Christmas At Trinity - 'COming Home'

In 1954, Perry Como sang, “There’s no place like home for the holidays….” The Christmas season makes us think of home and the presence of family and friends. Our thoughts may be happy and immediate as we prepare to receive or visit with family and friends. Our thoughts may be pensive and wistful as we remember a home that may be far away in place or time… In 1943 Bing Crosby sang, “I’ll be home for Christmas… if only in my dreams,” in a song written for WWII soldiers far from home and family. Our thoughts may even reach out in pain or hope for a home we’ve yearned for but never known.


No matter our plans and expectations, Christmas is the time to celebrate that God chose to come here and enter into humanity – on earth, in a human body. God chose to make this world home and invites to the home we’ve always known should be.

Advent Services

December 3  |  1st Sunday of Advent

“Come Down Home”


December 10  |  2nd Sunday of Advent

“Home Is Where We Meet”


December 17  |  3rd Sunday of Advent

“Joy Is Our True Home” - Special Music Program


December 24  |  4th Sunday of Advent

“God Makes This World a Home”


December 31  |  After Christmas

“Going Home Again”

ADVENT ACTIVITIES

  • UMW Bazaar - December 3 & 10, after Service

    Support our United Methodist Women and purchase some great hand-made gift items and baked goods. The Bazaar will be set up in the Social Hall during the coffee hour.

  • Ugly Sweater Sunday - December 10th

    Many of us have accumulated an ugly Christmas sweater or two over the years. We invite everyone to wear one of your ugliest Christmas sweaters to church today. There won’t be a contest, just the joy of sharing.

Family Christmas Celebration

Sunday Evening, December 10th at 5:00pm


Come to the Sanctuary and enjoy a program by our children that will include music and audience participation followed by refreshments and Advent activities in the Social Hall.

More Advent Activities

  • Make a Joyful Noise Music Sunday  |  December 17th

    This Sunday, Trinity UMC worships through music. The Chancel Choir, The Trinity Bell Ringers, and guest musicians will celebrate the joy of Christmas and invite the whole

  • Christmas Caroling  |  December 17th

    We gather at 5:30pm and carpool for caroling to our friends and neighbors. Afterward we will return to church for hot cider, refreshments and fellowship.

  • THEOLOGIES OF THE BODY: THINKING ABOUT THE INCARNATION

    Starting on Sunday, December 3rd @ 11:30am in the Opal Room Jeff Manildi will be teaching a 3-week Advent Adult Enrichment Class on the Incarnation.  The doctrine of the incarnation tells us that God took on human form in Jesus.  This is powerful to think about, but can also be troubling for some.  This is especially true when we consider race, gender and sexuality. In this class we will take a look at the dominant view of the doctrine of the incarnation in addition to perspectives from womanist, feminist and queer theologians.

CHRISTMAS EVE

We will be having three different services on Christmas Eve this year.


Regular Morning Worship Service 10:00am | Advent Themed


Family Service 7:00 p.m.  |  Stories, Carols and Candles

A festive service for the family with joyful music and a special Christmas story.


Candlelight Service 9:00 p.m.  |  Lessons & Carols, Candlelight & Communion

Experience an evening candlelight service with traditional music and communion.

Ways to give for Advent

SHARING A BIT OF HOME  |  December 24

Once again we are collecting homemade Christmas goodies which Pastor G will deliver on Christmas morning to the Fire and Sheriff’s stations for those who will be spending Christmas away from their families to serve our community. Help bring a taste of home to our First Responders.


CHRISMON TREE

Chrismons are special symbols representing Jesus Christ and Biblical Teachings. Join us in decorating our Chrismon Tree in the Narthex this Advent Season.


CHRISTMAS CARD

Not just another donation! Instead of sending cards to church friends, donate the cost of the cards and postage to the All Church Christmas Card. The money collected will be donated to a local charitable organization.


POINSETTIAS

We decorate our Sanctuary with poinsettias before and during Christmas. Purchase a plant at the church and dedicate it to anyone you choose. Take it home after Christmas to enjoy year-round.