I hope you are all having a wonderful July blessed by some fun, relaxation, time with family and friends, and Sabbath rest. Steve and I have had some of all of the above as we recently returned from the farm (the family place in the mountains), visiting Steve's parents in Birmingham, and a couple of days at the beach.
I want to give you a special invitation to attend a meeting this Sunday at noon in the Worship Center. We'll be sharing the new Trinity Sunday worship schedule beginning September 1 and the different types of worship that will be offered. We'll look forward to getting your feedback and some Q&A time. We anticipate the meeting will be no more than an hour, so everyone will be able to get home for a late lunch.
When you come on Sunday, you'll also notice some big changes to the building. The metal roof work is well under way, probably about 1/3 of the way through the project with an anticipated completion date of the end of September. The work includes the replacement of the entire worship center roof, the majority of the education building, and a small flat roof with the replacement of all the HVAC units housed there.
They've also begun pressure washing the exterior and making stucco repairs in preparation for painting the entire worship center and education buildings. Once the roof and exterior painting are completed, we'll then tackle the interior painting of the Worship Center building.
Thank you so much for your generosity in giving to this special project. The total price tag will be around 1.1 million. To date, you have given almost $530,000 in the last 8 months. It will take all of us together giving sacrificially to get this paid off as quickly as possible. To make a gift now, please click here.
Finally, I hope you've all had a chance to meet Rev. Ben Richards, Trinity's new Associate Pastor. He is excited to be in ministry with Trinity and we are super grateful and excited for him to be a part of Team Trinity. If you weren't in worship to hear him preach on July 7 or 14, click on the specific date to listen now.
See you Sunday as we take a look at the second to the last episode of Once Upon a Time in Israel: Kings, Dreams and Schemes from the books of 1 and 2 Kings. We'll hear why Elisha says, "Make mine a double," as we consider what that might mean for us today.