PACKING FOR THE PROMISED LAND.
June 10-13, 9 am – noon.
Our 2013 Vacation Bible School will take kiddos age kindergarten through 4th grade to the Promised Land as we learn to serve and obey our great God! Sign up is going on now to attend, and for helpers! Register in person in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays, or download a registration form below and mail, fax, or email it to us.
VBS Registration Form 2013
Helpers needed, age 5th grade through all adults. Please fill out a Registration Form and/or contact Children’s Director Kari jane Smith at 972.690.9535 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll have a Volunteer Training Meeting on June 2 from 12:30-2:00 pm with lunch provided. Childcare will be available if you contact Kari Jane by May 29.
SUPPLIES NEEDED-DONATED OR BORROWED
We are currently needing VBS supplies to borrow or have donated. Let us know if you can help! Supplies to be donated or borrowed include:
* Baskets..any size/shape
* Rugs for sitting on
* Styrofoam beads, like for packing
* Costumer jewelry, especially gold
* White Sheets
Dear TFC Body,
Tonight we have our “Picnic in the Park” scheduled from 6-8 pm at nearby Richland Park. See details below. HOWEVER, with the off and on rain showers today, PLEASE CHECK THE TFC WEBSITE BY 4 PM to see if we have rescheduled the picnic to next Wed., May 22. We’ll post the announcement on our home page.
Below are details about this week’s events & sign-up opportunities.
FOR WEEK OF MAY 12:
TONIGHT – PICNIC IN THE PARK 6-8 PM
Although our Wed. programs, studies, and dinner are over for the school year, come celebrate the end of school & fellowship with us this evening at our Picnic in the Park. Bring a picnic dinner ,chairs or a blanket, and come enjoy a game of frisbee or baseball. We’ll meet at nearby Richland Park, about a mile from TFC. Go east on Buckingham, take a right at Abrams, a left at Park Bend. Go past Richland Elementary and the park is at the corner of Lois Lane & Park Bend.
WEEK 20 CATECHISM READING:
This week’s catechism question can be found on our TFC blog here.
TFC VBS 2013: JUNE 10-13
“Packing For The Promised Land: A Lesson In Obedience”
REGISTRATION GOING ON NOW!
Parents, register now for VBS or sign up to help! We’ll take kiddos age kindergarten through 4th grade on an adventure as we learn to serve and obey our great God! We need volunteers from 5th grade through age 100… no experience necessary. Please contact Joel Bigley at or Kari Jane Smith if you can help out, or sign up in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday.
THIS WEEKEND: MAY 17-19 – TFC FATHER/DAUGHTER CAMPOUT AT FAIRFIELD STATE PARK
If you’re interested in camping with dads & daughters this weekend and haven’t signed up yet, contact the church office TODAY! We’re heading to Fairfield State Park about 90 miles south of Dallas. Cost will be $15 for a shared campsite, plus we’ll share 2 meals at a cost of $10 for dads and $5 for daughters.
MAY 31-June 2 – TFC FATHER/SON CAMPOUT AT BONHAM STATE PARK
Dads of sons, sign up now for the Father/Son Campout May 31-June 2. Cost is $18 for a shared campsite 2 nights, plus 2 shared meals at a cost of $10 for dads and $5 for sons. Sing up in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday or contact the Church Office.
Dear TFC Body,
Below are details about this week’s event and service opportunities. For more details on other events and dates, go to our TFC Event website page.
TONIGHT’S WED. MEAL MENU:
Tonight’s dinner menu is pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, baked beans, salad, dessert & drink. Served from 5:30-6 pm for $3 with an advance reservation, or $4 without.
WEEK 17 CATECHISM READING:
This week’s catechism question can be found on our TFC blog here.
SAT., APRIL 27 – MEN’S CRAWFISH BOIL & BBQ
MEN–Get to know the men at TFC & join us for a crawfish boil & BBQ at Peter Hajek’s home, April 27th from 6:00 PM onwards. Bring your lawn chair, beverage & “smoke-ables”, meat or otherwise. Crawfish, grills & a fire pit will be provided. We’ll have horseshoes, bocce & ladderball for some manly competition. Contact the church office for address to Peter’s home.
