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Trinity Day-Long Retreat

 

Saturday September 9, 2017    11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Springhill Retreat Center     3501 Springhill Lane   Richardson, TX 75082

 

Lunch at noon.  Bring a picnic lunch for you and your family.

Trinity will provide supper at 6:30.

 

Please let us know you can come by contacting Beth Thompson, DCE or the church office.    

The Christian Education Committee members would love to know how many people for which to plan.

 

The session of Trinity Presbyterian Church invites all Trinity folks to come and be with each other inside a lovely old lodge and outside by the creek and among the trees. There will be games, visiting, meals, time to be alone if that’s what you’d like, and an outdoor labyrinth to walk. Bring your picnic lunch. Supper will be provided by the session at 6:30. Questions? Contact Carolyn Harrod, Christian Education Committee Moderator, or Beth Thompson, Director of Christian Education.


Mission Worker, the Rev. Scott Parker, will speak in Sunday School on August 20 and deliver the sermon. There will be a potluck luncheon after worship. The church will provide fried chicken and attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Make plans to attend.


Church Playground

 When the Denton Christian Preschool was housed at Trinity, the playground located in the northeast corner of Trinity's lot was used essentially every day. More recently the playground has fallen into disrepair. The Stewardship Committee is looking into how to be good stewards with that part of our grounds and we are soliciting your input as to what should become of that area. How much would our children use the area if we repaired and replaced the play equipment? Our insurance company pointed out that having a playground that neighborhood children use (with or without our permission) is a liability. How much weight should we put on that consideration? Is there a better use of the area than a playground?  


 Please give your feedback to Neal Brand (nealbrand70@gmail.com) or any other member of the Stewardship Committee.


Thank You -

We received a response to the request in this Newsletter last week for a stained-glass Columbarium panel over the door leading to that outside area. Alice Miller and her son Jim Miller have taken on the task. Jim does work creating stained glass windows and has already requested a picture of the area to help him create the panel. He intends to submit a drawing for our approval.

 

We are most grateful. 

Jack Thomson



Trinity People in the News:

 Kimberly Fritch won an award as the best high school social studies teacher in the state of Texas. She teaches at Ray Braswell High School.


REQUEST  FROM SALT SHAKERS

 The SALT Shakers Planning Committee is looking for two books once used in church school classes. They are:  "Simpler Living, Compassionate Life"  and  "Christian Simplicity, A Gospel Value".


If you were in one of the classes that studied either of these books, you might have one hiding on a shelf. If so, please consider either donating or lending them for our fall programming. You may bring them to the office with a note indicating whether you want them back. Many thanks.    Jean Tunnell


Art in Fellowship Hall

 The art in Fellowship Hall is by Sharon Warwick. She is a retired art education professor from Texas Woman's University and current art teacher at Winfree Academy Charter School. This exhibit is a grouping of artworks over several years showing Sharon’s path from El Paso to her new work experimenting with mixing media and techniques.


New Photo Directory Coming

Get Your Smile Ready - Our photographers will be taking pictures of all members and regular participants in our congregation on four Sundays, August 20 and 27, Sept 3 and 10.  The photos are for a new church directory which will be available on-line. Print copies will be made available to those who need them. Before worship, between 10 and 11 a.m., Richard DuPree and Terry Collins will be taking photos as people come in. There will be a table to check-in so we can keep track of who has been photographed. After worship, Winn Skinner will also be taking pictures in the Fellowship Hall. You do not have to dress up for these photos. We want you to look like you do every Sunday so people will recognize you.


The Children’s Activity Bags are now age-appropriate. The drawers containing the bags are marked. The children’s bulletin will be found in the bag.


TRINITY MOVES

Due to popular demand, Trinity will offer Dance and Yoga classes every Thursdays through August from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Dance and Yoga help create strength, flexibility and awareness of both mind and body. These classes are free and everyone is welcome. 

 

We are looking at providing childcare if there is a need. If you are interested in coming to Trinity Moves, but childcare has been an issue, please let Kevin Campbell know so that we can make plans.  Kevin’s email is: campfern@verizon.net

 

Upcoming Schedule: All classes are on Thursday from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

August 17- Dance-Lily Sloan

August 24-Yoga

August 31-Yoga

 

Our plan is to extend Trinity Moves into the fall.  Stay tuned for details.


Women’s Lunch Group

Women at Trinity meet for lunch at the Greenhouse every Thursday at 11:30. Please join us anytime and enjoy the fellowship.


SALT Shakers will meet next on September 10, as we are taking a summer break. During June, July and August the steering committee is meeting to plan for the fall. I'll be the contact person if you have suggestions. -- Jean Tunnell


Share a Ride to Church

Need a ride to church? Call the church office by Friday to arrange a ride for the Sunday service. A church member will call you on Saturday to determine the time of pickup.  Are you willing to occasionally give a member a ride to church? Please sign the Drivers’ List in the narthex or let the church office know of your availability. Because the need for transportation is not always known in advance, drivers may not be contacted until Saturday to see if they can provide transportation to/from church


Trinity Garden News

Garden Work Days

Date and Time                                                                                Focus

Saturday             August 19           9 AM ─ noon

Saturday             August 26           9 AM ─ noon


Church Building and/or Grounds Maintenance

Bring any maintenance issues or suggestions for improvements to either the inside or outside of our building or for our grounds to the attention of Brian Jensen. Please leave a note with your observation or suggestion in Brian’s session mailbox in the church office.