We asked everyone to step up, and Sid and Mary really took it to heart!  They are putting on their hiking boots and stepping up to walk the   walk along the North Central State Trail:

“We spend time in Michigan every year, and one of our favorite things to do is to find new trails to walk. So far, we’ve only done day hikes, but decided to spend five days this fall doing a longer walk on a rail- to-trails route from Gaylord to Mackinaw City, a 61-mile trail that follows the Sturgeon River Valley and the western edge of Mullet Lake. We’re hoping to see some fall colors and wildlife. We’re not roughing it, though! We’re backpacking, but spending two nights in cabins along the lake, one in a bed and breakfast, and the last night in a hotel in Charlevoix.”

Sid and Mary will be walking 322,080 feet on this journey, and we are going to turn those steps into forward momentum for Trinity’s Step Up Campaign! Here’s what you can do:

  • Have a conversation with your family and see how many of those 322,080 steps you could sponsor. They are just 15¢ each! Email info@tumc.org to let us know how many steps (feet) you’d like to sponsor or fill out/return a sponsor form, which can be downloaded here or found at Trinity.
  • Challenging friends and family seems to be popular these days – put on your own hiking boots and ask folks to sponsor your steps to help raise funds for Trinity! If you are part of the Lazy Person Society of America (don’t feel bad, so am I!), you can sell off Sid and Mary’s steps instead. Just make sure you turn in your proceeds! :-)
  • All donations are tax deductible and help support the ongoing programs and ministries at Trinity. Donations can be turned in on Sunday or mailed to 4001 Speedway, Austin, TX 78751. You can give online at bit.ly/TrinityGives.

Sid and Mary will keep us updated along their journey, and we’ll keep you all updated about how many steps the Trinity community has sponsored.

Update: Sid and Mary actually ended up walking 77 miles, for a total of 406,560 feet! Amazing.