Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
2017 "Way of Generosity" Update

As of December 18, 387 households have committed a total of $1,803,440 toward a budget of $3,225,000 for 2017. If you have not yet made a commitment for 2017, we encourage you to go online here to do so. Your giving supports ministries that are making a difference here in the church, in our community, and around the world. Thank you.
Mission Box 
The mission box and Christmas offering is going to Rawlings Elementary School. A key way to improve learning for children is to enhance their environment; Rawlings is going to convert the school's media center into a collaborative learning environment. This space at the heart of the school's campus would engage students in work situations that include book creation, a hands-on science and technology area, a communication hub, and even a family area where parents could come on campus and experience learning with their children. Your gifts have the potential to make a lifelong impact.
Christmas Eve Services
We hope you'll join us for one of our Christmas Eve services, and bring a friend!
3:00pm
- Children's Service
4:30pm - Traditional Service (with Combined Adult Choirs)
6:30pm - Contemporary Service
9:30pm - Blended Service (with Sonlight Youth Choir & Band Christmas Concert at 9:00pm)
11:00pm - Traditional Service in the Chapel

All services except Children's include communion and candlelight, all services except the 11pm will be held in the Worship Center. There will be childcare for kids 0 - preK for the 4:30 and 6:30pm services.  We will be live streaming the 4:30, 6:30 and 9:30pm services.
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.
Christmas Day & New Year's Day Worship

We will have 1 Service of Lessons & Carols on December 25 at 10am that will include a "blessing of the toys" and children are welcome to come in their pajamas. There will be no children's Sunday School or childcare. We will resume normal services on Sunday, January 1 with childcare for 0 - preK, but no children's Sunday School.

Family Promise Guests
Mark your calendars for the week of January 1 when our Family Promise families will be staying at Trinity again.  There are a variety of ways to help and volunteer, click here to see what fits with your schedule. This is a great opportunity to serve those who have greater needs than we do, and a way to involve your children by hanging out at dinner one night! For questions or more information, contact     Beth Haines  (352-283-5026).
During the holidays, Trinity Offices will be open normal business hours (Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 4pm and Friday, 8:30am - 1pm) with the following exceptions: we will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2.
Youth
UMYF/ Sunday School- Reminder that there will be  no UMYF  until spring kick-off on  January 8th  (Olympics!). There is also no Sunday School on Christmas or New Year's Day.

PJ's and Pancakes and Cookies- join us tomorrow,   Wednesday Dec. 21 at 10 am  for PJ's and Pancakes in the youth building!  We will also bake delicious blessings for some of our friends that can use extra love and warm fuzzy feelings during the holiday season.

Shoutout- If you haven't been receiving our weekly shoutout please email Deawna and we'll try to fix that for you.

And don't forget to sign up for Confirmation or the middle school Mystery Trip if you haven't yet!
Sonlight
Sonlight will meet at 8pm in the Worship Center on Christmas Eve for sound check, the concert begins at 9pm! We will not meet on December 25 or January 1, but will return on January 8 at 8am in the choir room for breakfast and a brief rehearsal before the 9:40am service. We will have our normal 3-5:30pm rehearsal on January 8.
Join us as we celebrate the New Year at our next Parent's Night Out on January 6 from 5:30-8:30pm. Kids will enjoy a fabulous night of dinner and special activities for all ages, 12 months and walking through 5th grade.
$12 per child with a $30 cap per family. Please register online by January 4.  

This week's altar flowers are given in Loving memory of George Pridgen.

Christian love and sympathy is extended to Nancy Tosca Edwards and family on the passing of her father, Harold Baum Tosca, December 6; Coralee Corbin and family on the passing of her mother, Am Shoemaker Corbin, on December 14; and Bree Kerwin and family on the passing of her grandfather, Kenneth Malcom Jones, on December 18.
 
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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