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|March 2011 Trinity Observer
|Flint Township has now joined in the curb-side recycling.
Since we do not have curbside garbage pickup, I have been
taking some of the cardboard and paper from the church. This
will be for church used items only, not everybody’s homes.
There will be a flier in the kitchen for the things that can be
recycled. There will also be 2 recycle bins in the kitchen to put
the items in it. These items must be washed out and no food
can be in anything. Please check it out if you are involved in
any kitchen food prep. Cardboard boxes (like cookie or
cracker boxes need to be broken down though. I will take the
bins home each Sunday or Monday for our pick-up on Tuesday
mornings. Please help with this recycle program and help save
our earth. There also will be reward money at the end of the
year that we can use for our church.
|Christian Education News
Three of our Youth will be attending the Alma Youth Mix from
March 11-13th. If there are others besides Monica and Allison
Bradley, and Diamond Storey, who wish to go, please contact
Denise White. This is a good time to see the Campus of
Alma College and meet new friends and have a fantastic time.
The ages eligible are 9th graders-12th graders. The cost is
$40.00 per person.
We are considering beginning a Tutoring Program on
Wednesday afternoons for children from 4th-8th grades. This
endeavor can only become fact if we have enough people to
help. This would be a great time to extend our mission to the
community and would only be 1 1/2 hours a week. The
number of students we can have will depend on the number of
adults available. You would not have to be there every week.
More information will become available later.
The Children’s Choir needs more people. Don’t you know
some children that would enjoy singing and getting to meet
new people and God? Barbara Shackleford would welcome
The Coordinating Team meeting will be held on March 7,
2011 at 11:30am. We will be setting up the program for
2011, so we need all Team Members to be present, plus any
women who have concerns or ideas for the women of Trinity
On March 20th, we will be celebrating the Gifts of Women
Sunday. We will need women to participate in the service,
either as speakers, ushers and greeters or to help with the
Coffee Hour following the service. Become an active
Presbyterian Woman and volunteer for this special day.
Our Grandparents Group and the Naomi Circle meetings
may be changed due to the Lenten Dinners each
Wednesday. Check your bulletin for dates and times.
With approval by Session, members and friends of
Trinity United have begun to participate in a “Buy A Box”
fund raiser. Fabric covered boxes have been hung on
the sanctuary’s south wall to reduce the room’s echo.
Because it has greatly improved the sound quality, more
boxes need to be hung on the north and west walls.
Each box costs about $15.00 and some 25 or more
boxes are necessary to complete the project. Cash or
checks may be given to Jan Beach, placed in a separate
pew offering envelope, or sent to the church. In any
case, please specify that it is for “Buy-A-Box” or “Sound
Panels”. If you have any questions, contact Craig
Hardy. Thank you for participating in this important
We are asking the kitchen people if they would
please refrain from using red drinks for coffee
hour. When the red drinks get spilled on the
floor, the only way to remove it is to bleach it up,
and that takes the finish off the floor. With the
price of refinishing the floor every once in a while,
it will be quite expensive over the year. Many
people have concern for this matter.
March 6, 2011
Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 99
2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 1:1-9
Rev. Phil Olson, Guest Minister
March 13, 2011
Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 Psalm 32
Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11
Rev. Phil Olson, Guest Minister
February 20, 2011
Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17
Women’s Day Celebration
February 27, 2011
Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 John 4:5-
42 Romans 5:1-11
Rev. Phil Olson, Guest Minister
|The Deacons are looking for a
wheelchair. We have three
wheelchairs at the Church, that
are the standard size, but we
would like one that would be at
least 22-24 inch or larger
The Worship Team would like to announce that
there will be Lenten Dinners and Study starting
on March 9th and running every Wednesday
evening through April 13th. These will be a pot-
luck’s starting at 6pm each night. The following
week, April 21 will be Maundy Thursday with a
reinaction of the Last Supper. This also will be
at 6pm, with dimmed lighting.
|Organizing a New Group
Would you like to be part of a new group? A group that
will take charge of one of our most important
investments. This investment has become a very
important part of our church life. This new group would
get together about every four to six weeks. They would
hold their meetings in the kitchen. AH-HA! The
purpose of this group would be to organize and put
things back into their proper place as they clean and
sanitize the kitchen. They also will be making
determinations about the care and replacement of the
equipment. Would you like to be a part of this very
important group? Call Pat Rice or Alice Shirley
|Property Management Team
This Team will be responsible for the planning for and
following through on regular maintenance. Including, but not
limited to: sidewalks, driveways, parking lot, snow, ice, grass
cutting, and shrub trimming, cleaning the inside of the church,
painting, replacing light bulbs, and other normal repairs that
may present themselves. A 5-year plan should be developed
to set goals that will improve the use of the facility. Not all of
this work has to be done by team members. We may be able
to issue contracts for it.
This team will be responsible for obtaining bids and/or the best
resources for major work that must be done. The Session
must give final approval. Contracts for work in and around the
building should be reviewed by the team.
This team will be responsible for a building and property use
policy. A key management policy will be developed. Once
established, this policy must be reviewed each year.
Jerry & Sharon Auger
Winn & Levi Smith