September 19, 2018
September Workshops—Have you registered? 
Not one but two workshops are being offered in September here at Trinity UMC through the Michigan Conference Office on Congregational Vitality. Yes, these are Conference people who care deeply about local congregations finding their ‘groove’ and living their mission for God, right where they are.

Healthy Congregations Workshop
Trinity UMC has been identified as a great location to have a workshop on Healthy Congregations, based on the Family Systems work of Murray Bowen. Other churches in Dickinson County and United Methodist Churches throughout the Upper Peninsula have all been invited to come and participate.
You can come too:
Friday, September 14, 6:30-9:00 p.m. CST
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST
Facilitator: Naomi Garcia, Associate Director of Discipleship, Michigan Conference.
The cost is only $25 for a workbook, and two people can share a book. Don’t let the money hold you back…let Pastor know and we can find the $25 for you. The other costs for the workshop are being covered by the Conference…through the apportionment money that all UM churches pay.
Registration brochures have been sent and are in the church office. Please turn in as soon as possible.
Healing Conversations Workshop
Two weeks after the Healthy Congregations Workshop, all the members of Trinity UMC are invited to an in-house, down-home workshop, just for us. In all organizations, there are difficult situations that can sometime create blockage to creative thinking. There can be hurt feelings and a bad taste in the mouth which prevent people from moving ahead with God’s good work in the world. There can be resistance to change and a hardening of the attitudes that prevent growth in kindness, love, and mercy.
This second workshop will give us a chance to remember. To talk in a safe space with good facilitation. To learn additional communication skills so that we can grow closer together. Come and be blessed as God’s children are always blessed as we grow in truth-telling and forgiveness.
Friday, September 28, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 29, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Naomi Garcia
No charge…Again, Conference apportionment money supports
this affirming work in the local church. Please call to register: (906)774-2545.

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…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.     

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United Methodist Women will have a potluck salad luncheon at noon on Thursday, September 6.  Please bring a salad to share.  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 our September 6 meeting.

   The Northern Skies District United Methodist Women’s Annual Celebration is Tuesday, October 2 at Zeba Indian Mission.  Speakers will be Rev. Steve Rhoades and Rev. John Henry.  The meeting will be held at the new Zeba Community Hall.  Contact Joyce Erickson, 774-9279, for more information.  Registration forms are outside the church office.