Trinity Lutheran to hold forum this Thursday, Jan 24

January 21, 2019

What does Blackwell need?

On Thursday, January 24, the Trinity Lutheran Church of Blackwell will try to answer that question in a public forum to be held from 12 noon – 1 p.m. Community leaders, church members, and local service organizations are asked to attend the “community conversation,” which aims to address the needs of the people living in Blackwell.

A press release signed by the church's pastor, Ned Moerbe, stated: “This conversation is to identify some of the significant challenges that face individuals in our community, and our community as a whole.”

“We members of Trinity know that many people are working hard to address these needs,” the release said, adding that some church members “believe that more can be done and [that] more people can be involved in [creating] solutions. Communicating what each church, service agency, and groups within Blackwell are doing should contribute to combining and/or strengthening our efforts.”

Kicking off the discussion at the event will be a brief demographic report on the Blackwell area. The report will help identify “the significant needs of Blackwell,” as well as the “types of assistance” that can be offered by various groups in the community.

The church will provide a catered lunch for all who attend. To attend the discussion, contact the church at 580-363-4026 by January 21 to reserve a spot for yourself or for a member of your organization. The church may also be contacted by emailing

The church is located at 125 Vinnedge Avenue. Its website is