August 20, 2017
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 I am Pastor Geri Hamlen and I would like to welcome you to Trinity. We have an active, friendly church community and I would very much like to meet you, in the name of Jesus Christ.   Please join us for worship, for fellowship and for service to the world, by the power of the Holy Spirit!
Church Potluck Picnic--Sunday, August 27 at Lake Antoine Park
9:15 Worship in the Sanctuary
10:30 - noon   Set-up and Gathering at Lake Antoine
Noon--Grace, Feasting, Devotions and Fellowship! 
Bring your own table setting & a dish to pass.   Super One chicken, lemonade and coffee will be provided.   Come and enjoy the golden days of summer!
 The Vital Church Initiative is an educational program designed and used by the Michigan Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church since 2011 to inspire and challenge local congregations to let the Holy Spirit move them towards renewal, renovation, and liveliness.

Trinity UMC is in the first Upper Peninsula group of churches to participate in VCI. (They were working out the kinks before bringing it this far north!) This is an example of your apportionment dollars at work here in our very own church.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the people on the teams. Their phone numbers are in the church directory, or call the office, 774-2545.

Vital Church Initiative Reading List:

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase

‘George Bullard Life Cycle of Churches’ by George Bullard, available on the internet

Renovate or Die by Bob Farr & Kay Kotan

Worship Ways by Thomas Bandy w/ Lucinda Holmes

Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times by Peter Steinke

Unbinding the Gospel by Martha Grace Reese

Simple Church by Thom Ranier & Eric Geiger

The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw & Eric Swanson

VCI Team Members:

VCI Away Team: Moira Cowling, Pastor Geri, Jack Noyce, Kristy Ryan, Emily Ritsema

VCI Home Team: Celeste Bancroft, Nathan Ruble, Sally Verley

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 Join us for our worship services, Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings!  Click the link below for the audio and script for a recent sermon....
Sunday worship:    May 28--9:15
Wednesday Prayers:   5:45 - 6:15 
Sunday worship: 8:00 and 10:30 until May 28 
The Trinity family is committed to helping our neighbors, local and abroad, however we are able. If you need assistance, please see our list of helpful links and resources. Also please take a moment to learn about our mission to help our  neighbors both near and far!
2017 Mission Trip to Spirit Lake Ministry Center, North Dakota:                                                         June 18 - 23    Please Pray for Us...

The North Dakota mission team would like to thank our congregation for supporting us throughout the years. Your support is so important to this mission being successful.

This is trip number 13, and we are so excited to add a new project to our trip. Through generous donations, we were able to purchase a large playgound set to honor Marilyn Phillips, who inspired us to give wholeheartedly and to share the love of Jesus, as we work and play with the people of the Spirit Lake Nation. Thank you so much to all who gave.

During the week, we will be able to put the playground set together, play with the children, and possibly put new roofs on a house or two. A full report will be in the September Tower.

--Blessings, Diana Hunt, team leader

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