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"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you". Matthew 28:19-20

Based on this "Great Commission," this United Methodist Church has stated its purpose: "The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

We reach out to people and welcome them into the church
We have a direct responsibility for people of the "world" around our church, the community in which we and others study, work, shop, play, and so forth. In this world are people with many hurts, doubts, and questions. There are some who are new in the community and feel a little lost, some who are proudly self-sufficient, and others who are in desperate circumstances. Our mission is to reach out to them, listen to them, accept them, share the gospel in word and deed, invite them into the family of faith, and joyfully receive all who will respond.

We relate people to God and help them deepen their relationship with God
The second task in making disciples is to offer people opportunities for growing closer to God. Whether they are visitors or old-time members, just beginning the journey of faith or well along the road-all are in need of God's love in Christ. Through worship, prayer, study, and honest sharing, we help one another discover that the Holy Spirit is not far off but present with us, wanting an open and loving friendship with each of us-not only friendship but commitment as well. Through our congregation's various ministries we encourage one another to give our selves to Christ, to ground our lives in the living God.

We nurture people in Christian living
Our congregation's mission is to nurture people of all ages in the Christian faith and to help them practice the disciplines of discipleship. The church exists not to serve itself but to serve the world. We come to church not only for our own personal enrichment but also to prepare ourselves to do the work of love and to get ready to be Christ's disciples in the community. Through worship, baptism, Communion, Bible study, prayer, and other means of grace, we're strengthened for ministry.

Mission of the Month for July
The Children's Hunger Fund
In collaboration with the VBS program for children and youth at the end of July, the congregation will have the same opportunity to support the ministry of Food Paks. Food Paks provide 20 meals a week to a family of 4 who are living in
poverty, both in the US and around the world. Each meal only costs 25 cents.  Between VBS offering and the church at large, we have the potential to provide many, many meals to those in need! Also, along with each Food Pak, each family receives the Gospel message of Jesus, so we are providing for both body and soul. Thank you in advance for helping to be the hands, feet and face of Christ to a hurting and hungry world.
Thank you,
VBS staff and volunteers and Mission Committee at Trinity UMC