To all members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Urbana, Illinois:
As you know, a notice was posted on July 22, 2020 to not enter the Fellowship Hall until further notice. The Fellowship Hall, including the kitchen, has remained closed to everyone ever since due to potential hazards resulting from a roof leak and ceiling failure, including possible injuries from failing ceiling tiles, pooled water on the floor, and electrical shock.
Since then, the Property Management Committee has been taking steps to protect safety of our members as they assess the roof leak and related potential hazards and investigate and determine necessary repairs and insurance coverage. Also, the Property Management Committee, after coordinating with the Parish Council, has sealed off the Fellowship Hall with visqueen plastic sheeting, hired a contractor to remove water-damaged ceiling and insulation to prevent the further spread of mold, and hired another contractor to determine if additional mold remediation will be needed.
On August 18, 2020, based on the report of the Property Manager, the Parish Council approved a special Voters’ Meeting to be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in the Trinity church sanctuary after the late service, to begin as soon as the sanctuary is ready for the meeting.
You will need to sign up to attend the meeting in person by making a reservation with Mike Campo at the church office (367-8923). Seating is limited to 50 members. The meeting will also be streamed live for those who cannot attend the meeting in person. All who attend in-person or through live streaming will be able to participate and vote. You will be notified of additional details of the meeting arrangements as soon as possible.
The agenda will be:
1) Fellowship Hall -next steps, including demolition and rebuilding
2) Building campaign -restarting
If you have questions, please contact the church office at (217) 367-8923.
Trinity Lutheran Church
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To all members of Trinity,
Do not enter the Fellowship Hall until further notice. The Fellowship Hall, including the kitchen, is closed to everyone effective immediately due to potential hazards resulting from a roof leak and ceiling failure, including possible injuries from failing ceiling tiles, pooled water on the floor, and electrical shock.
Thank you to the members of the Property Management Committee for taking steps to protect safety of our members as they assess the roof leak and related potential hazards and investigate and determine necessary repairs and insurance coverage.
If you have questions, please contact Mike at the church office (367-8923).
Trinity Lutheran Church
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As COVID-19 restrictions gradually ease, we are thrilled at the prospects of dining out, shopping, getting a haircut…and going to church! And we are impatient to return to normal as quickly as possible. Even so, we are reminded daily that, at least for a time, the “new normal” will be much different than the old.
Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, the Ministry and Parish Councils have discussed – at great length – plans for gradually and responsibly returning to in-person worship services. These discussions are guided by God’s Word and informed by the most current information available from state government, public health agencies, the synod, and other sources. We are keenly aware of our responsibility to protect both the spiritual and physical health of every person at Trinity.
Per the latest state guidelines, we will resume modified, in-person worship services in the sanctuary, beginning on the weekend of June 27-28. All three services will be held at the regular times, Saturday at 5:30 and Sunday at 8:30 and 10:45. Please be aware that several restrictions will necessarily apply. It is very important that we abide by these guidelines as responsible citizens, for the health and safety of our worshipers, and for liability protection.
Obviously, this will be far different than the normal worship experience and will require significant adjustment from everyone. It will be up to each of us to decide when and under what conditions we feel comfortable returning to in-person worship. Services will continue to be live-streamed so that those who choose to wait can join remotely.
We humbly plead for your patience – and your prayers – as we tiptoe toward “normal” during this extraordinary time. Please keep love for, and the health and safety of, others at the heart of your decisions. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mike at the church office (367-8923).
Blessings to All,
Pastor Shawn Boylan and the Ministry Council
Rick Winkel, President and Parish Council Chair
Kevin Donoho, Head Elder