Hello Trinity Friends,
On this beautiful winter’s day, I would like to invite you to spend some time reading this Friday update and Trinity’s Annual Report for 2022 – attached at the bottom of this note. Thanks to Ross Brewer for putting it all together, and thanks to all those who contributed to it. As I make final preparations for the Trinity Family retreat, I am feeling incredibly grateful for our Trinity community! Rev. Kathy will be leading the service this Transfiguration Sunday and Diane Cook will be teaching Sunday School.
We begin our Lenten journey on Tuesday February 21st with the AOTS Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Enjoy some pancakes with real Maple Syrup, sausages, coffee, tea & juice from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Adults: $10 ~ Students: $8 Family: $25 ~ Children 6 &under: Free Proceeds for A.O.T.S. work with youth
On Sunday February 26th, the first Sunday in Lent, we share in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. All are invited to the table. Marcel MacDonald and Jodi St Pierre kick off our musical “Blues Lent” journey.
Red Hot Friday Chili Tasting takes place on Friday March 3rd. 5 pm to 7 pm. You will have an opportunity to sample some delicious chili from many different cooks! Our “celebrity” judges will choose a winner and a runner-up and you will have a chance to choose the “best dressed/named” chili. There is a line up of fantastic musicians to accompany the evening as well. You will not want to miss this. Admission is by free will donation. Proceeds to Trinity Family Retreat Weekend Chili Needed: If you have a chili you’d like to enter into the competition please sign up in the Fellowship hall or reply to this email. Thank-you!
Trinity’s Board meets on Tuesday February 21st at 7:30pm in the Fireside Room after enjoying the AOTS Pancake Supper
Trinity’s Annual Congregational Meeting takes place after church on Sunday March 5th, following worship and lunch. Everyone is highly encouraged to attend! The nursery will be staffed for younger children and older children will be supervised in the gym.
Emergency Appeal for Syria and Türkiye The United Church of Canada has launched a fundraising appeal to support the people of northern Syria and Türkiye in recovering from two powerful earthquakes that destroyed homes and led to enormous loss of lives.
The Middle East Council of Churches, a Mission & Service partner of The United Church of Canada, along with other members of ACT Alliance and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, are responding by supplying first aid, water, temporary shelters, food and other lifesaving support to people impacted by the earthquakes. If you’d like to make a donation to this relief effort you can send in a cheque to Trinity United Church with Emergency Appeal for Syria and Türkiye in your memo line. You can also click on this link to donate directly https://united-church.ca/social-action/act-now/earthquake-turkiye