TRINITY
PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
Trinity Tidings December 2018   Volume 32, No. 12
Welcome to our online version of Trinity Tidings.

Upcoming Events at Trinity:

December 2
Music Sunday

December 9
YWE Christmas Party
 
December 12
Annual Children’s  
Christmas Pageant & Dinner

December 15
Children’s Christmas
Crafts Party
 
December 16
Hot Dogs, Caroling
& Bonfire

December 24
Christmas Eve Services
at 5:30pm &
7:30pm with
Communion
 

 
Advent Music Sunday, December 2nd
Two very
different services
marking the
start of Advent:
9:00am and 11:00am. 
Join us at BOTH!
 
You won’t want to miss
these special services!
Come and enjoy
the musical presentation
given by our
chancel choir, singers
and musicians.

Annual Children's Christmas Pageant
Trinity's Annual Christmas Pageant
 
     Wednesday, December 12th
        *Dinner at 5:30pm
         Pageant at 6:30pm
with Cookies and Hot Cocoa to follow

*Dinner Tickets will be on sale at the Welcome Center in the Narthex at 9:45am and before & after the 11am service on Sundays, December 2 and 9; and on Wednesday, December 5 in McKinney Hall during the WNL dinner.

Cost: $11 for adults (ages 12 and up)
         $5 for children (ages 5 to 11)
         $30 maximum for families

Menu: Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Rolls & Butter, Cranberry Sauce, Salad, Tea & Coffee
Wednesday Night Live (WNL)
Join us for our regularly scheduled
Wednesday Night Live activities
 
5:30pm WNL Dinner
6:00pm Sounds of Joy (Junior)Choir
6:30pm CWE & Adult Bible Study
6:30pm Chancel Choir Practice

December 5
Menu: Chicken Alfredo, Salad with ranch, Bread sticks, Sheetcake

December 12
Annual Children’s Christmas Pageant
 Dinner at 5:30pm
Pageant at 6:30pm

December 19 and 26
No WNL Activities
Dear Friends,

There is no other holiday or season of the year that has more traditions associated with it than does the Christmas season. The 4th of July often involves a picnic with grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, and certainly a fireworks display in the evening. Easter often means an egg hunt, a sunrise service, and a holiday meal featuring ham. Memorial Day often means displaying the flag, a parade, and a trip to the cemetery. Thanksgiving often means a visit to see family and a roasted turkey surrounded by all the appropriate side dishes. However, none of the other holidays or seasons on our calendars have anywhere near as many traditions associated with them as does the season of Christmas.
 
For Christmas we “pull out all the stops!” We decorate our homes inside and out. In many instances, we very carefully put out the decorations in exactly the same spot and manner year after year. We bake our favorite cookies and other recipes such as fudge or sweet breads. In fact, many have treasured recipes handed down from generation to generation. As these delightful creations are prepared and baked, our homes fill with that special aroma. In my family, when I was a child, Mom always baked sugar cookies, and we boys would sit around the table decorating them. Even now, when I smell sugar cookies (even store bought ones!) I remember special times with my mom. At any age, smells and sounds often draw us back across the years to remember special times with family and friends no longer with us.
 
Different families have different traditions surrounding Christmas gatherings. Some follow the custom of gathering Christmas Eve, for others it is Christmas Day when all gather. For the big holiday meal some always serve turkey, some ham. My maternal grandmother always prepared roasted duck (not my favorite!). Over the years, our families add so many traditions associated with Christmas.
 
Of course, I have not yet mentioned the most widely kept Christmas tradition: gift giving! The giving and receiving of gifts is the primary tradition associated with the Christmas holiday. In our culture, if we celebrate Christmas, we give gifts. It is the one tradition that is universally kept as a part of Christmas. The gifts we give may be large or small, expensive or inexpensive, our gifts may be handmade or mass-produced; the variety of gifts is endless. Yet behind every gift given stands the very core notion of Christmas. Someone gives someone else something. To give a gift shows we remember someone. It shows we care. When we give a gift to someone we show that the relationship we have with that person is valuable to us. Regardless of whether it is a business or personal relationship a gift sends the same message: I care.
 
