Connect & Grow

Join us for a variety of on-going and short-term opportunities for study, refection, and fellowship. Contact Betsy Weems, Office Manager, with questions at office@grtumc.org; 616.456.7168.  For full calendar view,  click here.

God's Naturehood at Legacy Park in Downtown Ada - Friday, Nov. 11-1pm
More info on this and future God's Naturehood events plus a way to RSVP at: tinyurl.com/TUMCNaturehoodAdultFall2022

After6 at The Green Well - Friday, Nov. 11 - 6:30pm
Join Pastor Mike and other members of the Trinity Staff for dinner at a local establishment. This casual adults-only gathering is an opportunity for us to get to know each other better while supporting a neighborhood business. RSVP to office@grtumc.org or contact Pastor Mike with questions at m.desotell@grtumc.org.

Courageous Conversations - Reproductive Rights - Sunday, Nov. 13- 11:30am
We're excited to continue our Courageous Conversations series where we explore social justice and community issues - focusing on learning, being in dialogue together, and taking action!  Sunday, Nov. 13 the topic is “The State of Reproductive Rights in Michigan.” In the wake of the November 8 vote on Proposal 3, we’ll learn about the status of reproductive rights in our state going forward and discuss the ways we can support people impacted by any changes. Discovery Room.

Thanksgiving Food Ingathering- Sunday, Nov. 13
To create caring and healthy neighborhoods, Trinity’s Thanksgiving Food Ingathering will be Sunday, Nov. 13, to support the food pantries of NECOM, SECOM, and At-Tawheed Islamic Center. Bring in your grocery bags filled with items and place them in the Narthex.  Or give financially via a check made out to Trinity with memo “Food Ingathering.”

Trinity Church Conference- Sunday, Nov. 13- 1pm
Church Conference is our annual business meeting and will be conducted at Trinity by Deacon Bri Desotell, Pastor of St. Paul’s UMC. A light lunch will be served beforehand from 12:30-1pm. We will be voting on one very important item along with our regular business- a new boiler for 2023. All are encouraged to attend, however only official Trinity members may vote.

Widows Luncheon- Thursday, Nov. 17- 11:30am
Join us at Cascade Roadhouse, located at 6817 Cascade Rd. RSVP’s appreciated to Ellie Bergman at ellamaebergman@yahoo.com; 616.454.4375.

Pints with the Pastor at Brewery Vivant - Friday, Nov. 18- 7pm
Pastor Mike & the Trinity Staff invite you to join us on select Friday evenings at Brewery Vivant. This causal gathering is an opportunity for all of us to get a drink, have some frites or poutine, and get to know each other! Contact Pastor Mike with questions at m.desotell@grtumc.org.

Thanksgiving Dinner – Sunday, Nov. 20– 11:15am 
Join your Trinity family for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 20, 11:15am. Lunch will include a full spread – turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad, cranberries, relishes and pie! Your donation of $15 per adult, $10 per child 12 & under supports the Mission Work Camp Fund. We’re still looking for volunteers to help prepare the feast on Saturday & Sunday, as well as folks to donate salads, relishes, and pies! Use the SignUpGenius HERE to volunteer. RVSP for the dinner HERE, or email Laura at L.Johns@grtumc.org.

New Member Class- Sunday, Nov. 20- 12:30pm
Pastor Mike will host a New Member Class Sunday, Nov. 20. Join us for the Thanksgiving Dinner, class to follow from 12:30-2pm. Will include a question and answer period and tour of the building. Let us know if you plan to join us! office@grtumc.org

Kids’ Food Basket- Monday, Nov. 21- 9:30am
Trinity members, because of your support each month of preparing sack suppers, 10,000 elementary kids are receiving an evening meal each school day. Our next volunteer opportunity is Monday, Nov. 21, 9:30 to 11:30am. Sign up on the KFB volunteer site or contact Rick Nelson at 616.485.6549; RNelson2@comcast.net.

Thanksgiving Holiday Offering- Sunday, Nov. 20
United Christian Campus Fellowship
Red Bird Christian School
Church World Service Blankets & Kits

Blue Christmas Service- Wednesday, Nov. 30- 7pm
If you would like to have your deceased loved one's picture on our Memory Tree this year for the Blue Christmas Service, please submit a photo to Betsy at office@grtumc.org. A hard copy wallet size photo also acceptable.

Community Ministries "A Night To Remember" Dinner- Friday, Dec 2, 6-7:30pm
Join us for this wonderful evening of food, music, storytelling from community partners and sharing about all the great things that happen in Community Ministries. While this is a fundraiser, no donations will be asked for at this event. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to hear what’s in store as we look forward to the holidays and 2023. To sign up, contact the church office at 616.456.7168, or go to the Community Ministries or Trinity Facebook page.

Christmas By Candlelight- Sunday, Dec. 4- 6:30pm- Wassail; 7pm- Program
Join us for Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Dramatic Reading, featuring the talents of Patrick Foley and Tom Good. Tickets on sale soon for $8 per person. Contact Judi Ryan to register at judiione@gmail.com. Proceeds benefit United Women in Faith.

Congress Winter Gear Collection
Cold weather is coming soon. Are you prepared? If you are buying new winter gear, consider donating you last year’s winter coats, hats and gloves to children at Congress School. Donation bin located in main floor hallway outside the Community Ministries Program office. Contact Matt for more info at m.witkowski@grtumc.org.

TNT (Thursday Nights at Trinity)- WeeklyClick here for info on all the amazing TNT offerings - dinner, music, studies & more. To pre-register for dinner, click here. Dinner RSVP deadline each week is Tuesday at 12:00pm. Go4Life/Gophers- Tuesdays- 9:15am, Discovery
The Go4Life exercise group continues every Tuesday morning at 9:15am in Discovery. All ages welcome! No fees, sign ups, or special equipment needed. Just come for fun, fellowship, friends, a bit of exercise, and always- some chocolate. Questions? Contact Katie Orent at kateorent@gmail.com.

DBC- Sundays, 5pm- Fireside
DBC (grow Deeper, love Better, see God more Clearly) meets every Sunday and is currently utilizing “Immortal Diamond, The Search for our True Self.” If Spirit moves your heart, join us. We welcome you! Contact Merrita Tumonong for more info at tumonongmsw@gmail.com.

Coffee & Conversation- Tuesdays at 10am, Parlor
Need a bit of social time with your Trinity friends and staff? Join us every Tuesday for Coffee & Conversation in the Parlor at 10am and catch up on all the news!