We are blessed to celebrate Scout Sunday today! Effective February 1, 2018, Troop 117 has completed its 45th year of bringing the Scouting program to boys in the Mt. Prospect, Des Plaines and Arlington Heights areas. Troop 117 has been sponsored and supported by Trinity United Methodist Church continuously since 1972. During that time, Troop 117 has the privilege of being blessed with 11 scout masters. Through the years, members Dave Martin and the late Jim Helm have served as scout masters. The first Eagle Scout of Troop 117 was Brian Robertson; he became an Eagle Scout in December of 1973. Since that time, Troop 117 has been able to guide and direct young men to becoming Eagle Scouts 50 times including our most recent Eagle Scout, Benjamin Pierce on July 25, 2017. We have another Eagle Scout Candidate, Zach Hindmand who is very close to earning Eagle rank. He is completing his notebook for his Eagle Scout project. Since 2008, Boy Scout Troop 117 has been very fortunate to have at least one Eagle Scout every year from 2008 through 2015.
Usher Lunch and Learn Today!! A big thank you to all of our ushers for your ministry–please join Pastor Wendy and Head Usher Paul Brezinski for lunch after the 10:30 worship today, in the Fireside room. We’ll have sub sandwiches, go over guidelines for ushering, and answer any questions.
NEW Current Issues Class Connects Faith with Life. Bring your coffee or tea to the Fireside Room on Sunday mornings at 9:15. Join or just listen to interesting conversation on a variety of provocative topics. Today’s Topic: “The 2018 Winter Olympics.”
FMSC Service Opportunity – Only 3 people from Trinity were at the last packing event for Feed My Starving Children. Let’s have a bigger turnout this Monday, February 12th from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Put your name on the list in the narthex or contact Alyson Wyckoff 847-298-0869.
The season of Lent is coming soon…mark your calendars for our family-friendly Ash Wednesday Worship, Feb. 14 at 11:45 a.m. during the day, and 7 p.m. that evening. Both will be simple 1/2 hour services, with imposition of ashes and an opportunity to make a Valentine. This Valentine’s Day, take time to be grounded in God’s love and claim on your life.
2018 Laity Convocation “From Why to How: Executing Your Plan for Ministry” Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Sycamore UMC, 160 Johnson Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178, (815) 895-9113. Keynote speaker: Rev. Dr. Junius Dotson who currently serves as the General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries in the United Methodist Church. Register online: https://www.umcnic.org/calendar/laity-convocation.
This annual event, held during the 10:30 worship, is a great Sunday to invite friends and receive the gift of music.