Sunday, April 25, 2021, Weekly Announcements

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. 

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.

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!
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
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 as soon as possible. 
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.
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                     
Try It Tuesday:  Ladies, join us for another Try It Tuesday!  Mark your calendar for May 18, at 7:00 pm, at Trinity Fellowship, when we will be building a terrarium (a mini-indoor greenhouse) and planting a few pots of fresh herbs.  Cost is $10.   Max is 12 people.  RSVP to Katie at 615-540-5466.  This is a great way to kick off spring and add some freshness to your cooking.
Women’s Summer Bible Study:  Thursdays, June 3-July 29, 9:00-11:00am. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers' true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ."  Cost is $25. Childcare will be provided. This study will have small group discussions and is for women from all seasons of life and our community.  To register or for more information,  go to  
Our Story:  Have you attended an Our Story night yet?  This is your last chance.  On Friday, May 14, at 7:00 pm, three young women will be sharing their stories in finding and growing from spiritual mothers. 

Do You Enjoy Cooking?  Our compassion ministry needs a few more volunteers to make meals for those who have been in the hospital, had a baby, or have some other need. Volunteers simply make a meal and deliver it to the family. If you would like to serve in this way, contact the church office at 231-796-2600. 
Community Announcements
CranHill Ranch Spring Clean-Up - May 1, 2021:  We are looking for volunteers to help us get the grounds ready for the 2021 camping season! Bring your family, your church group, your friends, or your coworkers out for the day, and make some memories alongside our staff on this important workday. Spring Clean Up runs from 8:30am-4:00pm. Free Lunch is provided! We provide a free scoop of ice cream at 4:00 pm at the Barn Store for all workers. Projects include a full range of needs from raking leaves to clearing trails, from building structures to painting fences, and so much more! We need volunteers skilled in trades, as well as those willing to do whatever is necessary to get the property cleaned up and ready for our summer ministry season. To register, call our office at 231-796-7669, and ask for our volunteer coordinator, Abiah. You can also email her at
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