Fifth Sunday Council President Update July 28 & 29, 2018

Good Evening/Morning

I have a lot of information for a 5 minute update, so here goes!

Upcoming Events

Youth Update: Wednesday August 8th there will be another Youth Night at 6pm, also on Saturday August 18th the youth will be heading over to play some mini-golf at 11 am. These are great times to fellowship with other youth in the same age bracket. Make sure you bring friends, the more people the more fun! Also just as an informational item we are proud to have many of our youth group helping out with the VBS skit team, so, thank you to all of you!

On August 19th everyone is invited to come share in the celebration of Pastors 25th year in Ministry, It will be held in the Trinity room following service, and you can expect Brunch, Deserts and Refreshments. Please plan on stopping in for some food and fellowship!

Electronic Message Board

As you may have noticed, our LED sign out front has been sporting a new look, Blank and Black, well that’s not on purpose! The main controller in the sign decided to quit, we do not know if it was lightning, a power surge or just its time! The good news is, the sign is still under warranty so it will be no cost to us but, the bad news is we are at the mercy of how fast Cirrus will get it fixed. Last word was the part was due in on Wednesday from overseas, and they would expedite the part to our local representative.

Shoes & Sweatshirt Sunday

Coming up again this fall will be a collection for Franklin Avenue Mission, this year’s event will be a Sneaker and Sweat Shirt Sunday, so please start looking through your closets for gently used items you aren’t using anymore. The date for the event has not been set yet, but we just wanted you to be ready.

Social Media Wisdom

Social Media! It can be fun and interesting, and informative, but it can also bring controversy. A good example is you set up your account on Facebook, you spend a lot of time volunteering here at Trinity so, you put on your main page “Volunteer for Trinity Lutheran Church – Davison”, of course we are all proud of our affiliation with our church, so why not, its great advertising for the church, right! The place that this can be a problem is if you happen to have an opinion, whether its political or otherwise, and you decide to Like something on a page that people can see, and then someone doesn’t agree with you so they look at your page and see you are a volunteer at Trinity, they automatically assume that your opinion is Trinity’s opinion as a whole. We want everybody to share Trinity with the world, so please don’t stop getting our name out there, just be mindful of what comments and Likes on different things, might come back and hurt the image of your church.

Benefits of Online Giving

Your Church and Your Home, what do they have in common? Bills! As you all know, your bills come due once a month, so does your church’s. Summertime is always a more difficult time in any church because many people go on vacation, and that’s great, but if they are one of the people that only give when they attend, it can make it difficult for church’s to follow their normal routine. So, in an effort to level things off, it would help if everyone gave to their church on a regular basis, once a week, once every other week, once a month. A great way to do that is set up online giving that automatically sends their tithes directly to the church on a regular basis. Bill pay services are a great way to help balance your budget, as well as get your tithes and offerings to your church!  Your church council thought it would be beneficial to have a couple weekends this fall, that we would have people available to show anyone that is interested in the automatic transfer, how to set it up! The dates have not been set up yet but once we have them and we have people lined up for specific weekends we will post it in Heavenly Happenings and the Trinity Gram.

Outreach Events – Invite Someone

Fight Night! Its coming to Trinity!   OK’ Lets’ face it, all couples fight. Learn how to fight a Good Fight!  Coming in November will be this fun event filled with humor, fresh insight, and new strategies for your relationship. Fight Night; How to Fight Fair is for everyone – newlyweds, “oldy-weds,” seriously dating, engaged couples – anyone wanting to make a good relationship great! For a great evening plan on attending!

Lastly, Back to Church Sunday is September 16th, lets try to pack this place! It is the weekend everything gets back up and running after our summer break, Please make an effort to invite 1,2, or even more people to come out and worship that day, there will also be a Pig roast /picnic following Educational hour at 11:30, for some good old fashion fellowship!

Thank you for your patient

God’s Blessing to you all!