Trinity Trumpet September  2019
In this issue: A message from Pastor Dale about Launch Sunday and September Worship, the Church Picnic and Sundae Buffet, Sunday School, Adult Ed, the Trinity booth at the Deerfield Farmers Market, and information about the Neighbors In Need Offering.
A Message from Pastor Dale


LAUNCH SUNDAY

We welcome you all back on September 8, 2019 when we will launch our Program Year 2019-2020. Join us for the beginning of a special worship series and other festivities that you will read about elsewhere in the Trumpet.  

 
DARE TO DREAM - A Worship Series Where We Reclaim Our God Given Power of Imagination

September 8 - Dare to Dream: Imagine Our Power

In a world that seems overrun with problems and conflicts, where situations often seem overwhelming and hopeless; NOW is the time to rediscover how we got here, and to reclaim our power to imagine a New Future

 
September 15 - Dare to Dream: Imagine Our Healing

Our woundedness is the source of much of our dysfunction. Let's visualize our collective healing and the transformation that can be unleashed.

 
September 22 - Dare to Dream: Imagine the Earth's Wholeness

On Friday, September 20, 2019, communities around the world will join in a Global Climate Strike . Building on the remarkable pattern of student strikes, people of all ages will stop work, leave homes, break routines, and join together in calling for rapid action on climate justice. Many denominations, including the UCC have endorsed collective action.
In our Sunday worship we will image what it would mean to live in right relationship to our Earth and all that embodies it.
 
September 29 - Dare to Dream: Imagine a Home for All

"Home" is a concept that commands attention personally, globally and historically. What changes if we picture a home for all?

October 6 - Dare to Dream: Imagine Our Way to Peace

Children fight. Siblings fight. Tribes fight. Religions fight. Nations fight. On Worldwide Communion Sunday, can we envision a pathway to peace?

God's Peace,
Pastor Dale


Church Picnic and Sundae Buffet

Plan to stay after worship on Sunday, September 8, 2019  for a Church Picnic followed by and Ice Cream Sundae Buffet.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and sandwiches will be provided by the church, along with beverages, ice cream & toppings.  Please bring a salad or side dish to pass.


Sunday School begins September 8th

Trinity's 2019-2020 Sunday School year officially starts September 8. We are excited to introduce a new, multi-age curriculum this year - "Seasons of the Spirit". September opens with looking at the "Seasons of Creation". Class takes place during worship services. Students are invited to start the day in the sanctuary with their families and then later move to the Sunday School Room for stories, discussion, and activities. Join Us - We'd Love to See You There! 


Adult Bible Study - Resumes September 12
 
We will convene on Thursday, September 12, 10:00 - 11:15 in the Gathering Hall. Plan to stay a little longer, if you can, for fellowship over a light lunch.
We will study a curriculum that our Confirmands will be using. The goal is to rediscover Our Faith, Our Questions, and Our Calling for today.


Farmer's market
Trinity UCC booth - Deerfield Farmers Market

Trinity will have a booth at the Deerfield Farmers Market on Saturday, September 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for us to help folks in our community learn more about Trinity - our mission work (including the Gleanings Project), our commitment to Be The Church, and our members.  
Please consider signing up in the Gathering Hall for a two-hour shift. 

Neighbors In Need Offering
 
The Neighbors in Need offering which we will receive Sept. 29, 2019, supports the UCC's ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States.  Two-thirds of the offering is used by UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries to fund a wide array of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects.  Through ucc.org/justice, our national Justice and Witness Ministries office offers resources, news updates, and action alerts on a broad spectrum of justice issues.  Working with members of the UCC Justice and Peace Action Network (a network of thousands of UCC justice and peace advocates), Justice and Witness continues its strong policy advocacy work on issues such as the federal budget, voting rights, immigration, heath care, hate crimes civil liberties, and environmental justice.  Neighbors in Need also supports our American Indian neighbors in the UCC.  One-third of the offering supports the UCC's Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM).  Historically, forebears of the UCC established churches and worked with the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arickara, and Hocak in North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, and northern Nebraska.  Today, there are 20 UCC congregations on reservations and one urban, multi-tribal UCC congregation in Minneapolis.  These churches and their pastors are supported by CAIM.  CAIM is also an invaluable resource for more than 1000 individuals from dozens of other tribes who are members of other UCC congregations in the U.S.

Michael Gagne, Principal Organist at St. Matthew and Grandson of former Trinity member Jack Gagne, has invited all all Trinity members and friends to the New Organ Dedication Concert Series at his church in Hawthorne Woods.
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