Please join us to serve at A Just Harvest! We serve on the third Friday of every month. Our next serving date is Friday, March 21st. To sign-up online, please click on the link:
OUR PRAYERS CONTINUE FOR:
Paula’s mother who has been hospitalized with congestive heart failure.
ALL-CHURCH RETREAT on Sat., Mar. 15 at Trinity Church from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the theme of “Five Fruitful Practices.” Presentations and table discussions on each practice. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. A day of fellowship and learning. Register at Sign-up Central outside the Parlor.
See and hear three esteemed, long term TUMC members; Ruth Hanna, Claire & Don Prince tell their rich personal and collective reflections on church membership from young adulthood through retirement.This video was created for the 2013 Harvest Dinner Benefit held at The Kenilworth Club.
Harvest Dinner 2013 Video
FORTY DAYS OF FRUITFUL LIVING: As a devotion for Lent (starting on Ash Wednesday, March 5), plan to read Forty Days of Fruitful Living, a companion to our church-wide series and retreat. Download the eBook or obtain your copy here. The Church Office has a limited number of paperback copies for $10 each.
The Sheila Tully Irish Dancers and Church Potluck are right around the corner! March 23, in the Social Hall immediately following the 10:30 service. Look for potluck details soon!
WINTER LAY SERVANT ACADEMY, March 1 & 8, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Skokie Central UMC. Children, youth and adults attend this Academy for spiritual formation and leadership skill training with people from the Chicago Northwestern District. Register online here.
UMCOR: In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 8, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is actively mobilizing resources to respond to this latest and largest in a series of disasters to hit the Philippines over the past twelve months. You can support UMCOR’s relief and recovery work in the Philippines by contributing your donation to International Disaster Response, Advance #982450, or sending a check to Trinity marked “UMCOR typhoon relief.” All of your gift, 100 percent, will be used to respond to this and other international disasters.
7th and 8th grade youth are beginning a wonderful faith adventure this October by serving in the Pumpkin Patch on the 6th from 12- 2:00 pm. The Pumpkin Patch is a long standing tradition to raise money for mission and brings people from all over to enjoy the orange lawn and purchase awesome pumpkins from Mexico. Then, on the 20th, we will meet for Lunch & Lessons from 12 - 1:00pm to begin learning about John Wesley an what it means to be United Methodist. In addition, we will travel to other congregations to experience diverse worship styles and other faith traditions, serve in a variety of ways, and attend a retreat at Stronghold Castle in the Spring. 'Firmin' Up the Faith' at Trinity UMC is a unique experience in learning about God, our Christian faith and the world!
TEAM SENEGAL 2014 – Teens and adults are invited to join the team to travel to Senegal, West Africa March 29-April 6. Contact persons are Carol Meynen or Miss Catherine (firstname.lastname@example.org). Cost of trip is $2200 per person. Building the spirit of Team Senegal and understanding our call to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world starts in our hearts. We will meet monthly to prepare for this exciting trip. Raising monies to bring to Senegal is part of our mission.
As faithful followers of Christ and caring citizens of the world, we acknowledge Christ’s message calling us to share our financial blessings for the greater good. Our generosity is not simply giving, but giving back so that God’s work can be furthered in our community and our world, through Trinity’s healing mission work.
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SUMMER RETREAT: All ages are invited to an outdoor family retreat at Wesley Woods in Lake Geneva, WI, the weekend of August 23-24. Plan to come for one day or stay overnight to enjoy sailing, archery, swimming, volleyball, pontoon boat rides, campfires, worship and fellowship with other Trinity families. A variety of housing options are available. We need to reserve space early, so please let Amy Hairston know if you are interested by March 1st.
STEPHEN MINISTRY AT TRINITY is actively recruiting for a new class of Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministry plays a key role in our congregation’s overall vision. People are precious and when they hurt or suffer they deserve the best care and support we can offer. Our Stephen Ministers use their training, commitment and ser- vice to provide care for people who need it. Do you want to give your best to God and others? Your best move is to contact Pastor Brian, Elliott Torres or Joanne Aggens at 847-274-1031 for information.
We have been making and selling "tea breads" on Communion Sundays to raise money for our Hunger Ministries - our own Wilmette Food Pantry, A Just Harvest, and the Senegal Children's Feeding Program. We need bakers! If you can bake banana, pumpkin or any other tea bread and would like to contribute to this ministry, please contact Carol Meynen at email@example.com.
The 2014 Altar Flower Donation calendar is now available in the Parish House Lobby. Thank you in advance for participating in this important ministry.
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General Information - Youth and Children
9:30 am Sunday School
PreK-4th grades, Living Water for ALL God’s Children, 2nd floor 5th grade & older
10:30 am During WorshipGodly Play (children PreK – 3rd grades). Youth & Adult helpers needed weekly.
Faith Formation in 30! (4-6th grades). Short lessons of faith. Students return to worship at the end of service.
NEW! 9:30 am ~ Coffee & Conversation for parents with young children! Bring children to Sunday School and connect with parents in the parlor. Hosts: Brian & Beth Beeler. They look forward to seeing you!
Lightshine Children’s Choir:children PreK through 8th grades. Contact Elizabeth.
VBS CAMP 2014, August 11 to 14 - SAVE THE DATE: Children preK through 4th graders are invited to participate. Volunteers of all ages needed. St. John’s Lutheran Church is host.
Disciple Bible Study will begin in late August. Do you feel a thirst to read Scripture and explore the basis of Christian faith in a weekly discussion format? If so, consider Disciple Bible Study, a United Methodist program of convenant group study, planned for Tuesday evenings from late August to late May. To learn more, contact Tom Board at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Would you like to continue the tradition of beginning our worship services by bringing in the Cross & Flame? You can bring your family or a friend, to the sanctuary entrance as the choir gathers (@10:20), and we will get you started. These important symbols of the Methodist Church are meaningful reminders of our Lord's presence -- through the cross of Christ and fire of the Holy Spirit. Participating in this worship ritual can be a lovely family tradition - even a way to commemorate a special birthday, baptism or holiday.
Contact Beth Swann.
Folding and unfolding is a way of praying. Would you like to know more about origami, a Japanese art? Trinity will be folding paper cranes to decorate the sanctuary in the near future. Come, now is the time to fold as our faith stories are told...living the Gospel one peace crane at a time. Donations of Origami paper are welcome especially sizes of 5x5 or larger.