September 9, 2021
Hello Trio Family,

Over the past 18 months, I have offered a possibility of moving my full-time income out of Trio, and now, that's happening. I will be serving Trio part-time rather than full-time beginning in October.

I have been serving as a Marketplace chaplain since 2018, first in Mora, and now in greater Twin Cities area. I enjoy this work because it intentionally puts me alongside unbelievers every week, bringing Jesus into secular workplaces. Most of Marketplace Chaplains' employees are part-time, as I have been, but growth in Minnesota's region has moved Marketplace to offer me a full-time Assistant Director of Operations position and I have accepted. This position does not require a move, so we plan to stay in Mora and at Trio at this time. This change for me comes with two big implications for Trio.

First, I plan to stay on with Trio as the Lead Pastor, but on a part-time basis (roughly 10 hours per week) rather than full-time. This means I won't be able to do as much for Trio nor will I be as available to people. Meetings with people as well as website and administrative tasks will decrease. I will continue preparing Sunday services, taking care of contacts and admin, and organizing church meals, plus I am hoping to coordinate an outreach connecting event at least every two months. (I still want your ideas on what things would help you connect with your friends and people in your sphere of influence.)

Second, Trio's finances have been tight for the past few years. and staffing is by far our largest expense. We have stayed out of the red, but as of the end of August, Trio has approximately $6,000 total in savings and checking. Moving my full-time salary out of Trio's budget provides an opportunity to better invest in our mission to make disciples and vision to help people build meaningful, personal connections with God and people. It will also bolster our savings (and develop an emergency fund), help us address building issues (like replacing our dead AC unit), and most importantly, invest more into connection-building outreach events to help us build meaningful, personal connections with unchurched people in Mora and Kanabec County.

This change will likely have many impacts for Trio and my family, so I ask for your patience and flexibility as we learn how to be the church this way. If you have questions about these changes, please feel free to meet with me, call, text or email. I will answer any questions you have to the best of my ability. Thank you for your role in Trio and all you do.

God has great things in store for us!

Pastor Kirk

P.S.-You are always welcome to call, text, or email me:
Office: (320) 225-8746 Cell: (320) 469-8207 Email:
Church Picnic

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Sabbath Sunday picnic at Kid's Kingdom Park.

(Rachel Norby is a Bean Bag hustler!)
The Schultz Family
is in Litein, Kenya this summer.

The Schultz family is on mission in Kenya, Africa until the end of September. You can follow them in Kenya here:
Fusion Youth (7th-12th grade) has a brief break
scheduled until after school starts, so no Fusion on 9/8.

The next Fusion Youth group will be the fall kickoff
at TCC at 7:00-8:15pm on September 15, 2021.

Norby will have the fall calendars out soon.
Trio Littles (preschool/nursery)

Trio Littles is available some Sundays for kids who are Pre-Kindergarten in the Fusion Youth room.
The Sundays on which there are no volunteers,
the Fusion Youth room will be open for parents to
be with their child(ren) and participate in the service from there.
Trio Kids (elementary aged)
Trio Kids will be meet sometimes each month.
We will try to keep parents updated on when the next and upcoming Trio Kids Sundays will be.

Trio Littles and Trio Kids Helpers

If you are interested in helping with Trio Littles and/or Trio Kids
email/call/text Pastor Kirk. Office: (320) 225-8746 Cell: (320) 469-8207
Trio usually streams Eagle Brook worship and messages.
A new series called
"How Happiness Happens"
begins this Sunday.
Lasting happiness is the kind that brings a lot more joy, contentment, and gratitude. This series will focus on how to have that kind of happiness.

You can catch current and past messages on our website:
See Trio's vision on our website:

Trio Community Church | 320-225-8746 (TRIO)
Mailing Address: PO Box 11, Mora, MN 55051
Physical Address: 111 East Maple Ave, Mora, MN 55051