Updated: Jan 12
Trinity's Congregation Council meets each 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 PM. All are welcome to attend and observe. To speak at a meeting, or with other comments or questions, email the council: email@example.com.
Greetings from the Congregation Council!
This month’s Council meeting began with a devotion led by David Fox (2 Corinthians 8: 1-24). We were reminded of the value of our collective contributions to the church. “Once the commitment is clear, you do what you can, not what you can’t. The heart regulates the hands. This isn’t so others can take it easy while you sweat it out. No, you’re shoulder to shoulder with them all the way, your surplus matching their deficit, their surplus matching your deficit. In the end you come out even. As it is written, Nothing left over to the one with the most, Nothing lacking to the one with the least.”
This aligns with our upcoming Build Up, Branch Out: Generosity Lived campaign. Don Boelter and others shared updates on the campaign. Logistics are underway, and staff and others are hard at work and busy preparing. One way to be involved is joining in collective prayer on Sunday mornings just prior to worship. More details coming soon…
The Council also recognized the contributions of Shirley Lovelace on the Personnel Committee, who is ending her term early. Mark Schmidt will be meeting with the committee to learn about their current needs, and if we’ll want to find someone to fill the remainder of her term.
Some designated funds will be sent to the Lutheran Men in Mission ministry. Trinity has been holding the funds but we no longer have an active LMIM ministry and the funds cannot be used for any other purpose. This will allow the funds to live out their intended purpose.
David Fox, Council Treasurer, is preparing for the creation of the 2023 budget. He will be connecting with specific ministries, and projecting how we’ll be ending 2022. He gave a snapshot of what to expect October onward as we also learn the results of the Generosity Lived campaign in November.
In steadfast love and partnership with you, your Church Council.