Keep up to date with news and events happening at Plymouth-Trinity! For upcoming church and community events, please see the Calendar.
Save the date! Attend a concert at 3 pm on Sunday, June 5 at Plymouth-Trinity United Church.
Members of the Choeur des Sangs mélés will honour the courage and persistence of the Rodriguez-Flores family; no reservations; first come, first seated; free will donation after the concert.
See you there!
Please sign, and ask your friends and acquaintances to sign, "We appeal to Quebec & Canada to grant the Rodriguez-Flores family legal status." Here.
On November 7, the Plymouth-Trinity United Church community of faith responded to a request for sanctuary for the Rodriguez-Flores family (Georgina Flores, Manuel Rodriguez and son Manolo). The family was due to be deported to Mexico on November 8.
They now live at Plymouth-Trinity.
The asylum seekers originally arrived in Canada after Georgina was subjected to threats and attempts on her life by drug cartels.
You can read more details, starting here . News stories en français can be found ici pour commencer; et ici.
Additionally, many in the community have asked Plymouth-Trinity how they may help. Letters of support from individuals and organizations may be mailed to the church (380 Dufferin, Sherbrooke, Qc, J1H 4M7). While we very much appreciate offers of assistance, please do not come by in person!
We have also created a Google document where you may volunteer to donate grocery store vouchers, to do a weekly grocery shopping trip, or to offer transportation for shoppers and groceries. That link is here.
Plymouth-Trinity United Church wishes to thank everyone for their good wishes and offers of support. The Rodriguez-Flores family needs us, and needs you.
Plymouth-Trinity United Church is in the news yet again, but this time it's about the possibility of turning the building into a "creative hub".
Here's a link to the Radio-Canada story (en francais)
And here, the story in La Tribune de Sherbrooke (also en francais).
Happy birthday, UCW! That’s the United Church Women, a group turning 60 in the year 2022, and yes, there will be a celebration.
But first, some information about the group.
“The United Church Women (UCW) mission is to love God; foster Christian commitment, faithfulness, and spirituality; and promote respect and love for all God’s creation.”
These volunteers have had an important impact: “The National UCW (NUCW) is very active across Canada from coast to coast. There are 1026 units across Canada and membership in 2018 was 17,280 of which 112 women have answered the call to become Licensed Lay Worship Leaders in our churches. In 2018, 545 Units donated $2,312,489.00 to their local churches and $1,133,000.00 was donated to Mission and Service.”
You can find more information on the UCW here.
As for the party, well, the UCW will hold a convention in Sydney, Nova Scotia, from July 11 to 15, 2022. You’ll find some of the details here!
For the second time in recent memory, the lovely bell displayed outside Plymouth-Trinity, on a small pedestal at the corner of Montreal and Dufferin streets, has been stolen. And also for the second time in recent memory, it has been recovered!
For the whole story, listen to this CBC interview.
Do you enjoy learning? Discovering new things? Or perhaps you’re feeling a bit tired? And you need something new? Here’s an option:
“United-in-Learning offers a variety of distance education opportunities for church leaders. Whether you're clergy or lay, whether you have years of experience under your belt, or you've just joined your first committee, we have ways to connect you with like-minded people across the country to help make your church more vibrant, exciting, and alive.”
You can find United-in-Learning here.
“Most of our programs use computer and telephone to connect people across the miles. It's a way to break down isolation in ministry, and share best practices from one end of the country to another. For most programs, all you'll need is a computer with Internet access, and a telephone.”
The General Council Nominations Committee has launched a call for nominations for several vacancies.
People across the church are invited to express their interest, or nominate others who have the gifts to serve well in these leadership roles. The Nominations Committee welcomes hearing from anyone, and particularly encourages those from groups which have been traditionally marginalized in our church, including (but not limited to) youth and young adults, Indigenous and racialized members, those active in francophone ministry, and people who identify as disabled.
You can find United Church job and volunteer opportunities here. Check back regularly!
In order to reduce clutter and confusion in the building and to ensure your belongings are returned to you (or at least are safe) please label all items you bring to church.
Lost and found: Have you misplaced something in the church? A Lost & Found box can be found in the church hall, right next to the elevator.
A reminder to please make sure your car does not cross the yellow lines outlining the bike path in the church parking lot.