Providing Sunday worship and opportunities for outreach and study
in the beautiful and abundant Creston Valley of the BC Kootenay area.

We welcome you to worship with us!

Advent

December 4, 2022
Sundays at 
10:00 am, Pacific Time
Rev. Ken Jones presiding

 

 


Join us in worship in our Sanctuary or on Zoom
Join Zoom Worship
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82243801972?pwd=K2E2dXVzTEpSQ1p6b0I4VjVpdEtWQT09
Meeting ID: 822 4380 1972          Passcode: 183097



Chime Practice with Rev Ken – Saturday, Dec 3rd – 3:00pm:

Crystal Bowl Meditation with Rev Ken
                                                                                         Saturday, Dec 3rd – 7:00pm

Open to everyone – bring your friends and family!

 


Stewardship Moment:
And finally, here is a thought about sharing our blessings as a Christian community:

The path to peace has many routes. Giving generously is one of them.
 


 
If you would like a visit from Rev. Ken, please let the church office know at 250-428-4015, and please provide your current address and phone number, so that we can update our membership list. Or email the church at trinityunitedchurch2@gmail.com

Rev. Laura Visits Kelowna Hospital: We still have Rev. Laura supporting the congregation with visits to members that are in the hospital in Kelowna. If you are in need of such a visit, please let the church office know. trinityunitedchurch2@gmail.com   
 
Call 250-428-4015 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30 am—2:30 pm.



The church choir practices Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.
New members are welcome and encouraged.
Tell your friends and family!
Anyone can join. Come and Sing! Sing! Sing!



2022 Carol Festival-Sunday, Dec 4th:
7:00 pm at the Kootenay River High School Auditorium.
Free to the public, but please consider a cash donation or a food item.



Memory Café:
Tuesday, December 13th
A Christmas Café
Caregivers Christmas Social!
The Memory Café group will be meeting from 10:00am to 3:00pm,
Drop in – no charge.
This one is a Christmas theme so you can wear garland and tinsel!

  • For anyone with memory problems and their caregivers. A chance to gather and laugh and share, and get a chance to explore art, music, love of reading, hobbies, etc.
  • These sessions are “Drop-In” and “No Charge.”

Wednesday Lunch – Dec 14th Christmas Dinner!
The Wednesday Lunch team will be providing a Christmas Turkey Dinner!
Looking for volunteers to help out!


Christmas Eve Carol Sing & Church Service w/ Rev Ken:
Join us at 2:00 pm on December 24, Christmas Eve,

We will sing Christmas Carols
and enjoy warm apple juice and cookies.

Goodies are complements of Denis LaRose (organic apple juice) and Joan Fahselt (cookies).

Church Service will follow at 3:00 pm.

This year, we have decided to cancel Church Service
on both Dec 25th and Jan 1st.


The new Gifts with Vision booklet has arrived
from The United Church of Canada.
Copies are available on the stand beside the coat rack in the church lobby.
You can check out
giftswithvision.ca
 to donate online and to read the stories of some of the projects that are underway.

 



Creston Trinity United Church – Facebook Page:
We have a new Facebook page!
https://www.facebook.com/Creston-Trinity-United-Church-107502801986579
 give it a LIKE and FOLLOW, please!
The FB page has a mountain as the background picture, with a pink coneflower as the profile picture.
There is an old FB page that exists, so please don’t use that one.
This is still a work in progress — any feedback can be directed to the Church



Giving Tree for Children – Hamper Campaign:

This year we will not be having our traditional White Gift Sunday.  Instead of one Sunday, we have been enjoying a whole month of opportunities to give to those of our community who may be struggling to have a happy Christmas this year. 

The Giving Tree, organized by Karen and Allie, has been a big success and we will be sending over 40 gifts to be added to the Christmas Hampers.  We are also accepting monetary gifts for the Ministerial Association, to support the Christmas Hamper program.  Cheques can either be written directly to Creston Ministerial Association or to Trinity United and we will see that all the funds are delivered.

And there is still time to bring in your gifts of hot chocolate!  The Ministerial is aiming to put a container of hot chocolate in every Christmas Hamper, so that each family can enjoy the satisfying warmth of a mug of cocoa this holiday season.

Thank you to everyone who has given and who will give to make this Christmas special. 
May God bless you all.
       ~ 
Anne Jackson.

Hot Chocolate, Christmas Crackers & Food Items:
Hot Chocolate is being gathered with the idea to “warm everyone up” during this Christmas season, with the hopes of putting some into each hamper.
Ministerial has just added a new fun item to their wish list – Christmas Crackers! You know, those fun, loud, pull-apart novelties?!
You are more than welcome to also bring non-perishable food items for donation as well.

Food items can be gathered here at the church or taken directly to Gleaners or the Holy Cross Church.

The Ministerial Food Hamper Campaign makes a big difference in the lives of those less fortunate and brightens spirits at Christmas time – Thank You!

Hamper Registration Ended November 30th!
For those in need, please ensure to get registered.


Your Generosity Makes a Difference

  • We received a phone call from Katie Thompson, Coordinator at First United Church in Vancouver, thanking us very much for our continued generosity! She said it really touches their hearts to see donations from our church, with such a long history of donating. Incredible generosity!!
    That was really nice to hear!

 


If you wish, make an online offering to Trinity United Church
through e-transfer

please use the church e-mail (trinityunitedchurch2@gmail.com),
and be sure to indicate where you want to direct your funds (Local, M&S, First United, etc.).
You do not need a password. Your funds will be automatically deposited in our account.


 

Treasures Thrift Store

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Donations: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am — 12:00 noon 
at Trinity Treasures Thrift Store

Manager – Karen Shannon         Asst Manager – Betty Martin
and a great team of volunteers!
 
 

Thrift Shop Volunteers Getting Recognition:
Trinity Treasures Thrift Shop’s volunteers are being recognized in the TAPS calendar!  Once the calendar is available, we will have copies available
for a donation to the TAPS program.