Join us on....
November 26, December 3, December 10 - AGO, more info here
November 29 - Deck the Halls, Sanctuary Decorating at 6:30pm
December 3 - Advent Wreath Making in Fellowship Hall at 11:15am
December 10 - All-Church Caroling on Eucalyptus at 6pm
December 13 - Worship Service for the Weary in the Sanctuary at 7pm
December 24 Christmas Eve Services
Moring Worship, Lessons and Carols at 10am
Kid-Friendly Family Worship at 5pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship at 8pm
Trinity’s annual Holiday Sharing program is in full swing! This is an opportunity to provide support for those in need in our community. In November, grocery store gift cards will be distributed to approximately 40 low-income families with children who attend Taft, Garfield, Roosevelt, and Hoover schools. Our aim is to help them afford food for the holidays. At Christmas, we will also be providing gifts for the children in families at these same schools. Starting on November 26, you will have a chance to help by selecting cardboard tree-shaped tags from the Christmas tree in our Narthex. Each “tree” will indicate the gift wish of a child you can shop for. (See details below.) In addition, we will be donating gift cards to the women of Hope House and the babies of students at Redwood High School in December.
If you miss visiting the Deacons’ Holiday Sharing table, you can mail a check to the church (please specify “Holiday Sharing” in the check memo) or donate online here.
Trinity also participates in the Angel Tree Program which provides gifts for children who have an incarcerated parent. Again, beginning Nov 26, you can visit the same Christmas tree (described above) in our Narthex and choose a cardboard angel-shaped tag. On it will be a child’s age and a gift idea suggested by the parents or guardians. We recommend gifts be in the $25 price range. The Angel Tree tags will be available on Nov 26 and Dec 3. All gifts (unwrapped), no matter which child they are for, will need to be brought to church on a Sunday by December 10. If you are unable to be at church on the Nov 26 or Dec 3 to choose an angel tag or a tree tag, but would like to participate or contribute in another way, please email Sally, firstname.lastname@example.org or Suzanne, email@example.com. Thank you so much for helping those who need us!
Christ-centered Creativity, Celebration and Connection for all ages.
On the first Sunday of each month from 5:00-6:30 people of all ages are Growing Together! This is a fun opportunity for intergenerational learning, worship and connection. We begin our time by centering around a short Scripture reading and then move through various creativity stations for reflection and conversation. Next, we participate in a short celebration time including story and song. To wrap up, we enjoy a simple meal together.
If you come to the Trinity campus at 7:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday nights of the month, you'll hear the rhythmic sounds of Percussion and Praise!
This intergenerational group of enthusiastic folks have a great time playing to the beat of Scripture and Song. The energy in the room is infectious, as are the smiles! We learn the rhythms in speech patterns and use them to accompany songs on a wide variety of drums and hand percussion. Most of us have no formal musical training, but enjoy community and creativity in this supportive environment. Check it out during the next session!
Bruce Reyes-Chow will be speaking on the weekend of February 3-4, 2024. Bruce Reyes-Chow is a Presbyterian pastor, podcaster and author of six books. Relevant, insightful, warm, relatable, and written with his trademark cheeky wit, his book “In Defense of Kindness: Why It Matters, How It Changes Our Lives, and How It Can Save the World” will jump start your heart and inspire you to practice kindness as a daily discipline, grounded in the idea that each person is created and complex and worthy of dignity and respect. This event is free and open to the community. All are welcome!
Saturday, February 3:
* Speaking from 2:00-4:00 pm, light refreshments served
Sunday, February 4:
* Preaching in worship from 10:00-11:00 am, followed by Q&A
“Save the Dates” for GREAT GETAWAY! We know you’ve been wondering “Just when is that fabulous gathering called GGA”? Well, your all-church retreat team has been hard at work, and GREAT GETAWAY is scheduled! We want YOU to Save the Dates of April 26-28, 2024 to join us for a weekend of renewal. Watch the email blast and Spring newsletter for more details soon!
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Here are other opportunities to help!...
Serving food at Street Church on the 3rd Monday of every month. Contact Suzanne Wilsey for more information.
Make and serve sandwiches on the 2nd Sunday of every month with SOS (Sandwiches on Sunday). Email Debby Brown for more info.