THE MIDWEEK REMINDER
Trinity United Methodist Church
Office – 515-573-3519 Kitchen—515-955-7424 Fax—515-955-7426
April 28, 2010
Volume 59, Issue 17
CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE
Get Ready!!! The Spring/Summer Church Rummage Sale will
take place Friday, April 30th (8 am - 5 pm) and Saturday,
Trinity UMC’s May 1st (8 am –11 am).
Opportunities for On Friday only, Coffee & Pastries will also be available with a
Worship freewill donation.
Worship Service 5:30 p.m.
Please bring clean, salable items (please DO NOT bring any
winter clothing) to the Church starting on Monday, April
Worship Service 9:00 a.m. 26th during office hours ONLY (9 am to 3 pm).
Set-up will be on Thursday, April 29th.
(for all ages) 10:10 a.m.
Workers are needed for set-up and selling!!
Contemporary Service Volunteers are also needed to donate either rolls
11:00 a.m. or bars that are to be served on Friday Only!
Also see our website at
www.trinityumcfd.org If you are available to donate your time or goodies, or for
more information, please call Garnita Johnson (576-6323)
or Donna Gutknecht (576-2618).
All proceeds will go towards The Beacon of Hope Men’s
Lord’s Cupboard Needs for Homeless Shelter.
Boxed Mac & Cheese
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Saturday, Sunday Sunday
April April April
24th, 25th, 25th,
A big thank you to Mary Cir- 5:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
cle and Ruth Circle for all
your hard work, and for all Attendance 44 136 44
that you furnished for the Offering $671.00 $2,244.00 $1,555.00
Retired Teachers Luncheon. Loose Offering $26.00 $23.00
We couldn't have done it Initial
without you! Sunday School $29.44
Rachel Circle Books $64.00
Book Club $12.00
Native American Offering $35.00
Beacon of Hope $82.56
Wednesday Night Live $258.00 Disciple Books
Youth Activities $75.00
Building Maintenance fund $122.00
OUR CHURCH CALENDAR: TOTALS: $671.00 $2,596.56 $1,671.44
Thurs., Apr., 29: Rummage Sale Set-up; 7:00 am Women’s Bible Study; 6:30 BASIC meets in the Gathering room; 6:30 pm Disciple V Class meets.
Fri., Apr. 30: 8:00 a.m., - 5:00 p.m., TUMC Rummage sale.
Sat., May, 1: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. TUMC Rummage Sale; 9:30 District Conference at WC Faith; 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Gathering room in use;
5:30 pm Worship Service.
Sun., May, 2: 9:00 am Worship Service; 10:10 am Sunday School; 11:00 am “Joyful Noise” Worship Service.
Mon., May, 3: 6:30 pm Stephen Ministry Small Groups meet.
Tues, May, 4: Quilters meet all day; 9:30 am Staff Meeting.
Wed., May, 5: No Activities Scheduled.
Thurs., May, 6: 7:00 am Women’s Bible Study; 6:30 pm Disciple V Class meets.
Fri., May, 7: 9:30 a.m., CWU at Riverside UMC.
Attention High School Youth! Girl Scout Troop 2 of Fort Dodge is look-
ing for donations of flower seeds and
We are planning another TeenServe mission trip
seedlings to help their planting service
this summer. Last year was an unforgettable ex- project of reviving the Gazebo gardens at
perience for those who attended. Deer Creek Apartments the week of May
The trip will be June 27– July 3 to New London, 10. If you have any donations to
Wisconsin. Please contact Lori Cassady (571- give, please drop them off at the Girl
4700) as soon as possible for more information. Scout office (112 South 3rd Street, Fort
This is a great opportunity to deepen your faith Dodge) or call Connie Gruver at 515-573-
and help others! 7126. Thank you for your help!
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May 1st at Faith UMC in Webster City
9:30-12:00 a.m. District Conference
The 2011 District Budged will be adopted and churches
will be recognized for excelling in stewardship and mission giving.
