Faith & Arts to resume meetings
Faith & Arts Ministry is Back!
We are excited to announce that Faith & Arts will be continuing their ministry and will be having an interest/planning meeting on Sunday, November 20th at 12:15 pm, after worship service. A light lunch will be served.
The congregation, Ministry Teams, and Committees are invited to join us as we lay our plans for the upcoming year.
Our Statement of Mission is, “We are a Loving, Learning , Witnessing Community in Response to the Love of Christ. We are to build God’s Kingdom through personal dedication, witnessing His love to our family, neighbors, and community.” Our goal is to be a ministry where those in our congregation and community can feel comfortable, safe, and encouraged to express their creative ideas, have learning opportunities, use their creative abilities to help others, and grow in fellowship with each other.
We hope to do this by:
Coordinating with other ministerial teams to offer and assist with events such as:
-A Spring Festival/Easter Egg Hunt
-Help with the Summer Church Picnic on the Lawn
-A Fall Festival
-Fundraising events to raise money not just for Faith & Arts related activities, but also possibly for organizations and groups within our community that support bettering the Roanoke area through creativity.
Provide artistic opportunities to those within the Faith & Arts Team so that they can try new things and possibly discover new talents/interests. This include but are not limited to:
-regular meetings to work on personal or group projects
-outings to visit galleries, see plays, and participate in the Roanoke art community.
-invite local artists to talk about their work
-create visually appealing welcome packets for new visitors, decorate vases for the alter flowers and any other items that are needed for welcoming new faces.
Reach out to those in our neighborhood and community to invite them to participate in the activities listed above.
If you think you may be interested in joining us, we hope you can attend our meeting. We have lots of ideas and want you to be able to participate in whatever way you feel comfortable. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Barger, Davida Stewart, or Laura Burk at the church office:
Grief Support Group Starting Again
Pastor Luke will be resurrecting a grief support group here at Trinity. This is an awesome way to support our community through grief. Now that we have had so much happening since March of 2020, maybe there is new grief that needs to be processed and shared. His hope is that there will be hope within this group so we can look forward to healing. Care for the elderly is also one of the values that the Trinity congregation shared in past visioning processes. Pastor believes this can be a good way for us to live into our mission as the visioning process continues and we look to where God is leading Christ’s church in the future.
He will be holding the initial (resurrected) grief support group meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at 12:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your own lunch to the event. We can have lunch together and join in conversation. If you are interested in joining this group, feel free to contact Pastor Luke (540-366-9481). Please be on the lookout for a bulletin insert and other communications that can provide further details.
Annual Congregational Budget Meeting
The congregation is invited to attend and participate in our semi-annual congregational meeting on Sunday, November 13 to be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following Worship Service. The business meeting will be preceded by a potluck meal with the church providing drinks. Please bring your favorite dish to share with your church family. Lunch will start at approximately 12:15 p.m. with the business meeting starting at approximately 1:00 p.m.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
- Proposed 2023 Church Budget
- Election of two Congregation Council members
- Election of one Trustee
In preparation for the meeting, enclosed for your review prior to the meeting is a draft copy of the 2023 Church Budget. Please bring your copy of the budget with you to the meeting. Should any changes be made to the enclosed draft budget prior to the meeting, a revised copy will be provided for your review at the meeting.
Please make every effort to attend this meeting as we conduct the business of the church.
75th Anniversary Celebration
Trinity’s 75th Anniversary Celebration was celebrated on October 2, 2022, along side of the long awaited celebration of Pastor Ken Lane’s retirement. It was a wonderful time to walk down memory lane, enjoy great food and fellowship. We opened the time capsule that was buried 25 years ago to discover handmade items from congregation members, a poem from our own Jewel Reed, tons of photographs, and even a pair of wheelie sneakers! Thanks to everyone who helped with planning to make this wonderful event happen. Please enjoy the pictures below.
Annual Church Picnic
Pastor Luke’s Installation Service
After nearly two and a half years, on July 17th, Trinity was finally able to gather together again to celebrate, enjoy food and fellowship. We kicked it off in a big way, starting with the installation of the Rev. Luke M. Csellak Swanson as our new Pastor. The service, led by Pastor David Derrick, was lovely. It allowed Pastor Luke to declare his commitment to teaching, leading by example, and loving the people of Trinity in accordance with God’s word. Our members, in kind, promised to receive, pray for, help and honor Pastor Luke so that he can help us all strive to live together in the peace and unity of Christ.
Following the service, a pot-luck luncheon was held in our fellowship hall. It was wonderful to gather there once again and to be treated to the delightful culinary skills of our members.
Sunday July 17, 2022
June 18, 2022
We are pleased to announce that Luke Swanson has been ordained and will soon be installed as Trinity’s newest Pastor. Below are pictures and a video of the event, which took place at St. Marks in Roanoke, Virginia.