675 East Algonquin Road Des Plaines, IL 60016 (847) 827-6656
Pastor Kelly’s Celebration Coffee Hour
The holiday weekend and extended weekends have caused a change in the celebration date for Pastor Kelly’s Farewell Coffee Hour. We will schedule that for after worship on 6/24/18. Pastor’s last day will be July 1 as planned, but the celebration is one week early due many planned absences on the holiday weekend. 2 weeks from today for the celebration. 3 weeks from today is Pastor Kelly’s last service with us.
Blue Time and Talent Sheets
We had a very good turnout for the Ministry Fair last week and the food was good, the presentations were very informative and a number of people have signed up for multiple committees and other ways to share their talents here at Trinity. Praise God for his guidance in our lives. We have blank Time and Talent sheets in the Narthex so anyone can use a sheet to sign up for any of the categories and if you provide your information on the back we will get back to you quickly to get the process started and incorporate you into the functions that interest you. Please consider using a sheet if you have not done so already. Time and Talent is part of our Stewardship commitment.
The Stewardship committee is trying to get a workable plan in place as quickly as possible. I believe we will have a letter to the congregation and pledge cards at the minimum. Other details are as yet undecided, but I wanted to let you know that pledge cards will be required so we can gauge the magnitude of the response in total. I hope and pray that people can trust the leadership to be responsible as we always are with the kind of information that is on the pledge card. It is always closely held information that is never shared as common information about specific individuals. Only aggregate information will be used for Council purposes. If you have questions or concerns about how pledge cards are used, please contact a member of the Stewardship committee or Council to help explain anything you might need to know.
Shopping with Trinity
Becky Henkes the Financial Secretary has reported that approximately 12 people helped us earn $1200 dollars last year through the Shopping with Trinity program. What if we had 40 or 50 or 100 people doing that in the future? We could make a lot more money for programs at Trinity. Stay tuned for a new program under a new name in the near future.
Dear Lord we pray for each other as we travel this path to a more stable and vibrant congregation in Des Plaines, Illinois. Help us to support and challenge each other as we take this journey. Help us to keep one another in our prayers going forward. We pray for your guidance as we proceed and for the strength and perseverance to meet all of our tasks. Help us to contribute time, talent and treasure as each of us are able. Remind us always that we are in this together. We ask this all in Jesus name - Amen.