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Christian Essentials: Trinity’s Winter session of Christian Essentials will begin on Feb 3rd, 7PM-9PM

In this class we will get to know some of the history of Trinity Lutheran Church in Crown Point. We will get to know about

creation and Christian Stewardship, about sin and its consequence, about Jesus and all He has done to save us, and about the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. We will also get to know about baptism, confession and absolution, and the Lord’s Supper. It is a time to ask the questions you have always wanted to ask about Christianity and life. It is also a great time to get to know some of the people who will be new members in the congregation. This is a six week session

World Vision 30-Hour Famine:
World Vision 30-Hour Famine is an event for youth and adults. A servant event where we can say, “Someone gets to live another day.”, for each $1 we raise!
We go without food [a juice fast] for 30 hours to:

  •   raise money to feed the hungry through World Vision by getting sponsors, and

  •   raise awareness of hunger-related problems through educational activities,

    personal experience (being hungry), and service ministry.
    We will participate in the Famine
    January 23rd& 24th, 2015.
    Full details and registration forms are at the Reception Desk or available through DCE Wendt. Please sign up TODAY!

    Youth need to be at least 12 years old to participate. For those who are medically unable to participate in a juice fast, alternatives can be arranged.


Are you ready for some football? Are you entering the Chili Cook Off or are you baking something for the Dessert Auction? Maybe you’re getting ready for your own Super Bowl party. Whatever the case make sure you purchase your Scrip gift cards to buy your supplies!! Did you know that from August, 2014 to December, 2014 Trinity church members added $475.95 to the Trinity Scholarship Fund? The best part is you didn’t spend one penny extra. You can buy gift cards from places like: Meijers, Target, Walmart, and Ultra Foods/Stracks and those are just the tip of the iceberg! Stop by the desk in the atrium for more information and let Scrip cards help you stock up for all your party needs in anticipation of the big game or the winning chili recipe! 


Child Protection Training:
volunteers and staff working with children (anyone under 18) must be Child Protection Policy certified. Certification for those over 18 includes: 1) filling out a Volunteer Application, 2) permitting a Limited Criminal History background check, and 3) attending a 55 min. to 1 hour training session. [Note: sensitive issues concerning child abuse and it’s prevention are presented in this training session.] Youth, age 16-17 may attend this training with parental consent. Not recommended for younger youth. Certification is normally good for 3 years.

Adult Training Sessions
3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 25
th, 2015 in Cafeteria A 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 15th, 2015 in Cafeteria A

Childcare will be provided on request. Please call DCE Wendt @ 219-663-1578.

Chili Cookoff and Dessert Auction 2015 will be held in the Gymnasium at Trinity from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, January 31, 2015!
Gather with 100 plus people in a fundraiser for Awestruck Worship Experience and Trinity's Youth Group as more than 25 chili's will be in competition in our 12th annual Chili Cookoff and Dessert Auction.....where YOU are the judge! There is a $10 minimum cover charge per family, as each $5 donated the person will receive voting tickets! Then, we will have a Dessert Auction where more than 50 desserts will be auctioned off in this thrilling and fast paced event fun for the entire family! There will be

raffles, entertainment, and more! Our returners always return so consider coming to this year's madness the night before the "BIG GAME!" If you would like to register a Chili or Dessert, please let us know by filling out a form or commenting on facebook! Proceeds will go to support Awestruck! Come early to make sure to try all Chili's and stay late to watch the madness that is the Dessert Auction! Want to register? Sign up by filling out a registration form found at the front desk and place it in the Chili Bowl!

Altar Guild: will be meeting on January 28th in the Library at 6:30 p.m.

We would like to give you a free book that will help you initiate an age-appropriate conversation with your child concerning God’s sexuality:

How? Simple....
1. Register and Attend a 45 - 60 minute training

2. Go home with a book specifically for your child [gender appropriate].

More details....Sessions include:
- A brief [10 minute] look at what the Scriptures say
- An overview of the specific resource.
- Options to use the resource with your child right away.

Sessions scheduled for February 2015:

Monday, February 2nd
6:30 7:30Why Boys and Girls Are Different Ages 4-6 7:45 8:45How You are Changing Ages 10-12

Wednesday, February 4th
6:30 7:30Where Do Babies Come From? Ages 7-9 7:45 8:45Sex and the New You Ages 13-15

Thursday, February 5th
6:30 8:00 Love, Sex & God Age 15+

[Longer session due to more information in the book].

All sessions are scheduled for Room 102 [lower level].

If I have different age children, do I attend all the sessions?

This depends on your comfort level. The only similarity between sessions is the opening Bible segment. Each is specifically aimed at the resource for that age child. We would be glad to give the books you need for all your children with your attendance as a single session if you would be comfortable using them without the training.

Don’t the books cost money?

Yes. We believe this is important enough to provide the books along with training so the books get used! If you would like to offset the cost or even provide books for other families, there is a way to do so.

Is this just for parents?

No. Grandparents or other caregivers may also attend and use the resources.

What about childcare?

We will gladly provide childcare, as long as we know in advance. Please let us know! Registration forms are at the Reception Desk Please return to DCE Paul Wendt or the Reception Desk by January 28th


Recently Engaged Couples: Congratulations on your new journey! Please contact the

church office before booking a reception facility to ensure your wedding day can be accommodated on the pastor’s and church calendars.

Library Helpers Needed:

We have lost several of our volunteers to moves and job changes, and are in need of some replacements. If you know your ABCs and are available on Wednesday once a month or more, you may be just the one we are looking for! There are basically two parts to the day, and you may do either or both. From 8:30 - 11:00 we are checking in and shelving returned books. From 10:00 - 2:00 we help students find their new books and check out.

Parents, grandparents, and adult friends are welcome. Child protection training is required. If you are interested, please call Joyce Easterday at 662-8638 or
email her. Thanks!

Blessing Tree: Trinity has received several 'thank you' notes in response to our Christmas

Blessing Tree distribution this past December. The following are just two such responses, but these are typical of the gratitude expressed by many more, including several children. We thought you would like to hear some of these responses.
"I just wanted to express my gratitude for your very generous gift. Because of this, my two children and I had a great Christmas. What I thought was going to be a stressful time because of money troubles turned out to be great thanks to you. I wish there were more kind and thoughtful people like you in the world." And... "You put so much thought into the nice things you do for others. Thanks for thinking of us in such a special way."

We give thanks and praise to our triune God for the ability to help, and for those who have allowed us to help - all in the name of Jesus Christ.

In Christ, Judy Duffala, Trinity Cares Clerk

The Art of Marriage is once again being offered in the month of February.
Mark your calendar to join The Art of Marriage video event.
Date: February 13, 2015 st 6pm - 9pm and February 14th, 8am - 4pm Location: South Lake Nazarene 7355 E 81 Ave., Crown Point.
Cost of $50.00 per couple includes Valentine dinner Friday night, all materials and child care (upon request). To purchase tickets contact Cathy Stinson at 219-663-1578. Registration
must be in by February 1st.
Trinity is in the process of organizing a weekday evening Art of Marriage event. Details will be coming soon.