the dates on your calendar and please join us to sing this wonderful work.  Please let Louise know that you will be joining us so that we have enough copies ready.  Hope to see you there!
Nov 7: 7 – 9 pm Nov 14:  8 – 9:15 Nov 21:  7:45 – 8:30 pm
Nov 28:  8 – 9:15 pm Dec 5: 7:00 – 9:15 pm Dec 12:  7:45 – 8:30 pm
Dec 19: 7:30 – 9:15pm
Saturday, Dec 22nd – TBA – rehearsal with instrumental ensemble
Sunday, Dec 23rd: 9:15 – 9:55 am

TRINITY UNITED CONCERT SERIES TO FEATURE PHASE II AND FRIENDS IN A REMEMBRANCE DAY SPECIAL: Phase II and Friends will take to the stage at Trinity United Church Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:00PM. This Remembrance Day Special is a two part show which features a script with the emphasis on the tragedy of war as well as honouring the many men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. The music is varied but not the “same old” stuff. You’ll hear songs by John McDermott, Gordon Lightfoot along with traditional songs like Waltzing Matilda as well as the theme of Billy Jack, called “One Tin Soldier”. You will also hear a few protest tunes, as well as a couple of poems. The second part of the show will feature a sing along highlighting some of the old familiar tunes from the war years. The Phase II team has worked very hard on this show to entertain, educate and inform you. They believe they owe much to those who fought and they try very hard to do a program they would be proud of.

VOLUNTEERS: Faith in Action is looking for new volunteers to help our church assist with our breakfast program, coffee and conversation program and with possibly providing transportation services to congregants.  If interested, please leave your name with Wendy in the office or see Sharon Moyse, Heather Johnston or Duncan McKillop.

TULIP BULBS FUND RAISER: Fall bulbs are available starting in a couple of weeks. The colors available are Great Lakes, Nuit Blanche, Ladies Night, Sunfire and Acadie. Bulbs are $6.00 a dozen with all proceeds going to Trinity. We are in need of someone to coordinate this project, call the office if you are willing to help out. Watch for order forms and details next week. http://vancofarms.com/bulb-varieties/ to view the colours for this year.

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.

REMEMBRANCE DAY, NOVEMBER 11:  To allow our congregation to pay honour to our Veterans and attend the Remembrance Day Service held at Credit Union Place, our regular Sunday morning 10:30am service will be cancelled on November 11.

ARE YOU A VOLUNTEER WITH A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OR SERVICE CLUB?
Your non-profit organization and/or service club is required to have at least one organizer or volunteer present during food preparation who has completed the Food Safety Training or has a Certificate of Attendance from the Volunteer Food Safety Presentation offered by Environmental Health. If you would like to attend this free presentation, please contact our office for pre-registration.
Phone: 902-368-4970 Email: envhealth@ihis.org(link sends e-mail)
Please include your full name, location/date of course and phone number for contact purposes.
Upcoming presentations:
Thursday, October 25/18
Trinity United Church
220 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
9:30 – 12:00
Tuesday, November 6/18
Trinity United Church
90 Spring Street, Summerside
9:30-12:00

Cooper Institute and the PEI Action Team for Migrant Workers Rights are raising funds to support a migrant worker. Maria is a temporary foreign worker in a seafood plant. She arrived in May, and this is her first season in Canada In July, she realized she was pregnant and feared the company would return her to her country of origin. She comes from a tiny place in Mexico. Her husband is a carpenter, and with the help of their oldest daughter, he takes care of their four children of 2, 7, 13 and 15 years old in her absence. Both parents had to withdraw from school at an early age, and the family lives in a precarious financial situation. She came to Canada, to secure a better future for her family.
She is returning to Mexico in mid-October, when her pregnancy is at seven months. Unfortunately, she is not eligible for any benefits from the Canadian government because her work permit and social insurance number expire the day her contract ends. She won’t be able to apply for benefits in her country either because she has been following-up her pregnancy in another country and, under the current system in Mexico, you lose health coverage in these cases. We are working with the consulate to get her health care coverage when she returns, but there is no guarantee the consulate will succeed in these negotiations. This is not normally the role of Cooper Institute, we have had several cases that required our intervention, and individuals who required financial support. We will receive any contribution of money or clothes for her child and her twins. She especially needs money, to help her prepare for the arrival of her two new daughters. We would appreciate your support.
To donate: Send a cheque (payable to Cooper Institute – put Migrant Workers’ Emergency Fund on the memo line) or cash, with your name and address attached, to Cooper Institute, 81 Prince St., Charlottetown. A charitable receipt is available for tax purposes.

HENRY CLARKE SCHOLARSHIP TRUST: The Trustees of the Henry Clark Scholarship Trust are pleased to announce they award two Bursaries this year, in the amount of $2000.00 One each to the two eligible/most qualified students, entering studies in the 2018-2019 year.  To be considered all applications must be received not later than October 22nd, 2018.  Application information is available at The Welcome Desk.

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