The View From Here

As I began putting together this issue, I saw a theme developing. And it dovetailed with some thoughts I had. I almost never think this sort of connectedness is a fluke. The theme? People and our relationships and interactions with them. What we do or not do when people are falling on hard times or suffering. How we negotiate the thorny path through the diversity terrain. What do mission and ministry mean to each of…

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The Lord’s Pantry

A huge thank you to everyone who helped in some way during this year’s Stamp Out Hunger Postal Food Drive. Thanks to our fantastic volunteers, the day was a big success. We rely solely on donations, and that food drive is our largest of the year. As the school year winds down, please keep our ministry in mind during the summer months. Many children receive free or reduced-cost lunch and breakfast at school, and they’ll…

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God of Many Faces

In keeping with the theme of connecting with people, it’s worth it to look at Bishop Schol’s words again. Prayer binds us with one another and with God. We can also do things together. I am proud because United Methodists in GNJ join together with Jews and Muslims for worship, fellowship and mission. It is a sign that we are all created by and worship the same God. I also call each of you to…

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Creation Care

New people join Trinity all the time. Some may not be aware of the church’s creation care mission. The United Methodist Church has established the importance of all participating congregations to strive toward goals of environmental stewardship. This includes the assessment and wise use of energy resources within our facilities, recycling, social justice and resource utilization, ecology education and awareness, and informed use of practices and substances that may cause harm to people and the…

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Have You Considered This?

Your influence and faith can be extended to bless many others if you remember Trinity Church in your final will and testament. Many of those who have gone before us and have made Trinity a beneficiary in their will have contributed to the quality of our ministry, property and buildings in a significant way. Would you consider doing this? You can make an addendum to your current will or include Trinity in a new will.…

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Junior Prayer Shawl

Are you interested in learning how to crochet or knit AND making new friends AND enjoying a snack AND sharing God’s love? Come to the Jr. Prayer Shawl small group! We’d love to have YOU join us for the June meeting of this small fellowship ministry group which is for kids, eight years and older. You don’t have to know how to crochet or knit to join the group. We provide lessons, yarn, and knitting…

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KidVenture Corner

June 2nd June 9th June 16th The students in KidVenture will be having their end-of-year parties in the homeroom. The students will be celebrating Pentecost, practicing for Children and Youth Sunday and sharing each grade’s “The Heart of….” memory project. This is our final Sunday of KidVenture for the school year. The students will be celebrating by attending and taking part in the 9:15 a.m. Children and Youth service. They’ll report to their homerooms at…

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VBS 2019 Volunteer Opportunities and Requests

It takes many volunteers to put together such a wonderful week. Please pray about where God might use you and sign up to embark on the adventure of the summer. Unable to volunteer during VBS week? There are many other opportunities to help out! New this year: Pre-Set-Up Saturday July 13, 12 – 3 p.m. Help make final touches on the decorations to be used on the campus the following weekend. Set-Up Preparation Friday, July…

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From the In His Steps Ministry Team

This is the year to Imagine. Our congregation has been “Dreaming Big Dreams for God” in many, many ways. We invite you to keep living our yearly theme. Sometimes the needs in the world can seem overwhelming, and it may feel that you can’t make a difference by yourself. That’s not true at all! No matter how big or small your contribution is, you can bless people through your actions and words. We can share…

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