december 3, 2017
SAVE THE DATE! New Year’s Eve Party at the church…games, food, movies, and more! 8pm-12am on Dec. 31st! FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
MARCH FOR LIFE: Please contact us by Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) if you are interested in going to March For Life with us. You will need to pick up your registration form and get them returned asap.
november 26, 2017
Trinity Christmas Dinner Theatre Friday, December 1 in the Family Life Center at 6PM
Upward Update The new season of Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is here and practices for the players and cheerleaders begin the first week of December. There will be many opportunities to help this season. A good way to meet a lot of the kids and their families is to help in our awesome concession stand. Watch for the concession sign-up sheet at the information station in the lobby. Concession needs good helpers and it’s loads of fun. We will need help setting up the gym on Fridays for the Saturday games, which will start on Saturday, January 6 and continue every Saturday through the end of February. There’s also an opportunity to help return the gym and Family Life Center to normal after the games on Saturday. There are many ways to help during the Upward season and by getting involved you can make a difference in a child’s life by sharing the love of Jesus Christ with them. Let’s have a great season!
Congregational Business Meeting is set for December 17, 2017.We will be approving 2018’s officers and budget
Communion December 24 Christmas Eve at 7PM in the Sanctuary
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS SERVICE AT TFC Sunday, Dec 3 at 7 PM
NOTE: TFC Offices will be closed December 22 and 25 and January 1
Singles Christmas Party is December 22 2017 at 5:30 in the Fireside Room. Please note this is a Friday night. Bring a white elephant gift and a dish to share.
What sets High Voltage Kids Ministry apart is the fact that we are NOT a “curriculum company”. We are REAL LIFE Kids Pastors in a local church who create and produce our own videos, object lessons, graphics, illustrations, skits, and more. Our KIDS CHURCH CURRICULUM is “Media Rich – Teacher Driven”! In other words, our curriculum includes all the high-tech video, graphics, music, and other media elements that kids love WITHOUT replacing the Kids Pastor/Leader with a DVD player and a screen. We believe that the media elements should ENHANCE your upfront ministry with the kids, not REPLACE it. If your children liked “Alien Kids” they will love this new format! LOL will start at 7:00pm on Wednesday’s. Don’t let your child/children miss out on the opportunity to experience this “Media Rich-Teacher Driven-Intentionally Focused” night of ministry!If your children liked “Alien Kids” they will love this new format! LOL will start at 7:00pm on Wednesday’s. Don’t let your child/children miss out on the opportunity to experience this “Media Rich-Teacher Driven-Intentionally Focused” night of ministry!
LOL format is changing Starting in January 2018 the LOL teaching format will change to a more evangelistic outreach night. The children will not only learn how to Love our Lord but, they will also learn how they can Live out Loud. They will learn how to share their faith with their friends and will be encouraged to invite their friends to Church. The new curriculum will be from High Voltage Kid’s ministries.
november 19, 2017
March for Life 2018 Sign up!
Trinity Christmas Dinner Theatre Friday, December 1 in the Family Life Center at 6PM
Community Christmas Service at 7PM December 3rd at TFC
Upward Practice starts the week of December 3rd
november 12, 2017
Solid Rock Bible Study meeting Monday, Nov 20th at 6:30PM
Senior Friends Christmas Dinner at Black Angus, December 7 at 11:30 AM. Call the office to sign up.
Kitchen Clean Up Party, December 8th at 9AM Come on down!! You are all invited to this party!
Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, November 23, 12 noon – 5:00 PM in the Family Life Center.
OFFICES CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 & 24.
Communion Christmas Eve at 7PM
OFFICES CLOSED DECEMBER 25
Singles Christmas Party is December 1st 2017 at 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Please note this is a Friday night. Bring a white elephant gift and a dish to share. Lunch Bunch for December 2017: 3-Orchard Tree, 10-Peking, 7-Pizza Hut, 24-MiRanchito, 31-Motor Inn in Mercer
Hall Monitors Need . Contact the office.
Trinity Christmas Dinner Friday Dec. 1st. Tickets $25. Contact the office.
november 5, 2017
March For Life in Washington, D.C. coming in January. Call the church office if you wish to attend with the team. 419.238.2788.
Wednesday Evening Services will be laid down November 22 for Thanksgiving Holiday.
Baptism Service, November 19 at the YWCA at 6PM. Please contact the church if you are interested in being baptised.
THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU November 5th was the last day to turn in your shoebox. Thank you to everyone who donated a shoebox, an item or paid for a box. Your generosity is very much appreciated. I’ll be posting the final number of boxes soon. Thank you again!!!
october 29, 2017
Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, November 23, 12 noon – 5:00 PM in the Family Life Center. For those who are homeless, alone, or in need of a helping hand. Invite a friend to come out for a time of praise to our Lord for His goodness with good food, and fellowship. Sign up to help in the foyer.
