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It's #GivingTuesday!
You survived #BlackFriday. Now get into the real spirit of the season with #GivingTuesday! Here are two ways you can spread some cheer today around Trinity and beyond through your generosity.

1. Click   here to make a special one-time gift  today.  Your contribution helps fund ministries that touch all ages, such as Cheers & Rejoice! for children, Sonlight youth band and choir, sports leagues, worship arts, and GriefShare. It also supports our work with mission partners both here in Gainesville and around the world.

2. Click   here to make your 2017 giving commitment. Your generosity is vital to a $3.2 million budget that supports many ministry opportunities for the coming year.

So go ahead...send a Christmas gift to Trinity today that will bless the lives of others.
Mission Box 
The mission box this week supports Kids Count of Alachua County, which provides an opportunity for students who need extra support in the community to succeed in school and life. Kids Count programs support the whole child and focus on three main areas; academics, social skill development, and enrichment. They currently have two program sites, and each program is led by staff and supported by volunteers.  
Children's Ministry News
Join us for the Live Nativity on 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!


Our Family Advent Festival is on November 30 from 6:00-7:15pm in the education building. Join us for a special evening of crafts, caroling & Chrismons!
Join us for a Christmas Pajama Party at the next Parent's Night Out on December 2 from 5:30-8:30pm with pizza, hot chocolate, Christmas crafts, and a holiday themed movie for ages 1 and walking through 5th grade!  $12/child with a $30 cap per family.  Please register online by November 30.
Trinity Christmas Party at Skate Station
FREE Admission, all activities are included: wall climbing, skating, miniature golf, go carts, and more! Bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share, food and beverages will be available at snack bar. For more information, call 352-376-6615 or email.
Picture Advent
Join Christians around the world as we all celebrate Advent , the season when we prepare our hearts, minds and souls for the coming of Christ! This year, for our Advent devotionals we will be participating in the #pictureadvent  program. Please click here to sign up.
Family Christmas Dinner
This year's dinner will be on December 14 at 5:30pm, followed by the Cantata at 7:30pm. Tickets for dinner are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-9. Reservations/tickets required for dinner only and are due by December 11. Contact  Bree Kerwin to order (416-3017). Tickets are NOT required for the Cantata.
Surviving the Holidays
Do you know of someone who has lost a loved one and is now facing the holiday season with a heavy heart? There is help! Trinity will host a Griefshare session called "Surviving the Holidays" to help you through the coming days. We will share tools that will enable you not only to survive the coming holidays, but also to face them with a measure of peace and assurance. This session will be held on November 30 from 6:45 - 8:45pm in Room 222.
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Breakfast with Santa
Sonlight is hosting Breakfast with Santa! All children through fifth grade are invited to join Sonlight on December 3 from 8:30-11am in the Youth Building so that we can offer Christian hospitality for an unforgettable Santa experience. Santa will be there with his sleigh - along with some cheerful elves, reindeer, and Santa's helpers! More details here.
Mommy Reads
Mommy Reads is making its annual Christmas visit to Lowell Women's Correctional Facility on December 3. We are collecting toiletries as they are in need of full size items (think Dollar Store) of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc. Items can be left at front desk. For more information, please contact Beth Haines.
Traveler's Backpack
As we remember Christ this Advent season, we also have the opportunity to "be still" and listen to where He might be inviting us to participate in a new and deeper walk with Him.  The Traveler's Pack is a 6 session discovery tool created by Christianne Squires to help you discover and prepare for such a walk.  Led by Kimberly Webster, a new post is added every Sunday in Advent. Click here to learn more!  
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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.
Youth News
Christmas Caroling- The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! So come to UMYF   on Sunday  and we'll meet and eat in the Youth Bldg., then go sing at the Atrium, and finish up by coming back to the YB for s'mores and hot cocoa! It's one of our favorite nights of the year, so don't miss it! Don't Forget: Confirmation and Middle School Mystery Trip forms are available!
Mission Trip
A community needs your help!  Trinity will be taking a mission team to El Salvador to drill a well with Living Water January 22 - 28.  If you are interested in being a part of this great opportunity please contact Ted Grueser. We have limited spots available so act fast.
This week's altar flowers are given to the Glory of God.  
 
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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