Announcements and Activities

A number of you have already requested packets of 2020 OFFERING ENVELOPES and received them last Sunday. There are still a few packets to be picked up, and we also have more envelopes in multiples of 52, 26 and 13 – so if you have not yet asked, please let us know how many envelope you’ll need for next year. Remember – THE NUMBERING SYSTEM CHANGES EACH YEAR, so it’s very confusing if you save your own old envelopes and keep using them. If you have any leftover/unused envelopes, we’ll be happy to take them off your hands in early January.

If you have not yet turned in your 2020 OFFERING PLEDGE, there are extra pledge cards on the narthex table. Just fill one out, put it in the small envelope, and drop it in the offering plate. Council thanks you!!

AVENUES FOR HOPE – Trinity New Hope Inc. affordable housing is participating in the online annual fundraiser Avenues for Hope, December 12-31. Your gift of $25 or more will help us continue to catch up on deferred maintenance and provide safe affordable housing in West Nampa. The first $3000 donated will be matched dollar for dollar by the Home Partnership Foundation. Follow us on Facebook as we try to win other prize money. Give, starting December 12,  here. You can also make your donation offline; please speak with Pastor Meggan.

CHURCH IN COMMUNITY COMMITTEE  invites everyone to the Thrivent Cares project on Sunday, Dec 15th at 11a.m.  We will be filling and delivering Christmas bags for Trinity New Hope residents.  This project is funded by Thrivent Financial.

STEWARDSHIP OF THE FUTURE:  One way to be a good steward of the future is start planning NOW for next year’s gardening season. Growing your own, and eating locally produced foods, gives you great quality produce with a lower carbon footprint (compared with food shipped in from out of country or out of state). So pick up your seed catalogs and start dreaming!

POINSETTIAS:  One of Trinity’s Christmas traditions is to provide poinsettias for Christmas Worship.  There will be a tear-off in the December Epistle and in our bulletins.  All you have to do is purchase the poinsettia of your choice and bring it to church before Christmas Eve.  You’ll be able to designate it in honor of someone living or in memory of someone who has died.

ADVENT MIDWEEK SOUP SUPPERS:  Sign-up in the narthex to volunteer and/or bring soup or bread Wednesdays Dec 4, 11, or 18.

ROOF AND PARKING LOT:  The parking lot has been paid for but we are still accepting donations for the roof.  Thank you to all who have donated.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2020 GRADUATES:  The Trinity Lutheran Church College Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are active members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Nampa, Idaho. This scholarship must be used at a two-year or four-year accredited college or university or an accredited trade school within the academic year following their high school graduation. It is to be used for tuition, books or other education related fees.  This scholarship is supported by the Trinity Lutheran Church (TLC) congregation and the TLC Youth Program. The monetary value* funded by TLC for this scholarship will total $500. This will be given out or divided between one or more students recommended to the church council by the youth committee for final approval based on their Trinity Lutheran Church College Scholarship Application.  Scholarship applications are available to download here- Trinity Lutheran Church College Scholarship_2020 Applicants must complete the application form and return it to the church office before February 15 of their graduating year.  Criteria for award selection will be based on completed application and 2 letters of recommendation.  Applicants will be notified by mail in April if they are to receive the award [whole or partial].  Recipients will be recognized at the High School Graduate Recognition Sunday in May.

EMAILS: If you aren’t receiving emails of church notices and the monthly Epistle and would like to, please leave your email address on the attendance sheet or with the office, and you will be added to the distribution list.

Julie Haugen is sending cards to members who have lost someone or are hospitalized, and in other circumstances in which a card may be appropriate.  Please contact Julie if you know of a situation that may apply.