Team Trinity program promotes giving back

Submitted by Trinity Lutheran Church and School

REED CITY — Trinity Lutheran Church and School has introduced a new program that will provide numerous opportunities for fun, fellowship and service.

“Team Trinity will bring our church and school families closer together through social events that occur outside the confines of our regular church and school functions,” said Lori Pruitt, chair of Trinity’s Hospitality Board. “It also features a strong community outreach element, which includes support of businesses in the Reed City area and acts of service.”

Team Trinity Nights play a key role in giving back to the community. These are cash mob events — on a specific day and time, Team Trinity will patronize a specific local establishment, giving them an added boost in business. The first Team Trinity Night is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20 at the Dairy Depot.

Initially, Team Trinity Nights will target restaurants that have supported Trinity in the annual “We Care for Kids” auction. If successful, these cash mob events may spread to non-dining businesses in the area as well.

“The auction is our biggest fundraiser and it wouldn’t be possible without contributions from local businesses. Team Trinity Nights are a way for us to show our gratitude in a powerful way,” said Pruitt. “These are fun, casual get-togethers and we encourage anyone in the community to join us for Team Trinity Nights, even if you’re not affiliated with our church or school. The more we collectively do to support local businesses, the better.”

Team Trinity also is serving the community in other ways. On May 14, members picked up trash along the White Pine Trail from U.S. 10 to Church Street in preparation for the Wheatlake Festival of Races on Saturday, May 21. Team Trinity also will provide volunteer support at the Paris Park aid station during the half marathon.

Other social activities in the Team Trinity summer calendar include support of Reed City’s Music and Arts in the Park series, participation in other local festivals and events, movie nights at Trinity and more.

“The Trinity Lutheran Church and School Facebook page is the best way to learn about Team Trinity events and activities. We’re also encouraging our church and school families to wear their Trinity shirts to these events so if you see a bunch of us together around town, stop by and join in the fun,” said Pruitt.