Thu., Oct. 21, Nov. 18; noon-1:30 pm
Garden Room – Suggested donation: $3
If you seek fellowship, a tasteful lunch, and some entertainment, you are encouraged to attend Hilltoppers. This event is primarily geared for retired persons, but people of all ages are invited to attend. Contact Wilma Edhlund at 439-5912 or via email.

Trinity author special presentation
Still Standing: The Story of SSG John Kriesel
Thu., Oct. 21; 12 noon – Garden Room
Suggested donation $3 for meal
Not many people could find anything positive about getting their legs blown off and losing two close friends in a battlefield explosion, but Staff Sergeant John Kriesel says it changed his life for the better.
Kriesel says, “It took losing my legs and two close friends to make me realize just what is important in life. I tell everyone, you are not likely to get blown apart by an improvised explosive device, but you are going to face some kind of hardship in your life. The important part is not what happens, but how you deal  with it.”
Trinity member Jim Kosmo helped Kriesel write, Still Standing, The Story of SSG John Kriesel, a book that chronicles John’s military life, 35 surgeries, lengthy rehabilitation and the motivational lessons he learned. The Trinity Veterans’ Team has invited Jim Kosmo and  Staff Sergeant John Kriesel to speak at Hilltoppers. Lunch will be served. If you are interested in attending please contact Diane Rollie at 439-7400 or via email.

Lutefisk Dinner
Thu., Nov. 4 – Garden Room
Seatings at: 11:30 am, 12:45, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45 pm
Cost: adults - $17, children - $5, under 5 free
Enjoy a holiday tradition: lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, lefse, pie and more. Dine-in or take-out. Tickets go on sale in mid-October. All proceeds benefit hunger programs. Volunteers needed. Contact Joan Newman at 436-8609 or via email or Lynn Schurrer at 430-1632 or via email.

If you are a person who likes to cook practical gourmet recipes, make new friends and strengthen existing relationships, enjoys stimulating conversation with a diverse group of people, and enjoys a sense of belonging, then Food For Thought is perfect
for you.
•    Groups of eight adults meet in homes four times/year (November 2010 – April 2011)
•    Schedules try to insure different pairings each time
•    Group attempt is made to resolve date conflicts
•    Substitutes are available if you have to miss
•    Recipes are provided – each couple brings part of the menu and this rotates each time
•    Each couple hosts only once per year

Food for Thought Kick-off Event
Sat., Oct. 9; 6 pm – Garden Room
Cost: Potluck Dish
This event is designed for two purposes:
1) To give past participants the opportunity to come back together to enjoy fellowship and good food
2) To give inquisitive people the opportunity to meet some Food for Thought participants and ask questions to help determine if it’s for them. Hosting guidelines and an explanation of regular participation vs. substitutions are presented at this event. Final list of participants is needed by Oct. 11 so the schedule can be made and distributed efficiently.
Register online now!

2010-11 Food for Thought Participation
Everyone who wishes to participate in Food for Thought from November 2010 to April 2011 should register online by October 11. Through this process the leadership team can determine whether you desire to participate as a regular or substitute.
Please contact Glenda Bjorum at 439-8521 or via email with any questions about Food for Thought.

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