Join us for the annual Advent Music Service on December 8 at the 10:30 a.m. service. The Chancel Choir and friends will present our annual Advent Music Service. This year we will offer Vivaldi's exciting and dramatic masterpiece Gloria. The choir will be joined by strings and trumpet. Come early to enjoy the prelude - music from Handel's Messiah sung by our new bass soloist, Dominic German.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Trinity's second annual Meet Us at the Manger, a meaningful retelling of the Christmas story through narration, costumed characters, music, congregational singing, and LIVE animals. This community-wide, child-friendly program will take place in the sanctuary on Saturday, December 14 at 4:30 pm. Animals will be on display on the corner lawn from 3:30 - 4:30. As with last year, your help is essential in making this event a success! There are volunteer opportunities for everyone such as actors, singers, musicians, costume coordinators, animals handlers, set-up/tear-down crew, greeters/ushers and hospitality coordinators. Rehearsals will take place on December 7 and 8. If you would like to get involved, please contact Tara VanderKamp. To view last year's program, visit 2012 Meet Us At The Manger.
THE TROMBONES ARE COMING! The Community Carol Sing led by Charlie Vernon and his trombone friends and conducted by Alison Vernon, will be held Dec. 9 HERE at Trinity Wilmette. The concert begins at 7:30pm but arrive early for a good seat. International singing star Sam Ramey will guest star again this year. Please plan to attend AND bring your friends, neighbors, and relatives. Everyone loves to sing Christmas Carols and who else can offer brass/organ accompaniment? Also, please spread the word...this is a COMMUNITY event (and a great way to introduce others to our church) as we celebrate the season and help our neighbors. We are seeking a $20 donation of which 100% will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository which serves Cook County. Start warming up... Falalalala!!Community Carol Sing
OUR PRAYERS CONTINUE FOR:
Bev and family, grieving the death of Clint. A Memorial Service will be held in the Sanctuary on Saturday, December 7 at Noon followed by a light lunch reception. Interment will take place in the Cloistered Garden before the service
Rob and family grieving his mother’s death this past week.
CAROLING PARTY Sunday, Dec. 15, 4:00 - 6:00 pm hosted by the Hairston’s at Trinity UMC this year. Everyone is invited to gather here, fan out to sing in our neighborhoods and return for pizza and fellowship. Snacks, drinks and treats welcome. We have fun singing!
Make sure to get your Poinsettias order in by December 8th! Click on form below! Thank you!
Poinsettias Order Form
TRINITY CHURCH NURSERY SCHOOL EVENT: On Thursday December 12 from 4:15 to 5:15 we will use little hands to create a grand gingerbread village to warm the hearts of the residents in a local nursing home. Reservations are required and a fee of $15 per family will purchase a gingerbread house and related supplies. RSVP to Sue Gaertner by December 9th. Space is limited!
WINTER WARMING: upper class Trinity Teens and College Students are invited on Thursday, Dec. 19, 6:30 to 8:00pm to enjoy good food and some down time to reconnect with Trinity friends! Trinity welcomes young adults for Christmas.
UMCOR: In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 8, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is actively mobilizing resources to respond to this latest and largest in a series of disasters to hit the Philippines over the past twelve months. You can support UMCOR’s relief and recovery work in the Philippines by contributing your donation to International Disaster Response, Advance #982450, or sending a check to Trinity marked “UMCOR typhoon relief.” All of your gift, 100 percent, will be used to respond to this and other international disasters.
7th and 8th grade youth are beginning a wonderful faith adventure this October by serving in the Pumpkin Patch on the 6th from 12- 2:00 pm. The Pumpkin Patch is a long standing tradition to raise money for mission and brings people from all over to enjoy the orange lawn and purchase awesome pumpkins from Mexico. Then, on the 20th, we will meet for Lunch & Lessons from 12 - 1:00pm to begin learning about John Wesley an what it means to be United Methodist. In addition, we will travel to other congregations to experience diverse worship styles and other faith traditions, serve in a variety of ways, and attend a retreat at Stronghold Castle in the Spring. 'Firmin' Up the Faith' at Trinity UMC is a unique experience in learning about God, our Christian faith and the world!
TEAM SENEGAL 2014 – Teens and adults are invited to join the team to travel to Senegal, West Africa March 29-April 6. Contact persons are Carol Meynen or Miss Catherine (firstname.lastname@example.org). Cost of trip is $2200 per person. Building the spirit of Team Senegal and understanding our call to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world starts in our hearts. We will meet monthly to prepare for this exciting trip. Raising monies to bring to Senegal is part of our mission.
As faithful followers of Christ and caring citizens of the world, we acknowledge Christ’s message calling us to share our financial blessings for the greater good. Our generosity is not simply giving, but giving back so that God’s work can be furthered in our community and our world, through Trinity’s healing mission work.
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Initiated by Team Detroit 2013, Trinity is raising $2500 to adopt an apartment as part of Cass Community Social Services fighting poverty and creating opportunities. The Arthur Antisdel Apartments is a beautifully restored building. Bricks at varying amounts ranging from $20 to $500 are available to sponsor.
We have been making and selling "tea breads" on Communion Sundays to raise money for our Hunger Ministries - our own Wilmette Food Pantry, A Just Harvest, and the Senegal Children's Feeding Program. We need bakers! If you can bake banana, pumpkin or any other tea bread and would like to contribute to this ministry, please contact Carol Meynen at email@example.com.
Disciple Bible Study will begin in late August. Do you feel a thirst to read Scripture and explore the basis of Christian faith in a weekly discussion format? If so, consider Disciple Bible Study, a United Methodist program of convenant group study, planned for Tuesday evenings from late August to late May. To learn more, contact Tom Board at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A small paper crane folded by a 12-year-old girl who died of leukemia after the United States dropped an atom bomb on her hometown of Hiroshima is going on display in Pearl Harbor, where the 1941 Japanese attack launched the two nations into World War II.
Sadako Sasaki’s family donated the origami crane, about the size of a pinky fingernail, in hopes Americans and Japanese will overcome the events of the past that still have the potential to divide the two countries. Trinity UMC continues to fold peace cranes to symbolize being peace makers and engage children, youth and adults in a creative way to pray for peace.
Folding and unfolding is a way of praying. Would you like to know more about origami, a Japanese art? Trinity will be folding paper cranes to decorate the sanctuary in the near future. Come, now is the time to fold as our faith stories are told...living the Gospel one peace crane at a time. Donations of Origami paper are welcome especially sizes of 5x5 or larger.