TRINITY
PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
Trinity Tidings November 2018   Volume 32, No. 11
Welcome to our online version of Trinity Tidings.

Upcoming Events at Trinity:

November 4
ONE WORSHIP 10AM
with Communion

Commitment Sunday
Ingathering of Pledges
& Celebration Luncheon
 
Senior High Youth
Lock-In
 
November 17
Trinity Youth Basketball
Tip-Off Event
 
November 22-23
Thanksgiving Holiday
 
November 30
Greening of the Church
 
December 2
Music Sunday
 
December 12
Annual Children’s  
Christmas Pageant & Dinner
 
December 16
Hot Dogs, Caroling
& Bonfire
 
FROM THIS ROCK
“… Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel …” Mark 16:15
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Trinity Presbyterian Church
Season of Stewardship:

“From This Rock”

Commitment Sunday, November 4th

ONE WORSHIP at 10:00am
and Ingathering of Pledges
followed by Celebration Luncheon
with turkey and traditional sides
(freewill offering will be taken)
  Wednesday Night Live

Join us for our regularly scheduled
Wednesday Night Live activities
 
5:30pm WNL Dinner
6:00pm Junior Choir
6:30pm CWE & Adult Bible Study
6:30pm Chancel Choir Practice

WNL Dinner Menus:

November 7th
Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, Brownies/Cookies

November 14th
Pork BBQ, Buns, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Assorted Pies

November 21st
No WNL Activities
Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28th
Spaghetti with Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Salad,
Chocolate Silk Pie

Dear Friends,

The horrible violence carried out within the confines of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, October 27th sickens my heart. The naked display of hate and evil carried out that day is shocking and heart wrenching to me, but not surprising. We learn from Scripture that evil is real, and is ever-present in the world. In fact, it resides in every human heart (mine and yours). Theologically, we generically name evil as “original sin.” However, as we experience it in our individual lives it takes many forms: Hatred, Fear, Anxiety, and many others too numerous to list. All forms of evil are painful to us. Why? Because, evil is whatever separates us from the love of God.

By his own admission, the man responsible for this act of unspeakable violence against people engaged in the act of worship, was consumed by fear and hate. Whether he suffers from some form of mental illness, is beset with other physical or mental maladies, or has experienced personal trauma, are things far beyond what I can know. Moreover, I leave it to others to document his actions, his social media presence, and the specifics of how he actually carried out his violence. All of that is beyond anything I can know. Indeed, from a far, all any of us can do is be horrified, to feel sadness for the lives lost and lives forever altered by the man’s actions, and to pray for God’s comfort for those grieving.

However, what I can do is remind us of our personal accountability in our lives. While we live much of our lives in our digital age somewhat anonymously, freed from the dynamics of actually being in the physical presence of others, Scripture reveals that we are always personally accountable to God. Whenever evil events happen such as the Tree of Life tragedy, our temptation is to see them as an example of some extraordinary evil – that is, something far beyond what we would ever do or be capable of in our lives. Such thoughts are an illusion. What we learn from Genesis, and numerous other places in Scripture, is that every human being is capable of evil against other human beings. The moment we succumb to the temptation of thinking we are too good, or justified in our thoughts and actions judging others, that is the very moment of opportunity evil (original sin) has been eagerly awaiting to consume us!

In 1997, on a trip to Israel, I visited the holocaust museum in Jerusalem: Yad Vashem. It was a gut wrenching experience. Yad Vashem documents and powerfully presents, the pervasive evil human beings can perpetrate against others, when they feel threatened or justified. Make no mistake, the German Nationalist Socialist Party (NAZIS) ideology justified the extermination of 6 million Jews, because they felt threatened. As you exit the tour through Yad Vashem, you walk through a long hallway summarizing the enormity of the Jewish holocaust. Then, there is a sign near the exit that speaks to our illusion that we are immune from committing such evil. It reads something like this (my 20+ year old memory is not exact!), “Surely THIS can never happen again.” Then, in the next panel in BOLD letters it reads, “IT CAN UNLESS WE REMEMBER!” It is a sobering exit from a painful experience.