Herein lies the very core of the Christmas message. In the birth of the Christ child God has sent us a message: I Care! God cares! This is reason enough to celebrate. The creator of all things seen and unseen cares for us. The God of Scripture, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is not some remote and distant ruler, but is in fact connected to us enough to come directly to us. In the birth of Jesus God shows us how valuable our relationship is with Him. We are important enough to God that God sent us the gift of the Christ. God sent us himself!
 
I urge each of us to remember that wonderful good news. God cares enough about you that he would send you a gift; the gift of the baby Jesus. So, when the days seem confusing and interminably long, when your efforts seem pointless and without effect. When absolutely everything seems to have come a part beyond repair do not despair. Remember, you have been given a gift: The gift of life with God through the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
God Bless,

Marc
From the Director of Christian Education & Youth
“Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord.”
    Isaiah 2:5b


   With the arrival of the first Sunday of Advent, the official wait for Christmas begins. We find so many ways to fill the wait: decorating, shopping, parties. It is easy to be distracted from reflection on the true significance of the birth of Christ. To help families (of all ages and stages) refocus their attention on Christ and to walk in His light during this season of Advent, the Discipleship Committee is providing Advent and Christmas Family Activities Bags.  For each week of Advent and for Christmas Day, there is a devotion and an activity to share. The activity bag for each week includes all but the most basic of supplies. All you need to add is approximately an hour of uninterrupted family time and hearts open to the Holy Spirit! 

Advent and Christmas Family Activities Bags were provided to each family with a child present at Wednesday Night Live this past week. If your family has not received a bag, you may pick one up at the Welcome Center in the Narthex on Sunday December 2nd—just in time to begin the Advent activities.
May the peace of Christ be with all of you throughout this hectic season. 

In Christ’s service,
        Terri
Reclaiming Beauty
Dr. Kerstin Blomquist, Clinical Psychology Associate Professor at Furman University, is offering a program called Reclaiming Beauty to explore God’s definition of true beauty, to discuss ways to resist pressures to pursue an unrealistically thin and youthful appearance, and to foster a community of acceptance and gratitude for who we are. This is a discussion based group designed for girls and women who would like to stop comparing themselves to others and to gain some tools to see themselves through God’s eyes. The program is being offered for mothers and their 11-18 year old daughters. There will be three weekly sessions of approximately 90 minutes to two hours. This time frame includes an assessment portion, for which each participant would receive $30.00. (This program is part of a research project, so having your evaluation is valuable to the researchers.) The program will likely be scheduled in late January or February, 2019.

    If you would like more information about Reclaiming Beauty, please visit the website: https://reclaimingbeautysc.wordpress.com/.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Terri Luzynski at the church or at (540) 761-8421. The program is limited to 5 mother-daughter pairs and will be led by Dr. Blomquist and the Reclaiming Beauty team from Furman University. If we have more than 5 mother-daughter pairs who wish to participate, a second session can be scheduled.
Christmas Joy Offering
OUR GIFTS AT WORK: SUPPORTING OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE LEADERS:
 
By supporting the Board of Pensions (BOP), the Christmas Joy Offering honors the faithfulness of current and retired church workers and their families in need. Thanks in part to support from this Offering, church workers can receive critical financial assistance to support them through life’s challenging circumstances. These generous actions bear witness to our faithful response to God’s charge to love one another as Christ commanded.
 
Education and leadership development through the establishment and support of Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color has long been promoted. Our future church leaders of color can receive much-needed assistance while they discover and pursue their professional goals at these schools and colleges. Your gifts allow these ministries to continue — sustaining a tradition Presbyterians have carried out for nearly 140 years.
 
