Sunday, December 1, 201 9
Rev. Dr. Kevan Franklin
First Sunday of Advent
Worship service at 9:30a.m.
Coffee Hour before and after Worship
"It's a Wonderful Life"  
The Parlor Sunday School class will be using "It's a Wonderful Life" Bible Study for the season of Advent. Although we will be showing clips to help discussion, it is suggested that group members see the movie again. You are invited to the home of Janet Burkhart, 625 Sunrise View Drive, on Saturday, December 7th, at 7 pm , to see the movie and have a time of fellowship. (It is also available on Amazon Prime.) Hope you will join us in this study for Advent.
Lunch Bunch!
December 10, 2019 at 12:00p.m.

Program: Carols of the Season
Menu: Ham, Scallop Potatoes, Salad, Vegetables, and Dessert!

Please sign up at the table in the Outer Narthex or call the church office at 330-264-9250 to RSVP.
Everyone is welcome!!!
Lets Celebrate a Royal Birth! Everyone wear the color purple! Women's Guild will be meeting at 11:30a.m. on December 17, 2019 for the Christmas lunch at Tj's. Reservations are needed so please RSVP to the church at 330-264-9250 or email to All women of Trinity are welcome to come and celebrate this meal.
There are order forms and envelopes located in the pews and the basket in the Outer Narthex. Please place the envelope in the Offering Plate to order.

You may also order by calling the church at 330-264-9250 or
Christmas wishes - Make a wish come true for a special child….once again Trinity will help to provide gifts for children who might not otherwise have something to look forward to on Christmas morning. If you wish to sponsor a child, please sign your name in the book in the Narthex the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Your wrapped gift should be brought to the church or office.  The deadline is December 8th .
Labeling instructions:   On the outside of the package should be the child’s first name, last initial and number along with the caseworker’s name. Gift receipts and tags are especially helpful with clothing items in case of duplication or improper fit and can be placed in a separate envelope for the caseworker’s eyes only. Lets make this Christmas one that each child can remember!
Downtown Church Walk!

If you would like to volunteer to be a host, greeter or historical interpreter for visitors at the Downtown Church Walk this December 6, 2019 from 5:00-8:00p.m. , please contact the church office at 330-264-9250 or .
  Thank you for your help!

The Fellowship Committee is looking for cookie donations for the Church Walk, if you would like to help with this, please drop off your donations by December 6th before 5:00p.m.
All donations are greatly appreciated, and everyone is welcome!
Save the Date!
December 1, 2019
First Sunday of Advent (Hope)
Holy Communion

December 6, 2019
Downtown Church Walk 5:00-8:00p.m.

December 10, 2019
12:00p.m. Lunch Bunch

December 8, 2019
Second Sunday of Advent (Peace)
Alternative Gift Market at St. James 11:00-2:30p.m.

December 15, 2019
Third Sunday of Advent (Love)
Christmas Pageant
Barn Service at Reeds 4:00p.m.

December 22, 2019
Fourth Sunday of Advent (Joy)
Lessons and Carols during Worship

December 24, 2019
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
5:00p.m. & 10:00p.m.

December 29, 2019
Christmas Carol Sunday
The Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund is a Special Mission Offering that congregations have been supporting for over 100 years. The offering is administered through the United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance, the charitable arm of the Pension Boards. Funds provide direct financial support to those who serve the church and are facing financial difficulties. Active and retired clergy, lay employees, and their surviving spouses may be eligible for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and/or Christmas “Thank You” Gift Checks.

This offering is received on the Sunday before Christmas, December 22, 2019.
We have a few Bicentennial T-Shirts available
at the church office!
Please stop by or call the office for sizes and colors! 330-264-9250
$12.00 each
The weather is beginning to turn colder. Time to make an appeal for warm coats, hats, gloves and socks. Plastic mats, blankets and sleeping bags are also essential. Items may be dropped off at the church office. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Join us for Prayer and Communion each Wednesday at 6:30p.m. in the Chapel.
We are always in need of volunteers to be Layreaders, Announcers, Greeters and Ushers and to sign up for Coffee Hour or to bring Altar Flowers. 
Your help is always appreciated!

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Please enjoy this video of Trinity's Sunday Morning Worship on 11/24/2019 with Rev. Dr. Kevan Franklin!
Sermon: "Live Long and Prosper".