MONDAY'S HERE Praise the Lord for an absolutely incredible Sunday of worship and ministry. Ben's message was especially powerful, and he asked some really good questions to help us ponder how central Christ is to our lives:
- What do you think about when you relax?
- Who or what controls you?
- What are you living for?
- Who are you trying to please?
If you missed worship, click HERE to see it.
We also celebrated our coffee ministry! Watch the video below to see how our partnership with farmers in Ethiopia is blessing a community:
Transforming Beans at Trinity
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And, we served over 230 college students yesterday!
PRE-BUDGET MEETING ON SUNDAY
Next week Sunday, 10:00 a.m., our deacons will share our 2015 proposed budgets and how we try to be stewards of our combined offerings, tithes, and gifts. For those who have commitments at 10:00 a.m., please come to Adult Room 1 at 11:00 a.m. for a second opportunity.
LYNN COWELL EVENT
We have an amazing opportunity coming up for girls ages 7th-12th grade and their moms. Trinity will be hosting a conference with a special speaker from Proverbs 31 ministries, Lynn Cowell on November 7th and 8th. This is also open to mentors of teens or moms with girls who aren’t teens yet, and it will be focusing on issues of faith, relationships, and self-esteem for those teenage girls. Sign-up TODAY to take advantage of the early registration discount that will only be available until October 31st.
Click HERE for more information and an online registration link.
Thank you to everyone who has signed up and picked up their packets for our UCI Christmas Project to bless Haitian children with Christmas gifts this year. Just a reminder to be sure to fill your bags and return them, along with the envelope with $4.00 to help cover shipping, back to church before the end of October. We have a collection table set up outside the office.
We still have 10 children available, first come first serve, please contact Kristin Brouwer at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 737-4542.
Mark your calendars! Join us this Sunday, Nov. 2 from 5:30pm-7:30pm for a fun night of games and fellowship. For college aged and up. Bring a snack to share. Games like Heartland Strategy, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Monopoly will be provided or you can bring one to share. There will also be a beanbag toss tournament. Come and go as you like. There will be nursery available for children up to 7 years old. To sign-up for childcare online click HERE, or call the church office at 737-4542. Questions? Please contact Bruce Anliker email@example.com or 712-395-8613
TRANSFORMED AND TRANSFORMING
Pray for Pastors Bob and Jon, as well as Michelle Christy, Barb DeWald and Elder Derek Brower, as they represent Trinity in a Reformed Church learning community to develop a holistic discipleship plan for Trinity. This is part of the RCA's "Transformed and Transforming" 15-year initiative. Other congregations in our learning community include Faith Reformed of Dyer, IN, Living Springs of Glenwood, IL, and Liberty Reformed of Philadelphia, PA. The first learning community experience is this week Wednesday to Friday at the Leadership Network in Dallas, Texas.