Read below to learn about important Trinity Lutheran Church news, activities and upcoming special events for members and guests of our Grand Rapids congregation.

Pancakes and Playtime Tomorrow – Nov. 10th

Families with children ages 4 years and younger are invited to come to Trinity tomorrow, November 10th from 9 to 11 am to enjoy pancakes, Bible stories, and activities.

Grandparents, friends and older siblings are welcome to attend! Click here to sign up. For more information, contact Rachele Battreall at 616.949.2510 x113.

TLC Cookbook Tasting Event this Sunday!

Get your taste buds ready!

Join us this Sunday, November 11th in our new Courtyard fellowship space as we share samples of recipes from the new church cookbook. We will host this free event after each of the Sunday services. Copies of the cookbook will also be for sale, so you can kick off your holiday shopping! We hope to see you there!

Trinity Fine Arts Committee Fundraiser

Do you remember a burning bush and a cherry tree in the old courtyard?

A group of talented TLC members have transformed sections of those trees by bringing out the human form in each branch. These limited-edition Christ figures and angels come in three sizes and will be for sale this Sunday between the services – great Christmas gifts!

Operation Christmas Child Gift Boxes Due and Will Be Blessed Sunday

Please bring your filled boxes for Operation Christmas Child to Trinity no later than this Sunday, November 11th.

The gifts will receive a blessing during Children’s Time at the 9:15 and 10:45 am worship services. The OCC boxes will be shipped out on Monday so be sure you have yours turned in!

Fall JOYful Days conclude this Wednesday, November 14th

Our speaker for JOYful Days is Ryan VerWys, President and CEO of Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF). This Grand Rapids non-profit is regularly in the news because of their positive impact on affordable housing.

RSVP by noon on Monday, November 12th for lunch and the speaker by contacting Sylvia Stouten.

Culver’s Chopped Steak dinner with grilled onions and sautéed mushrooms will be served and the cost is $7 per person.

Surviving the Holidays – November 17th

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Join us for “Surviving the Holidays,” on Saturday, November 17th, from 10 am to noon.

Designed to help those grieving the loss of a loved one, a $5 registration fee will cover the cost of a participant Holiday Survival Guide, a take-home publication filled with holiday survival tips.

Note that pre-registration is requested – contact Pastor Karen at 949.2510 x112 to register.

Sign up for the November 11th Same Sex Marriage and the Church Supper Forum

We will gather at 5 pm for supper followed by a 75-minute forum studying the Biblical foundations for the study of homosexuality and the church on Sunday, November 11th.

Click here to sign up for the supper forum, with the option to sign up for child care.

Donations Needed – Care Packages for College Students

A care package from Trinity is a great way to let our college students know that their home church is thinking of them as they prepare for final exams.

Donations are needed for care package items and can be brought to the church by Sunday, November 11th.

Click here to sign up to donate. Please contact Jamie Kuntzman with any questions at 616.954.0347.

Advent Devotional Writers Needed

Written by and for the members of Trinity, the 2018 edition of the Advent Devotional Booklet will contain daily devotions for use during each of the days of the Advent season. If you are interested in submitting a devotion to be included in this year’s edition, please click here to sign up.

Detailed instructions can be found in the introductory paragraph and devotions are due by Sunday, November 4th.

New Office Entrance Due To Ongoing Construction

All church offices have been temporarily relocated to the old Fellowship Hall space in the Christian Education wing. Access to the temporary church offices will be through the north door entrance in the Christian Education wing near Fulton Street.

The current west entrance to the church office area of our facility will be closed for construction of the new west entry.

Trinity’s Coat and Blanket Drive

We are collecting clean, gently used and new coats and blankets this fall to help people served by local agencies stay warm this winter.

Your contributions of warm hats, mittens, gloves and scarves are also most welcome. You can place your items in the labeled bins located by the entrance to Centennial Hall near the kitchen and in the narthex. Thank you!