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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PASTOR KEITH’S ANNUAL REPORT 2008

• Over 20% of worshippers on a typical Sunday morning since September 1st are under the age of 18.
• Over 43 adults and children were received in to membership during 2008.
• The percentage of new members under the age of 18 was 26%
• We had seven baptisms in 2008

• Over 30 children, youth and adults are participating in the 2008 Christmas Eve Worship Program.
• Over 15 Advent Wreaths were made during recent IGSS Advent Workshop.
• Over 35 volunteers from Trinity turned out to assist in serving the hungry at First Lutheran on November 19th and many more donated food.
• We set a Trinity record for number of Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes filled
• We set a Trinity record for total VBS donation to the ELCA VBS Mission Project
• We passed the 350 mark in number of prayer shawls made and delivered during 2008.
• Over $750 was given away through Trinity’s new Helping Hands Ministry this fall
• We created two prayer labyrinths and put them in use. The larger of the two spans over 60 feet in diameter, making it one of the largest in all of Florida.
• For the first time Trinity will participate in the triennial National Youth Gathering during the summer of 2009 with 6 youth and three adults registered.
• Over 50 families were served by Trinity’s Food Pantry this year.
• We began our participation in the ELCA’s Book of Faith Initiative with a four Bible study. Over 25 participants covenanted to read the Bible for 15 minutes a day through Easter Sunday.
• During this summer’s parsonage renovations, Trinity essentially gutted and replaced or erformed major repairs and upgrades to: one bedroom, two bathrooms, the living room, storage room, kitchen and roof.
• Over 100 preschoolers visited the Pumpkin Patch with their classes this year. The Patch raised over $2800 for our Christian Education and Youth ministries.
• In one of the most difficult years for the economy since the Great Depression, Trinity reduced its proposed 2008 budget deficit of approximately $30,000 to an estimated actual deficit of $3,000 by year’s end.
• In 2008 Trinity began a year round stewardship model that will ask folks to increase their egular weekly giving by 10% in 2009.

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