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 email@example.com; 616.456.7168. For full calendar view, click here.
Thanksgiving Holiday Offering
United Methodist Community House has been investing in the well-being, development, and joy of our neighbors young and old since 1902. In February UMCH was awarded $1.42 million in grant funding to help build 46 units of affordable senior housing as part of a larger childcare and senior activity center. Please give generously as you are able that Community House and its neighbors may continue to thrive. GIVE NOW
Thanksgiving Dinner- Sunday, Nov. 19- 11:15am
Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner immediately after worship on Sunday, Nov. 19. Head down to the Fellowship Hall for food & fellowship! While RSVPs are always appreciated, you’re welcome to join us even if you didn’t RSVP. Suggested donation to the Mission Work Camp Fund is $15 for adults, $10 for kids, or pay what you can. Some gluten-free, dairy-free & vegetarian dishes are available.
Advent Study- Sundays, November 26- December 17- 11:30am-12:30pm
Things just look, smell, and taste differently during the Advent and Christmas season, and these differences are a sign to us that God is about to do something radical and different. Come explore this idea with us as we delve into Experiencing Christmas: Christ in the Sights and Sounds of Advent, by Matt Rawle. In addition to examining these themes during Sunday worship, we will be engaging with the book during Adult Faith Formation Class Sundays, November 26- December 17, from 11:30am-12:30pm.
Hanging of the Greens- Sunday, Nov. 26- 11:30am- 2:00pm
Listen to Christmas tunes while you help the Worship Team and Trinity Staff decorate the church for the holidays! There will be jobs big and little for folks of all ages and abilities. Join us immediately after worship (11:30am) or after the Faith Formation Hour ends (12:30pm). Simple lunch will be available for all helpers. Meet in the Parlor to get your supplies, your assignment, and your lunch. Please RSVP to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
God's Naturehood- Meijer Gardens- Friday, Dec. 1- 10:30am-2:30pm
This God’s Naturehood is extended so that we can take a wintertime walk outside as well as visit the Christmas and Holiday Traditions Exhibit and eat lunch together in the café. Participants are responsible for covering their own admission and lunch, although we usually have at least a few free passes to share. If cost is an issue, contact Laura about options as we never want price to prevent participation! Reservations are requested but not required. Contact Laura at email@example.com.
Christmas By Candlelight- Sunday, Dec. 3- 6:30pm Punch Bowl; 7:00pm Program
Join us for a program by "The Burghart Family Singers", followed by dessert in Fellowship Hall. Tickets available this coming Sunday in the Parlor for $6- proceeds to benefit United Women in Faith. All genders welcome! Contact Judi Ryan to register or with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Christmas- Tuesday, Dec. 5- 7:00pm
The Blue Christmas Service at Trinity is a cooperative service with St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Our Blue Christmas service acknowledges that not everyone experiences the Advent and Christmas season with joy and cheer. The holiday season can magnify the grief, loss, loneliness, or personal struggles that people are facing. Through soothing music, reflective readings, and supportive community, this service offers comfort, understanding, and hope to those who find the holidays emotionally challenging.
Christmas Eve Worship- Sunday, Dec. 24- 6:30pm + 9:30pm
Join us on Sunday, December 24, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. We have two wonderful services for you to choose from. Our 6:30pm service will be filled with heartwarming music and a more contemporary feel. This service also features an interactive children’s message and an inspiring sermon that will brighten this season of hope and love. At our 9:30pm service you will experience the timeless tale of "God with us" in a setting filled with stirring melodies and a message of hope sure to rekindle your passion on your journey with Christ. Let the music uplift your spirit and join us for a time of worship that will bring the essence of Christmas to life once more.
Thank you for your generosity and timeliness in this process as we begin to shape Trinity's budget for 2024. Pick up a pledge card at the office, or Click Here to Pledge On-Line.
Gophers- Tuesdays at 9:15am
The Go4Life (Gopher) class takes place every Tuesday at 9:15am in Discovery Room. All ages are invited for fun, fellowship, and light exercise. There is no fee and no equipment is needed; wear comfortable clothing & shoes and expect to laugh a lot. Any questions contact Katie Orent at email@example.com.
Friends of Rohr at Trinity (FoRT)- Thursdays and Sundays
FoRT gathers as the “DBC” Small Group on Sundays from 5:00pm-6:30pm (year-round) and as the Everything Belongs Small Group on Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Each group is studying different resources and is comprised of different folks - come to one or both! We'd love to have you join us. Contact Merrita Tumonong at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Youth Choir & Handbells
It's that time of year to register your K-12 student for Youth Choir and/or Handbells! Our first practice will be held Thursday, Sep. 14. Rehearsals are from 6:00-7:30 pm; dinner at 5:45pm in Parlor. If you're new to the program, click here to sign up for Mrs. Gay's "Remind Group." Returning parents (and NEW parents), click here to get your child registered for the 2023-2024 school year. Questions? Contact Andrea Gay, Children's Music Director, at Andrea.Gay@kentwoodps.org.
TNT- Thursday at 5:15pm
TNT, Thursday Night at Trinity, continues each week. Dinner will begin at 5:15pm, followed by various music group practices as well as a small group study (note below). Pre sign-ups for dinner very helpful- click here to reserve your spot!
Fireside Study- Wednesdays at 10:00am
Wednesday Fireside Bible Study takes place weekly each Wednesday. Join Pastor Mike and others for spirited conversation!
Did you know Trinity has a fund that assists our neighbors with gas cards, gift cards, etc. when they call in for help? If this is something you’re passionate about and would like to donate, please memo “Altar Fund.” Also available on our on-line giving platform.
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!
Use the SignUpGenius below to get detailed info on who can acolyte, what's required, and sign-up procedures. Reminder- all kiddos & their grown-ups must attend a training before acolyting. Questions? Contact Laura at at L.Johns@grtumc.org. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E45ADA82BA5FCC43-acolyte
Located in the Parlor, the Trinity Fridge is our church family's window into each other’s lives. The goal is for it to connect us and encourage us to be in community together! For that to happen, we need you to share your news - things like birth announcements or a favorite vacation photo. We are particularly interested in sports, theater, and scouting schedules for our kids & youth. We want to show up for our Trinity kids but we can only do that if we know the when & where!
Sunday Altar Flowers
If you'd like to sponsor a Sunday by purchasing Altar Flowers in honor/memory of your loved one, please note new schedule/sign-up sheet (September 2023- August 2024) on bulletin board near the Calkins entrance, west side of the church. Cost- $40. After worship on your designated Sunday, you have a beautiful arrangement to take home with you! Contact Betsy in the church office for more info at email@example.com; 456.7168.