It’s time for the 4th Annual Christmas Music Festival! Once again, Trinity is hosting this kick-off to the holiday season on December 7, as part of the Birchwood Bluegill Winter Festival. Starting at 4:30 pm, we will feature various musical ensembles from the area singing favorite holiday songs, a Christmas Carol sing-a-long for all in attendance, and post-festival cookies and cider.
So come join us December 7, at 4:30 pm immediately after the Birchwood Winter Festival Love Light Tree lighting ceremony at the Village Hall for this kickoff to the Christmas holiday season!
Join the Trinity family in a book guided study of R.T. Kendall’s teaching of Total Forgiveness.
One reader wrote, “R.T. Kendall has given us a treasure…the hope and possibility of experiencing incredible freedom and peace that can only come when we walk in total forgiveness.”
Kendall says, “One of the core messages of the gospel is that of total forgiveness…not only that we can be totally forgiven by God, but also that we must, in turn, totally forgive others. Our culture is bound up in bitterness, resentment, and wallowing in wounds inflicted upon us by others, wounds that we all too easily accept and even cling to!”
This study challenges believers to look within and root out those hidden and hardened places where subtle resentments and areas of un-forgiveness have been allowed to remain.
The class is tentatively offered 8 a.m. Sundays beginning October 6th, and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. beginning October 9th. Other class times may be added depending on interest.
Hurry and contact the church office to sign up, or you can sign up on the sheet located at the welcome center in church. At least 5 participants for each time-slot are required to hold the class. If you would like to host your own easy to lead study at home, let Pastor or Cindy know.
The cost for each set of materials, which includes the book and study guide, is $20. Materials need to be ordered by October 1st.
Frank Gust, the one-man polka band, is booked, so get your lederhosen and dirndls out and get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest!
Doors open at 5 pm, and food will be served at 5:30. Raffle drawings will be at 6:30 and music continues till 7 pm.
Raffles will include several theme baskets and a 50/50 raffle.
Event tickets are $7/in advance, $8 at the door.
A final planning meeting will be at 11 am on Thursday, Oct. 17. If you would like to help on this event, please sign up at the Welcome Center, or come to the meeting on Oct. 17.
Christmas ALREADY?! Well, yes, for Cantata singers, Christmas is just around the corner . . . so mark your calendars for OCTOBER 16 for the first Cantata rehearsal.
This is just the opportunity for those who aren’t able to make the year-long commitment to singing with the Trinity Choir.
If you are high-school age or older, and want to the Cantata Choir, just show up on October 16 at 7 pm — no auditions required!
The Cantata will be performed on Sunday, December 8, at 10 am, and possibly on Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30 pm, depending on the availability of all choir members.
Questions? Ask Joanne . . . 715-651-4875.
Two of the three proposed revisions/additions to the constitution passed at the special congregational meeting held September 22. They now move forward to be presented at the Annual Congregational Meeting on November 3, where they must be approved by a super-majority two-thirds (2/3) vote in order to go into effect.
Sixty-four registered members were present to vote on the proposed revisions/additions to the Constitution. The revisions/additions and the vote counts were as follows:
Ballot 1: Proposed Change in the Constitution C09.09. At a time of pastoral vacancy, an interim pastor may be appointed by the Congregation Council. Such interim pastor shall not be eligible to be called as permanent full-time pastor of this congregation. Failed with 23 YES votes and 41 NO votes. (Doesn’t move forward.)
Ballot 2: Proposed Addition in the Constitution: C12.02. a. Unless waived by a super-majority two-thirds (2/3) vote of members present and voting at the annual meeting of this congregation, no two members of the same household may serve concurrently on the Congregational Council. Passed with 53 YES votes and 11 NO votes.
Ballot 3: Proposed change in the Constitution: C13.05. When a pastoral vacancy occurs, a call committee of seven (7) members shall be elected by the Congregation Council. No more than three (3) members of the Congregation Council shall serve concurrently on the Call Committee. Term of office will terminate upon installation of the newly-called pastor. Passed with 54 YES votes, 8 NO votes, and 2 abstentions.