The Christmas Joy Offering will be collected on Sundays, Dec. 16 and 23. Special Envelopes will be provided in the bulletins.
November Session Digest
Members Present : Sherry Ogletree, Lawrence Garabedian, Dennis Mitchell, Jeff Burton, Bob Lewis, Mary Pace, Olin Blanton, Justin Mullis, Chuck Verdin and Marc Mason

Members Absent/Excused:  Dennis Tavernetti

Opening Prayer: Dr. Mason opened the meeting with prayer and a continuation on discussion of the “Six Great Ends of the Church,” focusing on #3, the maintenance of divine worship. 

Declaration of Quorum : A quorum was present.

Pastor’s Report and Housekeeping Details :
Dr. Mason gave an update on members who are sick, in the hospital, and/or recovering. 
The Lord’s Supper was celebrated on November 4, 2018.
Boyd Rosa passed away on October 20, 2018. Service was at McAfee NW Chapel. Burial at Mountain View. Rev. Perry Evett (UMC clergy and family friend) officiated.
Dr. Mason reminded the session of his vacation days: November 22 nd , and December 26 th through December 31 st . Rev. Dr. Joseph Gaston will preach on December 30 th
The Welcome Center has been installed. A TV is to be installed in the future. 
The Joint Meeting of the Session/Diaconate will be held on December 13 th . There will be dinner at 6:00, with the meeting to start at 6:30 and to include examinations of the officers-elect. 
There will be a Foothills Presbytery meeting on November 13, 2018. Jeff Burton was appointed commissioner to attend this meeting. 
There was a $7,000 special gift that was recently received for use at the pastor’s discretion. Marc Mason sought guidance from the finance committee and decided to use one-half of the gift ($3,500) to complete the Welcome Center (to be used for TV/media). The other one-half ($3,500) was deposited to “deferred maintenance” in the Church’s in/out account. 

Monthly Budget Reports : Mary Pace presented the October monthly budget reports. She reported that for the month of October there was a $10,015 deficit in the Operating Account and a $5,050 surplus in the Building Fund. For the year to date, there was a $29,716 deficit in the Operating Account and a surplus of $14,976 in the Building Fund. Through October 2018, total actual operating expenses were approximately 81.44%% of the annual budget, which is slightly better than budgeted annual expense percentage (83.33%) at this time of year. Bob Lewis made a motion to approve the monthly budget reports as presented. Sherry Ogletree seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Diaconate Report : Dr. Mason reported that the Deacons met recently. There was not a quorum present at such meeting; therefore no formal action was taken at the meeting. 

Membership Update : As of November 8, 2018, the Church has 424 members, of which 416 are resident and 8 are non-resident. 

Clerk Report : The minutes of the Stated Session Meeting on October 11, 2018 were reviewed. Olin Blanton made a motion to approve the minutes. Justin Mullis seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Communications : There were no communications to report. 

Old Business : None.

New Business : None.

Standing Committee Reports

Benevolence & Mission : The Thornwell Children’s Home offering will be taken during November, the Christmas Joy offering will be taken in December.

Discipleship : Dennis Mitchell reported that the Child Protection Policy is still being worked on and that children/youth attendance on Wednesdays and Sundays is high.

Finance & Stewardship : Mary Pace reported that the standing committees’ budgets are due today. 

Long-Range Planning : Bob Lewis reported that the columbarium project was still being studied.

Personnel & Administration : Sherry Ogletree reported that the work of the Choral Director Search Committee is still ongoing.

Property & Grounds:  Lawrence Garabedian discussed the committee’s recent meeting and its recent work and assessment of the overall yard/grounds maintenance. 

Spiritual Development & Evangelism : Justin Mullis reported on the committee’s request to purchase this year’s Advent Devotional booklets for a total cost of approximately $90. Mary Pace made a motion to approve such purchase. Olin Blanton seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Worship : Jeff Burton reported that Greening of the Church will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 th , and that on December 2 nd , there will be a special service of carols and lessons. 

