It's the most wonderful time of the year! And what a wonderful time it was last night as we celebrated our annual Trinity Advent Dinner, Children's Live Nativity, and Choral Concert. 34 beautifully decorated tables with delicious food prepared by Franny Long and the kitchen staff and served by a host of angels (i.e. Trinity servant volunteers); a manger scene featuring a revolving cast of dozens of young characters, all amazingly coordinated by Elizabeth Jones and the children's ministry staff; and a Celebration of Carols offered by more than fifty members of our combined adult choirs, directed by Alice Wallis and supported by other members of the music and worship arts staff. Meanwhile, in another part of campus still more people were being blessed by another installment of The Redemption of Scrooge, this month's theme for Wednesday's 6:35 worship service led by Aaron and Lenora Rousseau. It was an extraordinary evening on campus and certainly one worth adding to your calendar for next year if you missed it!
This weekend we will keep singing our way to the manger. We'll also have a chance to do some skating! It's a party for the whole Trinity family this Sunday, December 17, 4pm-7pm, at Skate Station Funworks. It's been awhile since I donned a pair of roller skates, but I'm gonna give it a whirl. And Catherine drives a mean go-kart!
We are just over a week away from Christmas Eve. Just a reminder that you're invited to join us for one worship service at 10am on the morning of December 24. It will be a worship experience for the whole family that will include Scripture readings, lots of singing, and a time especially for children. Then our Christmas Eve worship schedule is as follows:
3:00pm - Children's
4:30pm - Traditional
6:30pm - Contemporary
9:30pm - Blended (preceded by 9:00 Sonlight concert)
11:00pm - Traditional in the Chapel
I am also really excited about Trinity's Christmas offering this year, which will enable Family Promise to expand its ministry of helping families move from homelessness to stable and affordable housing. To find out more about the goal for this year's offering, go
. To participate, you can bring your special Christmas envelope to worship anytime between now and the end of the year or go
and choose "Christmas: Family Promise" to give now.
Can't wait to see you on Sunday!