1st Sunday in Advent
Sunday, November 27 - “There’s room for every story”. We inherit stories, stories of our families, stories of our faith. What are the old paths that we’ve followed and where must we diverge into a new way?
2nd Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 4 - “God meets us in our fear”. When the angel Gabriel comes to Mary, she is confused and anxious. And she is told, and we are also told, “Do not be afraid.” How are we invited to move beyond the story of fear in our lives?
3rd Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 11 -“We can choose a better way”. The story of Christmas includes a family problem – a teenage pregnancy. What better ways might we be invited into when holy disruptions enter our daily lives?
4th Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 18 - “We see God in each other”. Through the story of Mary and her cousin Elizabeth, we are invited to consider how we can recognize the holy in one another.
The Angel Tree will be up in the church lobby on November 27th. Please visit before or after service if you would like to provide gifts for children in need! We’re also looking for gift wrapping materials to wrap the presents after they have been received. Gifts and gift wrapping materials for Angel Tree need to be dropped off unwrapped either at service on December 11th or drop arrangements with Elsa Gernand (members can find Elsa's contact info in the church directory.
Trinity also donates gift cards to the women of Hope House for Christmas gifts. The Deacons will purchase and distribute the gift cards on behalf of the congregation. Please consider giving as you are moved, by mailing a donation to the church office (please specify “Holiday Sharing” in the check memo), giving online here, or giving in person at the Holiday sharing table.
The Christmas season is coming! Want an alternative approach to the frenzy of Christmas shopping? Try the Alternative Gift Opportunity. Through AGO, you can honor someone on your shopping list by making a contribution that supports someone in real need in our community or across the globe.
When you purchase a gift through the Alternative Gift Opportunity, you will receive a lovely card to be given to your loved one or friend that explains the gift that was purchased in their honor. Four global ministries (World Vision, The Stoschers in Albania, GAIA and MAF) along with four local ministries (Hope House, LUEC, Street Life Ministries and St. Francis Center) are the organizations represented this year.
The AGO will be held in Fellowship Hall after Sunday worship and through the AGO page here.
5pm Kid-Friendly Christmas Eve Service
Trinity's kid-friendly worship service has a fresh look! Come hear the ABCs of the Christmas story, sing carols and sing Silent Night as we light battery-operated candles. Wiggles are welcome! In-person service only.
8pm Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
A traditional service of scriptures, prayers, Christmas carols, ending with the lighting of the candles. In-person service and Livestream.
10am Christmas Day Service
Come, celebrate the “Good News of great joy for all” through this service of poetry and praise. In-person service only.
January Potluck: Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 22, 5:30-7pm for a “Bowl Food Potluck.” Nothing too complicated, just bring something with you that can be served in a bowl and we will provide the rest (including outlets and power strips to plug in slow-cookers!) Come and re-connect with your church family over a shared meal!
Save the date for Trinity's all-church retreat April 28-30. Fun, food, friends and fellowship at Redwood Glen! More information soon from your GGA team.
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Below are some ways you can donate or help right now!...
Serving food at Street Church on the 3rd Monday of every month.
Street Life Ministries is also looking for donations of men's shoes, especially under size 11, and men’s jeans or casual pants in any condition, particularly with 32-40 waist. These donations can be left at the Street Life office (901 Madison Ave) or dropped at Trinity's Atrium on Sunday mornings.
Make and serve sandwiches on the 2nd Sunday of every month with SOS (Sandwiches on Sunday). Email Debby Brown for more info.
Small groups and bible studies are currently meeting hybrid, by Zoom or in person. For information about small group meetings, contact Phil Hayashida
For more information on bible studies and small groups happening at
If you have been thinking about joining a small group, now would be a great time to get started. Let us help you find a group that works for you. Those interested should reach out to Holly or Phil.