Click here for more information about Cheers for Boomers, Men’s Fellowship Breakfast and Exploring Trinity Fellowship.

Cheers for Boomers:  If you are 55 years old or above, we invite you to “Cheers for Boomers,” a place where people can know your name, hear your story, and help you finish well in your walk of faith!  We will gather for a brief time of worship and prayer, and then have an informal time of discussion around small tables where we talk about our lives, our joys and frustrations, and our hopes for the future!  We will meet Wednesday, February 13, from 10:00-11:30 am, at the church (BR Campus).

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast:   Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 16, from 8:00-10:00 am, at Trinity’s Outback.  Cost this time is $5. The speaker is Scott Davidson, who will sharing “God’s Grace Is Sufficient for Us All.”  He will be sharing a true story of faith, tragedy, miracle, enlightment, hope and God’s big picture.  Scott is retired from the US Navy Submarine force and most recently retired from Hubbard Feeds out of Shipshewana, IN.  He is an elder at Rogers Heights Christian Church and is a volunteer client counselor at Life Resources in Big Rapids. 

Exploring Trinity Fellowship:  Are you interested in learning more about Trinity Fellowship?  There will be an “Exploring Trinity Fellowship” series of classes at the Big Rapids campus.  They will be at 10:45 am, in Room 113, starting today, February 10, and running for six weeks.  The dates for classes at Newaygo campus have not been set yet but let the office know if you are interested.  These classes are required for membership but are open to anyone who just wants to learn more about our Mission, Values, Statement of Faith, and ministries.  Please call the office (231-796-2600) to RSVP so an adequate number of materials can be prepared.

The Peace initiative has launched, and kids are memorizing scriptures!  Many children memorizing many verses means we would love some help listening!  For the next eight weeks good listeners are needed just prior to class (10:30-10:50) , and at the end of the class period  (11:55-12:10) to encourage and reward student’s progress. We are also looking for a couple of Bible Buck  shop-keepers who will be available at the end of 2nd service.  CFK clearance required.  Call the office or Email  erinvargo@trinityinfo.org.

Ministry Opportunities:  Are you a “people person”?  Do you enjoy meeting new people?  We are looking for individuals to join the Connections Team.  Greeters, ushers and Welcome Desk volunteers are needed. Families ministering together are welcome, too!  For more information, contact Mandy at 231-796-2600 or mandygoetz@trinityinfo.org 

Trinity Kids’ Volunteers Needed:   Between snowbirds, changing FSU schedules, and health issues, our nurseries and Preschool program schedule looks a little like Swiss cheese. We NEED team members to serve once or twice a month in nursery (ages birth-2) and preschool (ages 3-K).  Please stop by the CM guide desk and give us your information, and we will get you on board.  Dates needed:  Feb 17 (1) for infant nursery, Feb 24 and March 24 (1) for 3-year-olds and March 3 and 10 (1) for Young 5s. The TODDLER NURSERY has the minimum amount of volunteers but could use extra hands.

Women’s Ministry Nursery Volunteers:  Caring for Kids approved volunteers are needed every other Tuesday morning from 9:00-11:00 am, starting February 12.  CFK volunteers are also needed every other Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:00 pm.  Call the office for more information.  

Baby Bottle Boomerang:  Your filled baby bottles need to be returned to the church NO LATER than today, February 10.  If your bottle isn’t filled yet, you may return your bottle directly to Life Resources, 14321 Northland Drive, Big Rapids.     

Missions Committee Need:  The Missions Committee is in need of a secretary. If you have secretarial skills and a heart for missions, we would love to chat with you about our open position.  Please contact the Big Rapids  Church office at 796-2600 for more information. 

Reading Glasses/Keys:  There are several pairs of reading glasses and a glasses lense in the office that have been “found.”  Please check to see if they belong to you by February 24.  Items not claimed will be donated.  A set of keys (one key has a blue cover and a “The Squad FSU 18” tag) was also found in the parking lot and is in the office. 

Community Announcements

“A Higher Call Men’s Conference“ Saturday, March 9, at the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church.  This is a one day conference, this year‘s theme is “Basecamp, The Journey Begins.” Cost is $35, if registered by February 15, and includes lunch provided by Panera bread. After that it goes up $10. Please contact the Trinity office at 231-796-2600 if you are interested. If enough men are going from the Big Rapids area, we will arrange a van or two to transport everyone. You can register for the conference online at:  ahighercall.com  

Moms in Prayer:  Schools are back in session and women are coming together in prayer for their children and schools. We invite you to join us! There are groups praying for several area schools including Ferris State University. To find out more go to www.MomsInPrayer.org.

Mecosta/Osceola Right to Life, Inc. is once again sponsoring an oratory contest for high school (grades 9-12) students.  The participants are to research, write and present a 5-7 minute speech on abortion, euthanasia, infanticide or stem cell research/cloning.  The contest date is March 12 with an application deadline of March 1.  A copy of the speech is due March 6.  There are cash awards for participants and for first, second and third place finishers.  The first place winner will advance to the state contest on April 27.  For more information, contact TFEFC office.

Spectrum Health Hospice:  Would you like to read to a patient who can no longer see the pages? Play cards with someone who is lonely? Watch a Tigers game with a patient while their spouse goes out to get groceries? Document a life story for someone who wants to leave their stories behind for their loved ones? Spectrum Health Hospice is looking for additional volunteers in the Fremont/Newaygo area that are interested in supporting our patients through the compassionate donation of time and caring. We offer a flexible Volunteer Orientation program and there is no cost for the training. Volunteers are able to determine the geographic area where they would like to serve patients. Average time commitment is one hour per week after orientation is completed. Please contact us with your interest or for additional information!  Phone: 616-391-4240  Email: hospice.volunteers@spectrumhealth.org

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