Motion to Adjourn with Prayer : Mary Pace made a motion to adjourn with prayer, seconded by Lawrence Garabedian.  The motion passed. Marc Mason closed the meeting with prayer. 

Respectfully Submitted,

Chuck Verdin                                  Marc Mason
Clerk                                                 Moderator
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Trinity Presbyterian Church is now looking
for individuals to deliver welcome packages
 to our visitors each week!

All whom are interested please contact
Chris Marsh via text message or phone call to (864) 525-0181.
 
Watch for details to follow!
 
Thank you for your support!
 We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Small Groups For Everyone!
Sunday Mornings 10:00AM
 
ADULTS:

·  Christianity and Contemporary Issues-  
Discussions relate the messages contained in
Scripture passages to current headlines.
Format: Lecture and interactive
Facilitators: Mary Pace, Annette Taylor and class
members. Meets in Room 203

·  Scripture in the Sitcoms
Classic sitcom episodes will be used as modern  
day parables to teach spiritual truths.  After a special  Real McCoy lesson, this class will begin the Gilligan’s Island Bible Study.
Facilitator: Denny Mitchell
Meets in the Library, Room 202

·  Trinity Class
The first Sunday School Class created at Trinity 
and has been active ever since. 
Focus: Study of the Bible with the help of the
Standard Lesson Commentary.
Format: Lecture and interactive with class
discussion strongly encouraged.
Teachers: Beauford Williams, Fred Moehlenbrock
and class members.
Meets in the Thorpe Building, Room 105

·  Fellowship Class
Rotates study of the books of the Bible with Christian books that enrich our lives.
Format: Combination of lecture with interactive
discussion, all in a relaxed environment. 
Leadership changes annually with a rotation of    
teachers from our class.
Class Contacts: Theresa Horton, Claudia Burns
Meets in the Thorpe Building, Room 107

YOUTH WORSHIP EXPERIENCE (Y WE):
·   6th-12th Grades, Led by Terri Luzynski,
   Room 218

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP EXPERIENCE (CWE):

·   CWE 4K (before 9/1) through 1st Grade
Led by Robin Blakemore, Ashley Haynes, and
Leslie Weikle in Room 229

·   CWE 2nd through 5th Grades
Led by Allen Clark and Eric Smith in Room 201
Sunday Evenings

5:00-6:00pm Middle School (6th- 8th grade)
Led by Terri Luzynski

6:00-7:00pm Dinner for all youth- McKinney Hall

7:00-8:00pm High School (9th - 12th grades)
 Led by Terri Luzynski

Wednesday Night Live (WNL)
(WNL will not meet
Dec. 19, 26 or Jan. 2)

5:30pm Dinner
6:00pm Junior Choir
6:30pm CWE for children in 1st—5th grades
                    Led by Terri Luzynski
6:30pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal
6:30pm Adult Bible Study:
 Call Narratives in the Old Testament: A Look at 
 Prophets and Other Troublemakers
This is a seminar style format encouraging discussion.    
   Led by Rev. Dr. Marc Mason.     
   Meets in the Thorpe Building, Room 107.

Mid-Week Small Group Opportunities

·   Rachel Bible Study (for Women)—
A lesson is presented by one of the participants each week. This group meets at church in the Thorpe Bldg., Room 105 at 10:00am on Tuesday mornings.
Facilitator: Nancy Simonton

·   Men’s Fellowship —Biscuit and coffee breakfast and a devotional, followed by a program including guest speakers from the community as well as members of the group.
Meets 7:30am Thursday mornings in the Thorpe
Building, Room 105;
Facilitator: John Burns

Monthly Group
·   Naomi Ladies Group:  Study of a selected series which is moderated by one of the class members. 
Meets on the 4th Thursday of every month at 3pm at members’ homes.
Facilitator: Esther King
 
 
Notes from the Director of Music Ministry
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given:
and the government shall be upon His shoulder:
and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God,
the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
 
Sunday, December 2 is our All Music Advent Day!

