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Fall Kick Off Information

Trinity Fall Ministry 2018

 This list includes ministry opportunities that begin (or begin again) in September 2018.  For additional opportunities to Engage God, Engage God’s People, or Engage the World contact a staff member or check out the weekly announcer or visit www.trinityct.org. (Download the brochure PDF)

>ENGAGE GOD

Saturday Night Worship begins on Saturday Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. and meets from September through May.  

Life with Jesus Whether you’re a lifelong believer or interested in finding out more about Christianity, this 11-week class is for you.  We’ll explore Christ’s gracious invitation of a personal relationship with God and the Spirit-filled life of following Christ as his disciple.  Life with Jesus is for anyone who would like to attend, and is required of those considering membership at Trinity (but doesn’t obligate you to become a member.)  Life with Jesus will be held on Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 17–Nov. 26, in the Church Lounge.  Childcare is available.  For more information, pick up a brochure at the Welcome Center or call Sue von Fange, 586-463-2921 ext. 103.  To register, contact Robin Shuell, 586-463-2921 ext. 143 or

Baptism preparation classes will be held on Tuesdays, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 from 7-8 p.m.  Join Jeremy Ashley for a two-part small group conversation about the meaning and importance of baptism, the role of parents and godparents/sponsors; how to schedule a baptism and more. The time together is comfortable and relaxed in nature and is intended for parents (or expectant parents) who are interested in having their child baptized. The gatherings are held approximately every six weeks throughout the year. Childcare is free if needed.  For more information or to sign up, contact Jeremy Ashley at   or 586-463-8803.

252 “Not your ordinary Sunday School” kicks off Sept. 23 for kindergarteners through 5th graders!  252 meets each week from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the school foyer/Early Childhood Center. 252 (from Luke 2:52) is a way for you to give your child an amazing experience where they will learn how to put their faith into action and have the opportunity to build relationships with other children and positive, loving adults.  Contact Jeremy Ashley at   or 585-463-8803 for more information. 

XP3—Sunday Morning for Middle School begins on Sept. 23 for students in grades 6 – 8. Students meet for fun, a time of teaching, and for small group conversation with an adult leader at 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Lounge. Contact Pastor Brian at or 586-463-2921 for information.  

Confirmation Modules for students in grades 6 – 8. To check out the dates and times and/or to sign up for modules visit the conformation website at www.trinityct.org/confirmation. For information, contact Pastor Brian at or 586-463-2921.

High Schoolers: Students meets each Sunday evening at 5 p.m. at Pastor Brian’s house. Students share a meal, connect with one another, and discuss the challenges of living as followers of Jesus.  Contact Pastor Brian at or 586-463-2921 for more information.  

The Story “The Story” is a simplified, condensed, chronological reading through the Bible that provides a “big picture” view of God’s story of salvation and our place in it. “The Story” is the perfect “Engage God” opportunity, and a great “next step” for those new to Trinity, new to the Bible or those looking to have a basic understanding of the overall story of the Bible.  “The Story” will take place on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings beginning the week of Sept. 23.  Sign up in the foyer and pick up your copy of “The Story.”  Questions? Contact Pastor Ken ( ) or Kent and Vicki Marshall).

The KINDLE Journey  Looking for a way to energize your faith? To get started on the journey, or get out of a rut?  To put God’s Word into practice?  To lead your life with greater intention, or grow as an everyday missionary?  Explore KINDLE. Contact Sue, or 586-463-2921 ext. 103 for more info. 

 Adult Bible Classes  for adults of all ages meet on Sunday mornings and through the week at various times and with diverse topics.  For more details on our September study groups, see the weekly Announcer, visit our website at  www.trinityct.org/classes or contact the Church Office at 586-463-2921.

>ENGAGE GOD’S PEOPLE

LYS (Living Your Strengths) begins on Sept. 18 and runs through Oct. 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. and meets for seven weeks in Meeting Room 4/5. You are at your best when you do what you naturally do best.  This 6-week journey will help you uncover and affirm your areas of greatest talent. They’re evident in and impact all your relationships and all you do. Contact Sue von Fange at or 586-4632921ext. 103 for more information.  Childcare is available if requested.

 MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) begins on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. in the Church Lounge. Meetings continue the first and third Wednesday of the month. Childcare is provided   MOPS is intended for moms with infants through kindergarten. For information, contact Andrea Neaton at or Clare Brown at  

MOMSnext begins on Tuesday, Sept. 25 and meets the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Church Lounge. MOMSnext is intended for moms with school-aged children. For more info, visit www.trinityct.org/momsnext or contact Rebecca Thomas at  

Women’s League begins on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Church Lounge. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September-June. Women’s League provides the opportunity to form and deepen friendships with other Trinity women, support missions and selected nonprofits, and have fun while doing so. Women’s League is open to all women who worship at Trinity. Visitors are always welcome. Contact Debbie Graham-Large at 586-463-9592 or    

Fellowship with Seniors begins on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at noon  in the Community Center and meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Ruth Schalk at 586-773-8588. 

Voices in Praise begins on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Music Room and meets each week.  Voices in Praise is our adult choir that sings twice a month at our 8 a.m. worship and at various times of the year for special festivals. Contact Paul Finazzo at  or 586-463-2921 for information.

Undampened Spirit, an adult bell choir, begins on Thursday, Sept. 6 at  6 p.m. and continues throughout the year. Contact Paul Finazzo at 
or 586-463-2921 ext. 107 for more information. 

Trinity Purls is a knitting/ crochet group that provides “prayer shawls” for pastoral ministry. This is also a great time for fellowship and creating your own handcrafted creations. The group meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Church Lounge. For information, contact the Church Office at 586-463-2921.

>ENGAGE THE WORLD

Trinity Quilters for Lutheran World Relief complete quilt tops for those in impoverished countries around the world. The group meets Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m. and continues to meet the third Tuesday of every month in the Community Center. For more information, contact the church office at 586-463-2921.

Joining Jesus on His Mission:   “Joining Jesus” is a 7- 10-week small group “study-discussion-equipping” process to learn how to engage the world more effectively in our everyday life.   Dates and times for “Joining Jesus” groups are still being determined so please watch for more information in the weekly announcer.  If you’d like to be a participant, group facilitator, or have questions please, contact Pastor Brian at 

The Way of the Master Basic Training This 8-session course will equip you to confidently share the Gospel with family, friends, and strangers.  You won’t be at a loss for words and you don’t need to be an expert in apologetics.  Instead, you’ll learn the forgotten biblical principle of bypassing the intellect (the place of argument) and speaking directly to the conscience (the place of the knowledge of right and wrong) – the way Jesus did.  Meets Sundays, Sept. 23 – Nov. 18 in Meeting Room 1.  For information, contact Sue von Fange at

Non-Trinity members are invited and welcome to participate in any of the ministry opportunities listed.  Invite a friend!