LOVE IS ON THE WAY
Advent is that time of the church year when we wonder what it must have been like to wait for the Messiah, the special person chosen by God to come and save God’s people.
No matter what our situation, the candles of Advent remind us that love is on the way.
Advent is about more than remembering Christ’s birth and how it fulfilled the promises of God. Advent is also about the way we are still waiting, living in the kingdom now but waiting to one day see the kingdom fill the whole earth when Jesus comes again.
First Sunday in Advent
Sunday, November 28
I. The Candle of Hope (Luke 21:25-36)
Second Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 5
II. The Candle of Peace (Luke 3:1-6)
Third Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 12
III. The Candle of Joy
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 18
IV. The Candle of Love (Luke 1:39-45)
Christmas Eve Worship
5:00 pm (The Great Hall)
Join us at 5:00 PM for our special kids friendly Christmas Eve Service. This service features a Christmas play performed by the children of Trinity that is open to all.
7:00 pm (The Great Hall and Livestream)
Join us at 7:00 PM for our Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve Service. This service features the Trinity Choir and is the perfect opportunity to prepare your heart for Christmas day!
11:00 pm (McCoy Chapel)
Join us at 11:00 PM for our traditional Christmas Eve Service. This service features communion in our newly renovated chapel. Welcome Christmas with us as we sing hymns, hear sermons, and await the newborn king.
Advent Wreath Activity
Each Sunday, online or in person, we will light one additional candle on the Advent Wreath. We invite you to join us with a wreath of your own. All you need is three purple candles, one pink, and one white candle for the center of the wreath to light on Christmas Eve. Candles and circular candle holders are available online at craft and general stores.
Brunch with Buddy the Elf and Mrs. Claus
Dec. 12, 12:00 to 1:30 pm
All are invited for our Brunch with Buddy the Elf and Mrs. Claus event on December 12 from 12 – 1:30 pm. This event is to help Trinity’s youth group raise money for World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine. A donation of $5 or more per serving is appreciated.
The Silence and the Sound, A Christmas Choral Experience
Dec. 12, 8:30 am (in person) or 11:00 am (in person, Facebook Live, or Live Stream)
Join us on December 12th for this year’s Christmas Cantata The Silence and the Sound by Heather Sorenson! More than just a re-telling of the nativity, this work explores both the mystery and the majesty of Christ’s birth. Filled with original sacred songs and beloved carols, this innovative cantata is not only a beautiful concert moment, but it is a true worship experience. The Silence and the Sound features soloists Adrian Balanansay, Christina Dragoo, and Tasha Turner along with a Chamber Orchestra.
Serve & Give
Christmas Giving Tree
The annual Christmas Giving Tree mission project looks a little different this year due to the pandemic. We will be supporting families from the Community Lifeline Center, Scott Johnson Middle School, and Presbyterian Children’s Homes & Services. Local families need our help more than ever this year!
To help us stay socially-distanced, all Angels can be adopted online via Signup Genius, where you can adopt an Angel and view the guidelines on shopping and gift return. We also need volunteers for our drive-through reception for the families to receive their gifts. Thank you for making Christmas special for local families in need!
Trinity is proud to support Heifer International each year. Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For more than 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income.