9am – Our missional service will celebrate Advent with readings, songs, prayers and ancient and modern Christian practices to contemplate the great mysteries of the Incarnation. Joining the worship team will be violinist and singer Kaylen Beemer and cellist Sharon Gerber.

11am – Our traditional service will continue in the centuries old tradition started originally at Cambridge University of a lessons and carol service. Leading us will be several of our liturgy readers, our Advent season choir of over thirty members conducted by Lisa Barksdale, our new Young Women’s Ensemble, our newly christened Sounds of Joy children’s choir, pianist and vocalist Kurestin Miller, harpist Claire Stam and violinist Joanna Mulfinger.
 
Other dates of note coming up:
December 12, 5:30pm Dinner + Kids Christmas Pageant
December 16, 5:30pm Christmas Caroling
December 24 5:30pm, 7:30pm Christmas Eve Services
 
God bless us, everyone
Eric
Angel Tree Gifts Due Sunday, December 2nd
Reminder:
Gifts are due wrapped on
Sunday,
December 2 ,
with the angel tags on the gifts.
 

The 2018 Angel Tree Program provided Christmas gifts for ten children from the Foothills Family Resource Center, sixteen children from Alexander Elementary School and thirteen children from Gateway Elementary. New this year is that we were able to provide ten new coats for children attending Armstrong Elementary School. Because of our members’ generosity, many smiles and much joy was given to these children that might not have had this special Christmas.  Thank you for sharing your Christmas spirit with them. May all of you enjoy your family and friends this Christmas season. You have shared Jesus' joy in our community. 
 
Also, a special thank you to Lucy Hammack, Kimberly McMahon, and Patty LaMothe (a frequent visitor at Trinity) for helping organize all the gifts, buying additional gifts and wrapping some of the gifts. They helped make the program a great success. 
 
Cathy Ronald 
Mission Committee 
 

Dinner, Caroling & Bonfire
All Trinity church family and friends are welcome to a special gathering on
Sunday evening, December 16th.
Come join us for hotdogs and caroling  followed by a bonfire with s’mores—the fun begins at 5:30pm.

Christmas Giving
The Fellowship Class is providing gift cards to eight (8) families in the area who are senior citizens with financial and/or serious medical needs. We ask our Trinity family, as a whole, to pray with us for these people that the spirit of Christmas will encourage them through their hardships. We are blessed to be able to share our abundance with others through Christ's love and privileged to pray for them. Merry Christmas!
Newspapers Needed!
This is a plea for help for the large numbers of kittens and puppies at the Greenville Humane Society. Bedding is needed. Please bring your newspapers (Newsprint only; NO slick pages please!) to McKinney Hall and put them in the box beside the grocery cart. Tom McCorkle will deliver them for us!
Children's Christmas Crafts Party
Parents and Grandparents: Are you running out of hours to complete your Christmas tasks? Are your children and grandchildren eager for some Christmas fun? Trinity’s Youth are ready to help meet both of those needs! The December Youth service project will be to provide a Christmas Craft Party for Trinity’s children—freeing up some hours for those who must adult! This special event will be on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 2:30-5:30 pm in the CWE wing. There will be age-appropriate crafts, snacks, and Christmas fun for children ages 3 through the 5 th grade. 
 
In order to plan and purchase craft supplies, pre-registration for this event is required. The sign-up sheet will be available at the Welcome Center in the Narthex on  Sunday December 2 and 9, or you may contact Terri at the church or at (540) 761-8421.  The deadline for registration is 5:00 pm on Sunday, December 9 th
 
Trinity’s Youth hope that you enjoy this afternoon!



Christmas Eve Worship Services
 
5:30pm—A family service welcoming everyone of all ages. 
Please come “as you are” for a joyful celebration! (Childcare is provided.)
 
