Business Office Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm Monday to Friday

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  May 20-May 27

Sunday

9:00am           Bible Study with Rev. Andrew

10:30am         Sunday Worship

11:45am           Coffee & Conversation following worship

Monday           Victoria Day Holiday

6:00pm            CGIT & Explorers cancelled

Tuesday

8:00pm           Community Choir rehearsal in the Sunday school

Wednesday

8:00am           Men’s Breakfast Group meet at the Loyalist

10:00am         Coffee and Conversation meet in the Auditorium

5:45pm           Handbell Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

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

7:00pm          Trustees meeting in the Boardroom

7:00pm          Senior Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

8:15pm           Contemporary Choir in the Sanctuary

Saturday

8:30am           Feed My Sheep Community Breakfast

9:30am           TAG meet in the Boardroom

3:00pm           RCCO meet in the Parlour

Sunday

9:00am          Bible study with Rev. Andrew

10:30am        Sunday Worship Song Service

11:30am         Coffee and Conversation

7:00pm          Community Choir Spring Concert

ADVANCE NOTICE
May 29 Storytellers Group Study meet in the Parlour at 7pm
June 5 Storytellers Group Study meet in the Parlour at 7pm
June 5 Christian Life and Growth Team meet in the Boardroom
June 7 Fandango Concert in the Sanctuary at 7pm
June 10 Confirmation Sunday
June 11 Faith In Action meet in the Boardroom at 7pm
June 12 Parkhill Place Singers please.
June 12 Worship Team meet in the Boardroom at 6:30pm

STROLL FOR YOUR SOUL – MAY 7- MAY 28.
It’s spring. Well, soon we hope! It’s time for green and growing things. It’s time for Stroll for Your Soul which is a popular Prayer Bench spring program. Participants receive a daily email for 21 days from May 7 – May 28th.  Did you know it takes at least 21 days to make a habit? Use these daily emails as motivation to get outside and enjoy the new season.  The daily emails invite you to deepen your awareness of seeing God in the ordinary, and practice being in the present moment. Each email offers you a reflection and a task, and invites you to Stroll, alone or as a group – your choice!  This is for anyone of any generation, boys, girls, men, women – we all need to stroll and get moving! Trinity United is signing up to participate.  If you have any questions, see Louise after the service. She will register everyone as a group and then you each will receive your own personal daily emails to read and motivate you.  If you would like to be part of this, please register with Louise by email as soon as possible, no later than May 1st, at music@trinitysummerside.ca

SONG SERVICE MAY 27: On the last Sunday of May, the choirs will present a service of “Favourite Hymns – Traditional, Gospel and Contemporary Songs”.  Do you have a favourite hymn or song?  You might even have a couple of ones that you love to sing or hear.  We will be happy to include as many of your favourites as possible in the service on May 27th.  We are looking forward this service of song and the joy of sharing the music we all love. We will do our best to include all your suggestions that day – if not that Sunday, we will sing them in a future service. Please send your selections to Louise at music@trinitysummerside.ca or leave in the office in an envelope marked “Favourites” on or before May 2, 2018.

MEN’S BREAKFAST:  Trinity Men’s Breakfast group meets each Wednesday morning at the Loyalist Inn at 8:00am.  Come and enjoy fellowship and breakfast.

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.

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:  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.

DONATIONS for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: The planning for this summer’s VBS is in the works. Our theme this summer will be Shipwrecked! We will be looking for items to be donated, or some that we would just borrow. Please see the list below, I may add to the list as we get closer to VBS.
-antique pieces of luggage, desks, tables, books -pool noodles
-green, blue and white disposable plastic table cloths
-streamers in various colours -brown butcher paper/craft paper
-fish nets/cargo nets -life preservers
-empty paper towel rolls/toilet paper rolls
-empty carpet roll tubes -coffee filters
-glue stick -spray paint -drop cloths -cardboard boxes
-spray foam -empty baby wipe containers (plastic)
-pallets  -Styrofoam balls

COUNTERS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE: we are in need of counters for the month of June. Please consider offering your time for a week or two. There are sign up sheets by both doors. We appreciate your time and effort.

