Check here for information about Meet the Pastor, Kitchen Training, Operation Christmas Child, POWERHOUSE Fund Raiser, and Missions Christmas Giving.


Meet the Pastor:  Meet our Senior Pastor, Gary deBock, and hear his story, the church’s history and where he sees us heading in the future.  There will be a Q and A time as well.  Meet the Pastor at the Newaygo Campus is October 28, at 12:30 pm. 

Baptism:  If you are interested in learning more about baptism, please contact the office.  It is required that you meet with one of the pastors/elders and discuss what baptism means before you will be considered as a candidate.  The next baptismal service is planned for Sunday, November 4. 

Kitchen Training:  A kitchen training session will be held in the Big Rapids Ministry Center kitchen on Monday, October 22, at 7:00 pm.  It is important that you be in attendance on time and be there for the duration to be kitchen approved.  If you want to be approved as a person in charge to use any of the equipment, you must be approved and trained per health department regulations.  If you have questions, feel free to contact Bill Stanek.  RSVP to the office at 231-796-2600. 

Operation Christmas Child:  For 25 years, OCC has been collecting shoeboxes filled with gifts and delivering them to children in need around the world.  Each box is an opportunity for a boy or girl to experience the love of God in a tangible way and hear the Gospel.  For more information, see the OCC display in the foyer.  Shoeboxes are due back (at both campuses) no later than November 11.

POWERHOUSE Fund Raiser:  Mark your calendar for November 11, from 6:00-8:00 pm, for the POWERHOUSE Fund Raiser.  Be watching for more details.  Everyone is encouraged to come!

The Season of Giving and Blessing:  We have a wonderful opportunity during this Christmas season to bless and encourage our Missionary families with a financial Christmas gift from our Trinity church family.  Please consider being a part of this Christmas giving season by sharing a portion of the financial resources you have been entrusted with by our Lord, over and beyond your tithe giving.  Please log into our Giving page via our website and select Missionary Christmas Gifts.  You may also contribute to this same fund with a check:  simply include a notation that the check or a specified portion of your check is for Missionary Christmas Gifts.  Donations will be taken until November 18.  These donation funds will be sent to our Mission families in early December.  

Community Announcements

Crank up the Hymns has started on the 4th Monday of the month. Our next one is October 22, at 7:00 pm at Crankers in Big Rapids. Come join us for an hour of hymn singing led by Dave Yonker and CJ Keef. Enjoy something to eat or drink as well, if you like!

Prayer for the Nation:  Let’s  join together for an evening of prayer for our nation!  This event is open to the entire community. We will gather on Novemeber 1, 2018, at 6:30 P.M. in “The Outback.”  All are welcome for a time of personal prayer, worship and reflection as our nation approaches important elections. In a day of division, let us gather in a spirit of unity and co-operation regardless of party affiliation.

Moms In Prayer groups are starting, and we invite you to join us or start a group to pray for your child or grandchild’s school. If you are not praying for your children, who is? We meet regularly for one hour and lift the children and school staff to the Father in prayer. To learn more contact Area Coordinator Brenda at 231-580-9481 or go to

Focus on Life Annual Benefit:  Mecosta/Osceola Right to Life invites you to their annual fundraiser on Wednesday, October 24, at 6:00 pm, at Trinity Fellowship.  The speaker for the evening is Sgt. John Wayne Cockfield.  Since 1996, he has worked with NRTLC to promote public awareness of the present and growing threat of euthanasia.  He travels extensively speaking out for protection of medically vulnerable people including the poor, the elderly, the disabled, and those who are chronically and terminally ill. Cost is $25 per person.  Contact Kathie at 231-796-3931.