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Time flies and already it is the last week for the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Sunday, November 5th is the last day to turn in your shoeboxes. They will be turned in this week. A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED A BOX, ITEMS OR SHIPPING FEES!!!
Youth Destination Unknown The first Sunday of each month, the youth will have DU (Destination Unknown). This past Sunday was our first DU and the students were surprised to have an All Holiday Party. We first started the event going to the Etter’s house for a Fall party where the students decorated Pumpkins and had an apple bobbing race. Then they went on a Thanksgiving Progressive Dinner to McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King. After the feast, they went and ate the food at Katie’s apartment and had a Christmas Party and celebrated New Year’s. The Easter egg hunt was next and the last stop was a bonfire celebrating the Fourth of July at the Spridgeon’s house. Have your teen be a part of the next DU on November 5th!
The Food Pantry is asking for your help . Volunteers are running low and we have needs for regular helpers in a few areas. Mondays we could do with people to unload the box truck coming from West Ohio Food Bank and stock the shelves. Then of course we have our usual pantry hours of Tuesdays from 10 to noon and Thursdays from 4-5:30. All of these days could use willing people to commit. November’s food item is Boxed pasta and sauce (mac-n-cheese, spaghetti, etc.)
The Solid Rock Bible Study We will be studying in the Book of Romans. We will be meeting every other Monday night at 6:30 in the Education Wing off Franklin St. Please mark your calendars. ALL are welcome! ~Don & Barb Blackmore
If you happen to see Doug Roop or Hillary Brotherwood, please stop and say hello. Doug and Hillary have joined the TFC Staff. Doug will be serving as Pastor of Discipleship and Director of Christian Education. Hillary will be Co-Directing Christian Education on a part time intern basis. Please give them a warm welcome.
WALK FOR LIFE Report: Dear Trinity Friends, Thank you for being involved in the PLC Health Clinic’s Walk For Life. The walkers at your church raised a total of $2,785.00! We rely 100% on local giving so every faithful church and walker is very important to this ministry. Thank you for helping us stand in the gap for the unborn. Blessings, Trina Langdon, Executive Director
New Online TFC Women’s Bible Study Group! Starting October 23rd! If you are like many women, you would love to be part of a group of women studying the Bible, but there can be so many roadblocks like childcare, jobs, housekeeping, getting dinner on the table and kids to bed, and the list goes on. I am so excited to share about this new way to study the bible as a community of women. Proverbs 31 Ministries offers a daily bible study program for women that we can be a part of. We can create our own private community of women (TFC Van Wert Women’s Group) to share and support each other. A new study is beginning Monday October 23rd on I & II Timothy and Titus. The App or Website will offer a daily reading Mondays – Fridays and then a recap video on the weekend. You can be involved as much or as little as your schedule allows. If you log into our private group, then you can post comments below each reading for each other’s encouragement and support and prayer. I will be coordinating the group. To sign up go to www.First5.org or to the First5 App and log in. Then join the group with group code – 28bf. We would love to be able to connect with all the women at TFC daily as we study the Word of God together. This can be 5 minutes of your day or 30 minutes of your day. It will fit to what your season of life is right now. We hope you will give it a try. Please contact us with any questions.
The Singles will gather on November 11th 2017 at 5:30 in the Fireside Room for a potluck supper. Jo Schaffner will tell us about the past, present, and future of the church library. Bring a dish to share and your own drink. Lunch Bunch for November 2017: 5th-Black Angus on Main, 12th-Wild Willy’s, 19th-Peking, 26th-133 Bistro.
Highlighted books From the Library An Uncommon Protector by Shelly Shepard Gray. Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of running a ranch on her own, Laurel Tracey decides to hire a convict—a man who’s just scary enough to take care of squatters and just desperate enough to agree to a one year post. The years following the war have been hard on Laurel Tracey. Both her brother and her father died in battle, and her mother passed away shortly after receiving word of their demise. Laurel has been trying to run her two hundred acre ranch as best she can. When she discovers that squatters have settled in her north pasture and have no intention of leaving, Laurel decides to use the last of her money to free a prisoner from the local jail. If she agrees to offer him room and board for one year, he will have to work for her to pay off his debt. Former soldier Thomas Baker knows he’s in trouble when he finds himself jailed because he couldn’t pay a few fines. Laurel’s offer might be his only ticket out. Though she’s everything he ever dreamed of in a woman—sweet and tender-hearted, yet strong—he’s determined to remain detached, work hard on her behalf, and count the days until he’s free again.But when cattle start dying and Laurel’s life is threatened, Thomas realizes more than just his freedom is on the line. Laurel needs someone to believe in her and protect her property. And it isn’t long before Laurel realizes that Thomas Baker is far more than just a former soldier. He’s a trustworthy hero, and he needs more than just his freedom—he needs her love and care too