FRIENDS Thursday, January 26th 11:00 am
Our FRIENDS meeting will be held in Parish Hall (A-frame) beginning at 11:00 am.
The program, presented by Wimp Goethert, will be about his coming to America as a child.
Pizza and salad will be served and the cost for the meal will be $ 5.00.
Please come and bring a friend!
REFORMATION EVENT CONFIRMATION OUTING Sunday, January 29th 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This event will be held at Belmont University, Nashville.
The movie LUTHER will be shown as part of the Middle Tennessee ELCA 2017 Reformation 500th Commemoration.
Following the special viewing, there will be a discussion with award-winning Reformation historian Dr. Paul Lim of Vanderbilt Divinity School.
We will eat lunch at church prior to leaving for Nashville.
Please bring $ 10.00 per person.
FAMILY SKATE NIGHT Tuesday, January 31st 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for Family Skate Night at Galaxy Skate, 200 Ledford Mill Road, located behind Lowe's.
Dinner will be on your own.
REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTION
A way to support Trinity for those who have an IRA is through Required Minimum Distribution.
This is a way to give and your donation will not be taxed as income through this charitable distribution. For a more detailed explanation, please see Jim Peissig or Pastor Alex.
LWR QUILTERS January 17th, 24th 9:30 am
You are invited to join the LWR Quilters on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month.
DOMINOES Friday, January 20th Friday, February 17th 1:00 pm
On the third Friday of each month, there is a gathering of folks who play Mexican Dominoes at 1:00 pm in the Banner Room.
Typically, we have around 8 people participate and there is always room for more.
Please feel free to join us!
MaSH YOUTH (Middle & Senior High) Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The schedule for youth events:
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm MaSH Youth 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Confirmation/FISHY
BIBLE CONNECTIONS For 4th - 5th Graders Wednesdays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
From Pastor Alex,
At Trinity, we strive to build up our community and help one another grow in faith and fellowship. We offer events such as the church family picnic at our house, receptions, church dinners and trivia nights which help us understand that we are the body of Christ and to be in a relationship with one another.
Another tool we have been working on to help promote community is the church directory. The directory is linked to our website and there is an app for your smart phone. If you search CTRN directory in the app store, you can download the app on your phone. By using the app, you are able to access pictures and emails and call families from your phone. We are currently collecting family pictures and individual pictures. The reason for the individual pictures, is that we want to be able to list everyone who participates in a ministry in a group. This will allow us to email everyone on a ministry team/group and will allow everyone in that team/group to email that team/group without having to set anything up on their own email system.
I know many of you do not like to have your picture taken, but you can also submit a photo on your own, if you would like to do that.
We are putting so much effort into this project for a variety of reasons. Currently, it sometimes takes a year or two for some in our community to meet or know who others are. I know from personal experience, if you know someone's face and do not know their name, sometimes we avoid interacting with them all together.
There are a variety of reasons as to why it takes so long to create community. Our lives are much different than they were years ago. Jobs now require a lot of travel, some of our members have time to participate in one ministry and not others. Many in our congregation are unable to go out in the evenings and a great majority of our congregation live some distance from Tullahoma. The list goes on and on and I mention this only to call attention as to why we are trying so hard to bring people together. We are trying to provide the tools so we can know one another and communicate with one another.
Please try to submit an individual picture if you are able in the coming weeks.
If you need the password, have lost it, or did not receive the email, please let us know. Also, if you would like a printed directory, please let us know and we can gladly do that for you.
RENOVATIONS AND CHURCH PROPERTY UPDATE
Upgrades and renovations to our building continue.
Due to the generosity of both our volunteer labor force and the generosity of this community, we continue the work that has been completed in the Sunday School wing.
The oldest part of our building is in need of maintenance and appearance upgrades.
So far, we have enhanced the lighting in the A-Frame and are dealing with plumbing issues in the bathrooms and plans are underway to address the flooring.
Work on the Sacristy has been completed.
Most of this work is being done by volunteers which makes your donations go a long way.
Any donations made to the building funds go a long way to help maintain our property which helps us to fulfill the mission of being an Oasis of Grace to our community.
We will have a project cost soon for work that is going to be done in our older sanctuary which will be used as another worship, classroom and community space which will enhance our ministry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GRIEFSHARE SESSIONS AT TRINITY
GriefShare sessions have currently ended at Trinity.
Will announce when next sessions begin.
STEWARDSHIP AND THANKSGIVING
Electronic giving 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 Vanco services that is part of the simply giving program.
We now have 23 families who have signed up for automatic giving. Our website has access to the automatic giving process. You may want to consider starting the new year by simplifying the giving process. It is similar to automating the payment of utility or phone bills. If you need help in setting up an automated payment, please see Jim Peissig.
If anyone wants to make final contributions by December 31st, please send contributions to the church and we will have our records reflect the additional contributions in 2016.
Thanks for all you do!
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
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