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Trinity UM Church News - 2011

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2100 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY 14072

Senior Pastor: Larry Baird
Associate Pastor: Nate Lange

| Ph: 773-3322 | Fax: 773-3366

Stop Holiday Stress! - Dec. 2011

Dr. Tom DeLoughry

   How to “Stop Holiday Stress!” will be the focus of a workshop offered on Saturday, December 3rd from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road on Grand Island. A free-will offering will be collected. Space is limited so pre-registration is required by calling 909-9612 or visiting www.ReduceStress.info.
    Many people find the holidays to be stressful, and studies have shown that heart attacks peak during the holidays. Participants will learn strategies to: 1) deal with demands, expectations and finances; 2) stop your stress; and 3) get support while exploring the “reason for the season.”
    The workshop will be led by Dr. Tom DeLoughry, Director of Connections Counseling Service. His interest in the connection between the mind, body and spirit is reflected in his career as a counselor, health educator and director of a Franciscan retreat center. His programs have been honored by AARP, the American Association of Occupational health Nurses and the American Managed Care Review Association The first 25 people to register will receive three months free access to Four Steps to Stop Stress, described in a a video preview at www.ReduceStress.info.

Trinity Fall Fest To Be Bigger and Better Than Ever - Oct. 2011

   The annual Fall Festival at Trinity Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Home cooked food will be available all day. A fun-filled KIDZ ZONE will include a bounce house and slides, carnival games and prizes and face painting in the Historic Trinity building gym. Weather permitting, pony rides and hayrides will also be available for an extra nominal charge.
   Booths in the “Festival Mall” will feature handmade arts and crafts, home baked goods, a giant basket auction, and an antiques shop.
   Visitors can also dine out under the new Big Top, where apples, cider and pumpkins will be available for purchase.
   Proceeds will help support relief efforts to aid U.S. victims of tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding, along with Trinity Youth mission work, and other areas of need.

Dinner and Music - All Handbell Concert - June 2011

   The Trinity UMC Music Ministry’s Second Spring Concert is approaching soon! "Join us on Saturday June 11th for dinner and a concert." Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and all of the proceeds will go toward the Trinity Youth Group’s Summer Work Camp Funds.
   Following dinner, those attending are invited to stay for the ALL HANDBELL CONCERT beginning at 7:30 p.m.and featuring the Trinity Tollers (Handbells), Chancel Choir, and the Trinity Brass, in collaboration with The Brighton Bells and Choir from Brighton Community Church, Tonawanda. The musical selections performed will range from beautiful sacred hymn arrangements through a rousing “Grand Old Yankee Doodle Extravaganza!” Freewill offerings will be graciously accepted to help support both churches' ensembles trip to The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR) Area II Conference, in Kutztown, PA in July 2011. Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 2100 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island, NY.

Good Friday Fish Fry - April 2011

   A Good Friday Fish Fry is planned for April 22nd at Trinity UM Church located at 2100 Whitehaven Rd. Krolick's will be serving from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and includes fish, potato salad, coleslaw, roll with butter, dessert and beverage. Takeout is available. Tickets are presale only, call 773-3322 to order.

Reverend Cynthia A. Short To Speak at Trinity UM Church - March 2011

   Reverend Cindy Short will preach at the 10:30 a.m. services on April 3rd. Reverend Short is an Ordained Minster with Elim Fellowship of Rochester, New York. She holds a dual major Bachelors degree in Religious Studies and Psychology, with a certificate in Women’s Studies from Canisius College, in Buffalo, New York and a Masters of Divinity degree from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York. Cindy is the Co-founder and Co-Pastor of Christ Community Church in the Town of Tonawanda, NY alongside her husband Kevin. They have been married for 32 years and have four adult children Joshua, Jacob, Noah and Sarah and two grandchildren.
   She has been serving in the field of Chaplaincy for 12 years working in not-for profit settings. Rev. Cindy currently serves as the head Chaplain and Director of the Spiritual Life Development Program at Gateway-Longview, Inc., a not-for profit organization caring for youth and families. She has also serves part-time as Director of Children’s Ministry at Clarence United Methodist Church and Ministers alongside her husband Kevin at Christ Community Church, in the Town of Tonawanda. Rev. Cindy served as the Vice President to the National Association of Chaplains to Youth-At-Risk and currently serves as President for the UMA’s Chaplains section. She is passionate in her service and prophetic call to advocate for the needs of our youth, to prophecy to the potential of the next generation of leaders and to minister life to God’s people. She is an anointed worship leader Called into service for the Lord, Cindy began formal ministry in 1985 when she and her husband Kevin joined the staff of Elim Bible Institute in Rochester, New York. As support staff they ministered to full-time Bible Students from the United States, Africa, India, Europe, and Central America, responding to the Call to be formed for service to the Lord. Returning home to Buffalo, NY in 1988 they served for 11 years in their home church New Covenant Tabernacle, in 1995 she joined New Covenant’s multi-faceted staff as an Associate Pastor serving as the Director of Women’s Ministries, Pastoral Counselor and Worship Leader.

Trinity Announces New Pastor - Feb. 2011

Rev. Larry Baird and wife Brenda

Pastor Jeff Childs of Trinity UM Church recently announced that he will be leaving his position in July. His replacement is the Rev. Larry Baird who has been the District Superintendent of the Cornerstone District in the Southern Tier over the last eight years. In the assignment of its pastors, the United Methodist Church follows a principle called "itinerancy," which means that clergy are reassigned every few years to a new congregation.