Trinity Trumpeter | September 19, 2022

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Hey Trinity,


Let's take a few minutes and get to know your Trinity Trustees team!


Who are Trinity’s Trustees?

Michael Klugh (Chair), Harvey Hansen (Vice Chair), Ann Joyner, Ann Hutchinson, Elizabeth Mangum, Floyd Stroup, John Peters, Karen Baker, and Ned Woodard


What do the Trustees do at Trinity?  

  • oversee, supervise, and maintain all property belonging to Trinity UMC so that the ministries of the congregation can be highly effective (including parsonage)
  • report annually to the charge conference on the state of the church’s property, equipment, investments, and resources
  • receive and administer all gifts made to the congregation; make certain that all trust funds of the congregation are invested properly
  • ensure that the articles of incorporation of the congregation are kept up to date
  • maintain adequate insurance coverage and develop appropriate risk management policies
  • submit to the committee on finance the annual budget requests


We are so fortunate to serve such a faithful and giving congregation. In my 26 years of attending TUMC, I’ve never heard the word “No” spoken; we are blessed to have so many faithful servants always willing to say “YES”. Even as Trinity’s infrastructure ages, many work tirelessly to form and execute plans to make our campus a better & safer place to worship tomorrow, next month, and in the years to come. As you look around Trinity’s campus, 2022 has seen many upgrades. Honestly, we’re just scratching the surface… there’s much more to come but being a good steward of the money is also our charge.


What have we done in 2022? 

The 4 most obvious upgrades are the LED Wall and the Audio System in the sanctuary, repairs to Building C’s roof, and flooring upgrades to building A in the preschool areas. The audio system hadn’t been upgraded since 2008, and its age was beginning to show. There were dead spots in certain pews that made hearing difficult. The projector needed to be replaced, but upgrading it based on our sanctuary’s layout became cost prohibitive, so we chose the LED technology route. After more than 20 years of the sun & weather beating down on building C’s roof, it was time for some maintenance and preventive maintenance, which should see the roof another 20-30 years. And finally, Trinity’s Preschool director, Kathy Curry, obtained grant money to replace the flooring in building A in the preschool areas and other various upgrades. Here’s a brief snapshot of the decisions we made in 2022 and where the money was spent.

Description

 Trustee Budget

Replace Sanctuary audio system

$17,800.00

Installed LED video wall to replace existing sanctuary projector & screen

$24,822.00

Custom brackets for LED wall

$2,100.00

Repair roof leaks in Building C

$15,211.00

Building C HVAC replaced

$10,785.00

(11) Exterior Security Lights replaced on Building C

$3,995.00

(12) contracted replacement LED light fixtures in choir area & conference room

$2,900.00

Narthex water fountain area upgrade by Beautification Sub-Committee

$380.00

Leak fix & Faucet Replacement in custodial closet

$485.00

B&C Fire extinguisher replacement

$882.00

Sanctuary Power upgrades

$591.00

Total Overhaul of Pastor's Bathroom

$788.00

Replace failing door hinges in building A & C

$660.00

Replace all stained ceiling tiles in Building C

$264.00

Various A/C Repairs thru the summer months

$1,422.00

Various plumbing issues

$1,058.00

Tree removed on the fence between Trinity & Meyerholz

$750.00

Replace a section of the fence at the parsonage

$1,305.00

Replace a walk-in Freezer Condenser

$6,890.00

Repair a major gas leak in building C

$1,687.00

Repairs to the parsonage electrical system required for safety

$4,850.00

Total

$99,625.00

$98,834 is a 30,000ft flyover of decisions the Trustees were entrusted with in 2022, but there is so much more when you fly over at lower levels. Jacque Schlageter, Trinity’s Business Administrator, takes care of all the “everything else we don’t always pay attention to or think of and/or remember”. She keeps the grounds up, pays the utilities, runs payroll, prepares the checks for the finance chair, schedules carpet cleaning, assigns paint projects here & there, chases down contractors, orders supplies, etc.…. the Trustees are so fortunate to work hand in hand with Jacque. We, the Trustees, always receive the credit for the big things that happen at Trinity, but ultimately “Wars are won by Logistics” - Army General John J. Pershing, WWII. We wouldn’t have what we have without Jacque’s day-to-day Logistics Hustle and all the Business Administrators that came before Jacque.


What’s next? 

The two biggest projects currently in the works are the Youth canteen room & the Breezeway between building A/B & C. We are working to convert the Youth canteen room into a more useable kitchenette-type space with the direction and assistance from our Youth and the Imagine campaign. Please note: The sink has already been installed ($700). The Breezeway project, the space between buildings A/B & C, first and foremost, needs a major stormwater drainage problem corrected. Once we’re confident in the solution, we’ll move forward with plans to convert the space into a welcoming outdoor social gathering point that can be enjoyed by ALL. 


In closing…… thank you for being a faithful congregation! Your financial commitment allows us to provide you with what you want, need, and deserve…. A safe and inviting place to worship.


SAVE THE DATE…. Saturday, December 3, 2022 – Trustees Hosted a Fellowship event


Mike Klugh 

Trustee Chair


MINISTRIES & MORE

The OAKS is headed to Brookdale! We will be touring and eating lunch at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility on October 12th.


Please RSVP by Oct 5th to the church office.


WE CHALLENGE YOU TO A CHILI COOK-OFF!

Everybody loves chili, but everybody does it a little differently. Some make it spicy; some make it meaty; some make it, well, white! Whether you make it mild, medium, or hot, we challenge you to make a pot and join us with your favorite recipe!


