Update on What is Happening at Trinity

Even though it is summertime and many of you are vacationing, we have been busy at the Church. 
 
We have enjoyed the talents of Jacob Lyerly at our 8:45 services as he is leading our Sonrise Band.  Jacob will stay with us until we hire a new Worship Director for this service.  We are in need of new band members as we lose soon the services of Bryson Covert and Colin Smith to college. Let us know if you are interested in playing and singing to God's glory. Darren Rhodes and Vance Sharpe have helped out on a few Sundays and we thank them for their time and talent. 
 
Most Chancel Choirs take the summer off.  This does not happen at Trinity.  Our Choir provides inspirational music every Sunday.  We enjoyed OASIS on June 26 and they will be back in the choir loft again soon.
 
Our sermon series on inviting the SHIFT towards becoming a Church ready to minister to a postmodern Church culture has challenged us to rethink the way we approach our ministry.  We are engaging in a SHIFT from Member identity to a Disciple identity; attractional Church to a missional Church; consumer Church to sacred partnering.  This Sunday, we will learn more about how we shepherd and love one another as we partner together. 
 
Why is your pastor so tan?  I did go to the beach but every Sunday night I have been out with our youth.  We have enjoyed a pool party, bowling outing and this Sunday we will have an explosive time of fun and learning with a special guest.  Our wonderful youth volunteers are preparing for more fun. ABIDE is AWESOME.
 
Did you know we have had 4 of our members go into the ministry in the past 2 years?  We have Jim Rogers in school at Duke. Roger Hovis serving Zion UMC. Tammy Blom serving Heyward Street UMC and Michaela Wickham in school studying youth ministry.  I have two more folks that are inquiring.  How excited it is to see God call some of our folks to ministry.
 
Have you seen some new faces in the pastor's office?  We are advertising for our new Youth Leader and Praise and Worship Leader.  Official interviews will start very soon.
 
Our Children's Ministry has plans to come back strong. Holly West is hard at work with her team and it is going to be great!
 
Will you worship with us Sunday? 
 
See you in Church!
Nels