Learning to Grow in New Ways
September 10, 2021
Trillium's Current Response to Provincial Re-Opening
- Click here to learn more.
Safety Protocols: Meetings/Events at Trillium, August 2021 - Click here to learn more about church/congregant meetings, group leader responsibilities & kitchen protocols. 
Click on the butterfly image to go to the event page.
TONIGHT at 6:00pm
Virtual World Suicide Prevention Day Ceremony
We are looking forward to gathering our community virtually again this year by livestreaming a World Suicide Prevention Day ceremony on September 10th at 6pm. This ceremony will be live streamed on the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council Facebook page. The event video will also become available on our website later that evening after the Facebook event.
Faith in Film returns!
Friday, September 17 @ 7pm in the sanctuary
Feature: Indian Horse
This film follows the life of Native Canadian Saul Indian Horse as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970’s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles stereotypes and alcoholism. Based on the novel by Richard Wagamese. 
Masking and distancing required. Sorry, no movie snacks.
For more information, contact Ruth Thompson 519-654-8350
A Letter For You
Click on the image to read a letter from the Compassion Camp Children & Youth.
Note from the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank:
" In addition to growing our own food, we are thankful for local homeowners who have contacted us for our Gleaning Program. Our team has harvested apples, pears, and cherries that would have otherwise gone to waste. If you have a garden or tree, you would like gleaned, please contact us today."
Perhaps some of our Trillium youth or able-bodied adults in our Trillium congregation might consider volunteering for the gleaning work. If so, please contact the Food Bank.
The Summer Food Bank Challenge 2021
Our Summer Food Bank Challenge has drawn to a close. Once again it has been a successful venture, thanks to the generosity of the Trillium congregation.
We collected 171 actual cans of fruit, which is amazing considering that we were still following COVID-19 safety rules and many congregants were participating in Sunday services online or by phone instead of coming into the church building. When the monetary donations are converted into actual cans that the Food Bank could purchase, our grand total for this summer is: 1,351 cans of fruit!

A special thank you to Jo-Anne Hennig who found creative graphics to enhance our advertising, and to Brian Hershey who provided a pick-up service. Brian also did all of the counting.

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.
Board Game Café - Sept. 24
BGC moves to 8 pm to 11 pm for the time being, we are very excited about this

Masking 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.
3rd Annual Pet Blessing
At Trillium United Church
Sunday, September 26, 2021
On the lawn at King St. and Waterloo St.
All pets and people are welcome.
Our pets are such a blessing to us.
They love us unconditionally, often for all their lives.
The Pet Blessing at Trillium is a special way to honour our animal friends who bring joy and peace into our lives.
Assorted pet snacks will follow the Blessing.
In case of rain we will meet on October 3 at 1pm.
For more information please contact Trillium’s office at
519-653-6601 or email us at office@trilliumchurch.ca
‘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. 
Holiday's - Sally is away and will resume work on Sept. 17.
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
Click on the image to go to our past re-caps.
Community Gardening Event
As the weather starts to cool down David Reed is getting the gardens ready for the fall.

Thanks to David for his ongoing help at Trillium!

If anyone would like to help in our gardens please contact the office.

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 eTransfer or debit.
Turkey Pies Available
Are you yearning for the taste of Turkey pies again? On Sept. 23 we will be making turkey pies. If you can’t wait to have some come to the church kitchen between 11am and noon on Sept. 23 to get your supply.
Same low price of $5.00 each.
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
Sept. Roots & Sprouts - click here to read the latest newsletter.

Holidays - Please note Mark Rutledge will be on holidays until Sept. 15. Pauline Demelo will be available for Pastoral care, 519-781-9200. Sally White, RN is away and will resume work on Sept.17.

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.

Reminder - If you come to the church please remember to wear a mask at all times and use the sign in sheet.
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 Still, My Soul - VU652

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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