I encourage us to remember who we are as children of God at all times. There is no anonymity with God. So let us be accountable for what we say, what we do, no matter the context. The evil on display at the Tree of Life synagogue resides in my heart, and in yours! Let us be accountable for it, and trust in God’s promises that God alone is judge. Let us remember who we are. The grace of the Gospel does overcome evil, but only as we trust it!

God Bless,

Marc
From the Director of Christian Education & Youth
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. 
Wonderful are your works that I know very well.”
Psalm 139:14
 
    Ten youth, two very brave adults (Jeff Wingard and Lucy Hammack), and I attended the Foothills Presbytery Middle School Youth Retreat at Bonclarken in October. The theme was “Perfectly Imperfect,” based on Psalm 139:14. We had the opportunity to rejoice in the fact that we were created just as God intended us to be and that we can let go of society’s ideas of perfection and just be ourselves! It was a wonderful week-end of great messages, good discussions, enjoying each other’s company and making new friends!
 
We now have an opportunity to explore the words of Psalm 139:14 in a new way. 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 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.
As a church family, may we remember that we all have “imperfections,” but that those imperfections are part of God’s perfect plan for us. 
 
In Christ’s service,
        Terri
 
Bonclarken Retreat with Middle School Youth
Thornwell Children's Offering
Thornwell has been helping children and families since 1875 and continues its long history serving children in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Thornwell provides safe and loving homes for children in need, and offers hope for a brighter future through education and community-based programs. Thornwell offers wholeness and healing through counseling and support.

Our gifts help them to bring children out of difficult and abusive family situations, to give them a safe and nurturing environment to live in. All of the children’s needs are taken care of, from clothes to linens to school supplies. 

Please help us continue this wonderful ministry to the ‘least of these’ with your gifts.

A special offering will be taken on November 11th and 18th. 
Oct0ber Session Digest
Members Present : Marc Mason, Sherry Ogletree, Lawrence Garabedian, Dennis Mitchell, and Jeff Burton, Bob Lewis

Others Present:  Terri Luzynski, Janie Burton, Annette Taylor

Members Absent/Excused:  Mary Pace, Justin Mullis, Olin Blanton, Chuck Verdin.

Opening Prayer: Marc Mason opened the meeting with prayer and a continuation on discussion of the “Six Great Ends of the Church,” focusing on #2, Shelter, Nurture and Spiritual Fellowship of the Children of God .

Declaration of Quorum : A quorum was present.

Presentation from the Ad Hoc Restructuring Committee:  Annette Taylor presented information on behalf of the committee. Committee members include Liz Crosland, Dwight Hammack, Marshall Hartley, Rebecca Hartley, Elizabeth Hartman, Esther King, Joanna Newcomer, Annette Taylor and Pat Tyson.  The committee has interviewed each of the Trinity Session/Diaconate committees during the last several months. The purpose and working statement: The Restructuring Committee will seek to lead Trinity to become more missional in nature through clarification of leadership roles and responsibilities and reorganization where necessary. We need to be appealing to the unchurched.  

The committee held interviews with each of the Session/Diaconate committees. The findings were that there is a desire to help the church move forward as a more missional church. And there is more awareness of church duties and ways committees can help reach this goal. The committee also suggests that we rework our church mission statement and work to update committee structure/goals. Marc Mason will plan a Session Retreat to include members of the Restructuring Committee at the beginning of 2019.

Pastor’s Report and Housekeeping Details :
Marc Mason gave an update on members who are sick, in the hospital, and/or recovering. 
The Lord’s Supper was celebrated on Oct. 7, 2018.
Marc Mason asked on behalf of the Stewardship Committee that all officers hand in pledge cards by October 21.