Don't cook? Not a problem! Join us on Sunday, September 25, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. to taste each delicious recipe and decide on a winner. It's $5.00 for a tasting kit, and all proceeds will benefit the Trinity UMC Preschool. Contact the Church Office to enter or for more information.


THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR THE BEST CHILI! 

GOD'S BIG IDEA FOR YOU

God’s idea is too big for our puny brains, yet He invites us; He needs and wants our participation in His plan. Join us on Tuesdays beginning September 20 at 6:00 p.m. as we explore God’s plan for us on the earth. This series will help us discover this Big Idea and how we can find our role in it.

Join the Backpack Ministry on September 26th at 9 a.m. in room C102 to pack the bags for October!

The Finance and SPRC teams invite you to a belated welcoming BBQ dinner for Rev Hagen and his family on Wednesday, October 19th. At 5:00 p.m. in the Memorial Fellowship Hall. RSVP to the church office by October 12th. It will be an evening of food, fellowship, and fun. Please join us to give a big Trinity welcome to the Hagans.

Click to RSVP for Welcome BBQ

TRUNK-OR-TREAT IS BACK & NEEDS YOUR HELP!

It's almost that time of year! Trunk-or-Treat at Trinity UMC is back! Join us for a safe, family-friendly, and FREE event on Saturday, October 29, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Memorial Fellowship Hall.

This year we've grown! There will be games, inflatables, and, most importantly, plenty of candy! However, none of this is possible without your help! We are looking for 50 tables of games or simply passing out candy! If you're interested in hosting a "trunk" or volunteering for this event, please get in touch with the church office or email communications@trinityfwb.org.

PS - This year, we plan to be mostly indoors to avoid rain issues and will utilize all of Building C for "trunks" & games

Exciting changes are coming to Trinity! We are in the process of restructuring a few of our staff positions. With this restructure, we are looking to fill the following positions: 


  • Kids Ministry Coordinator
  • Student Ministry Coordinator
  • Family Life Minister


We are currently looking to fill these positions within the church currently. If interested, please submit your resume, introductory letter, and references to the Communications Coordinator at communications@trinityfwb.org. Below is the link to the job descriptions for each position. 

Kids Ministry Coordinator
Student Ministry Coordinator
Family Life Minister

If you have any questions about this restructing please attend the Church Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Memorial Fellowship Hall. All will be explained at this meeting. 


-Kim Allen

SPR Chair

If you are new to Trinity and interested in joining the church or just learning more about what it means to become a member then our Next Steps Gathering is for you! Join us on Sunday, October 2, at 12:00 p.m. as we encourage you to take your next steps with us! Lunch and childcare are provided but sign-up is required. Sign up online or at our Square One table!

Click Here to Sign Up TODAY!

Monday, September 19 • Prayer Warriors @ 11:45 a.m. • Church Library (Weekly)


Tuesday, September 20 • Tuesday Morning Women's Group @ 6:30 a.m. • MFH (Weekly)


Wednesday, September 21 • First of All Small Group @ 5:30 p.m. • C105 (Weekly)


Wednesday, September 21 • Wednesday Night Supper @ 5:30 p.m.. • MFH


Wednesday, September 21 • Chancel Choir Practice @ 6:30 p.m.. • Sanctuary


Thursday, September 22 • Men's Bible Study @ 7:00 a.m. • Memorial Fellowship Hall (Weekly)


Thursday, September 22 • Chancel Handbell Practice @ 5:45 p.m. • Handbell Room 18(Weekly)


Thursday, September 22 • Books & Beyond @ 6:00 p.m. • Contact Church Office


Saturday, September 24 • UMM Recycling @ 9:00 a.m. • Back 40


Sunday, September 25 • Stewardship Chili Cook-Off @ 2:00 p.m. • MFH


Monday, September 26 • Prayer Warriors @ 11:45 a.m. • Church Library (Weekly)


Tuesday, September 27 • Tuesday Morning Women's Group @ 6:30 a.m. • MFH (Weekly)


Tuesday, September 27 • Church Council Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. • MFH


Wednesday, September 28 • Student Ministry Small Groups @ 5:00 p.m. • Youth Wing (Weekly)


Wednesday, September 28 • First of All Small Group @ 5:30 p.m. • C105 (Weekly)


Wednesday, September 28 • Chancel Choir Rehearsal @ 6:30 p.m. • Sanctuary


Thursday, September 29 • Men's Bible Study @ 7:00 a.m. • Memorial Fellowship Hall (Weekly)


Thursday, September 29 • Chancel Handbell Practice @ 5:45 p.m. • Handbell Room 18 (Weekly)


For a full calendar of events, click the "Full Calendar" link below.

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CIRCLE OF CONCERN

Let us care and pray with you. 

If you or someone you know need prayers, please complete the Prayer Request form located at our Square One tables. Below is a list of those persons for whom we are in prayer this week; please join us in praying for those persons. Individuals are kept on the list for 4 weeks.


*Kathy Andre

Patty Anderson

*Jane Baston

Gavin Burns

Bill Cast

Ruben DeJernette

*Steve Duke

Jim Fish

Tracy Hickman

Ann McGarth

Tim Richard

Fiona Rodgers

*Edna Sherrow

Fred Suber

Nadine Sullivan

*Debbi Thornton

Jeff Wade

 

Bold = New to Circle of Concern

* = Church Member


If you or someone you know needs prayer, please complete the Prayer Request form below. The Circle of Concern list is updated and sent out biweekly via the Trumpeter, and individuals are on the list for four weeks. Please notify the church office if an individual needs to be on the list for more than four weeks. Circle of Concern inserts for Sunday services are printed on Thursday.

Prayer Request
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