Pastor’s Bible Study Class to Begin in October

Pastor Colleen. . . begins next Sunday, Oct. 4th, at 9:15 a.m.  Bring your Bible and join us, as we begin the wondrous adventure of the book of Acts!  (This class will be facilitated by Rev. Colleen M. Norman and will convene in Trinity Hall.)

Chicago Metropolitan Brass Concert 2015

cmbefall2015webChicago-Metro-Brass-PlayingThe Chicago Metropolitan Brass Ensemble is an 11 piece brass choir under the direction of W. Brad Hecker featuring some of Chicagoland’s most brilliant brass players. The group is dedicated to sharing our love of music with audiences and celebrating the best of brass music.

We create exciting and enjoyable performances for a wide variety of audiences. CMBE performs music of various genres including symphonic, jazz, sacred, holiday, pops and patriotic music. Our repertoire ranges from William Byrd to J.S. Bach to Sousa and even a touch of Lady Gaga.

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Job Posting for Youth Ministries Positions

Trinity United Methodist Church in Mt. Prospect, IL has restructured its Youth Ministries leadership team.  In this shared-position, two staff persons will lead 6th-12th grade students, primarily on weekends, from September through June.  We hope to expand the position to include a summer mission service trip and youth camp.  Perfect opportunity for seminary and college students seeking part-time employment with a competitive monthly salary.  Please refer to the accompanying job description for additional information.  Send resume and salary requirements to [email protected].


Position Title: Youth Ministry Leaders (rev. 9/28/15)
Classification:  Part-time — shared position
Reports to: Director of Christian Education & Youth Ministries, Pastor and SPRC
Contact: [email protected] with resume and salary requirements.

Position Summary

September through June: The Youth Ministry Leader(s) will be responsible for planning and overseeing youth ministries serving 6th-12th grade students including spiritual growth, fellowship, and mission service opportunities. Leaders will include young people in the total ministry and life of the church. Presence is required most Friday evenings and Sunday mornings as well as some Saturdays. May expand to include up to two week-long off-site summer experiences. Hiatus: July-August.

One leader will have theological training and be primarily responsible for faith formation and nurturing youth toward Christian maturity through Bible exploration and helping to make God’s Word relevant in students’ lives.  One leader will be primarily responsible for organization, administration, logistics, planning, promotion, social media, and follow-up.  Both leaders will model Christian discipleship, possess strong interpersonal skills, and enjoy being in relationship with young people and families.

Skills: Ability to access multiple resources; communicate (interpersonal, written, oral, digital, presentation); facilitate small groups; think and plan creatively; act on ideas and visions; motivate and empower others; teach; listen; plan, organize and coordinate events and activities; some administration, record-keeping and budgeting; proficiency with current technologies including web page maintenance and social media.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Communicate and build relationships with all age groups & be a caring Christian person.
  2. Provide for spiritual formation of youth & empower youth to discipleship in Jesus Christ.
  3. Co-lead & anchor Sunday morning classes and Friday evening groups, and some Saturday and/or week-long activities with young people.
  4. Collaborate with others in the design and implementation of youth ministry; oversee programs, retreats, mission/service trips, stewardship activities, outreach experiences.
  5. Serve on Youth Council and Church Council
  6. Attend and support dramatic, athletic and musical events in which youth participate.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  1. Bachelor Degree; training and/or experience leading 6th-12 grade youth.
  2. United Methodist Certification in Youth Ministries preferred.
  3. Be at least 22 years of age
  4. Valid driver’s license
  5. Complete Safe Gatherings online training and background check (upon hire)

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  1. Visual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functions
  2. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  3. Ability to reach, kneel, stoop, bend, run and climb stairs
  4. Ability to perform indoor and outdoor activities with a moderate to high noise level
  5. Physical fitness and stamina to supervise and lead high-energy youth for up to 30 consecutive hours and week-long excursions.

Meal Ministry

mealsministryLove to cook?  Love to visit?
Wanting to get to know more people at church?

A new Small Group, Meals Ministry, is being formed at Trinity. The purpose will be to provide meals to people in need: to be a blessing to families who welcome a new child into their home, to be a comfort in time of illness, hospitalization, or loss, and to provide a tangible opportunity for church members to express their love and care for those in their church family. Meals provide a way for us to say we care and we support our church family through difficult times.
Interested “meal ministers” will meet once every 6-8 weeks to enjoy fellowship and to prepare family-friendly meals which will be kept frozen at church until needed.

mealsPlease contact:
Cindy Kiel ([email protected]) or Jacki Bogolia
([email protected])
for more information.

Welcome, Pastor Colleen Norman

As of August 1, 2015, Trinity United Methodist Church is pleased to announce that we have a new pastor. We welcome her with open arms and look forward to a long and loving personal and spiritual relationship. Below please find a short biography:

Pastor ColleenColleen Marie Norman (born February 23) is the newly appointed Senior Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC), in Mount Prospect, IL.

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Rev. Colleen M. Norman has earned degrees from DePaul University (Bachelor’s degree, in Communications) and the Chicago Theological Seminary (MDiv degree).  She has taught an introductory theology course for the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE), guest lectured on the subject of “Religion and Domestic Violence” at St. Xavier University, is a published writer, and a previous VBS Editor for Urban Ministries, Inc..

Rev. Norman is an ordained Elder within The United Methodist Church, and with an abiding love for Christ Jesus and faithful participation in God’s redemptive ministry, she has served as a Pastor since 1996.  She was the 2007 Clergy recipient of the prestigious Denman Evangelism Award, and has served as a member of both religious and civic boards/organizations.

Colleen is the mother of four adult children, and grandmother of Jayda Marie, Terrence Alexander, and Savannah Ariel.  She enjoys reading, writing, teaching, power walking, and horseback riding, along with spending time with family and friends.

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