Trinity Welcome Center is almost complete. Should be installed soon. There was a motion made: The responsibility and ongoing use of the Trinity Welcome Center be given to the Evangelism Committee, which is currently headed by deacons Chris Marsh and Linda Beazley. Motion was made by Jeff Burton, seconded by Sherry Ogletree. The motion passed.

Marc Mason will be on Continuing Ed leave October 22-28. Dr. Hartman will fill the pulpit.
Nov. 22 and Dec. 26 - 31 will be vacation days for Marc.

Monthly Budget Reports : Janie Burton presented the September monthly budget reports. She reported that for the month of April there was a $4988 deficit in the Operating Account and a $737 deficit in the Building Fund. For the year to date, there was a $19,701 deficit in the Operating Account and a surplus of $9,926 in the Building Fund. Through September 2018, total actual operating expenses were approximately 75% of the annual budget, which is in line with where we should be at this time of year. Dennis Tavernetti made a motion to approve the monthly budget reports as presented. Jeff Burton seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Budget worksheets for 2019 were distributed. Committees are asked to consider what a missional budget means in updating information. Finance Committee asks that the worksheets be completed and turned in by November 8.

Diaconate Report : Marc Mason reported on behalf of diaconate. Please see minutes.

Membership Update : As of Sept. 30, 2018, the Church has 425 members, of which 417 are resident and 8 are non-resident. 

Clerk Report : The minutes of the Stated Session Meeting on September 13, 2018 were reviewed. Jeff Burton made a motion to approve the minutes. Bob Lewis seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Communications : There were no communications to report. 

Old Business : None.

New Business : Foothills Presbytery meeting will be held November 13th at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Greenville at 9am. Session voted to allow Marc Mason to ask a representative from session to attend the meeting. 

Standing Committee Reports

Benevolence & Mission : Dennis Tavernetti reported that the committee is examining all of their missions and seeking opportunities for more community-based missions. Thornwell Children’s Home offering will be taken during November.

Discipleship : Dennis Mitchell reported that the Child Protection Policy is still in the works, awaiting decision from Foothills Presbytery.  Terri Luzynski attended a workshop, “Where Faith Hurts.” It was very helpful and contained information that will help in completing the Child Protection Policy.  Terri also reported that attendance for Youth has been good and she is working on planning more community projects.

Finance & Stewardship : Stewardship Sunday is November 4. No further information.

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

Personnel & Administration : Sherry Ogletree reported that a Choral Director Search Committee has been formed and work has begun to fill this position.

Property & Grounds:  Lawrence Garabedian discussed the problem with water leakage downstairs in the Fellowship Center.

Spiritual Development & Evangelism : No report.

Worship : Jeff Burton reported that Greening of the Church will be held on Friday, Nov. 30. Lucy Hammack will lead this activity. 

Motion to Adjourn with Prayer : Lawrence Garabedian made a motion to adjourn with prayer, seconded by Sherry Ogletree.  The motion passed. Marc Mason closed the meeting with prayer.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
Sherry Ogletree, Clerk Pro-Tem  
Marc Mason, Moderator
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Basketball Family Event - 2018 "Tip-Off"
Please join us on Saturday, November 17, 2018 as we “tip-off” our basketball season at Trinity Presbyterian. It should be a fun day as our Trinity teams will participate in some scrimmage games as they prepare for the opening games in December. It will also be a good opportunity for us to stock our concession inventory as we get ready for many Trinity home games during December, January and February.
 
