September 26, 2017
Announcements Insert

…connect with others....

  Free Community Meal in the Fellowship Hall.....Wednesdays at 5:00 pm.  Join us for food, fellowship and friends.  Also stay for Wednesday Prayer Meeting in the Sanctuary at 5:45.     

United Methodist Women’s general meeting will be a potluck at noon on Thursday, September 7. All women of the church are welcome.

Important Dates for United Methodist Women   Reading lists must be in to Moira Cowling by September 15. If you have read any books, please turn in a report. Our unit mission objectives also need to be sent in by September 15.

Your Special Membership Recognition and Five-Star Giving need to be in to Ann Musgrove by the time of our September 7 meeting.

God’s Country Cooperative Parish’s needs/wish list is printing of the back of the registration form for the October 3 Annual Meeting.

The Marquette District United Methodist Women’s Annual Celebration is Tuesday, October 3 at Newberry UMC. Registration starts at 9:30 Eastern Time. Guest speaker is Randy Hildebrant, Church and Community Worker at God’s Country Cooperative Parish (GCCP). Cost is $10 and includes a BBQ lunch. Registration forms are on the wall across from the church office and are due September 15. On the back of the registration forms are GCCP needs lists.

Cinnamon roll sale, September 24! Cinnamon roll sales are the last Sunday of each month, and are a fundraiser for the 2018 North Dakota mission trip. Suggested donation is $2 each. Purchase them between and after services. Pre-orders will be taken anytime. Call the church office, 774-2545, or call/text Cindi Strehlow at (906)221-1094.

DS Installation and Celebration, September 16   A special celebration to welcome District Superintendent Scott A. Harmon will be held on Saturday, September 16, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time at Wesley United Methodist Church in Ishpeming.

The day will include an installation service with our Bishop, David Bard, in attendance, with fellowship time to follow.

Rev. Harmon asks that each church bring a small rock (no bigger than a golf ball) or a small baggie of sand or soil to the event as a representation of its location in the district. He will collect and combine them to commemorate his tenure as a District Superintendent.

A light lunch will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and hopefully each church will be represented.

Please let Pastor Geri know if you want to go, and we will see about carpooling.

Charge Conference, September 24   Our annual charge conference with District Superintendent Rev. Scott Harmon will be Sunday, September 24 at 11:50 a.m., following the 10:30 worship service. Lunch will be served afterwards.

Charge Conference is a time each year to highlight ways that we have grown as a congregation and ministered to our community. There are also business items that need to be voted upon for the upcoming year.

Everyone is welcome. All professing members of Trinity United Methodist Church can vote.

The Staff Parish Relations Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. that day with Rev. Harmon, in the Conference Room next to the office.

As part of the church conference in September, Rev. Harmon wants those who are attending to share a little of what makes their faith community—Trinity UMC—the special place that it is.

*What do we do really well in our witness to the transforming love of God in Christ Jesus?

*What do we wish we could do better?

* In what ways have we observed our community changing?

Our answers will help Rev. Harmon understand our congregation’s focus and better identify what moves us to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world.