Weekly Highlights & Announcements

***SUNDAYS IN-PERSON AND ONLINE ***
Go to our Sunday Information Page for Service Information

*With recent increases in transmission levels and ongoing pandemic concerns, we are strongly encouraging the wearing of masks in care for one another. In our Children’s Ministry, children and leaders are to wear masks for safety sake.

Children’s Sunday School is opened part-time Sunday and will be held during the 10:00 hour between services.  Nursery care is available during the worship services and during the 10:00 hour.  Coffee and donuts for a fellowship time will be available in the Fellowship Hall between services.


BULLETIN NOTES:


UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES:

  • Newsletter submissions are due Sunday, January 16.
  • Please note the office is closed Monday, January 17, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • M-Squad has been cancelled for Tuesday, January 18.
  • Church Council is meeting on Wednesday, January 26, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 4/6. This is an important meeting with agenda items including the proposed 2022 budget to be discussed and voted upon. All ministry leaders and at-large members are expected to attend, and everyone is invited to attend.
  • Home Safety Workshop: Saturday, January 29, 10-noon, in the Sanctuary. Presenter is Jim Petry. Reservations are requested to get an idea of how many will be attending. Contact the church office.
  • January 30: ONE WORSHIP SERVICE at 10:00 a.m. followed by an Artisan Event in the Fellowship Hall. Local artisans will be here to show and sell their creations. This event is intended for community connection.
  • Messy Church is planning another launch in the spring. You are invited to help with planning in this outreach ministry. Contact Pastor Jennifer.
  • The Monday night Women’s Bible study will be starting a new study, Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer, on January 10. Start your new year as we learn together how to listen to what God is saying to you. See Holla Sandlin for a study guide. We will be meeting in the Parlor.
  • A “Grieve Together” group to help support those dealing with grief is in the planning stage. Meeting options being considered are Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at noon with bring your own lunch, or a convenient weeknight. If interested, please contact Rita Fisher or Pastor Kirk.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Altar flowers sign-up for Sunday worship is available in the notebook on the table in the hallway just before the Breezeway. The flowers are
    yours to take after the services.
  • Trinity “clings” ($1) and reusable grocery bags ($3) are available for donations. They are available in the copy machine office. Donations should be put in the lock box on the wall next to the copy machine.
  • 2022 Flower book pages are out to be signed up for. Note: in 2022 the Altar flowers will be $35.00 and the Chancel flowers will be $25.00, prices set by the florist. The Chancel flowers can only be signed up for after the Altar flowers are.
  • UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) is providing relief for those affected by recent tornadoes. 100 % of donations to UMCOR go for relief efforts. You can make your donation out to Trinity marked “UMCOR Tornado Relief.” Donations will then be sent together to UMCOR.
  • Training is available for helping our Tech Team to have a break from their constant service. Contact Jennifer Horning, Dave Barringer, or the pastors with your willingness to serve this way in the ministry of the church. This is an essential way these days to be reaching out beyond the walls of the church.

 Any meetings taking place are with physical distancing and precautions in place.
(Contact the Trinity Office for more information on upcoming meetings or events)

(January 13 – January 16)

  • Thursday: 
    • Pastor Kirk’s Bible Studies: 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., Room 2
  •  Friday: January 14
  • Saturday: January 15
  • Sunday: January 16
    • Worship services at 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.
      • Human Relations Day offering

(January 17 – January 23)

  • Monday: Office closed for MLK Jr. Day  
    • Scouts at 7:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
    • Men’s Group at 7:00 p.m., Sacred Grounds
    • Women’s Bible Study at 7:00 p.m., Room 3
  •  Tuesday:
    • Women’s Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.
    • Dulcimers at 10:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall
    • M-Squad cancelled.
    • Trinity Live Rehearsal at 7:00 p.m.
  •  Wednesday:
    • Prayer Team at 10:00 a.m., Parlor
    • Whiz Kids 4:15 p.m.
    • Wednesday Night Dinner 6:00 p.m., Chili night
    • Chancel Choir rehearsal at 6:45 p.m., Sanctuary
  • Thursday: 
    • Pastor Kirk’s Bible Studies: 10:00 a.m. will not meet, 6:30 p.m. will 1/20
  •  Friday: January 21
  • Saturday: January 22
    • Leaders Team at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom
  • Sunday: January 23
    • Worship services at 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.
      • Janet Oligee recognition of 20 years organ music ministry

COMING UP:

  • 1/5 Threads of Love 10:00 a.m.
  • 1/9 Messy Church: Epiphany
  • 1/18 M-Squad Potluck 12:00 p.m.
  • 1/26 Threads of Love 10:00 a.m.
  • 1/26 Church Council meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • 1/30 One Service at 10:00 a.m.
    • 1/30 Artisan Event

ON GOING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Ed Fisher’s Sunday School class is meeting at 9:30 a.m. in Room 4/6. Measures of safe distancing and masks will be in place. 
  • All Ages Sunday School: Tentative Dates:
    • During the 10:00 hour and nursery care during both services and in between services. Children and leaders are to wear masks.
    • All ages Sunday School classes are held bi-weekly in Sacred Grounds.
  • Youth Programs: 
    • Both groups are God centered, Mission minded groups that typically meet on Sunday evenings 6-8. They begin with a meal, then they have separate evening discussions and activities.
      • “The Crew” Youth group 5th – 7th grade
      • “TUMY” Trinity United Methodist Youth group: 8th – 12th grades.
  • Trinity Milford Community Group on Facebook! We would love for you to join and help us provide HOPE and SUPPORT throughout the Milford Community. Facebook.com/groups/trinitymilfordcommunity
  • Good Monday Morning, (Most) Mondays at 9:30 a.m. on our Facebook page. (Bi-Monthly)
  • Men’s Group: Men’s Group meeting Monday’s 7:00 p.m. in Sacred Grounds (in Trinity’s Sunday School Wing).
  • Family Fun NightsWe are still planning our winter activities, check back for updates.

COLLECTIONS & OUTREACH:

  • UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) is providing relief efforts to those affected by natural disasters and COVID-19. If you would like to donate, make your donation out to Trinity and mark it UMCOR with the specific disaster to which you would like it applied. Trinity will gather those donations and send them together. Know that 100% of your donations to UMCOR go to the relief efforts.
  • Milford Miami Ministry (MMM):
    • Accepting any donations of non-perishable items. Any unlisted items are also greatly appreciated.
      • January: Canned Meat, Laundry detergent
      • February: Canned fruit, Toilet paper
      • March: Pasta and spaghetti sauce, Shampoo and conditioner
  • Support the Girls:
    • Box number 16 has been filled and sent in record time. Thank you for your donated bras! Keep them coming! A small financial donation is included with each box to help pay the postage for sending them on to their final destination in a 3rd world country.
  • Aluminum Can Recycling:
    • One way we honor God by taking care of His creation is by recycling aluminum cans. 100% of the money generated goes to the mission fund. (and the price is up!) We appreciate all who deposit their bagged cans in the marked dumpster near the Fellowship Hall door.
  • Tender Mercies: First Sunday of each month. Last month we were able to feed over 50 people!

Looking for something else? See our Trinity Calendar


WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER MENU:

  • 1/05 – Pork loin with sauerkraut
  • 1/12 – Swedish meatballs
  • 1/19 – Chili Night
  • 1/26 – Chicken/Rice/Cheese

Our vision is to be:
“A Christ-centered community providing HOPE and
SUPPORT where everyone is accepted.”