7:30pm—A more traditional worship experience for all, including a celebration of the Lord’s Supper. (Childcare is not provided.)
 

Trinity's Youth
Last month, Trinity's HS Youth had an opportunity to serve at Rebuild Upstate.
CWE and WNL Children's Programs
Our CWE and WNL programs are growing and thriving! Thank you for bringing your children!  In December, the CWE life application is COMPASSION: Caring enough to do something about someone else’s need.  The lessons will include (predictably!) the greatest love of all (John 3:16), the Angel Gabriel appearing to Mary (Luke 1: 26-56), the birth of Jesus (Luke 2: 1-7), spreading the good news (Luke 2: 8-20), and following Jesus (1 John 4: 9-12). The memory verse for the month is John 3:16 (NIrV): “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son. Anyone who believes in Him will not die but will have eternal life.”  Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for CWE. CWE is for children in K4-5 th grade. A nursery is provided for younger children.
 
Our final WNL for 2018 will be Wednesday December 5 th .  This will be a full rehearsal for our Children’s Christmas Pageant, which will be held on December 12 th . All children are welcome to participate! Our regular WNL programming will resume on January 9, 2019, with dinner at 5:30 pm, Jr. Choir and Cherub Activities at 6:00 and WNL at 6:30 pm. and WNL is open to children in K through 5 th grade. (A nursery is provided for children younger than K age.)
Children's Christmas Pageant News
This year’s Christmas Pageant will be on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, with dinner at 5:30 pm, the program at 6:30 pm, and refreshments in McKinney Hall after the pageant. Make sure to make your dinner reservation! Dinner Tickets will be on sale at the Welcome Center in the Narthex on Sunday December 2 and 9 at 9:45 am and before and after the 11:00 am service and on Wednesday December 5 in McKinney Hall during the WNL dinner. Tickets are $11.00 for ages 12 and above and $5.00 for ages 5-11. There is a family maximum price of $30.00. 
 
The rehearsal schedule for those participating is as follows:
 
Dec. 2   3:00-4:00 pm McKinney Hall       Soloists/Ensembles & Instrumentalists
 
Dec. 5   6:00-7:30 pm Sanctuary Full dress rehearsal & staging
 
Dec. 9   Noon-1:45 pm McKinney & Sanctuary Lunch & full dress rehearsal
 
Dec. 12 5:15 pm        McKinney Hall Participants arrive & check-in
 
 
We hope to see everyone at this special Christmas event!
YWE - Trinity's Youth Worship Experience
YWE meets weekly
on Sunday evenings from 5—8 pm

*(Please note, there will be no YWE on Dec. 23 and 30)

 5:00-6:00pm Middle School (6th- 8th grades)   
 Led by Terri Luzynski

6:00-7:00pm Dinner for all youth/
McKinney Hall

7:00-8:00pm High School (9th - 12th grades)
 Led by Terri Luzynski
 
Youth News!
  In November, Trinity’s Youth learned about the spiritual and personal benefits of a life lived with gratitude as opposed to greed. Our Senior Highs had an opportunity to learn some new skills and see how blessed they are as they worked with Rebuild Upstate to provide safe flooring for an elderly lady and her family. (Thanks to Marty Chapman and Kim Rhodes for joining us on this service project.) The month concluded with thirty-one youth attending our “Friendsgiving!” 

Take a deep breath because now it is time for the Christmas festivities to begin and we have some super fun events planned!  Coming up on the YWE calendar are:

Dec. 2
4:00-5:00 pm Christmas Parade Prep
5:00-6:00 pm Middle School YWE
6:00-6:30 pm Dinner by Patsy Sharpe & Leslie Weikle
6:30-7:00 pm Worship/Announcements 
7:00-8:00 pm Sr. High YWE
 
Dec. 7
5:30-7:00 pm Christmas Parade Prep
Dec. 9
5:00-8:00 pm Christmas Party for all Youth
 
Dec. 16
5:30 pm Hot Dog Dinner, Caroling & Bonfire
Dec. 23
NO YWE Merry Christmas!
 
