Advent at Trinity

 
 
 
 
 
We are excited to offer Advent activities this year, even though they are limited.  We will be monitoring the pandemic restrictions for our area and will adjust based on them.
 
We also have ongoing Mission Projects throughout Advent as well as weekly devotionals through an “Active Advent” guide in the newsletter.
 

Sunday, November 28th  1st Sunday in Advent

Advent reader and wreath lighters needed

Please sign up if you would like to take part in the Advent worship on Sundays  and Christmas Eve worship as a reader and candle lighter, please sign up here.

Wednesday, December 1st

7:30 p.m. Advent Worship, Ben Stuart leading

Stop in, breathe deeply, and step away from all the craziness of commercial Christmas with the 7:30 pm worship service the first three Wednesdays during Advent.  Worship will be led by Ben in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. December 1st, 8th, and 15th. Hope to see you there.

 

Sunday, December 5  2nd Sunday in Advent

Advent Workshop for all ages  3:30-5 pm

The Annual Advent Workshop will offer plenty of craft opportunities for kids, as well as the popular living greens Advent Wreath station.  The event will be in Calvin Hall (gym) and is free, with an additional charge of $10 for those interested in making the Advent Wreath.  It’s a great way to make some wonderful gifts while getting in the Christmas spirit. Reserve your wreath spot by clicking here.

 

Wednesday, December 8th

7:30 p.m. Advent Worship, Ben Stuart leading

 

Sunday, December 12th  3rd Sunday in Advent

Mini concert following 11:15 a.m. worship
Come enjoy the sounds of the season on December 12th following the 11:15 a.m. worship with a mini-concert from Carol Feather Martin in the sanctuary.

 

Wednesday, December 15th

7:30 p.m. Advent Worship

Ben Stuart leading

 

Sunday, December 19  4th Sunday in Advent

Light up Trinity Begins

Drive by or walk around the main Trinity grounds, which will be lit up by light displays from various small groups from December 19th through January 1st. 

 

Wednesday, December 22

Living Nativity and Carol Sing-Along 7 p.m.

You are invited to attend the Youth Group’s presentation of A Living Nativity followed by a congregational Christmas Carol Sing. In homage to the performances of yore, this event will take place outside on the Trinity front lawn. Grab some hot chocolate, enjoy laughing both with and at the youths’ slightly irreverent retelling of the story of Christmas, and finish the evening by joining voices in song of our favorite carols.

 

Friday, December 24th Christmas Eve

At this time, we will have limited seating for each service with sign-up required. We will continue to monitor the pandemic restrictions and update our protocols as needed.  As a reminder, we do not offer childcare on Christmas Eve. Please check your enews and bulletin for updates

5:30 p.m.  Children’s Service While we all love to see kids on Christmas Eve, this year we ask that the 5:30 p.m. service be limited to families with children. This children’s service will present the Christmas story with a tableau of people (not children) for each part of the story.  We will not have children dressed in costume or upfront this year, so we can help our youngest members stay safe. Seating will be limited to 75 people (not including those in the tableau).

7:30 p.m. Lessons and Carols Service featuring Trinity musicians and readers of all ages. This service will include a candlelight singing of Silent Night.  Seating will be limited to 100, not including musicians. We will have an overflow list and monitor the pandemic situation to assess if we can allow more participants.

11:00 p.m.  Lessons and Carols with communion, handbells, and the choir. This service will include a candlelight singing of Silent Night.  Seating will be limited to 100, not including the musicians. Our goal is to offer this service Livestream. We will have an overflow list and monitor the pandemic situation to assess if we can allow more participants.

 

Sunday, December 26 1st Sunday of Christmas

10:00 a.m. worship, Luke Bultena preaching

 

Sunday, January 2 2nd Sunday of Christmas

10:00 a.m. worship, Rev. Bill Davnie preaching

 

Alternative Gift Market

Every year Trinity encourages people to give Christmas gifts that benefit the world. You are invited to shop at our online Alternative Gift Market this Christmas season. You can purchase a goat or clean water access via Heifer; help fight injustices for youth, race, and poverty via a donation to Legal Aid Justice Center; help purchase equipment, supplies, and training for a clinic in Honduras with a donation to Serving at the Crossroads; as well as purchasing fair trade items online that benefit artisans around the world at Ten Thousand Villages. Please click here for the link to the website. Olive oil sales will begin soon.
 
Angel Stars
We launched the Angel Star program and had an overwhelming response in just a week. Thank you to all who donated as we greatly exceeded our goal and the amount from last year. Thank you!