Learning to Grow in New Ways
July 16, 2021
UPDATE: Trillium Response to Provincial Re-Opening
 
Trillium’s Re-Opening Team continues to make every effort to keep our staff and members safe. The following changes come into effect July 16. 
 
Sunday Services
  • The sanctuary will be open starting July 18 showing the on-line webinar service. Masking and distancing are required.
  • The service continues to be available on-line including access by phone. 
 
Group meetings
  • Meetings inside the church are now permitted for up to 25 people, masked and safely distanced.
  • Meetings outside are allowed, distancing is recommended, no masks.
 
Staff activity
  • Staff will resume regular working hours. Staff can visit member homes while masked.
 
Member access to the church building
  • Members may enter the building if masked and while maintaining a safe distance from staff and others not from your household. Please sign in and answer the screening questions
  • Fundscrip cards will be for sale by pre-order. Contact David Reed or the church office to order and arrange for pick-up. Please pay by cheque, debit or e-Transfer. 
 
Volunteer activity outside the building
  • Outdoor group activities may resume, no masks are required.
  • Pastoral visitation may be indoors, but masking is recommended.
  • Assistance to members (e.g. Handy Bryans) may be indoors, but masking is recommended.  
Ruth Thompson, Chair, Re-Opening Team

Vaccine Justice Now: Advocate and Donate
As many Canadians begin to see the way out of the COVID-19 pandemic through vaccines, The United Church of Canada is adding a vigorous advocacy campaign to its COVID-19 Global Response and continuing to ask people to financially support global partners dealing with the ongoing pandemic.
It is encouraging individuals to write to the government to encourage them to increase Canada’s financial support to COVAX.
There is also a link to Gifts with a Vision, where you can donate to "pay it forward". It is for an individual, in an under-served area, to receive a vaccine (a UNICEF program).
This is a call to action for all Trilliumites to participate in - knowing we are truly One.
The link to the United Church page, with further information about how to personally take action is:
Can cats eat some fruits? Well, yes they can! However, we are accepting donations of canned fruit for the Self-Help Food Bank for human consumption. We appreciate your contributions.
The Summer Food Bank Challenge 2021
This year we have once again been challenged by Central Presbyterian Church to collect items for the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. SC&O accepted the challenge on behalf of Trillium. We asked the Food Bank which items they need and on their suggestion we are collecting cans of fruit. Our Challenge will take place during July and August.

We are hoping that soon you can bring your cans to the church, but in the meantime, please keep this fundraiser in mind when you shop for groceries or are looking to donate monetarily to a cause close to home.

Send us your photos and captions to keep the challenge moving forward.

Click on the image to read all about this summer's Food Bank Challenge.
‘Little DIVERSE Library’
Trillium Value: Embrace Diversity – Read a book written by a Black, Indigenous, or Asian author, or one by a person of colour. Books are available in the upper auditorium at Trillium. Help yourself.

Click on the library for more information.
SC&O Team
Music Video Project
Music director, Jason White, and the music ministry team want to enrich your music experience. They are busy recording choral renditions of some favourite Trillium songs. A different recording will be played each Sunday following the worship webinar. You can also view them on Trillium's YouTube channel with a new recording loaded each week.

To access YouTube, click on the image at the left. 
Parish Nurse
Trillium is pleased to have Sally White, RN as Trillium’s Parish Nurse. This program has been extended to the end of September.

Please feel free to reach out to Sally if you have a health related concern.
Trillium office phone number:
519-653-6601 Ext 4.
Office hours: Fridays 10am-12 noon

Re-cap link for July 11
The Snobbery of Judgement
When we harshly judge others we do so because we have a snobbish belief that we could handle their circumstances better than they could, probably a lot better. How do we know that? Join Mark as he reflects on Jesus' teaching about judgement and how to overcome the snobbery that underlies so much of our human interactions.

To watch Mark's re-cap, click on the image.
Community Gardening Event
Our children and youth are helping our “wildflowers” grow. These flowers were donated by Liz R. and delivered to our families by Brian H. We will be posting the growth of ALL our wild ones over the summer months.

Our plants are growing at the Makila house and so are Dan and Mira.

How is your garden growing?
Trillium Fundraising
Please place your order for Fundscrip cards with David Reed (519-240-3144) or leave a message with the office. David will arrange a time for pick up at the church. Payment methods accepted: Cheque or e-Transfer or debit.

NOTE: Currently there are no meat pies available.
Church Directory - Have you changed your contact information? If so please advise me so I can update the directory.
If you would like an updated directory please contact the office.
Things to Note & Do
Holidays - Please note Jo-Anne will be on holidays from July 26 to Aug. 9.

Keys Found in the church lane way. If you have misplaced 2 keys, check on the table outside the church office.

Saint Luke's Food Truck - check out their schedule here.

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

Resources In Waterloo Region to Help Individuals and Families
Click here for links.
 
Check out our Puzzle Exchange Table. In Trillium's auditorium you can borrow puzzles and/or bring puzzles (with all pieces) to share. Be sure to label your puzzle(s) if you want them back.

View past Sunday services, click here. Please note that you will need to enter your name & email to register after clicking on any of the videos

Reminder - If you come to the church please remember to wear a mask at all times and use the sign in sheet.
Sunday Morning Discussion Group
Join us as we discuss this popular daily Devotional.
Sunday mornings 9am until 10am.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
Canada: +1(647) 497-9391

Access Code: 695-509-213  
Sunday Worship Service
JOIN US... on-line at 10:30am

Featured Hymns - Morning Has Broken  VU409

LIVE on-line service at 10:30. Join after 10:15.
If registered, your Sunday morning email will have all the information you need. If not registered yet, click on the "register for service" button.

If required, you can dial in using your phone.
Canada: +1(647)497-9389
1-888-816-4438
Code: 364-736-401
*All phone numbers and links will remain the same unless stated otherwise.
Sunday Social Time
Follows the service at 11:30 am
Link:


You can also dial in using your phone.
Canada: +1(647)497-9391
1-888-455-1389
Code: 203-637-301
For general office inquiries or assistance you can email (office@trilliumchurch.ca) or phone the office at 519-653-6601. Jo-Anne is in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-3. Jo-Anne will be on holidays from July 26 to Aug. 9. Calls will be checked.

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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