STORYTELLERS: A PRAYER BENCH SMALL GROUP STUDY will be held at Trinity on Tuesdays, May 8, 22, 29 and June 5, from
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. The following topics will be discussed:
#1- Spiritual Memoir – Honouring the Sacred in our lives;
#2 Family Recipes, Pictures & Antiques – Listen to Your Life.
#3 Quilts and Other Precious Possessions – Making Meaning.
#4 Diaries, Letters, and Commonplace Books – Living Fully.
It will be led by Catherine Dickson & Elaine Burrows. If you are interested, please contact Catherine at islandlupin@hotmail.com or Elaine Burrows at elaineb@pei.sympatico.ca

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.  Please phone Rev. Andrew at 439-0304.

BOYS CLUB WITH GEMS: Our Boys Club with Gems (girls who want to join us) will be meeting Wednesdays at 6pm.  This is open to all ages, so please join us.

DONATION OF LOBLAW’S $25 GIFT CARD: If you are planning on registering for the $25.00 gift card through Loblaw’s (Superstore), why not considering donating the card to Trinity’s Breakfast or Food Box Program? To register for your $25.00 card, go on line to loblawcard.ca The deadline for registering for a gift card is May 8.

WE NEED A SOUND TECHNICIAN: Looking for a way to get more involved in the Sunday Service? Why not try your hand at being a sound technician?  Try sitting in the sound booth for a Sunday to test it out. Contact Steve Mollins if you are interested in giving one Sunday, every four weeks.  Training is provided.

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Faith in Action has started a drop in coffee time every other week on Wednesday mornings form 10:00 am to 11:15am, next on March 21.  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.

LEGION BURSARIES

Veterans Memorial Perpetual Bursary: for students attending post secondary institution, must have completed one year.
Application forms are available at the Summerside Legion Home, 340 Notre Dame Street, Summerside, Deadline is May 31, 2018.
Legion High School Bursary: Four bursaries of $500 will be awarded to students graduating and attending a post secondary institution for the 2018-2019 year. Application forms are available at the Summerside Legion, 340 Notre Dame Street, Summerside, Deadline is May 31, 2018.

FANDANGO SPRING CONCERT: will be held on Thursday, June 7, at 7:00pm at Trinity United Church in Summerside. Fandango Choral Ensemble will present their annual Spring Concert featuring a Choral selection from Les Miserables. Special guests include students from TOSH’s musical production of “The Theory of Relativity”. Tickets are $10 and are available from Fandango members or at the door.

IN THE SHADOW OF BORDERS: Trinity United Church in Summerside will host a documentary film screening and discussion about migrant workers on Thursday, June 21, at 7:00 p.m. IN THE SHADOW OF BORDERS is a fast-paced documentary examining the rights and lives of migrant workers in Canada, from Filipino domestic labourers, to short-term agricultural workers, to undocumented migrants and their children. Although much of the criticism is levelled against policies enacted by the former Conservative government (the film was made in 2015), the case remains that many migrants have been treated abysmally since arriving in Canada and that their suffering is left out of mainstream political discourse. The documentary is the result of a collaboration between eight Canadian filmmakers. It is based on interviews with activists and migrants, and presents a comprehensive and shocking vision of Canada which runs utterly against its popular self-imaging as a friendly, welcoming, trustworthy country. This discrepancy is hardly new: IN THE SHADOW OF BORDERS makes a compelling historical comparison between past policies such as the Chinese head tax and the settler conquest of the prairies, and modern governments’ treatment of diasporic and indigenous peoples. The screening (which lasts 40 minutes) will be followed by an open discussion, and a short presentation about some of the issues faced by migrant workers who live in Prince Edward Island, and the contributions they are making to our communities and our economy. Free Admission, Everyone Welcome. Hosted by the Trinity United Church (Summerside), in collaboration with the PEI Action Team for Migrant Worker Rights and Cinema Politica Charlottetown.

ARIOSO, a delightful woman’s choral ensemble from Kensington PEI, will be performing at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Brought together by a love of music, friendship and song, Arioso has delighted Island audiences with their joyful and melodic performances for over 10 years.  Arioso performs a diverse selection of music, ranging from Celtic, folk, and contemporary to sacred and classical music with a few favourites audiences are sure to recognize! Tickets are available at the Eastlink Centre Box Office, online at: http://www.eastlinkcentrepei.com/box-office.php or by calling (902)629-6625. They will also be available at the door after 6:00 p.m. on the evening of the event. Please come and join us for a wonderful evening of beautiful music.

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