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They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life. 1 Timothy 6:18-19
Foundations for the Future Strategic Planning FOCUS GROUPS:
As Trinity continues our Strategic Planning process to envision how God is calling us next in mission and ministry, we want to hear from you! Trinity will be hosting a series of focus groups to engage our congregation in future visioning. The following focus groups are planned:
Sunday, October 23rd, 12:30 PM -- Information Session and Focus Group (open to the congregation), held in-person in the Connecting Room
Wednesday, November 2nd, 7:30 PM -- Information Session and Focus Group (open to the congregation), via ZOOM.
Sunday, October 30th, 12:30 PM -- Focus Group geared towards Young Adults and New Members, held in person in the Connecting Room.
Focus Group with Youth (date TBD)
In 2024, Trinity will celebrate our 250th anniversary! This is a huge milestone for our church, our denomination, and community and we are excited about marking this historic moment. As we prepare for that celebration, we want to approach this milestone with intentionality and purpose, not only by looking back to the last 250 years, but also looking forward to the next 250 years. How is God calling us into mission and ministry in this next season of our church? How can we faithfully respond, adapt, and serve God and one another? We hope this semiquincentennial celebration is not only a celebration of our past, but a bold and courageous step into our future! In preparation for that, Trinity's Church Council launched a Strategic Planning Process entitled "Foundations for the Future." See below an overview of our Strategic Planning Process so far.
March 2022-- Church Council Retreat led by Rev. Dr. Michelle Holmes Chaney. We started the weekend learning about our rich history and heritage, including a prayer walk to the historic sites of Trinity church! We also spent time looking at our current community and invited our council to look ahead to where Trinity can grow in the next 10 years and beyond.
April 2022--After the retreat, our church council spent the next 50 days in an intentional season of prayer. We prayed for Trinity UMC, for our community and neighborhood, for the saints, past, present, and future, as well as how God is calling us next as a church in ministry and mission. We ended each time of prayer with this common prayer: Faithful and loving God, We thank you for your guiding spirit at Trinity over the past 250 years. As you have been faithful, help us to be faithful. As we look to our future, grant us strength and courage to step into new waters, and the humility and grace to seek your will before our own. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear, for you have made them both. We pray in your holy name, Amen.
April 2022--Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Team was assembled, tasked with leading the Strategic Planning process. This team is made up of the following members: Jeff Lane (chair), Jen Bemisderfer, Susan Collins, Michael Cheek, Judith Andrews, Bryce Benson, Jon Hoganson, and Pastor Grace Han.
June 2022--The Strategic Planning Team began a process of information gathering including a congregational survey and listening sessions.
October 2022--The Strategic Planning Team will host Focus Groups and Listening Sessions
October 2022--Stewardship Sermon Series "Foundations for the Future"