Trinity Baptist Church COVID-19 Updates
Please take a moment to self-screen for any of the following symptoms before attending Sunday worship services. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, please refrain from attending in-person service and join us online at 10:45am through Facebook or Livestream.
Persistent Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Chills • Repeated shaking with chills • Muscle pain • Headache • Sore throat • Loss of taste or smell • Diarrhea • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature of 100 degrees • Known close contact with a person who is confirmed to have COVID-19.
Face coverings are required to enter the building. Please keep face mask on while on the premises. Your health and safety are a priority!
For adult Sunday school protocols, please contact your Sunday School Leader and/or the Pastor who directly works with your class. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 15, 2021
May you feel loved by God, held close in His warm embrace. Then encourage others to know to whom they belong. Not to tumult. Not to controversy. Not to a pandemic. But to God and as we allow, also to each other. This includes our prayers for the historic challenge of a new President Elect & Vice President Elect being sworn into office, and for others elected to uphold the Constitution of our nation. We have our part to play in this great drama, so let’s be faithful by being centered during these challenging days.
Living in the power of God’s renewing Spirit enables us to be centered during uncentering times by our taking control of what we can control. Who you are? Whose you are? Why you are? You have control over your answers to these questions! As you answer them, your point of center is determined in how to be centered during the wild days in which we live.
In Christ know – who you are, whose you are, and why you are!
The following are 9 updates:
1.) “Inviting People to God’s Party” is my message for you this Sunday, taken from Luke 5:1-11, 27-29. This is God’s good news for our world. We will be in our TriPoint campus. It is also available by live-streaming through our website or on Facebook Live at 10:30am! We are following the recommended safety protocols and require everyone to wear a mask if you attend in person. A digital bulletin is provided so you can follow along during worship, both at home and at TriPoint, with your smart devices.
2.) We invite you to join us for Trinity’s first Town Hall Forum and Business Meeting of 2021 on Sunday, January 31st, following our combined worship service. Join through ZOOM or in-person at TriPoint. The preliminary agenda includes: Conversation About Our Approaches to Ministry in 2021, Approval of Annual Business Meeting Minutes, Finance Team Report, Election of Deacon Nominating Team, and a Pastoral Overview. For a full agenda, please visit our website in January at trinitybaptist.org/business.
3.) This Sunday, whether in person or by Zoom, participate in a 9:00 a.m. Bible Study, followed by our combined worship service at TriPoint at 10:30 a.m. We provide hybrid Bible Study opportunities for all classes who choose this approach. For more information, please contact your Sunday School leaders and/or the Pastor who directly works with your class. ALSO the TRUMPET highlights other great Small Group opportunities.
4.) By Zoom, join the Deacon Ordination Service for Cindy Levy which will be this Monday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Also during the service 6 people will be commissioned as Life Time Deacons – Jim Adams, Joe Brake, Milton Driggers, Norm Grimmett, Dave Hennessee, and Glenn Walters. The Zoom login is:
5.) Your offerings for our 2020-21 Ministry Year 10/1/20 – 1/13/21
Budgeted Ministry Plan Income $1,237,017
General Income (Food Pantry, Bountiful Blessings, etc.) $81,827
Global Missions $63,774
Total Income $1,418,618
Budgeted Ministry Plan Expenditures ($1,019,648)
General Expenditures (Capital Improvements, Scholarships,
Food Pantry, Bountiful Blessings, etc.) ($58,647)
Global Missions ($63,774)
Total Expenditures ($1,142,069)
Net Income/(Loss) $276,549
6.) Throughout January and February, we need your help restocking our food pantry. Items needed are ravioli and chicken noodle soup (with pop-top lids). Each week, the food pantry helps us give: 12 lunch bags to the homeless community, 5 lunch bags to students at Mark Twain Middle School, 4 family bags for Alpha Home families, or others in need of groceries. Collection tubs are in the reception area, the CLC, and the Fanning Foyer. Items may be dropped off on Sunday mornings before or after worship, or in the Church Office Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. If you are unable to donate food, please consider using Pushpay as a way to help stock our food pantry.
7.) At $63,447 you set a record for the Global Missions giving. Our goal was $50,000. You gave more than any previous year. Once again we will be among the top 10 congregations in America who give toward this offering.
8.) Like and share our resources, which can be found on our social media, the Trumpet, and our website. Also listen and invite others to listen to our radio program, LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE, on channel 630 am on weekdays 6:30-7:00 a.m. Salem Radio also airs our program from 6:30-7:00 p.m., and Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m.
9.) “Faith Stories” is my new format for our social media platforms. Each edition will focus on a person’s story of faith and will be 3-5 minutes in length. Each new episode will be released on Wednesdays at noon on Facebook and trinitybaptist.org. They can also be downloaded so you can view them at your convenience.