Posts by Sue Steege

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2019-2020 Variable Tithe Designations

At First Trinity, we tithe 10% of our income to Christian ministries outside First Trinity (what joy to have the opportunity to be generous with what God has given us!). We love contributing to God’s work in our community, nation, and world. For 2019-2020, that means giving away approximately $82,500. While most of that is designated and amounts are in the budget, we have about $8,300 of variable tithe monies yet to designate.  At our congregational meeting on September 19,…

Good Night with Zanmi & Sue July 2020

Sue Steege and her dog Zanmi are here every Sunday night live at 7 p.m. EDT to lead a Good Night devotion with you and your family. You can also find them recorded at the same link on First Trinity’s YouTube channel. Here on our blog you’ll find two images. One is the Bible verse for the month so you can use it with your family if you like and the other is the blessing for the month.

Reading: “Next: Pastoral Succession that Works”

  First Trinity’s Executive Ministry Team (EMT)* makes a practice of reading and discussing books together, to help us continue to grow spiritually and professionally. We thought we’d share those books here, in case you’d like to read them, as well. The EMT just finished reading “Next: Pastoral Succession that Works“. We chose it because we’re realizing that, staff-wise, First Trinity is in for many changes over the next decade. Our staff is aging and many are growing closer to…

Best Practices for Ministry Conference Report

8 staff people and two spouses from First Trinity were able to attend the Best Practices for Ministry Conference in Phoenix, Arizona in February. Here’s a brief report to give you an idea of our experience. We were so very thankful to be able to attend and saved money over two budget years to pay for our hotel and airfare (the conference itself was free!).  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask any of the attenders! Best Practices…

Joining Jesus on His Mission in Haiti: Children’s Ministry in Mon Bergieux

Many things to write about here, and I don’t know how much chance I’ll have to write, so this is just one peek… Yesterday we had people all over the place, serving God and His people in Haiti: Dan, Larry and Dale were high up in the mountains, carrying very heavy cinder blocks in muddy, hilly terrain. They are helping to rebuild the home of Etani, a former caretaker at the Children of Israel Orphanage. Her home was mostly destroyed…

Reading “A New Kind of Leader” by Reggie Joiner

First Trinity’s Executive Ministry Team (EMT)* makes a practice of reading and discussing books together, to help us continue to grow spiritually and professionally. We thought we’d share those books here, in case you’d like to read them, as well. We’re just finishing up with “A New Kind of Leader” by Reggie Joiner. The book was recommended to us by Director of High School and Youth Ministries Rebekah Freed. The subtitle for the book is “What You Believe Can Open…

What happened at Everest VBS?

First Trinity held it’s annual Vacation Bible School  July 13-17, 2015. What a wild, wonderful week we had, learning how to conquer life’s challenges with God’s mighty power. Here are some of the facts about the week: We had 284 children at Vacation Bible School, with an average daily attendance of 265. This was an all-time high. To this date, we had not yet reached 250 children. We had 207 volunteers! Of those 207 volunteers, 66 were Crew Leaders responsible…

EMT Meeting Highlights for June 17, 2015

The Executive Ministry Team (EMT) is the team tasked with leading the everyday operations and programs of First Trinity. The EMT is led by Pastor Chuck Whited. Serving on the team are Jason Christ (Director of Attract and Middle School Ministries), Marsha Peth (Director of Care Ministries), Sue Steege (Director of Transformation Ministries), and Tim Hartnett (Ministry Operations Manager). Also included would be the Director Serve Ministries (vacant). We meet twice monthly. EMT met last Wednesday, June 17. Here’s the…

EMT Meeting Highlights for June 10, 2015

The Executive Ministry Team (EMT) is the team tasked with leading the everyday operations and programs of First Trinity. The EMT is led by Pastor Chuck Whited. Serving on the team are Jason Christ (Director of Attract and Middle School Ministries), Marsha Peth (Director of Care Ministries), Sue Steege (Director of Transformation Ministries), and Tim Hartnett (Ministry Operations Manager). Also included would be the Director Serve Ministries (vacant). We meet twice monthly. The Executive Ministry Team met this morning. Here’s…

EMT Meeting Highlights for May 27, 2015

The Executive Ministry Team (EMT) is the team tasked with leading the everyday operations and programs of First Trinity. The EMT is led by Pastor Chuck Whited. Serving on the team are Jason Christ (Director of Attract and Middle School Ministries), Marsha Peth (Director of Care Ministries), Sue Steege (Director of Transformation Ministries), and Tim Hartnett (Ministry Operations Manager). Also included would be the Director Serve Ministries (vacant). We meet twice monthly. We chose our all-church book study for Fall…
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