Save the Date: Fusion Relaunch on June 13th
Get ready for the relaunch of Fusion, titled “The Story of 2020.” We have missed Fusion tremendously during the COVID-19 pandemic and are excited to welcome it back as we reflect on all we’ve gone through. We will hear different members of our community share their story of 2020 while also taking time to pay our respects to the lives lost to COVID-19 over the past year.
Join us for a garden and grill style event on the south lawn on Sunday, June 13th, 2021 starting at 6 p.m. Activities for children will be available. Social distancing and all other CDC guidelines for outdoor gatherings will be observed. We encourage you to invite your family and friends! Vegetarian options will be available.
We will need help setting up and cleaning up on the 13th. If you would like to pitch in, please arrive by 5:30 p.m. on that Sunday and stay after. If you have any questions, reach out to Pastor Tracey or Pastor Monica. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and website for more information!
If you are willing to provide a side dish for the garden and grill Fusion event, please let Claudia Alenduff know. Also, 3-4 servers are needed for the grilled meats and side dishes. Please let Claudia know if you are willing to help serve. All servers must be gloved and masked while they are serving.
Fusion is a unique experience in Christian community that focuses on building relationships as we share our stories with one another. We have the opportunity to hear first-hand from those whose experiences and perspectives are often different from our own. At Fusion, everyone is encouraged to "bring you and bring your story" to a welcoming space where we connect, discover and grow as we gather around the table to eat, listen and share. Due to the rise in COVID cases within our community, Trinity has suspended all in-person gatherings. To transition Fusion to a purely digital format undermines this unique experience. For that reason, we have decided to suspend Fusion during these winter months and to relaunch in spring, 2021 when the weather warms and we can meet outdoors and, hopefully, a vaccine is available. We will miss all of you and the opportunity to connect with friends and community members. We look forward to having you join us for the relaunch in spring, 2021. Stay safe. Stay well. And feel welcome to connect with other ministry opportunities on Trinity's website and Facebook page.
A little history...
Fusion launched in September, 2018. After a year-long process of discovery and discernment, the visioning team developed the format for Fusion, designed to be Trinity’s primary outreach. Using feedback gained through research, reading and conversations, we decided on a format that focused on storytelling, food and fellowship. Fusion was developed for those who might describe themselves as “spiritual, but not religious” and as seeking a sense of community, but may not be attracted to traditional, or even contemporary, church worship services. In the early months of 2020, Fusion had achieved an important goal: roughly 50% of those attending Fusion were outside our Sunday morning members and constituents. And, attendance was averaging around 40-45 with an average of 8-10 children participating in Fusion Kids.
COVID has presented a significant challenge…
March, 2020 Fusion was cancelled. During April’s lockdown, we experimented with an entirely virtual/online format. In May, Fusion resumed, meeting outdoors. But cold weather has ended our outdoor gathering. Fusion is a unique format focused around building relationships so social distancing presents a significant challenge. For that reason, Fusion has been suspended and will relaunch in spring of 2021.
We look forward to coming back together in the spring!
Please sign up for Fusion Kids by contacting Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fusion Kids is a space where children connect and build relationships with God and each other, discover the love of Jesus Christ, and grow in faith. We focus on creating an environment where children feel safe. Activities are designed to reinforce skills they learn in school, as well as teach them something new.
Join us during Trinity Fusion in the Fusion Kids room!
Opportunities to Serve in the Fusion Community
Are you a Child at Heart?
Are you a Foodie?
Are you an Influencer?
Are you a Storyteller?
Are you a Welcomer?
Trinity Fusion needs you!
Interested in one of the Fusion Teams?
Contact the team leader for more
information or to sign up!
Fusion Kids: Melissa Kramer
Food Team: Kay Franscoviak
Story Team: Morris DuBose
Hospitality Team: Bob Lilly