Your gifts to Trinity Wilmette support hope for living, grace in action, and music for the soul.  Our annual stewardship campaign will include personal stories about giving, a Dessert Gathering, plus Worship and a Luncheon on Consecration Sunday.  See the details and RSVP links below.

This year’s is “Every Perfect Gift.”  It reminds us that everything we receive and everything we give comes as a gift from God.  Each of us is a gift to each other and the world.  Just as a honeybee collects nectar and pollen for the good of her whole colony, by sharing our gifts, we are contributing to the vitality of the church and participating in God’s ongoing creation of abundance and generosity.  While the church has bills to pay, the focus of stewardship is helping people to grow spiritually in their relationship with God by supporting their church’s mission and ministry with a percentage of their income.  We are motivated to give generously for a variety of reasons:


1. We are grateful to God.
2. We see giving as part of our relationship with God.
3. We feel privileged to serve God.
4. We believe God asks for an appropriate percentage of our income.

5. We like to help other people.



On Sun., Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m., join us in the Parlor for a Dessert Gathering (about one hour) with a brief inspirational presentation by Rev. Barb Javore, along with conversation and fellowship with friends and members of Trinity Wilmette.  Dessert will be provided.  To RSVP, [click here].



A Special Worship on Sun., Nov. 19 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Barbara Javore as our guest leader.  This service will be available for you to join either in-person or online on Consecration Sunday.  A Celebration Luncheon will follow in-person worship.  We hope everyone in our church family will make plans to participate. To RSVP, [click here].



The Act of Consecration will be the high point of worship on Consecration Sunday, as each person or household will be given the opportunity to make an estimate of their giving for 2024.  Since giving is an essential and spiritual part of being a disciple of Jesus Christ, you should review how God has blessed you and consider what percentage of your income you will give to God.  To make an estimate of giving, [click here]. 



To make giving easier, consider giving to Trinity Church by electronic funds transfer.  Here’s the link to the form.   Please complete and return it to the church office to the attention of Trinity’s Financial Secretary, Amy Reimer (amy@trinitywilmette.org).  Contact Amy at 847-251-7333 x104 with questions regarding electronic funds transfer.



Our Guest Leader this year is Rev. Dr. Barbara Javore.  An ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, Barb is a Christian educator and outreach coordinator at North Shore United Methodist Church in Glencoe, where she has served for thirty years.  Barb holds a Master of Music Education from the University of Illinois.  She earned her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  Her doctoral work explored creativity and its impact on Christian Education.  She serves as general secretary of the Pan-African Rural Health and Social Services, an organization devoted to bringing health and wholeness to rural Sierra Leone.  Barb also serves with Pastor Brian on the Board of Ordained Ministry for the Northern Illinois Conference.  As an adjunct professor for the Course of Study program, her teaching centers on spiritual formation and discipleship.  She is president of the Glencoe Clergy Association. Her husband Scott has an architectural practice in Glencoe, and her children and grandchildren live in southern California, where she is a frequent visitor.