Trinity Presbyterian Church welcomes you without regard to race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability, education, economic circumstance, your place of origin or any other issue that divides God's Family. We are Christ's people and this is Christ's place with its doors wide open.
If you are passing through: Godspeed. If you are looking for a worship home, stay with us. We invite visitors to join us, but most of all to return often.
Trinity Youth News
Our next gathering as a group will be for an afternoon of service: on Sunday, December 11, we’ll have lunch after church and then head outside to rake the Trinity Preschool playground. Please see Dwight Christenbury for more information.
Advent and Christmas 2016 at Trinity
CALENDAR OF WORSHIP & EVENTS
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, Dec. 4
Worship Services—8:30 and 11:00 a.m. (Isaiah 11:1–10, Matthew 3:1–12)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Viewing and discussion of the film Simon Burch, part 2
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, Dec. 11
Worship Services—8:30 and 11:00 a.m. (Isaiah 35:1–10, Matthew 11:2–11)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Jazz Vespers, featuring the Shannon Hoover Trio
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT, Dec. 18
Worship Services—8:30 and 11:00 a.m. (Isaiah 7:10–16, Matthew 1:18–25)
SOCKS, SOUPS, AND SWEETS, Dec. 18, 1:00 p.m.
Christmas celebration for Trinity families with children and youth. Come to the Lounge at 10:45 on Dec. 4 to draw a name for a Christmas Sock Exchange, then choose a pair of Christmas socks and fill them with a couple of treats and goodies for the person whose name you chose. For the party, bring a pot of soup or chili and bread to go with it, as well as your Christmas Socks; desserts will be provided. (If you didn’t get to draw a name, no worries: bring treat-filled socks to the party to exchange with someone else who wasn’t able to draw a name.)
CHRISTMAS CAROLING, Dec. 18, 3:30 p.m.
Singers, non-singers, and wannabe singers of all ages are invited to meet at Trinity Sunday, December 18, at 3:30 to spread some Christmas cheer with a caroling outing. (We’ll carpool from the church to the caroling location.) Come on out and help us make a joyful racket!
A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: A SWADDLING STORY, Dec. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Presented by the Hendersonville Ballet. Join us for a Christmas story written by the local author Deanna Ray, interwoven with ballet, tap, jazz, and Broadway dance pieces to Christmas music favorites. A reception will follow. Admission is free; donations to provide dance scholarships will be gratefully accepted.
CHRISTMAS EVE, Dec. 24, 7:00 p.m.
A Candlelight Worship Service (Isaiah 9:2–7, Luke2:1–20)
CHRISTMAS DAY, Dec. 25, 10:00 a.m.
Celebrate the birth of the Savior with a single worship service at 10:00 a.m.
(No Learning Hour classes will be held.)
CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING - DECEMBER 18, 2016
“And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.” – Matthew 2:6
The Christmas Joy Offering celebrates the coming of Jesus Christ, the “wondrous gift” of God with us. Jesus arrived in a humble stable in small and insignificant Bethlehem, to lead and teach in truth and love, and bring about God’s salvation to the world. What a “wondrous gift” indeed! This gift was so profound that the only response was the bringing of more gifts; the Magi arrived with gold, frankincense, and myrrh to honor the Christ child.
Devoted and caring leaders have led many of us in the way of Christ. They have been church workers equipping us to respond to the grace we have known in Jesus Christ, and they have been God’s gifts among us. The Christmas Joy Offering provides a way for us to offer a gift in response. These gifts will raise up leaders from small places that are too often overlooked by the church. The Presbyterian racial ethnic schools were founded to educate emerging leaders from the under represented groups so leadership in the church would better reflect the diversity of God’s people.
Half of the Christmas Joy Offering supports the continued ministry of educating and forming Christian leaders. The other half of the offering honors those leaders who serve and have served us well. Through the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions, current and retired church workers who experience need because of tragedy, health concerns, or financial hardship can receive assistance from the church they have served so well.
In gratitude to God for the wondrous gift of Jesus, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) invites you to join in the celebration of God’s presence with us by supporting those in need of help and hope. This offering will be received on Sunday, December 18 at both services.
THE MITTENS (AND MORE) TREE
The season of Advent is here. Each Advent Season, Trinity puts up The Mittens (and more) Tree and invites members to decorate it with warm clothing gifts for children in the community. This special Christmas tree is located in the Atrium to welcome your gifts of mittens and gloves, wool hats, toboggans, stocking caps, socks and underwear and small cold weather clothing items to help children keep warm this winter. The gifts you hang on this special sharing tree will be taken to IAM and given to children who really need them and will appreciate them so much.
BRING A CAN WHEN YOU CAN
The December Food Focus for IAM is hams, turkey breasts, turkeys, instant potatoes, canned vegetables and cake mixes. Other non-perishable food items are always welcome, as well as personal care items such as toilet paper, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, disposable razors and women’s hygiene products. Local Missions Ministry will deliver the food and hygiene items. Other needs are warm coats and jackets for adults and children; pillows and blankets. Monetary donations are always appreciated. Disposable diapers in all sizes are needed. Clothing, linens, etc., may be taken directly to I.A.M.