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"So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith." Galatians 6:10

The following information presents current Lay Care Ministry activities at Trinity Church. If you would like to become involved in providing care as described below, or if you (or someone you know within our church family) might benefit from receiving care in one of these areas, please email or contact the church office at 815.432.4070.

Lay Care Ministry Activities

Hospitality Ministry - This ministry involves activities associated with funeral dinners specific to the set-up and tear-down of tables and chairs, organizing and serving food, or being on a contact list to provide food.

Benevolence Ministry - This ministry involves providing financial and general assistance to those in need. Eligibility for assistance requires the completion of an application and a formal interview with members of the benevolence team.

Pastoral Care Ministry Activities*

Weddings (including pre-marital counseling) | Funerals | Counseling | Visitation | Child Dedication | Water Baptism | Prayer

*Please call the church office at 815.432.4070 or email for assistance in any of these areas.

Support Groups

GriefShare - This 13-week support group is designed for people who are experiencing grief in response to the death of a friend or loved on. Each week begins with the viewing of a DVD video segment featuring top experts speaking on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments and on-location video. The viewing of these videos is followed by group discussion. In addition to group interaction, each participant will have a  workbook with readings and exercises to be completed throughout the week.

The suggested donation for involvement in this group is $15, which covers the expense of the workbook. Scholarships are available as needed. Please contact Vanessa Koehn at the church office 815.432.4070 or at for more information. You can also visit the GriefShare website at to learn more.

Celebrate Recovery - This is a Christ-centered recovery program designed for those struggling with addictive behaviors.  It is designed to minister to anyone suffering from alcohol, drug, gambling, sexual or smoking addictions as well as, eating disorders, anger, pride, depression, control or any other hurt, habit or hang-up that harms your relationship with God or others.  By applying Biblical principles, the program allows you to become free from your addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night from 7-9:30 PM at the Watseka Campus in the downstairs Refuge area.  Childcare is available.  Please contact Larry Hustedt at if you have any questions or need additional information.   You can also visit the Celebrate Recovery website at to learn more.