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

Donations Needed for Care Packages for College Students – Sign up Today

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 should be brought to the church by Sunday, November 12.

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

Lutheran/Catholic Dialogue next Tuesday at the Catholic Center

The last of the events being shared with the Grand Rapids Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, as our community celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, is scheduled on Tuesday, November 14th, from 7:30 to 8:45 pm at the Catholic Information Center, 360 Division Ave. S, Suite 2A, in Grand Rapids.

The Rev. Brian E. Daley, SJ and Dr. Kathryn Johnson will present 50 Years of Catholic Lutheran Dialogue.

The event is free and open to the public.

Car Needed – Can You Help?

Trinity received word recently about a single mom who needs a car.

She and her family worship at the Sudanese Church that meets at Christ Lutheran Church. The church will provide the IRS charitable gift form for the donation.

If a car donation is not possible, a small amount could possibly be paid. Please contact Pastor Bob Mueller by emailing Christ Lutheran Church or calling the church office at 616.532.2774.

Befriending Silence As An Everyday Companion: Sunday, Nov. 19th

Healthy Trinity is presenting Befriending Silence As An Everyday Companion on Sunday, November 19th, from 1:30 to 3 pm.

Sister Nancy Brosseau will be presenting an introduction to Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina.

Please RSVP to Carol Butler, 616.540.1660 or to Linda Heine, 616.949.2492 ext. 19, by Sunday, November 12th.

IHN Families at Trinity beginning Sunday, Dec. 3rd

We will be hosting several homeless families for a week at Trinity from Sunday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 10th.

There are many ways to volunteer with IHN such as preparing a meal, staying overnight, providing activities and/or helping with set-up or tear down.

Click here to sign up to volunteer. If you would like more details about volunteer roles, please email Sylvia. Thank you!

Options to Give Holiday Baskets

You can make a huge difference in the life of a family by providing a Thanksgiving and/or Christmas meal for a family.

Please call UCOM (United Church Outreach Ministry) at 616.241.4006 to be matched with a specific family to shop for and deliver a meal.

Or, click here to purchase the essentials for a holiday meal online at The Pantry.

A Message from Gordy Engstrom

“Many of you have expressed an interest in sending a card to Beth. That would be wonderful.

Last Friday was her birthday and though she was just waking up she was able to take all of the cards the kids had made, try to open them and realized what they were. I think she greatly appreciated that. Cards are certainly welcome.”

Here is where they should be mailed: Beth Engstrom, C/O Lindsey Pachella, 1128 CLAY AVE, Pelham, NY 10803-3205

Wednesday Adult Class to Discuss The Shack

Beginning November 1st, Pastor Frank Rothfuss will lead the weekly Wednesday morning and evening adult studies with a seven-week discussion of The Shack entitled “Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity.”

If you are interested in buying a copy of the book or in watching the movie with others from Trinity, email Pastor Rothfuss or call him at 616.481.2433.

Medicare and Medicaid Open Enrollment Assistance – sign up now!

Trinity member Jo Murphy, Executive Director of Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program, is once again providing assistance to older Trinity members and she will be available to assist both with Medicare benefits and with selection of 2018 Prescription Drug Program.

Click here to sign-up for an appointment.

A New Trinity Group Has Formed!

A new Trinity group is in the works for all folks 60 and older who enjoy dining out with other TLC friends.

We hope to meet monthly at area restaurants (or occasionally in member’s homes) for an evening of fun, food and frivolity.

If you’re 60 years or older, please join us. Contact Dan and Carol Butler 616.551.3903 or Pastor Karen to make your reservation.