Dec. 30
NO YWE
 
Jan. 6
5:00-6:00 pm Middle School YWE
6:00-6:30 pm Dinner for all Youth
6:30-7:00 pm Worship/Announcements 
7:00-8:00 pm Sr. High YWE
 
Jan. 13
8:30 am-1:30 pm Service Sunday - Project Host
 
Mar. 30
11:00 am-6:00 pm Service Saturday - Thornwell Children’s Home
Peace & prayers,
        Terri
Financial Review - October
Below is a detailed view of the October approved by the Session. In keeping with transparency of Trinity’s financial position, this view provides more information than the Sunday bulletin version. It will always be two months in arrears due to the fact that the newsletter is always published before the Session meets.
Advent Devotions
The Father’s Love ,

an Advent Devotions booklet,
is available on the credenzas
in the Narthex
for you to enjoy
throughout this Advent season.
Pick one up this Sunday! 
North Greenville Crisis Ministry

T hank you for your continued support for this ministry.

IMMEDIATE NEEDS: Blankets, Coats/Jackets, Winter Clothes all sizes- adult and children's

CURRENT NEEDS include: Canned Meat, Canned Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce, Macaroni & Cheese/Pasta, and Plastic Grocery Bags.
         
Donations are being collected at the Welcome Center in the Narthex.
 
Year-End Stock Gifts
If you are planning to make a stock gift to the church, please contact your broker by December 15th to allow processing time before year-end. For more information, please contact Janie Burton, Treasurer at:
 864-979-0830 or jburton115@att.net.
Sermon Audio Files Now Available
 
To access Sermon Audio on the website:
1) Go to  www.trinitytr.org
2) On the menu in the upper right hand corner between the options CALENDAR and CONTACT US you will see an option entitled MEDIA.
3) Roll your mouse over MEDIA and a menu should appear. 
4) Click SERMON AUDIO.
5) It will take you to the iTunes website where you are now on the preview page for the Trinity Podcast. 
6) Click the blue button that reads VIEW IN iTUNES under the green Trinity logo on the left side. 
7) You will receive a prompt to open iTunes. Or if you don’t have it, you will be prompted to download iTunes.
8) For Windows/PC Users: if you already have iTunes on your computer and receive a prompt to download it again, click the gray button to the left of the blue download button indicating that you already have iTunes on your computer and you wish to sign in.  
iTunes will then open to the Trinity Podcast Page.
To receive a copy of each new sermon to your iTunes every week:
When you reach the podcast page in iTunes, click SUBSCRIBE under the green Trinity logo on the left side.
To receive a copy of a particular sermon to your iTunes:
When you reach the podcast page in iTunes, scroll down the list of sermons and click “GET”
on the right hand side of the sermon you’d like to have a copy of.   
 
November 2018 Calendar

Happy Birthday!
2      Don Willoughby 
4      Dave Thompson
6      Anna Kate Wingard
        Ed Wolfe 
10    Katherine Christie
13    Tammie Frierson
14    Barbara Immel
15    Ruth Wolfe
16    Mark Chapman
17    Lauren Hamberg
        Ryan Huminski
24   Andrew Zix
25   Jim Boughner
       Justin Mullis
       Alan Waldrep
28   Cathy Williams
       Kendall Silvers
29    Kelly Stribling
       Gordon Taylor
30    Sam Stribling
31    Kelley Stokes
 
If you don’t see your name or the name of someone you love on the birthday list,
please call the office so we can update our list!
Email trinity@trinitytr.org or call Myriam at 864-834-9897.
Newsletter Deadline: The deadline for newsletter information is the 25th of each month. Please send all information to the church office (834-9897). If you are able, please E-mail info to trinity@trinitytr.org  
Church Office Hours
9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Monday through Friday