October 19, 2017




Resources & Help

The Car Care Clinic helps those in need have basic car care done. The next clinic is set for Saturday, Sept. 30 at Grace United Methodist Church in Norway. Call John Dedo, (906)282-4693, to volunteer to help. To sign up to have your car serviced, call Mark, (906)396-6828; or Kyle, (906)396-8866.

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The Men of Prayer group meets on the last Monday of each month. Their next meeting will be on Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. at Abundant Life Church. We are partnering with the other United Methodist Churches in the area. The children have VBS. The women have circles. Men need something, too! Come and check it out. We’ll compare notes on life and where God is working things out. Prayer time will then be followed by Holy Communion. Come and see what it’s all about. For more information, please call Scott Ritsema, (906)282-4549.

 Our Brother’s Keeper Fund is Running Low! Over the past three years, Trinity UMC has provided more than $5,100 in assistance to local people through our Brother’s Keeper Fund. This includes rent deposits, utility bills, gas, food, and other special needs. Your generosity has made a difference in the lives of more than 60 families. Today, however, the balance in the Brother’s Keeper Fund has dropped below $100.

Please remember that this is a local mission that helps your neighbors you see at the grocery store and walking around town. Thanks for whatever you can offer this worthwhile ministry. (Please designate ‘Brother’s Keeper’ or ‘Mission of the Month’ on the envelope you use for your giving.)

Feeding America Truck, September 16  By Chris Langer    A Feeding America food truck will be here at Trinity on Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m. This will be our seventh semi-truck, and we’ll distribute a lot of food. I’m looking for volunteers to help with this truck, so please call me at (906)239-6096. It has always turned out well, and lots of fun will be had, for sure. And to God be the glory, always.

August 19 Truck Brought Help for Many  By Chris Langer     A Feeding America semi-truck came to Trinity on Saturday, August 19.  The truck brought 20,467 pounds of food, soap, and paper products. One-hundred-ninety cars came through, and 573 individuals were served. We also helped Abundant Life Church, Caring House, St. Vincent DePaul in Iron Mountain and Florence, Alpha Omega House, and others.

Police were here to provide traffic control—no tickets were issued.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers (17 from Trinity UMC and 19 others) who helped that day. Thank you to the Finance Committee for approving my request for Marie Bleecker funds to help pay for the truck. Thank you to an individual who gave money to pay for the soap and paper products on the truck. God bless you all.

Trinity family, the meal program needs your help! As much as we try to cut corners & be thrifty, the funds in the meal account are getting low. Our awesome kitchen crews put together approximately 500 meals a month. If you would like to make a donation to the meal program, please know it is greatly appreciated. Donations can be given to Sally or mailed to the church office. Thank you for your continued support of our meal program.

The Car Care Clinic helps those in need have basic car care done. The next clinic is set for Saturday, September 30 at First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain. Volunteers are still needed.

You don’t have to work on the cars, because there are other opportunities, including serving food, visiting with the car owners. cleaning out/detailing the cars, and praying for the workers and the car owners

Please see the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Room. For more information, please call the Trinity UMC office at 774-2545.

 College Student Outreach    Please contact Jen Gauthier, 221-2840, or Moira Cowling, 774-5130, with the current addresses of students in our congregation. We have had great success with this program and hope to continue again sending messages and packages of goodies throughout the year. Our goal is to make our college students aware of the fact that their Trinity United Methodist Church family is thinking of them.

We will be printing the students’ birthdays in the bulletin and Tower, so anyone can send a card or note to wish them “Happy Birthday.” We know that this can be a lonely time for the kids being away from home. Simple notes telling them you’re thinking of them and are praying for them could brighten their day! Many kids have a hard time finding a church at college, so we want to keep them close and make them feel loved.

Below are birthdays and addresses of some of our college students:
lBrock Grenier, May 12, 625 Algoma Blvd., North Scott Room 482, Oshkosh, WI 54901.
lGino Mariucci, May 23, 1836 E. 7th Ave., Norway, MI 49870.
lBarbie Slagle, June 10, 239 Spalding Hall, Marquette, MI 49855.
  2016 Mission of the Month Giving— Thank You, Everybody!

 Month        Dollars         Mission

January       $373.05        Our Community meal program

February     $302.25        Bay Cliff Health Camp

March         $358.00        UMCOR

April           $251.27        Annual Conference

May            $176.06        ND mission trip

June            $201.83        Camp scholarships

July             $448.70        Health Cabin

August        $138.34        The Baldwin Center

September   $329.81        Brother’s Keeper Fund

October       $439.96        World Communion

November   $122.94        The Salvation Army

December    $330.40        Camp Scholarships