August 18, 2019
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…connect with others....

  Free Community Meal in the Fellowship Hall.....Wednesdays at 5:00 pm.  Join us for food, fellowship and friends.  

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Community Praise Fest Christian fellowship and music at R Cabins, one mile north of Channing, Saturday, August 3, 3:00-9:00 p.m. Bring chairs, picnic food, and blankets. Pastor Geri and Jerry Harwell will be playing at 5:00 p.m. 

Reconciling Ministries: We will be having a meeting to discuss the possibility of Trinity UMC becoming a reconciling church on Sunday, August 4 after church. For more information go to or talk with Jerry Harwell, (231)649-1179; or Kristy Ryan, 779-5282.

Our church picnic will be Sunday, August 11 at the lakeside pavilion at Lake Antoine Park, following the 9:15 worship service at church. There’s no entrance fee to the park. At Lake Antoine, there’ll be prayer at 11:15, with lunch to follow. Chicken and beverages will be provided! Please bring a dish to share, your own place setting (plate, cup, silverware), and a lawn chair. Dress for the weather! All are invited. 

 YOU ARE INVITED!   Trinity UMC Nursery Shower   August 18, 2019   10:15 a.m.  The Pastor Parish Relations Committee is having a Trinity Nursery Shower to supply some upgraded items for the church nursery. On Sunday, August 18, there will be an Open House Walk Through in the nursery before and after worship to see all the changes. Refreshments will be provided in the Gathering Room. All are welcome! (Cash donations are appreciated to make it great for the little ones.)

‘Newsboys’ concert, Saturday, August 24, UP State Fairgrounds, Escanaba. Reduced-price tickets are available. See page 5. Contact Pastor Geri.

YOU ARE INVITED!   Five-Year Celebration     Open House at the Parsonage
Have you ever been inside the church parsonage?
I have lived here for five years now and want you all to see how great it is
to have a wonderful house and yard.
You make this possible for me. It’s your parsonage, so come on and check it out.
The Staff Parish Relations Committee is preparing some brunch and refreshments,
so come on over after church…
I have a croquet set for those who like to play. Badminton, anyone?
All (including children!) are welcome…it’ll be fun! –Pastor Geri
Sunday August 25, 421 Woodward Ave., Kingsford.

United Methodist Women are meeting Thursday, June 13 at noon for a salad buffet luncheon to celebrate UMW’s 150th birthday.  Summer will soon be here, and UMW will be taking a break for July and August. Before we do, we are having a 150th birthday celebration for UMW. United Methodist Women are 150 years old this year, and we are celebrating on June 13, 2019.  ALL the women of the church are invited to a salad luncheon on that day. We are also inviting women from other area churches to our celebration. Patti Steinberg, the District President of UMW, will be at our celebration, also. I hope you will plan to be there.

We will need volunteers to provide salads and help with decorating. Please call me if you are able to do this. Since there will be a birthday cake, desserts will not be needed. –Joyce Erickson

Church Unique Workshop with Naomi García, Saturdays, April 27, May 11, & June 15, 9:00-3:00

Do you like a good mystery? Puzzles? Mind-benders? Check these out:
Jesus: Who do you say that I am?
You: Who do you say that you are?
Trinity: Who do we say that we are?
Naomi García, Conference Vibrancy Director, is returning to Trinity UMC to help set us on a road to clarity and identity.  We are a one-of-a-kind church, chosen by God for our own unique purpose, here and now. Let’s come together and explore what God sees in us! Lunch will be provided.  You can expect:
 Spirit-filled discussions.
Spiritual inventory tools.
Demographic information.
Pumpkin jars.
Saturdays, April 27,  May 11 and June 15, 2019,
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
It’s not necessary to commit to all the workshops, although that would be helpful. It’s OK to come to one and see what you find out. Child care can be provided if requested ahead of time.
Please call the church office, 774-2545, so we know that you are coming. Or email us at      

Marshmallow Roast, Wednesday, July 24, at 6:00 p.m. on the church lawn. Bring your lawn chair. Marshmallows will be provided.

Harmony Retreat Health and Wellness Camp for Adult Women is at Camp Michigamme, August 8-11, from 12:30 on Thursday to noon on Sunday (all times are Eastern).  Harmony Retreat strives to inspire mature women to adopt lifestyle and behavioral changes, promoting health and joy in their lives by providing fun spiritual, physical, and mental activities in a relaxed, supportive, and nurturing environment. Past participants can’t stop talking about their awesome experience. This retreat is exactly what you need to refresh, rejuvenate, and refocus on healthy, life-giving habits!

Staff members will include a registered dietician, physical therapist and athletic trainer, clergy leaders and pastors, licensed massage and body work therapists, and certified trainers and instructors.  For more information, see the flyer on the bulletin board by the west door to the Sanctuary. You can register online at the Camp Michigamme website.


Our church picnic will be Sunday, August 11 at the lakeside pavilion at Lake Antoine, following the 9:15 worship service at church. Chicken will be provided! Please bring a dish to share.