Sunday, March 1st
WEDNESDAYS IN LENT
March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
6:00 pm Meal
6:30 pm Kids in Lent
7:00 pm Service
LENTEN MEAL VOLUNTEERS
Wednesday, March 18th
Please see Pastor Alex if you would like to volunteer to prepare and serve food for the Lenten Service on March 18th.
The food and instructions will be provided.
If you would like to subscribe to text messages for church events, such as special dinners and/or activities:
Then, text this message: @drhoffn
This is a one way text communication message and your number remains private.
FISHY & MSY
Affirm applications and $ 200.00 made out to Trinity are due to MaryBeth by Sunday, March 8th.
Please see MaryBeth for forms or more information.
Erin Dodd is a delegate to 4-H Congress this year, where she will get to meet our state representatives and govenor. Congress is doing a fundraiser to sponsor a Make-A-Wish Child this year, and would like to have each county's delegate to Congress raise at least $ 75.00 to go towards this project. Moore County is aiming at $ 300.00. If you would like to donate, please see Erin after the 10:45 Worship Service.
Kroger's Community Rewards Campaign
Benefiting Good Samaritan
Good Samaritan has become a beneficiary of Kroger's Community Rewards campaign. Kroger Plus shoppers can designate Good Samaritan as a charity that will then receive financial support from Kroger.
It is very easy to sign up as shown in the KCR Flyer.
Once you sign up for the program, then Good Samaritan will receive benefits from Kroger whenever your Kroger Plus card is used.
Flyers are located on the table in the Narthex.
HORSEPLAY, INC. LUNCHEON
Friday, March 6th
HorsePlay, Inc., a non-profit therapeutic and recreational riding program for children with physical and mental challenges serving Tullahoma and surrounding communities, has its major fundraiser on Friday, March 6th with a HUGE luncheon.
The turkey, ham and fixin's are served from 11:00 am til 1:00 pm with takeout available begining at 10:30 am.
Come join us for good food and a great cause at the
First United Methodist Church.
Food, volunteer help and monetary donations are most welcome.
For tickets or information, please contact Joanne Halcomb at 857-9990/808-4300.
Please help us fund our program which is free to all our children participants.
SUNDAY SCHOOL WING UPDATE
AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
After investigating and planning for the next stage of the project, the next step is to remove the ceiling tiles and old insulation from a portion of the building. Then, the space will be sprayed with an open cell foam. The insulation will cost around $ 2,500 and we have received funds to pay for that. In order to keep things moving along without depleting our repair fund, we are encouraging the congregation to give to the Sunday School Wing project over and above their normal giving. We anticipate needing around $ 2,500 more for lighting, painting, plumbing, and cabinetry. This next phase includes the nursery and will be the most expensive (hopefully) piece of the project. We are taking our time with this project and trying to spruce up this part of our building in a thoughtful, environmentally responsible way that will serve the needs of the congregation for years to come.
SUNDAY YOUTH ACTIVITIES
For 9th - 12th Graders
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
For 6th - 8th Graders
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SOLDIER BOX ITEMS NEEDED
Personal Hygiene Items
TAPE, TAPE, TAPE
The youth are in need of the following:
Blue Painter's Tape
These meetings are for any adult interested in talking about faith, theology, etc., similar to what is studied in Confirmation.
For 4th & 5th Graders
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Cancelled during Lent.
SMALL GROUPS FOR
FELLOWSHIP & BIBLE STUDY
If you would be interested in forming small groups in the Lynchburg, Tullahoma, Manchester and Estill Springs areas for Fellowship & Bible Study, sign-up sheets are on the table.
PRAYER REQUEST FORMS
We are implementing a new form for Prayer Requests. The forms are located on the Welcome Desk and on the table in the Narthex.
We hope by using these new forms, we will be able to manage the Prayer List more efficiently.
SCHEDULING FOR CALENDAR
If you have an event that you would like to have at Trinity, please notify the office staff. To submit your event, you may call the office, e-mail the information to the office, or visit Trinity's website where there is a "Submit Calendar Item" tab found under the "Calendar" section.
March 10th, 17th, 24th
Consider joining the quilters on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
at 9:30 am in the Banner Room.
The Good Samaritan Program of Tullahoma administers Project HELP funds and works with other public and private agencies to see that those elderly and handicapped in need receive adequate help.
You may contribute to this fund by adding extra amounts to your utility bill through TUB.
Further information can be found on the table in the Narthex.
GriefShare is a special group for individuals grieving the loss of a loved one.
It is a nondenominational program that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.
Each session is self-contained so joining the group at any time is appropriate. Each cycle encompasses 13 weeks.
Monday afternoon sessions began on January 5th.
These sessions, beginning at 1:00 pm, are held at
Trinity Lutheran Church and will run through March.
GriefShare is also meeting at First Baptist Church.
These sessions are on Wednesday evenings beginning
at 5:30 pm and will run through May.
Brochures giving information for Trinity's GriefShare sessions are located on the table in the Narthex and in the church office. Please share with those who have experienced the recent death of loved ones.
STEWARDSHIP AND THANKSGIVING
We had five giving units signup for electronic giving in November.
This page can be accessed on the Trinity Lutheran website by pressing the "giving" button at the top of the page. Electronic giving is easy to setup or modify and can provide a status report on activity for the year.
Or, you may click below to be connected to our online giving page.
It's convenient for you and provides much-needed financial consistency for the church. It is a secure site provided by Vannco services that is part of the simply giving program.
We were pleasantly surprised that we ended 2014 with an $ 85.00 surplus which is virtually breakeven.
It should not be surprising that we started 2015 with a deficit of $ 7,419.
The main factors were some annual and quarterly insurance and administrative costs that were incurred in January, as well as utility costs being higher at this time of year.
So, we start the year in the hole - financially, but of course, not spiritually!
Those of you who are in need of Offering Envelopes, there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex.
Please sign with your envelope number so we may get new ones to you.
TRINITY'S OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Office Phone Number