The “Line-up”
9:00 AM – Trinity 6 & Under COED (Tiffany & Pochard) White vs. Blue
9:45 AM – Trinity 9 & Under Girls (Weikle, Bonesso & Langley) White vs. Blue
10:30 AM – Trinity 9 & Under Boys (Pochard, Ledford, Chapman, Short) White vs. Blue
11:15 PM – Trinity 12 & Under Girls (Smith, Wingard) White vs. Blue
12:15 PM – Trinity 12 & Under Girls and 15 & Under Girls (McCorkle) White vs. Blue 
1:15 PM – Trinity 12 & Under Boys (Tiffany & Satterfield) White vs. Blue
2:15 PM – Trinity 15 & Under Boys (Verdin) White vs. Blue
 
Admission cost (per family): 

One 8–pack of 12 oz. or 20 oz. Gatorade sports drinks (preferred colors green and blue)
OR
Pepsi 12 oz. can products (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist)
 
Please plan to come out on Saturday, November 17, and support our Trinity basketball teams and our Trinity basketball program and ministry.
 
Our Trinity Basketball Mission Statement is FAST :
F un
     A cceptance that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior
           S portsmanship
                 T eamwork
Tea for Friends!
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. The current  
sitcom series is the Mayberry 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)

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
Welcome to Autumn temps and a season for Thanksgiving!

We have several reports from October. Our Junior Choir did a wonderful job singing for the 11am service on October 21, and our Young Women’s Ensemble (in Grades 6-12) gave a strong debut on October 28th at the 11am service as well. Both groups will be singing at our December 2nd All Music Advent 11am service and are busily preparing along with our handbell choir, who are also performing November 11. December 2nd is All Music Advent for our 9am service as well. Expect to join together in song, scripture and hear special music centering on Christ’s coming and Christ’s return.

If you are interested in participating with the choir for December 2nd, it’s not too late! Please let Eric Barnhart or Lisa Barksdale know. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:15pm in the choir room.
 
Other dates of note coming up:
 
December 12 Annual Children’s Christmas Pageant
December 16 Hot Dogs, Christmas Caroling & Bonfire
December 24 5:30pm, 7:30pm Christmas Eve Services
Angel Tree
Christmas is quickly approaching
 and our Angel Tree will be up in the Narthex
on Sunday, November 11, 2018!

We have two schools, Gateway and Alexander and Foothills Family Resources, that we are partnering with to provide gifts for the children. Please select an angel card from the tree and SIGN THE REGISTRY NEXT TO THE TREE THAT IDENTIFIES THE NUMBER OF THE CHILD YOU WILL BE BUYING A GIFT FOR. THE NUMBER WILL ALSO HAVE AN “A” OR “B” TO DESIGNATE IF YOU ARE BUYING CLOTHING OR TOYS. IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO GIVE US YOUR NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER. Some of the angels will state that a dollar donation may be given. If you are donating money, please also sign the register noting that. The donations will be used for food or unexpected children that we get a request for.

All gifts are to be wrapped and the angel tag attached to the gifts, 
so we can get the gift to the correct child. 

Please plan to return all gifts to the church by December 2, 2018 .

We appreciate the JOY you will bring to these children that may not
have had a Merry Christmas. 
 
Cathy Ronald
Mission Committee
Annual Greening of the Church
We will gather on Friday, November 30th for a joyful evening of the GREENING OF THE CHURCH!

As we focus our attention on the celebration of the birth of Christ, the use of evergreens throughout our church symbolizes the unchanging nature of God, and the everlasting life that is ours through Jesus Christ!  Isaiah 60:13: "The Glory of Lebanon will come to you, the juniper, the box tree, and the cypress together, to beautify the place of My sanctuary; and I shall make the place of My feet glorious."

We will begin the evening of November 30th at 5:30 with pizza, beverages and desserts!

There will be a sign-up sheet in the Narthex during November, so please join with friends and families to beautify our church!

For questions, call Lucy Hammack at 895-5211.
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!
The New Trinity
Welcome & Information Center
Sometime soon, maybe even on your next visit to Trinity you may notice that the Narthex looks a little different. A new piece of ‘furniture’ has been installed. Welcome to the Trinity Welcome and Information Center!
 
