Learning to Grow in New Ways
November 24, 2023
See You Sunday, November 26,
Service starts at 10:30am
Check the list below of activities that are happening for our children, youth and young adults.
Power-Up Sunday Children and Youth 10:30-11:45, see you this Sunday. 
Crafting for Christmas - Nov. 26
Meet in the SKA room after Sunday service to craft for the Christmas Market Sale.
F.R.O.G. - Join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month,
6:00-7:30pm
Happy Birthday to those celebrating their birthday this month.



Lateral Filing Cabinet needed
Our youth pastor is in need of a locking lateral filing cabinet. If you have one and aren't using it we would appreciate it, either a 2 or 4 drawer cabinet works. Thank you.
GIFT CARD CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER - EXTENDED

The order deadline for the Gift Card Fundraiser has been extended to November 26 and Pick up to December 10.  

It is time again for our Gift Card Christmas Fundraiser. The Gift Card program is a great way to raise funds for Trillium in your everyday spending, but at Christmas time it is an even greater benefit to Trillium as you think about your gift giving. As a reminder, a percentage of the face value of the gift cards comes back to Trillium. You can order gift cards as gifts themselves, or as a means of buying Christmas gifts. It is as easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Think about your shopping needs this season and have a look at the attached order form/list of retailers we have to offer. Click on the image to see the order form.
  2. Fill in the form with the number of gift cards in the denominations you would like to order.
  3. Bring your order to church on Sunday, November 26 and hand in to David Reed, or email your order to David at davidgeorgereed@gmail.com.

You don’t pay until you pick up your cards on Sunday, December 10. You can pay by cash, check, debit or etransfer!

Every order counts, even if it is just a couple of gift cards, so please consider placing an order. Thanks for your support!
Upcoming Events
Board Game Café - TONIGHT -Nov. 24
Join in the fun at BGC next Friday. Games from 7:30-11:30pm. $5 gets you a night of unlimited play. Snacks are available for sale.
AED - Demo - Sun. Nov. 26
Did you know we have an AED? There will be a demo at 9.45am on Sunday 26 November 2023 in the elevator lobby.

An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
Baking and Delivery to the Church:
-Click on the image for full information 

2023 Bakers’ Information Sheet for Christmas Market
Trillium’s Fundraiser is happening thanks to you! Here are a few things you will want to know.

Requirements:
- You are reminded not to use peanuts, peanut butter or uncooked cream cheese in your baking. 

Please call or email if you have any questions.
Bobbi Stewart,
(519) 716 - 3238

Christmas Potluck - Dec. 13
Join us on Wed., Dec. 13 at 5:30 for a potluck dinner. Turkey, dressing and gravy are provided. Please bring a food item to share. All welcome.
Join us for the 3rd Annual Candlelight Walk
 Friday, December 15, 6:00-8:00pm
A NEW DATE FOR THE BUDGET MEETING WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK.
POSTPONED!
Trillium 2024 Budget Meeting 
You are invited to a presentation of the proposed Trillium United Church 2024 Budget, which has been developed to support the ongoing and new programs we may offer in 2024.
 
There will be opportunity for questions and we will be looking for the congregation's approval of this proposal during the meeting. We encourage every financial contributor to Trillium United Church to attend to make their vote count.   
 
Copies of the budget will be available at the church beforehand so you may review it prior to the presentation.  
 
Pam Noël
HELP - our pantry is empty
Our pantry funds have run out and we need your donations to help feed local people. We put out 3 food items every day and this helps sustain those in need. on your next grocery trip please consider picking up some items for those less fortunate. Thank you. Monetary donations are good as well as Brian can purchase needed items.
Folding Tables needed to borrow
If you have any folding 6' x 2 1/2' folding tables the church would appreciate borrowing them for the Christmas Market. Please contact the office for details, 519-653-6601. We can pick them up if needed.
Pop can tab donations
We recently delivered two boxes of tabs to the Royal Canadian Legion in Elora.
The numbers as of November 8, 2023, for items purchased are as follows;
 
Wheelchairs - 3,040

Walkers - 209
 
Thank you for all your donations, they all help!
Click on the image to go to their website for full details about this program.
Homemade shawls and/or small blankets needed
Grace Mennonite Church at 677 Niagara St. in St. Catharines welcomes donations of homemade shawls and or small blankets for our Bears and Blankets program for Elders in Long Term Care. We have provided 117 care-kits thus far. We have requests for 171. Our care-kits go to Seniors who don’t get many visitors or who are lonely. Please contact Jan at 289-990-4839 or janscats@gmail.com. Thank you!
Thursday Afternoon Discussion Group
Join us as we discuss and reflect upon the popular daily devotional, My Utmost for His Highest .
 
Thursday afternoons, 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm. 
 
