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8:15 am and 11:00 AM Worship in the Sanctuary
9:40 Christian Education for All Ages!
Junior Church for ages 4 through second grade during the service after children's moment with the pastor
Toddler care available during service
Confirmation Classes are Here!
It has been the tradition at Trinity that our 8th & 9th grade students participate in the Confirmation experience and officially join the church and confirm their baptism vows on Pentecost Sunday.
Confirmation Sunday is June 14, 2015. Please set this date aside now.
We are also looking for Confirmation Mentors to assist in the process. Mentors will commit to meeting with their student and review and discuss topics that will be preassigned. If you have a heart to be a Mentor to one of our fantastic kids, please let Pastor John know ASAP.
2015 Ladies Book Club Schedule: Join Us!
March 4 7:00pm Call Margaret Volpe The End of Your Life Book Club
OR January First
April 24 7:00pm Lynn Lemire A New Dawn in Beloved Community OR Kind of Kin OR Not Just a Pretty Face
June 3 7:00pm Margaret Volpe No Longer Silent OR The Well Women
Please note: you are free to choose one of the books from each date. We meet on the date, share great conversation and delicious food! Join us even if you haven't had a chance to read the book.
For more information contact Margaret Volpe.
March 7-14, 2015
Red Bird Mission
Guys at Trinity have been talking about doing another mission trip in the states. Red Bird Mission is a well-established Methodist organization located in Southeastern Kentucky. They minister to the people of this impoverished area of Appalachia. The Red Bird staff arranges various projects involving residential dwellings that need repairs, renovations, updating, improvements and necessary additions and maintenance. A portion of the $375.00 fee goes to cover the cost of materials.
Prayers for travel mercies and God's blessings are appreciated.
We plan to rent vehicles and drive to Red Bird Mission. For more information or questions, please contact Pastor Skip Eggimann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-688-9245 ext. 104.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
MARCH 15, 2015
Together, we reach children, families and communities who have experienced devastation in the wake of disaster.
Because you give, the United Methodist Church's compassionate response to human suffering continues today:
When tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, we responded
When children in Zimbabwe lost parents to AIDS, we responded
When a massive tsunami devastated lives in Japan, we responded
And when the next mass crisis occurs, we will be prepared to respond.
UMCOR will be able to offer aid in Jesus' name to those who suffer because United Methodists give through One Great Hour of Sharing. In fact, it's your generous giving that allows us to respond when disaster strikes.
Gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing go toward UMCOR's basic expenses so that 100% of all gifts designated to specific programs and relief projects can go to those programs. Please give generously. Donation envelopes will be in the bulletin. Please bring your donation to church on Sunday March 15.
"And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8)
If contributing by check, please make the check out to TUMC and put "One Great Hour of Sharing" in the memo section. Thank you!
Iron Sharpens Iron Men's Conference
March 21, 2015 @ The First Cathedral, Bloomfield
This is for all men ages 13 and over and is a one-day conference designed to encourage and equip men for life. Kenny Luck from "Every Man Ministries" and John Stonestreet from "Breakpoint" will be just two of our featured speakers. It is worth the ticket just to hear them.
Let's get registered early as a group. Check the men's bulletin board for more info. And contact Nick DiGiore @ 860-683-1046 to register.
Interested in Joining Trinity United Methodist Church?
Have you been hanging around and are now ready to formally join our church? Maybe you are just interested in learning about United Methodism and what we believe. Maybe you just need a place to hang out between worship services on Sunday. Whatever your motive, come to our New Members classes and find out about Church Membership at Trinity.
While we do not base our salvation on Church Membership, we believe it is an integral part of a healthy, growing church and is vital to an effective ministry outreach to our community. With Church Membership, you will have a voice in the future direction of Trinity United Methodist Church, its leadership, and other important areas of consideration that may arise periodically.