The Center has three key goals; 1) to provide visitors with easy access to information about Trinity and Presbyterianism, 2) to provide a central point for our congregation announcements, sign-ups and activities, and 3) to avoid clutter in the Narthex that can make navigating that space a challenge.
 
Much thought has gone into designing the Welcome Center, and a team of Trinity volunteers have worked hard to accommodate current and future needs. The Center will eventually also incorporate a large panel TV to list upcoming events and to illustrate our Trinity family’s life together. 
 
Look for more announcements on how to use/book the Center to promote your activity. In the meantime if you have questions contact Chris Marsh, chair of the Evangelism Committee (Evangelism will have responsibility for the Center), or Myriam Vest in the church office.
 
Thanks for making this happen go out to: Ann Swasko, Bruce Thompson, Lark Waldrep, Sherry Ogletree, Chris Marsh, Linda Beazley, Gordon Taylor, Terri Luzynski, Margaret Clark and Marc   Mason. And to Roberta Bubb, whose estate gift made the Center possible
Trinity's Youth Serve
at Ronald McDonald House
Last month, Trinity's youth had an opportunity to serve at the Ronald McDonald House by preparing dinner for guests staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
Thank You!
Dear Trinity Church family,
We would like to thank you for the many acts of kindness, the food and especially your prayers during both of our surgeries and Boyd’s passing. Many thanks to Marc for his many visits to the hospital and nursing home. Please keep us in your prayers in the coming days. Yours in Christ,
 
Linda Rosa and family

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Dear Friends,
Your prayers are so appreciated. Last week when I was having a “pity party,” the mail brought a little blue card and my spirit “soared.” Thank you! We are both doing well for old folks. I am in cardiac rehab and gaining strength every week. Eye sight is not the best, so hope you can read this. Thank you and keep up the good prayers.
 
Lee Kruzan
CWE and WNL Children's Programs
For the month of October our CWE and WNL Children’s Programs will focus on the life application: “CONTENTMENT: Deciding to be okay with what you have.”  The lessons will include Paul in prison (Philippians 4: 11b-13), keeping your life free from the love of money (Hebrews 13:5), King Ahab and Naboth’s Vineyard (1 Kings 21:1-19, 27), and the Israelites longing for Egypt (Exodus 16:2-21; 17: 1-7).  Our memory verse for the month is Luke 12:15b: “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”
 
Join us every Sunday morning at 10:00 am for CWE and every Wednesday for dinner at 5:30 pm, Jr. Choir and Cherub Activities at 6:00 and WNL at 6:30 pm. There are CWE classes for all children in K4-5 th Grade and WNL is open to children in K through 5 th grade. (A nursery is provided for children younger than these ages.)
Annual Children's Christmas Pageant
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. Rehearsals are underway, but there is still time to join the fun! Please let Nancy Thompson or Terri Luzynski know if you would like to be part of this year’s pageant. The rehearsal schedule for those participating is as follows:

Nov. 7 & 14  5:45-6:00 pm            Choir Room
Jr. Choir-practicing carols
 
Nov. 11, 18 & 25 10:00-10:10 am             CWE Hallway   
Elementary Children-practicing carols
 
Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25   3:15-4:00 pm    McKinney Hall               
Youth Participants-practicing carols;
Instrumentalists & elementary soloists
 
Nov. 28     6:00-6:30 pm            CWE Hallway
Speaking parts rehearsal                          
   6:30-7:30 pm   CWE Hallway
Full rehearsal;  costume assignments
 
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
CWE Volunteers Needed
   The CWE program is very much in need of an artistic volunteer to draw/create the chalk image of our monthly theme in the CWE room. The image is provided and this is a once-a-month task. The drawing needs to be done between the last Thursday of the month and the first Sunday of the next month. Having this image on the wall really helps reinforce the lessons for our children!