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:00--3:00 p.m. Annual Conference issues Ray Armour, Dwight
Explained and discussed - Everyone is welcome. Barnhart, Linda & Louis
Bock, Scott Bogue,
A representative of the Board of Pensions will be present to explain what measures Marilyn Birkholz, Jack
will be proposed to at Annual Conference to address "the pensions shortfall". Calvert, Kelly Carlson,
Mike Cassidy & Family,
Members of the District Conference Include: Elizabeth Cassler, Amy
Dawson, Jim Donahe,
As it is stated in the Iowa Annual Conference Journal: The district conference shall be composed Tom Donner, Elmore
of all the clergy, diaconal ministers, deaconesses, the church lay leader, the president of United Family, Natalie Evenson,
Methodist Women, president of United Methodist Men, and president of United Methodist Farrell Family, The Ford
Youth Fellowship from each local church, the lay member(s) of the annual conference from each Family, Sarah Feddersen,
charge, equalization lay members of the annual conference, the district lay leader and associate Karen Filloon, Family &
Friends of Todd Eslick,
district lay leaders, the president of the district United Methodist Women, the president of the
Ed Fawcett, Shelly
district United Methodist Men, the district director of Age-Level Council, District Youth Minis- Harrison, Ertle Harvey,
tries Council, all district Council on Ministries members and such other persons as the district Loretta Harvey, Merle
conference may determine. Hayes, Cindy & Gary
Hogman, Joyce Horton,
Kara Huffman, Bob Irwin,
NEW BOOKS NEEDED FOR LIBRARY Keith Johnson, Jones
Family, Karen Kockorsky,
You may have noticed the Library in the Gathering Room has been reorganized Mark Langstaff & Family,
and cataloged. Thanks to the hard work of Marj and Glen Thompson, the books Lisa Ledford, Cindy
have been gone through, cards have been placed in each book and a place has Lindamen, Clarence
Lomicka, Troy Martens,
been made for people to check the books out and put them in the file on the Cohen Martin, Emerson
table behind the sofa. Martin, Brenda Matson,
NOW, what we need are current, up-to-date books! If you have Christian McCormick, Bruce
books that you have read and are just sitting on your book shelves gathering McCullough, Clarence &
dust, won’t you consider donating them to the church library? We are looking Lucille Messerly, Joyce
for current books that others would be interested in reading. Please make sure Michels & Caregivers,
Jack Nelson, Rick Nelson,
they are not really old or musty smelling books. Together, we can make this a Don Peters, Paul Peterson,
quality library with lots of good books for everyone to read! If you have ques- Verla Pollock, Ramsey
tions, please contact Kris Christensen at the church. And…a great big THANK Family, Family of Nancy
YOU to Marj and Glen and all the others who helped go through the books, for Sampson, Shelly Sanford,
Service Men and Women,
all their hard work!!! Family of Von Ellen
******************************************* Shelton, Christi Smith,
Herb Smith, Vernice &
TRINITY ADOPTS CHAPEL AT BEACON OF HOPE David Smith, Conner
Beacon of Hope Homeless Ministry for men has asked for groups to “adopt a Stell, Dennis Stewart,
Travis Stewart, Darcy
room” at the shelter to fix and decorate. Trinity has decided to adopt the chapel Sullivan, Elmer Totten,
at the shelter. We are in need of money to help fund the decorating, repair and Peg Trevino, Sandra
furniture needed, as well as volunteers to help when the project gets underway. Valvoda, Family of
If you would be interested in helping this outreach ministry in our church, please Jean Warg, Don
contact the church office or Glen Thompson. Whittington, Margaret
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VBS HELP NEEDED:
Mark your calendars for 2010 Vacation Bible School.
Dates are Wednesday evenings during the month of July (7th, 14th, 21st and 28th)
from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
We need all sorts of volunteers. If you would like to be a part of this year’s
VBS in any capacity, please let me know, (Rachel- 515-408-1197) or fill out a min-
It takes a lot of people to make it work!! Thank you!!