October 15, 2019
 
 
 
  
 
 

 

 

The Adult Sunday School class meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Junior Worship room on the upstairs level of the church. Come and be blessed as we learn together. Sunday School learning will track the Pastor’s sermons, as we learn more about being ‘Devoted to Generosity.’ All are Welcome!

 

Sunday School and Junior Worship! 

      The two programs are combining to become Kid’s Club, which will be held during the 10:30 service starting September 22, 2019. As soon as Children’s Time is finished in the Sanctuary, the children can gather for a lesson, music, crafts, and more. Our hope is to maintain a Sunday School style atmosphere by continuing to teach the children about Jesus. All ages are welcome.
      If you’ve ever considered being a SS teacher, this would be an opportunity to lead the class for a week or two or maybe on a rotating basis. Kid’s Club will be in the same room where Junior Worship has been, and there will be a sign-up sheet outside the door for leaders/volunteers.
      Even though Sunday School will no longer meet at 9:15, Kid’s Club will be a great opportunity for the children to hear the teachings of Jesus and have fun at the same time!
 
 

Church Unique Workshops, October 11 & 12

Trinity UMC is a unique, one-of-a-kind church at the corner of Carpenter Avenue and E Street in Iron Mountain. God has something special/unique that only we can do, because we are the only group of people quite like us anywhere in the world!
October workshops are Friday, October 11, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a light dinner provided, and Saturday, October 12, 9:00 to noon, with breakfast food. We will use our October time together to review what we’ve discovered through these workshops and make plans for next steps.
The Church Unique Workshops are a process designed to help us:
· Clarify God’s ‘purpose’ for Trinity UMC by highlighting ‘Who is Jesus?’
· Clarify the individual gifts that each person brings to the community of faith through the use of Spiritual Gifts inventories.
· See more clearly: ‘What on earth does Jesus want us to do and be at the corner of Carpenter Avenue and E Street?’
All are welcome to join us at the next sessions. Put them on your calendar, and come see what’s so unique and wonderful about who you are and who we are…as the followers of Jesus Christ in this time and this place.
Please call or email the church office to let us know you’re coming! (906)774-2545 or imtrinityumc@gmail.com. (See page 6 for more information.)
 
Nursery Open House!      You are invited to come celebrate the reopening of Trinity’s nursery! On Sunday, September 8, beginning at 9:00 a.m., the nursery opens for everyone to see the mini-makeover that happened over the summer. The nursery will be available for children at 10:30 a.m. during worship.
      Beginning Sunday, September 15, bring the little ones ages birth through three years of age at 10:30 a.m. for Trinity Tots Story Time. While adults worship in the sanctuary, the nursery teachers will offer a short Bible story and related activities that are designed specifically for that age group. Our nursery is a great place and a wonderful opportunity for little ones to begin building relationships with others at church that will follow them through their Sunday school years.   Looking forward to seeing you there!

Adult Sunday School Class starts Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 9:15 in the Junior Worship room on the upstairs level of the church. The topic to start us off is ‘Racism and White Supremacy Seen Through the Eyes of United Methodists.’ Teaching materials have been developed by the UM Commission on Race and Religion for use by local churches so that we can share the love of Jesus in this time and place. Rev. Sonie Clark is helping to organize the material, knowing that it is a topic that will stretch all of us to learn from each other. Come and be blessed as we learn together. All are Welcome!

 
Building Relationships to Serve Our Neighbors:
A United Methodist Learning Session,
Saturday, September 14, 9:00 to noon,
here at Trinity UMC.
This event will feature guest speakers Rev. Mike Flowers from Spirit Lake Ministry, and Nancy Pellegrini, Executive Director of Iron Mountain Habitat for Humanity.
We’ll explore building relationships with people in our communities, using available resources, and working with businesses, organizations, and volunteers. Please let us know if you’re coming!
RSVP to (906)774-2545.
 
Church Unique Invitation
      Trinity UMC is a unique, one-of-a-kind church at the corner of Carpenter Avenue and E Street in Iron Mountain. God has something special/unique that only we can do, because we are the only group of people quite like us anywhere in the world!
      The Church Unique Workshops are a process designed to help us:
· Clarify God’s ‘purpose’ for Trinity UMC by highlighting ‘Who is Jesus?’
· Clarify the individual gifts that each person brings to the community of faith through the use of Spiritual Gifts inventories.
· See more clearly: ‘What on earth does Jesus want us to do and be at the corner of Carpenter Avenue and E Street?’
      All are welcome to join us at the next sessions. Put them on your calendar, and come see what’s so unique and wonderful about who you are and who we are…as the followers of Jesus Christ in this time and this place. Friday workshops are 5:00 to 8:00, with a light dinner provided. Saturday workshops are 9:00 to noon, with breakfast food.
      Friday-Saturday, September 6-7, ‘Values, Strategy, Measures.’
      Friday-Saturday, September 27-28, Fill in the Framework with the vision/picture of where God is          leading us.
 

Vacation Bible School’s theme for 2019 is ‘The Incredible Race: One Family, One Race, One Savior!’ It’ll run Sunday, July 14 to Tuesday, July 16.

Registration/check-in with a light dinner available will be from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. VBS activities run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

There’ll be a VBS picnic/social on Wednesday, July 17, time and location to be determined soon. Watch your Sunday bulletins for more information.

Volunteers are needed to lead and guide the children through the activities. Youth entering 6th grade to adults are welcome to assist! Call Lea Varda, 774-9569, or Sally in the church office, 774-2545, and leave your name and number.

 
Let the Little Children Come     I had the opportunity to spend time with our Sunday School children when the Praise Team debuted. The children were taking a break before they were going to sing Christmas songs for the congregation. Lea Varda, myself, and the children enjoyed playing a memory game to relax. The children were bright, inquisitive, innocent, and most of all, free from negative thoughts and emotions.

We as adults sometimes forget the carefree childhood we all had before growing up. The children learned a lot playing ‘My Grandmother’s Trunk.’ I hope I learned the next time I want to say an unkind word or get angry when someone cuts me off in traffic, or I get impatient with a loved one, that I remember the simple lesson the Junior Worship children shared with me. Good job, kids and parents.  –Patty Ronan 

  
 The Adult Sunday school    Meets during the School year on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. to talk with each other about God and the church and how it is that we can best serve as disciples of Jesus.   You are welcome to join us!  Please call the office, 774-2545, if you would like a book and more information about the class.  Between now and May 20, the group will study Paul's letter tot he Ephesians.  Everyone is welcome.  Adult SS will take a summer break after that.  

Did You Know?...Our TUMC library is available to you! Located in the church office, the library contains many authors, titles, and selections.   Come check it out!