We can also use additional volunteers for our CWE rotation. Can you gather supplies? Start a video? Lead a class? If so—we have a place for you! Many hands make the tasks much easier. Adding volunteers to our rotation means that each volunteer is called upon fewer times and having more volunteers is especially helpful when several workers are out on the same Sunday.  Please prayerfully consider contributing your gifts and talents to our CWE programs! If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact Terri Luzynski at the church or at (540) 761-8421.
YWE - Trinity's Youth Worship Experience
YWE meets weekly
on Sunday evenings from 5—8 pm

 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
 
Middle School Youth at Bonclarken
Youth News!
Young Women's Ensemble
Zip line at Bonclarken Retreat
October has been filled with fun, service, and learning! Highlights include our youth making a delicious dinner of baked ziti, steamed vegetables, fruit salad, garlic bread and brownies for the residents of the Ronald McDonald House and, of course, our Middle School Youth Retreat at Bonclarken. 

In the Youth Small Group we learned that God calls on us to be good stewards of our time and talents, the earth, and our resources. Following up on this theme, our November Small Group lessons will focus on greed and gratitude.  We will conclude the month by sharing our gratitude at our “Friendsgiving” on November 25th.  Please bring a contribution to the meal—leftovers are welcome! You don’t want to miss this special time of food and fellowship and, of course, bring a friend!

Coming up on the YWE calendar are:

Nov. 4
5:00-6:00 pm Middle School YWE
6:00-6:30 pm Dinner provided by Marty Chapman
6:30-7:00 pm Worship/Announcements 
7:00-8:00 pm Sr. High YWE
Nov. 4
8:00 pm to Sr. High Lock-in
Nov. 5
9:00 am (MSY Lock-in will be next semester)
Nov. 11
5:00-6:00 pm Middle School YWE led by the Verdins
6:00-6:30 pm Dinner provided by Elizabeth Wingard
6:30-7:00 pm Worship/Announcements
7:00-8:00 pm Sr. High YWE led by the Verdins
Nov. 17
8:30 am-5:00 pm Sr. High Service Saturday
Rebuild Upstate
Nov. 18
5:00-6:00 pm Middle School YWE
6:00-6:30 pm Dinner provided by Julie Rogers
6:30-7:00 pm Worship/Announcements 
7:00-8:00 pm Sr. High YWE
Nov. 25
5:00-8:00 pm Friendsgiving for all Youth
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
Sept. 8
8:30 am-1:30 pm Service Sunday Project Host

Peace & prayers,
 Terri

Stewardship Skit
Financial Review - September
Below is a detailed view of the September 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.
Free Community Shred Event
  Saturday, November 3, 2018
10am—12noon
The History Museum of Travelers Rest
3 Edwards St, Travelers Rest
 
All paper must be bagged or boxed. 
Each person is limited to three tall kitchen bags
or three copy paper boxes of paper. 
Bags and boxes must be intact,
with no rips or tears. 
Re-usable bags, boxes or containers
will be returned to you.
 
Please consider a donation of non-perishable food items to benefit the
Foothills Family Resources and North Greenville Crisis Ministry food banks.
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.
         
Please place donations in the shopping cart in McKinney Hall.
 
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!
1      Emily Mason Byrd
2      Nancy Thompson
        Emily Fluhrer
3      Lynda Fredsell
        Clara Kemper
5      Martha Syphrit
6      Jerry Riddle
7      Latain Bireley
10    Tom McCorkle
12    Lisa Barksdale
13    Lisa Clark
16    Pat Thompson
17    Harriet Showalter
21    Elizabeth Wingard
 

22   Billie Kay Chance
        Emily Claire Farmer
        Gwen Williams
23   Cameron Garabedian
24   Nancy Simonton
        Will Sharpe
25   Griffin Capobianco
27    Matthew Bowers
        Will Sharpe III
28   David Barksdale
29   Caroline Bennett
        Kaleigh Smith
30   Henry Waldrep
        Isabella Childers
        Erin Ogletree
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