Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Mission Box 
The mission box this week supports Living Water International, a faith-based non-profit organization that helps communities in developing countries to create sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in response to the global water crisis. The cost of building a well is $5,500 and the funds collected will go directly towards the well that a Trinity mission team will be building next month in El Salvador. If you would be interested in being a part of this project please contact Ted Grueser in the Missions department ASAP. 
Longest Night Service
The Longest Night is a service of scripture, stories, special music, silent reflection and healing prayer. It's a time to recognize that Christmas can be a bittersweet time of the year. So on the longest night, we invite you to experience a meditative worship service that takes time for remembering, sharing our hurting places with God, and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ. Join us on December 21st at 6:35pm in the Chapel to acknowledge God's presence for those who mourn, who grieve, and who struggle. God's Word comes to shine light in our darkness.
Canticles in Candlelight, A Cantata for Christmas
December 14 at 7:30pm in the Worship Center with Combined Adult Choirs & Orchestra. No tickets or reservations are needed.
A 6:35 Christmas
The last 6:35 Contemporary service of 2016, this will be a lessons/carols service in an acoustic, contemporary style. Held in the Chapel tomorrow, December 14 at 6:35pm
Christmas Poinsettia Dedications
The poinsettias that are adorning the chancel areas in the Worship Center and Chapel are available for purchase and dedication. You may order and pay online here. If you would prefer to pay with cash or check, please use the envelopes at the reception desk. All dedications are due by December 14th.
Live Nativity
Tomorrow, December 14 from 5:30-7:30pm, invite your friends and neighbors to gather around the big oak tree, sip hot cocoa and view the live nativity (preschool and elementary children dressed as the nativity characters). It will be an evening you will not want to miss!

Director of Student Ministries
In this season of good news, we are thrilled to announce that, after a long, careful, and prayer-filled search, Joshua "JJ" Joseph has accepted our offer to be Trinity's next Director of Student Ministries!  Following his completion of a prior commitment, JJ will begin his ministry at Trinity on March 1st. JJ's wife, Angela, and their son, Isaiah, will be moving from Orlando to Gainesville in January. Welcome home Joseph family!
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The Sunshine Circle invites you to help them honor Her Hope residents and staff family at the traditional Christmas Celebration on December 18 from 3-4:30 in the Atrium. We are asking for functional household items and/or ladies' hygiene products decorated with a bow. Decorations will include Tara Thornock's elegant "angels" center pieces. Refreshments will be served and voices will rejoice in song! Please join us for a very Merry Christmas celebration!

Donations of new underwear and socks, gently used robes, gowns, men's knit shirts with collars, or other suitable clothing are needed for the Nursing Home Ministry. Please mark your donations for "Nursing Home Ministry" and bring them to the reception desk. For more information contact Dorothy Fillmore  or Jan Ordway.
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Upcoming Adult Programming
We are offering a number of classes, courses and bible studies beginning in January. Click here to read more, or on each individual link to register.
Acolytes in Worship
1st-5th graders, sign up to be an acolyte!  If you are interested, please sign up here (you'll need to log into your MyTrinity account and navigate to the "needs" tab to select a date).
This week's altar flowers are given in loving memory of Janet Garrett from John. Last week's altar flowers were given in honor of our granddaughters, Mariah and Anastasya Monroe, for their 19th birthdays, from Jim & Pam Ivey.

Christian love and sympathy is extended to Adam Ping and family on the passing on his father Dan Ping on December 6. 
 
Happy Birthday to Lois Helsel, who will celebrated her 95th birthday on  December 11th.

If you would like to provide the altar flowers or need to make arrangements for assistance or special accommodations during Sunday services, please contact
 Shannon (416-3005) Monday - Thursday. If you would like to have your milestone birthday announced, please email Kelly
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