Please join the meeting by clicking here.
Word about the bookstore is spreading. Martin de Groot, host of the Promenade is doing a piece about the bookstore on Monday night, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. Martin's show is on CKWR 98.50. Be sure to tune in and hear what he has to say.

The store is accepting donations of previously loved books on the last Sunday of every month. If you have books you would like to donate, but can't make it then, please contact Bob Burtt at bobburtt@gmail.com
Stone Church Bookstore News
Janet Evanovich is one of America's most famous romance writers with more than two hundred million books in more than 40 languages in print worldwide. Evanovich's success wasn't immediate. She tried for ten years without success to write the Great American Novel before resorting to romance novels. When that didn't pay off she gave up on her dream to be a writer and found work at a temporary employment agency.
 
Several months after making what must have been a depressing decision, a publisher reached out and offered to publish her second novel and that set her on a path to becoming one of America's most prolific and successful writers.
 
On Sunday November 26, Stone Church Books will pay tribute to Evanovich and make her the author of the week. For that day, Evanovich fans will be able to stock up on her books, buying five for the special low price of $2.
 
The bookstore will be holding a Christmas Book Bonanza Dec. 2 and 3 and for those two days customers will be able to buy one book at our already super low price and get another of equal value free. Thousands of books are available, some by local authors, as well as others by some of the best authors in America and beyond.
The bookstore will be open Saturday morning, Dec. 2 and Sunday from 12 to 2 p.m. and again Tuesday night from 5 to 6 p.m.
 
The book sale will be held in conjunction with Trillium’s Christmas Market. Stop by the market Saturday morning and catch a bite to eat, stock up on your Christmas cookies and baked goods and be sure to visit the bookstore located in the church before you head home.
Nursery Volunteers Needed
The Children and Youth Ministry need volunteers for our “supervised nursery”.
If you would like to be volunteer,
please contact Pauline Duchesne at 519-653-6601 ext. 3.
Snacks - volunteers needed!
In order to continue having snacks at coffee hour after service on Sundays volunteers are needed. To make it simple, cheese, crackers, cookies and juice will be supplied.

Help is needed immediately. If you are willing to help please contact me. There is also be a sign up sheet in the kitchen.

I hope to hear from you soon!
Joan Joyce
Blessing Bag Ministry
A big THANK YOU for all the donations to the Blessing Bags. 

The fall weather has arrived and there is a need for gloves, socks & hats. You can also start clearing out your closets and donate any scarves, gloves and warm hats that are in good shape.
We continue to require travel-sized personal hygiene items, lip balm, razors, soap, conditioner, deodorant, protein bars, individual packages of raisins, nuts or cookies along with crackers, bandages, wipes, and hand sanitizer to fill the bags.

Please take some bags and hand them out. 
God Bless, bch (Brian Hershey)
Click on the image to purchase these trees.
Food Bank Tree Fundraiser
Back by popular demand, Mini-Christmas trees! Available to pre-order until November 30th. 
These plants are dense, with lots of little branches which give it the appearance of a miniature silver Christmas tree.
The little trees are perfect to use as a centerpiece, hostess gift, or to adorn your windowsill that are useful and environmentally sustainable. The proceeds from this sale will help a family in need make memories around the table this Holiday Season. 
Church Directory - Have you changed your contact information? If so please advise Jo-Anne at the office.
If you would like an updated directory please contact the office.

Things to Note & Do

Mobile Food Market - Trillium partners with The Food Bank - Want to buy fresh, local produce? Come out and purchase some from us every Tuesday, 5-6:00pm.

FREE CSC Gentle Exercise Classes - Wednesday's at 1:00 - all welcome!

FREE CSC Caregiver Support Group - The first Tuesday of the Month - 1:00-3:00pm. to register or for more info. call Linda Flemming at 519-503-8155 or lindaf@cscmow.org

Taxi Vouchers - Contact Mark if you require vouchers to get to your appointments. 

Parish Nurse Ministry - Need an appointment? Reach out to Sally White RN, 519-653-6601 Ext 4
Sunday Worship Service Live Stream
Join us at 10:30am in the sanctuary or online.

How does one access the Trillium Live Stream?

  • The easiest way is to simply go to trilliumchurch.ca and watch. You will see the Live Stream countdown at the top of the page and once the Live Stream has been launched it is a simple click away.


You can go to the Trillium YouTube Page directly.
Sunday Social Time 

Join us in the upper auditorium after the service for snacks and social time.
For general office inquiries or assistance you can email (office@trilliumchurch.ca) or phone the office at 519-653-6601.

OFFICE HOURS - Regular office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm.

For financial inquiries regarding PAR to support the church contact Mandy Townsend at trilliumfinances@gmail.com.To donate by e-Transfer, send to trilliumfinances@gmail.com.
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