SUN., APRIL 28 – “THE JOURNEY” ADULT MINISTRY CLASS BEGINS
“The Journey” is an Adult Ministry Connection Class that begins this Sunday that will present a practical overview of the Christian faith & deal with the essential questions of life such as: Who is Jesus? How can I be sure of my faith? How does God guide us? Why and how do I pray? For more information contact Mark Smith, Andrew Lindahl, or Diana Calvin.
STEP TO PARENTING (BABY DEDICATION CLASS)
Our next Step To Parenting (Baby Dedication) will be held on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th. All new parents are invited to be a part of our class & Baby Dedication. For more information or to RSVP for the class & dedication, contact Pam Wrobel at 972.690.9365 or via email at email@example.com.
ISI STUDENT NEEDS/PRAYER REQUESTS
As we continue to support our ISI Richland College ministry, we will list needs/prayer requests periodically in our weekly email. This week’s prayer request/need:
* We will need one more bed in about a week for another student arriving from Rwanda.
* We still need cars. And help teaching the students to drive.
* Three students still needing work/odd jobs.
* Need affordable ($350/month or less) rooms to rent or know of apartments where the rent could be shared for about that much. We have a lot of students praying for rooms right now.
* We need people to help grill on Thursday, May 2 for the ISI picnic. We will also need hamburger and hotdog buns, veggie burgers, lettuce, tomatoes, condiments, drinks and desert. If anyone can help grill or provide these things that would be AWESOME. Families are also welcome to join us on May 2 and bring kids.
–CONTACT LIZ SHAW IF YOU CAN HELP WITH ANY OF THESE NEEDS!
JUNE 10-13 VBS VOLUNTEERS
VBS 2013: JUNE 10-13 — “Packing For The Promised Land: A Lesson In Obedience”
Save the date of June 10-13 for our 2013 VBS! We’ll take kiddos age kindergarten through 4th grade on an adventure as we learn to serve and obey our great God! We need volunteers from 5th grade through age 100… no experience necessary. Please contact Joel Bigley at or Kari Jane Smith if you can help out.
If you can’t send yourself to Tanzania this summer, send glasses instead! Susan Vice & Nancy Kerstetter are returning to Morogoro in June to teach a women’s Bible conference, & would like to bring glasses for the ladies who need them. If you have any extra glasses–reading or prescription–please donate them in the designated collection basket in the Fellowship Hall.
Dear TFC Body,
Today’s email will focus on upcoming opportunities to CONNECT or SHARE at Trinity! And, tonight our lovely Kitchen Ladies are cooking up homemade lasagna, salad, fruit, bread, and dessert for only $3 per plate! Come fellowship from 5:30-6:00 pm, even if you can’t stay the evening!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 8 AM TO NOON
We could anyone with a willing heart and hands to help out for a few hours, or all four, this Saturday as we dome some “housekeeping” around our TFC facility! Need to do some dusting, cleaning, vacuuming, etc. Bring an extra vacuum please if you have one to spare! Light breakfast will be served at 8am as you get your work instructions! Feel free to come and go as your schedule allows. Children are welcome with a responsible parent. Youth–come help clean the youth room and make Fall Festival signs!
TFC 35th ANNIVERSARY, FAMILY MEETING, BAPTISM & PICNIC
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
Join us on Oct. 21 as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to TFC for 35 years! We’ll also host a Family Meeting at 11 am, a Baptism service at 12:15 pm, and a catered picnic following the baptism for $5 per plate. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy fellowship in the great fall weather outside for the picnic. (Children’s MInistry classes will continue at 11am during the Family Meeting. Adult & Youth Classes are cancelled).
TFC FALL FESTIVAL
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 6-8 pm
Sign up to help with our Trinity Fall Festival! All normal activities & programs will be cancelled that Wed. evening so we can share the love of Christ with our neighbors! We need help with lawn games, providing a car &/or candy for “trunk or treating,” making cakes or pies for the Cake Walk, etc. To find a place to serve call Jeff Harding, go to Sign Up Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4CAFAB2EA46-trinity., or sign up in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday!
