Learning to Grow in New Ways
November 19, 2021
Trillium's Current Response to Provincial Re-Opening

According to provincial regulations, effective September 22, Trillium is required to ask for proof of vaccination from those participating in activities in the church. We will still require masking and distancing when possible. 

Proof of vaccination DOES NOT apply to Sunday morning worship services

For members who are participating in activities inside the church, please provide proof of vaccination to the church office, either by email or in person. For more information, contact Ruth Thompson, Chair, Re-Opening Team. 
Safety Protocols: Meetings/Events at Trillium,
September 2021
Congregational Meeting:
Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
You are invited to attend the congregational meeting. It will be available through GoToMeeting so that we can hear voices and take votes.
The agenda is as follows: 

  • Challenges recruiting volunteer leaders at Trillium

  •  Announcement: Safety Precautions when LiveStreaming from the Sanctuary
  • Motion from Children and Youth Ministry: Move that the temporary contract position of Children and Youth Minister ending December 31, 2021 be changed to a permanent position as of January 1st , 2022. (This position is filled by Heather Margerison.)
or you can call-in (Toll Free): 1 888 455 1389 or +1 (647) 497-9391
with Access Code: 514-218-477
Tonight - Faith in Film
Friday, November 19 @ 7 pm in Trillium Sanctuary
Fatima, 2020, PG-13 
Based on historical events, three young shepherds in Fatima, Portugal, report visions of the Virgin Mary, inspiring believers and angering officials, the church and the government, who try to get them to recant their story. 
 FREE! ALL welcome! 
Masking and Proof of vaccination required.  
David & Liz starting on the library installation, what an amazing team!
Trillium’s Little Diverse Library
is Open for Business

This week, thanks to David and Liz Reed, Trillium’s Little Diverse Library was installed outside the church and is now ready for use.

The top shelf has books by diverse authors for you and our Trillium neighbours to take home, read and return for a new one.

The bottom shelf of the little library has Blessing Bags.

Please feel free to add your own books written by Black, Indigenous, and Asian authors, as well as those written by people of colour.
Mary checking out the items in the library. Come and see for yourself.
Climate Change Documentary
 “Resilience-A Climate Change Documentary of Hope
         Wednesday, November 24, 1:30 pm
 Trillium United Church
Co-hosted by the UCW and the Social Concern and Outreach Committee
All are welcome!
Board Game Café - Next Friday,
Nov. 26
Join us on Friday, November 26 between 8 & 11pm as we gather to play games, socialize and enjoy snacks.

Masking & proof of vaccine is mandatory.

We are limited to a maximum cap of 25 people. Because of this, entry into BGC is first come, first served.

Please click on the BGC image for a full list of the rules and regulations due to COVID.
If you have any questions please contact Heather at heathermargerisontrillium@gmail.com
Mission & Service Story
No Way to Treat a Child: Obaida’s Story
13,000 Palestinian children have been detained by Israeli forces and held in military detention facilities since 2000. Your Mission & Service gifts support partners to defend and promote the rights of children living in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Thank you!

Click on the image to read more.
The Chosen
This first ever multi-season series offers a glimpse into what the daily life of Jesus and his disciples might have been like.
…makes the life of Jesus jump off the pages of scripture…

JOIN US on Wednesday, November 24 at 10am in the sanctuary for Season 1, Episode 5. Masking required. Please ensure you have proof of vaccination.
For more information or assistance: Contact Ruth Thompson 519-654-8350, ruthethompson53@gmail.com

Can’t attend? Watch online. Free! https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen/watch

Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action
Each week between September and December you will find some of the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Report 2015. Please read the actions and think about how we, at Trillium, can participate in reconciling with Indigenous communities. Please click on the link to read this week’s Calls to Action.
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. 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
Please Note: Sally White, RN will be away the week of Nov. 15 and will be back starting the week of Nov. 22.

Trillium is pleased to have Sally White, RN as Trillium’s Parish Nurse.

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:
Wednesday & Fridays 10am-12 noon

Re-cap Message - Karma and Christ
The term "karma" comes to the West from Hinduism. Karma is about the relationship between cause and effect. Every effect has a cause and every cause gives rise to effects.

The ability to recognize these patterns in life, the karmic relationships between things, is an immense intellectual achievement.

With that said what does one do when the cause cannot be easily discerned or where the circumstances that gave rise to the effect are too difficult or complex to understand. What then? Join Mark as he discusses this challenge and how the way of Jesus shows us the way forward when we don't understand how we got to where we are.

Click on the image to watch the recap.
MISSING - Have You Seen It?
Over the past six months, while we have been waiting for our ‘Little Diverse Library’ to be built and installed on the church property, the books have been available to congregants on a table in the upper auditorium.

As part of that display, SC&O used a box with nautical/map illustrations in gold, brown and white on the outside. A week or so ago, this box went missing.

This box has special meaning for Susan Balfour, the owner of the box. If you have any information about where this box might be, please contact Susan at 519-623-0929.
Turkey, Beef, Elderberry Pies & Apple Dumplings Available
Homemade Beef & Turkey pies are available. Same low price of $5.00 each.

Elderberry pies, only 8 left so get yours soon! $10

Fresh baked apple dumplings are available for $5.00.

Call or email the office to place your order.
Trillium Fundraising
Thinking of Christmas? What a great gift idea! Place your orders today and we will get the gift cards for you.

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, eTransfer or debit.
Click on the photo for more information about this project and how to be apart of this wonderful adventure.
Greetings from the Book Store Team!
That's right, Trillium United is planning a used bookstore located inside the King Street entrance of the church. The bookshop will be open Sundays, from 12 noon to 3pm.

A small dedicated team is currently working out details for a launch in early 2022.

We also need You! Trillium Used Books will be entirely run by volunteer booksellers. No experience necessary! 
Tutor's Needed
Our Trillium Children and Youth are back to school. Many of them require our assistance to help them be successful in their learning.

We are compiling a list of experts. If you have a specific subject you would be willing to help with please let Tracy know. 
At this time we are needing someone with an I.T. background and/or business background to help with one of our highschool students. 

If you can give an hour or two of your time to tutor, please contact Tracy Sullivan at tracyp73ca@yahoo.com
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
Pastoral Visitation Team Meeting
Wednesday, November 24 at 12.30PM in the Trillium Room.

A Baroque Christmas
Contemplation and Celebration
Sunday, December 5 at 3:30PM
First United Church, Waterloo

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.

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.
Reminder - If you come to the church please remember to wear a mask at all times and use the sign in sheet.
The Gospel of John
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
Access Code: 497-623-285
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 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

In person worship is available with on-line service shown on the projection screen.

Featured Hymn - Be Thou My Vision VU642 

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
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

You can also dial in using your phone.
Canada: +1(647)497-9391
Code: 203-637-301
For general office inquiries or assistance you can email (office@trilliumchurch.ca) or phone the office at 519-653-6601. 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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