Gathering, Growing, Going to Serve June 17

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For Parents

Trinity Safe Sanctuary Team – input is requested from parents and all who have medical training. Please contact Jan Verhasselt ([email protected] or 224-659-4311)  Click this link for Team Purpose and Tasks.

Gathering…

Parenting With Love & Logic – meets at 6:00 p.m. in Trinity Hall Father’s Day, June 19.

30-Hour Famine – Youth meet at noon Friday, June 24th.  Raise awareness and funds to eliminate hunger.  The congregation is invited to a BBQ feast after the famine on Saturday, June 25th at 5:00 p.m.

Beyond The Broken Heart
A group of persons have lost a loved one.  Meets Fridays at 1:00pm in the Fireside Room. All are welcome.

COOL BRASS AND COLD CREAM (???)
Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 24th at 4:00 pm.  Come to the Ice Cream Social with patriotic and inspirational music provided by the Celebration Brass!  Sponsored by the Music and Worship Committee.

Green Lake Family Retreat – September 9-11.  Come for a day or the whole weekend. Reserve a hotel room, camp site or cabin today!  Contact Sylvia Haas or Julie Junkel.

growing_faithGrowing in Faith…

Pastor’s Ongoing Bible Study Course
Please join Rev. Colleen M. Norman, Senior Pastor, on Sunday mornings  at 9:15 AM in Trinity Hall for her new, ongoing bible study titled “The Sermon on the Mount.”

Deep Blue Kids are on hiatus until Rally Sunday, Sept. 18.

 

love-go-serveGoing to Serve…

Opportunities Abound
Why not combine two, new church programs in one, easy step?  We continue our Parking Lot Safety Improvement Fund Drive!  We hope to raise $10,000 before the end of June.  Please see the display in the Narthex and then use the envelopes, use our ONLINE GIVING option on the website, OR:  gofundme.com/23563uc

Weed n Water Tuesdays – 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. Contact Lois & Bruce Spillar.

Summer Music Sign-up NOW!
Help continue Trinity’s tradition of beautiful music by volunteering to sing or play a liturgical musical selection on a Summer Sunday. The sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.

Summer Children’s Stories:  Members of the congregation are invited to give the Children’s Story during worship in July, August and early September.  Sign up in the Narthex.  See Jacki B for resources and story ideas.

Help our Overseas Tropps
We could use donations of the following items to assemble care packages.  SNACKS = beef jerky, cheese & crackers, pbj & cracker packs, fruit treats, tuna & crackers packs, microwave popcorn.  Wet-wipes, puzzle books, novels, etc.  Boxes are in the Narthex.

Nursery Ministry – Adults who love little ones are invited to care for babies and toddlers Sunday mornings throughout the year.  Contact Miss Jacki or the church office.

Audio/visual Operators (12 yrs & up) – contact the church office or Brian Kiel.
We train for free.

Safe Gatherings online training for adults who interact with children, youth and vulnerable adults: https://safegatherings.com

 

Trinity Family & Friends are invited to help the Junkel family Saturday, May 21st – load, transport and unload items in storage units following the death of Eric’s uncle. Contact [email protected].

Nursery Ministry -Adults who love little ones are invited to care for babies and toddlers Sunday mornings throughout the year. Contact Miss Jacki or the church office.

Audio/visual Operators (12 yrs & up) – contact the church office or Brian Kiel.
We train for free!

Safe Gathering online training for adults who interact with children, youth and vulnerable adults: https://safegatherings.com

SIGN UP TO SERVE CHILDREN AND YOUTH! (visit https://www.volunteersignup.org)

For Parents & Youth:
text @605kids to 81010 for PK – 4th grade reminders.
text @605youth to 81010 for 5th-12th grade reminders.

Questions? Suggestions?
Jacki Bogolia: [email protected] or 630-640-0100 (vm/text)
Dulce Medina Perez: [email protected] (youth)

Spiritual Awakening

Dear friends,

butler2Our six-week study of Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Beginning of a New Spiritual Awakening by Rev. Dr. Diana Butler Bass ends Wednesday evening this week.

Although the book discussion comes to an end, the conversation continues. The Spiritual Awakening has already begun and we are invited to participate!

Dr. Butler Bass gives us some suggestions:
1. prepare by reading and learning holy texts in new ways
2. engage in two new practices of faith (one inner and one outer)
3. have fun
4. participate in making change.

spiritual_awakeningShe also reminds us, “Every spiritual awakening seeks to make visible, even if only in some incomplete way, God’s dream for creation…This awakening will not be the last in human history, but it is our awakening. It is up to us to move with the Spirit instead of against it, to participate in making our world more human just and loving.”

YOU are invited to join the conversation this week: Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room for food, conversation and the beginning of our spiritual awakening.  Can’t make the meeting? Contact [email protected]

Peace be with you.

Congratulations to our Fine Arts Scholarship Winner!

loreleiThe Trinity Fine Arts Committee is please to announce the winners of the Shirley Fritz Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship for
2016 to Lorelei Junkel.

Lorelei is currently a junior at John Hersey High school where she performs with the Women’s Chorale, Ladies’ First show choir, Symphonic Band, Pep Band and Jazz Band. She also plays trumpet in the pit orchestra for the Spring musical “Pippin.”

At Trinity, Lorelei has been a member of Cherubs Choir, Youth Choir, Youth Hand Bell Choir and plays trumpet in Youth Band and Trinity Brass. She was also a cast member in “Godspell” and “Singsational Servants,” both Trinity productions.

Lorelei is planning on majoring in Music Education in college and has just begun looking at schools.
She plans on using her  scholarship award towards one week of Summer pre-college trumpet camp at ISYM at the University of Illinois this summer.

We congratulate Lorelei for achieving this honor and wish her the best of luck in her music education and career.

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