New Members classes are scheduled on three Consecutive Sundays: March 15, 22 & 29 at 9:40 am following the 8:15 Worship Service in the Pastor's Study. Prospective New Members should plan on attending all three classes. Those interested in formally joining will be received Sunday, April 12. If you are interested in attending these classes or for more information, contact the church office or Pastor John.
Free coffee. Eternal Life. Yes – Membership has its privileges!
Put The Brakes on Human Trafficking
A Community Event
April 25, 2015
First United Methodist Church, Shelton CT
On the corner of Long Hill Avenue and
Rocky Rest Road
188 Rocky Rest Road
Shelton, CT 06484
Please Reserve a Seat:
Call Lorie at: 203-257-8964
Suggested Donation is $5
All donations will be split between iiconn & The Underground to support their initiatives.
Deborah Scates—Hartford Police Detective—Federal Human Trafficking Task Force 2004 – 2008,
Alicia Kinsman—Attorney & Director of Victim and Trafficking Services with iiconn and
Simon and Stephanie Wainwright—From The Underground leadership.
Feeding the Hungry in Bushnell Park
Trinity is continuing the partnership with Christ Cathedral Church in Hartford to feed the homeless and indigent people in Bushnell Park on Saturday afternoons. Many Hartford area churches take a turn preparing and serving lunches, and we will have responsibility for four days in 2015:
April 25, July 25, and October 24.
Help will be needed to bake cookies, brownies or bars, make sandwiches, pack lunches, load/unload the truck or cars and serve lunch.
Baking is done in advance of the day and lunches are made and assembled at the church, generally beginning at approximately 1 PM. Serving is generally done by 3:15 – 3:30 and we carpool each way.
If you would like more information or would like to help with any of the process, please contact Donna Myers 860-688-7230. We would love to have you join us in this fun, fulfilling outreach!
Thursday Night All Church Ministry Night is Back!
Thursday Nights will continue with our same traditions at Trinity United Methodist Church. See what's beginning again on October 2nd:
Inter-Generational All Church Dinners for Children, Youth & Adults: 5:30 PM—6:00 PM
Pioneer Club for Children 1st to 6th Grade:
6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Youth Music Rehearsals (grades 7 –12):
6:00 PM—6:30 PM
United Methodist Youth Fellowship for Youth 7th Grade to 12th Grade:
6:30 PM—8:00 PM
Adult Small Group: 6:30 PM—8:00 PM
Trinity Ringers: 6:30 —7:30 PM
Trinity Choir Rehearsals: 7:30 PM—8:45 PM
Mark your calendars NOW for Thursday Nights at Trinity United Methodist Church. It's where the action is and where everyone is hanging. Everyone is welcome—young and old, singles, families, and everything in-between!
A First Look at the 2014-15
Sacred Sounds Concert Series
Saturday May 30,2015 7:00 PM
**The DestinyAfrican Children's Choir - cosponsored by Trinity's United Methodist Women
As part of their Spring 2015 United States Tour. Reception to follow.
** Ticketed events
Support Our Sacred Sounds Concert Series!
Please consider supporting Trinity's Sacred Sounds Concert Series. Your generosity supports our concerts as well as other Trinity music initiatives such as our Choral Scholar Program. All supporters will be listed in all concert programs and will have preferential seating at concerts. Donations can also be made and listed "in memory of" or "in honor of" loved ones. Patrons, Sponsors and Benefactors receive 2 tickets to each ticketed event. Please make checks payable to Trinity United Methodist Church and indicate Sacred Sounds Concert Series in the memo section.
Donor $ 50-149
Friend up to $50
DID YOU KNOW?????
Prayer Meeting: On Tuesday evenings, YOU are warmly invited to come out and pray. From 7pm - 8:30pm, we meet in the church library to pray for our church & the ministries/our world/each other. Presently, those involved are Ginnie Pazos, Nancy Dagenhart, Joy Otaluka, Marlene Wilhelm, and Ann Gallagher. If the Lord is tugging at your heart to be involved, please join us.
If you have any questions, please contact: Ann Gallagher email@example.com or 860-370-9815