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 9-11
Sign up begins this Sunday for our annual TFC Fall Campout. We’ll know by Sunday which state park we’re heading to–trying to find one NOT in the burn ban and within a two hours drive of Richardson. Wherever we go, it’ll be a great weekend of fun, fellowship, food! Cost will be about $18 for a shared campsite for the weekend. Food will run about $12 per adult and $6 per child. Call the church office after Sunday for more information.
So thankful for God’s blessing on our first ever Trinity Fall Festival! Thanks also to all who helped out. And a huge thank you to Jeff Harding, Kari Jane Smith, and Pam Wrobel for spearheading the event! We love you!
Dear TFC Body,
Two events and opportunities to serve this week at TFC are:
YOUTH EVENT TONIGHT, Aug. 29–6:15-7:45 pm
Youth Back to School Party/Fall Preview
–Meet in Youth Room at 6:15pm; Pick-up at Braum’s (Forest and Greenville) at 7:45pm.
–Come to hang out, meet your connection group leader, play some games, and end the night with some ice cream at Braum’s!
THURSDAY NIGHT, AUG. 30, RICHLAND COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS “BACK TO SCHOOL” PARTY, 6-9 PM
Our entire TFC Body is invited to the ISI Richland College Students “Back to School” party at TFC this Thursday evening. We’ll have pizza, games, and give away the items you have helped donate to these students! We could use help from YOU by mingling with the students, need someone to pick up the pizza, and a couple of people to help with the give away.
NETWORK OF COMMUNITY MINISTRIES STILL NEEDS FOOD!
We have hosted a Food Drive for neighboring Richardson ministry NETWORK during the month of August. Lee and Johnny Hastings took our donations to NETWORK earlier this week and found Network is having to turn people away due to empty shelves! If you feel a pull on your heart to help, please consider bringing a donation for NETWORK to TFC within the next few weeks and leaving it in the Fellowship Hall where the “Network Donations” area is marked. Network needs diapers, canned foods, and other non-perishables.
Join us for our annual Missions Week as we celebrate our TFC missionaries and experience many fun events & speakers.
TFC MISSIONS WEEK: FEB. 24-MARCH 3, 2013
THEME: Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard
Sunday, Feb. 24
9:30 am Worship Service. Guest Speaker – Steve Ger
11:00 am Family Meeting. No Youth or Adult Connection Classes. New missionaries announced
12:15 pm TFC Covered Dish Luncheon. Bring a covered dish to serve 10 people.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
6am Women’s Bible Study. Special Guest Jenny Martin.
10am Women’s Bible Study. Special Guest Jenny Martin.
5:30-6:15pm Middle Eastern dinner – cost $3.00
6:15-6:45 pm Update from Kyle Thomas, missionary with Kids Alive in Peru
6:45-7:45 pm “Kids Alive” Service Project “Christmas Ziplock” for all children, youth, and adults.
Project is assembling bags with items we have collected in advance:
Gathering/collecting items now that can be put in Ziplock bags for the Club Kids at Kids Alive. Sort of like Operation Christmas project. Project night we put these bags together. Supplies to be collected includes t-shirts, underwear, hairbrush, hair accessories, washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, small toy or lego set, small stuffed animal, ball cap, lip gloss, etc.)
Thursday, Feb. 28
6:30 am Men’s Bible Study guest missionary – Tim Martin
Saturday, March 2
9:30-11 am TFC Women’s Missions Breakfast – Guest speakers – Steve and Beth Coffey
Sunday, March 3
9:30 am Worship Service. Guest speaker – Steve Coffey
11:am Special 4 week Class: World Religions/Richardson Religions Connection Class class for youth and adults led by Steve & Beth Coffey. Meet in Youth Room.
For those TFC men who are looking for a place to connect with other men in this new year…consider our Wednesday Evening Connection Group that meets from 6:15-7:45 pm. This new year we’ll study the book of Philippians. Our format is fellowship (with refreshments), prayer time, and a group discussion on a brief passage in Philippians. Emphasis will be on practical application we can gain from the book. No text book required.For more information contact Mike Stroh at firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrew Lindahl at email@example.com.