November 18, 2018


Congregational Meeting

The end of year congregational meeting will be held on Sunday,

December 16th at 9:30 a.m.


Thanksgiving Eve Service.

Join us Thanksgiving Eve November 21st at 7:00 pm for service with communion. There will not be a service Thanksgiving Day


Woven’s Annual Progressive Dinner

Woven will be hosting their annual progressive dinner on Tuesday, December 4th.  We will meet at the church at 5:30 p.m. and carpool to our first destination.  If you are interested in hosting a portion of our meal, let Julie Bartels or Nancy Bagsby know.  Please sign up on the Woven bulletin board by December 1st.


Christmas Decorating

Join us on Saturday, November 24th starting at 9AM to decorate the Church for Christmas! Confirmation kids, get your service hours in here!



Choir Rehearsal

There will be NO rehearsal on Wednesday evening, Nov. 21, as Trinity Church has a Thanksgiving church service at 7:00 p.m.  (Except for short Trinity Choir rehearsal at 6:15 p.m.)


Christmas Cantata

Join us for the Christmas Cantata during services December 8 & 9.  Saturday morning rehearsals will be Dec. 1 & 8 at 9:15 am


Meal Train:

Did you know preparing a meal can help someone in need? Currently, Melissa Marberry is experiencing a medical problem that makes it difficult to make a dinner for her family. Like to help? Go to and sign up for a meal. All the instructions are there. Just bring the meal to church by 11:30 on Sunday or Wednesday. Make a dish and side that can easily be reheated or frozen for a later date. If you have questions or know of someone else in need of some help, call Nancy Bagsby at 815-566-9437. If you are unable to make a meal, please pray for Melissa. Thank you


Food Pantry Thanksgiving Baskets

Deadline for the basket return is Sunday, November 18th by 10 am! Or bring it to the United Methodist Church by 11 am.


Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee is being formed to recommend candidates for open Board of Administration positions for next year.  We need at least 3 church members to join committee members Dave Oleson, Dan Lichthardt, and Bill Sherman.  If you are interested, please let Dave, Dan, or Bill know.


Christmas Cards

The Youth are once again delivering your Christmas cards to fellow Trinity members! Drop them off in the box by Dec. 16th. Cards will be sorted, and available for pick up beginning Dec. 19th.


Thank You

Thank you to everyone who donated baked goods for the bake sale and bought items from the bake sale. The preschool made $240 from the bake sale.






(Two Year Terms)


1. Chairperson of the Board of Finance

2. Chairperson of the Board of  Properties

3. Chairperson of the Board of Education & Youth

4. Chairperson of the Board of Elders


(Nominees are to be approved at the December Congregation Meeting. Your prayerful consideration of volunteering for one of these positions will be greatly appreciated. Please contact Dave Oleson, Bill Sherman, or Dan Lichthardt if interested.)    


Feed My Starving Children Update  

FINAL numbers! – We delivered a check to the mobile pack for Feed My Starving Children for $2,130.39.  9,683 meals were given from Trinity.  Thank you all who supported this outreach ministry of ours.




Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,373


General funds given: $2,423

Online Giving's: $3,720

Total:  $6,143


Missions                             $10

Comfort Dog                    $50

Building Fund                   $60

Stoffregen Memorial     $275

Ladies Aid                        $20

Misc                                 $36