Sunday, April 18, 2021, Weekly Announcements

Congregational Meeting, April 25, 2021, 4:00 pm

I.             Call to Order
II.            Approve August 30, 2020 Meeting Minutes
III.           Vision 22 Update
IV.          Newaygo Campus Update
V.            Reports
                A.            Elders’ Report
                                1.            Leadership Team Annual  Appointments
                                2.            Officer Appointments
                                3.            Membership Update
                                                a.            Announce Removals
                                                b.            Vote to Accept New  Members
                B.            Financial Report
VI.          Vote of Affirmation/Reaffirmation of Elders
VII.         EFCA’s Revised Statement of Faith
VIII.        Screening At-Large Nomination
IX.           Adjournment
No luncheon                     

Is the Church Office Open? While there may be some staff in the office during the week, many are working at home to limit the amount of traffic in and out of the building (for Covid-19 cleaning purposes). If you need to get into the building during the week, please call ahead to make sure someone is in the office. If you leave a message, someone will call you back as soon as possible.  

Elder Affirmation/Reaffirmation:  The Screening Committee has met with Joe Gardner, Scott Landstra, and Steve Wheeler and is unanimously presenting their names to the congregation for affirmation/reaffirmation as Elders.  If you have questions or concerns, please address them directly as to avoid miscommunication or misunderstanding.  Members will vote to affirm Joe and Scott and reaffirm Steve at the next Congregational Meeting on Sunday, April 25.
Child Dedication:  A Child Dedication service is scheduled for Mother's Day, May 9, 2021, at Trinity Fellowship (Big Rapids campus).  If your family is interested in participating in Trinity's child dedication, please call Connie at the church office or email her at
Christian Daycare:  Trinity is exploring the possibility of opening a Christian daycare and preschool center at our Big Rapids campus building.  This an enormous need in our area. If you have an interest in being part of a team exploring the possibilities and developing a plan, contact the church office at 231-796-2600 or email  We are probably a year out, but we'd also like to hear from you if you would be interested in this for your children or for employment.

Fill the Chest and Donate the Rest!    Life Resources of Northern Michigan is having an online auction, and we would like to support them and their auction by filling up a chest of drawers with newborn clothing, diapers, and other baby needs on April    18. The chest will be one of the items up for auction!  All of the clothing, diapers and baby items will be donated to Life Resources! Join the online auction for Life Resources and bid on the chest of drawers or something else that strikes your fancy!  Life Resources Online Auction bidding will begin on Monday, April 19, at 12:00 pm and will close at 8:00 pm, on Tuesday, April 20.  For more information, go to, click on the “Auction” tab.

Photographers Needed for Mother’s Day:  Two photographers are needed to be available to take photos of families on Mother’s Day.  If you can help, contact Anna at

Did you know about CareLink at Trinity? It's simply a way to link needs within our church family to those who want to care, serve, and help meet those needs. So, if you're a widow, elderly person, or someone who could use some help with a specific need, then reach out to Kathie Richards ( so that she can post that need to the CareLink group. And if you're someone who'd like to help meet those needs, then reach out to Kathie Richards so she can add you to the group, and you'll be able to see the needs when they arise. It's another way we're seeking to be a healthy church family in Christ, Together!

Help needed! Moms with young children are desiring to be Built Up in Christ through study of the Word. Can you help them do that by volunteering to watch their children in the nursery in June and July on Thursday mornings for two hours? Can you serve weekly, every other week, or even once a month? Paid positions also available. Contact
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