February 21, 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.  Also stay for Wednesday Prayer Meeting in the Sanctuary at 5:45.     

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All-Church Birthday Party Potluck Celebration, Sunday, February 10, following the 10:30 worship service, as part of our Founders’ Day celebration. Chicken and beverages will be provided.  Please bring a dish to pass.
      A sign-up sheet is in the Gathering Room for cakes and table decorations. The general idea is to have 12 cakes on the cake table to represent the 12 months of the year. It’s not necessary to be really fancy, and it’s a great opportunity to try a new recipe!
      Table decorations can be something as simple as a centerpiece or seasonal decorations. It’s not necessary to purchase decorations. Use something from home. Be creative and have fun! Paper plates, cups, and utensils will be provided. Call Lea Varda, 774-9569, with any questions.

February Birthdays & Anniversaries  Please pray for them on their special day.

Feb. 3 Dick Allen, Marie Uren
5 Kim Thiry
6 Moira Cowling, Brynn Santoni
9 Drew Champagne, Bryan Rietveld
10 Jay Harry
11 Ward & Joyce Trevillian
12 Sue Saxon
13 Georgia Mundy
14 Courtney Edlebeck
15 Joanne Barnes, Tom Sandberg, Kirk & Laura Fortner
16 Matthew Mashak
18 Gary Davidson, Phyllis Noordhoff
19 Brandon Aman
20 Dacia Rose, Don Rowell, Devon Rushford
25 Adrianne Laurila
26 Ilah Bancroft
27 Mason Mundy, Myles Mundy, Margaret Phillips
28 Lee Hyrkas
29 Brian & Debi Tirschel


Hospitalized since our last issue: Jill Baciak

Our condolences to Kim Thiry, whose sister Susan Larson died December 20.

Congratulations to Greta Betti, who has a new great-granddaughter. Norah Jo Werner was born January 1 to Erica (Ebertsch) and David Werner.

Thank-You Notes…

“Dear Friends: Thank you for your continued support and dedication to community. Your recent donation of $215.25 will make a real and tangible difference in the lives of those we are called to serve. Thank you for caring.”—Tara Blagec, Director, The Salvation Army (The Salvation Army was our November 2018 Mission of the Month.)

“We thank you so very much for your monetary gift to help us pay for the repairs to make our church building safe. It is through the kindness and generosity of people like you that we are now worshiping again in our own sanctuary. May God richly bless each of you.

Sincerely, the Congregation of the Ironwood Wesley United Methodist Church   (This was our July 2018 Mission of the Month, and also the 2018 Marquette District Mission of the Year.)

There is Life after Christmas! Save-the-date activities at Trinity UMC
Saturday, January 5, 9:00-10:30 a.m.,
   Feed Your Faith Workshop: ‘Make Jesus your Best Friend, Forever!’
Wednesdays, January 9, 16, and 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,
   Book Study: ‘Make Jesus Your Best Friend, Forever!’
Saturday, January 19, 4:00 p.m., Worship Event: Tender Hearts Worship—for those who feel the stress and strain of a burdened heart.
Sunday, January 20, 3:30 p.m., Worship Event: Evergreen ‘Annex’ Worship at the Activities Center, 1820 Mary’s Way, Kingsford.
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m., Reading Through the Bible in a Year small group Bible Study opportunities. We learn more about God…from each other! Pastor Geri will lead this class, starting Tuesday, January 15.
Wednesdays, February 6, 13, and 20, 6:00-7:00 p.m.,
      Book Study: ‘Make Jesus Your Best Friend, Forever!’
Saturday, February 9, 9:00-10:30 a.m., Feed Your Faith Workshop: ‘Prayer Practices’


January Birthdays and Anniversaries    Please pray for them on their special day.
Jan. 1 Marge Hodgins, Dale Shampo
2 Todd Varda
3 Lisa Piatti
4 Blair Daugherty
5 Cameron Mulka
7 Henry & Ruth Ann Badini
8 Scott Ritsema
9 Jack Noyce
10 Carolyn Harry
11 Kristin Fortner, Sarah Powell
Robert Waldbillig
12 Sierra Fortner, Gary & Kay Carlson
15 Kiersten Ritsema, Michael & Charlene Hunt
16 Michael Laydon, Tim Yuhasey
22 Ken Saul
23 Jade Driscoll
26 Glenn Winters
27 Mary Ryan
28 Melissa Reddinger, Emily Ritsema
29 Ella Fortner
30 Annette Cram
31 Vanessa Frahm, Terry Lindholm, Henry Ruble

Hospitalized since our last issue: Carolyn Harry, Ruth Noyce, Jane Patrick

Our condolences to the family of Joe Fortner, who died December 16.

Our condolences to Casey Hansley, whose grandmother Marilyn Hansley died December 13.


New Members   On Sunday, October 28, the congregation at Trinity UMC welcomed three new members into our church.

Jeremiah Garrigues-Cortelyou has been involved with our music program for more than a year and is currently our co-choir director with Emily Ritsema. We appreciate his beautiful voice and the life-long experience of being a United Methodist…he has had experience representing youth at the Annual Conference meetings in the past. He teaches at Kingsford High School during the school year and spends his summers at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Welcome, Jeremiah!

Heidi and Jerry Harwell also come to us with many years of experience within United Methodist Churches—in various places around the state of Michigan like the Traverse Bay area and in Escanaba. They currently live in Felch with their two dogs and many flower beds and vegetable gardens. We have already enjoyed the ‘fruits’ of their labors with baskets of apples they shared with us earlier in the fall. Heidi is a talented porcelain doll artist, and Jerry is patiently building up a Praise Team at Trinity…he plays the drums and knows his way around a sound system! Heidi works in the IT Department at the VA Hospital, and Jerry works from home as a claims adjuster for AutoOwners Insurance. They would be glad to tell you more about their adult children and experiences, so don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to them!

We give thanks whenever someone finds their way ‘home’ to Trinity UMC and takes the ceremonial step to become a professing member. Welcome, and God’s peace to the three of you!