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


IHN Families at Trinity Beginning Jan 13th

We will be hosting several homeless families for a week at Trinity from Sunday, January 13th through Sunday, January 20th. There are many ways to volunteer with Interfaith Hospitality – sign up to volunteer here.

If you would like more details about volunteer roles, please contact Director of Discipleship Sylvia Stouten.

Sign up for Jan 13th Same Sex Marriage & the Church Supper Forum

We will gather for the last of three forums on “Same Sex Marriage and the Church” on Sunday, January 13th.  A 5 pm supper will be followed by a 75-minute forum facilitated by Pastor Linstrom. Click here to sign up for the supper forum, with the option to sign up for child care.


Sunday School resumes on Jan 13th

After a wonderful Children’s Christmas Program on December 16th, Sunday School families pleased be reminded that classes will not be meeting from December 23rd through January 6th.

We look forward to seeing you all in the new year for our Winter Kick-off Celebration on January 13th!


All-Congregation Potluck & Annual Meeting on Sun, Jan 20th

Each year on the third Sunday of January, the people of Trinity Lutheran Church gather to share an All-Congregation Potluck Luncheon and attend the Annual Meeting of the Congregation. First, we meet in The Courtyard to share a delicious meal.

It all begins immediately following the conclusion of the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Sign-up here.

Copies of the 2018 Annual Report will be available at Trinity beginning on Sunday, January 13th. Mark your calendar and plan now to be with us for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation on Sunday, January 20th! This is an important gathering of the people of Trinity. Don’t miss it!


Kids Coalition Against Hunger Campaign Appeal Continues

As you consider year-end giving, please remember one of Trinity’s annual campaigns to fight world hunger. This year our goal is to raise $5,600. If we reach our goal, we will pack 20,000 meals on Sunday, January 27th.

Kids Coalition Against Hunger is a Michigan-based humanitarian food relief organization dedicated to fighting hunger in the United States and around the world. Give generously!


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!


Training Workshop for IHN Volunteers on Jan 19th

Family Promise will be hosting their annual training for IHN volunteers at Cornerstone Church, 48 Lafayette Ave SE in Grand Rapids on Saturday, January 19th from 9 am to 1 pm. You won’t want to miss this time of learning and connecting with a keynote speaker, breakout sessions and more. Please click here to RSVP.


A Clean Start in the New Year

Throughout January and February, we are collecting cleaning supplies for distribution to area agencies. Please drop off your donations in the labeled black barrels found in the narthex and in The Courtyard. Thank you!


Life Begins at 60 Dinner at Zeytin’s

Plans are underway to gather at 5:30 pm on Thursday, February 7th, at Ada’s Zeytin Restaurant. If you are 60 years or older, come and enjoy the evening with us. The good news is that there is NO LIMIT on the number of guests Zeytin’s can accommodate. Call Jan Jacobson at 616.957.1962 to make your reservation.