Angels We Have Heard
Our Advent and Christmas Season worship theme is “Angels We Have Heard.” We invite you to join us each Sunday for worship in the McCoy Chapel at 8:30 am or the Great Hall at 11:00 am as our pastors share meaningful messages based on readings from the book of Matthew. All services during the Advent season will include the lighting of the Advent wreath and singing of traditional carols.
First Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 1
I. To Be Ready (Matthew 24:36-44)
Second Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 8
II. Radical Hope (Matthew 3:1-12)
Third Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 15
III. Jesus Is the One (Matthew 11:2-11)
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 22
IV. Have No Fear (Matthew 1:18-25)
Christmas Eve Worship
Join us at 5 pm in our Great Hall for a family-friendly service that includes a special Trinity tradition: a Living Christmas Story. Children from age 3 – fifth grade are invited to play the parts of either angels, shepherds, sheep, wise men, or stars. There is no advance preparation necessary in order to participate, just plan to arrive by 4:45 pm in Room 303. Costumes are provided. There will also be childcare for infants (aged six weeks) through preschool. The Living Christmas Story takes place only at the 5 pm service.
All of our services include lighting the Advent wreath, singing of traditional Christmas carols, and closing with candlelight singing of Silent Night. The 5 pm service is held in the Great Hall, a beautifully-designed accessible worship space with acoustic design features and rocking chairs for parents with infants.
The 7 pm service includes a traditional service of Lessons and Carols, and closes with candlight. There will be childcare for infants (aged six weeks) through preschool. This service is held in the Great Hall.
Our late service includes Communion as well as the singing of traditional Christmas carols and closing by candlelight. Childcare is not provided for the 11 pm service. This service is held in our beautiful, newly-renovated McCoy Chapel.
For more information about any of our worship services, contact the church office at 972-542-4629.
Brunch with Mrs. Claus
Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon to 2 pm in Eva Joplin Hall
Join us for a wonderful brunch to kick-off this holiday season. Our youth are preparing and serving a pancake brunch with a visit from Ms. Claus! Wear your pajamas to church and join us as we celebrate the season and raise funds for the 30 Hour Famine. Donations will be taken at the door. There will be a super fun pajama contest too. Cost to enter the contest is $2.
The 30 Hour Famine is the youth group’s main mission project. We partner with World Vision to raise funds to combat world hunger. This year our proceeds will be divided between Team Brownsville and World Vision’s work in Honduras. Our Famine dates are February 28-29.
A Night in Bethlehem
Dec. 1 – Dec. 15 during Sunday School (9:45-10:45 am)
Children from Pre-K through 5th grade are invited to join us at Trinity this Advent season as we travel back to a night in Bethlehem and rejoice that our Savior is born. We remember the anticipation and joy of receiving the good news! Children will enjoy music, storytelling, crafts, and games each Sunday in Advent. Our journey begins December 1 and ends December 15, all during the Sunday school hour from 9:45-10:45 am.
Serve & Give
Christmas Giving Tree Supporting Community Lifeline Center
Trinity is honored to support the Community Lifeline Center (CLC) each year during our annual Christmas Giving Tree project. Through the Giving Tree, Trinity members “adopt” families and individuals from the CLC to provide them Christmas gifts based on their wish list, in an effort to make the holidays a little brighter for families going through crisis. For more information on the Community Lifeline Center, click here.
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. Heifer is currently working in more than 25 countries, including the United States, to help communities become more self-reliant and lift farming families to a living income. For information about Heifer International, click here.