July 2018: VBS, New Carpet, and AmazonSmilte

From the Council and Council President

Greetings everyone!

Well, we’re now into those lazy, hazy crazy days of Summer, but there’s still stuff going on at church … especially on Sunday’s where the single service has been having good size crowds and the energy and spirituality is in high gear.

VBS is right around the corner (a week from Sunday, actually, the 29th) and everything is looking good. Heidi is getting everything in ship shape for the “Shipwrecked” theme (try saying that rapidly three times), and as she has mentioned, it’s never too late to get involved so come on down!

As you probably noticed last Sunday, the parking lot sealing project that was approved at the June Congregation meeting has been completed. The other approved project, re-carpeting the Gathering Area, hallway, and two classrooms is scheduled for the first week in August (7th thru 11th).

Being in the ‘Summer slow” season, with not much else to write about, I want to take a moment to remind everyone of the AmazonSmile program Holy Trinity is now registered for. Everything you might buy on Amazon is also available on AmazonSmile, at the same price. But when you register with, and purchase thru, AmazonSmile, HT will receive 0.5% of the purchase price/s. So far, the program hasn’t gained much traction. Hopefully it’s because registering is one of those things that you just haven’t gotten around to. Mark Donahue in the office has a pretty easy to read / easy to follow sheet on how to register. Believe me, if I could follow the instructions and register, anyone can!! Please sign up and if purchasing from Amazon, use AmazonSmile.

One other thing I’d like to mention ….. if you’re interested in what’s been discussed or decided upon at Council meetings, the minutes are posted on the kiosk, usually within a week or so after the meeting. These are the ‘official’ minutes, as Council reviews and approves them electronically well before the meeting the following month. So if you’re ever curious as to what’s going on, the kiosk in the Gathering Area is the place to read and find out.

Enjoy the great outdoor weather, stay safe, and don’t forget to wear that Hawaiian shirt or tropical themed outfit to church on the 29th to help kick off VBS later that day.


Dave Smith