Church office hours are 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Note that the office will be closed on December 30 and January 1. The regular deadline is 1 p.m. Tuesday for the Greetings and 1 p.m. on Thursday for the bulletin. There will be no Trinity Greetings on January 2.
Trinity Greetings regular deadline is 1 p.m. on Tuesday and bulletin deadline is 1 p.m. Thursday. Articles received after the deadline will appear the following week. Send email articles for the Greeting or the Sunday bulletin to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday School for all ages 9:30-10:30 each week
No Sunday School on December 30
Adult Sunday School Classes—January 6–March 3, Nine Weeks
Why Palestine Matters: The Struggle to End Colonialism — This class will use a resource published in 2018 by the Israel Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (USA), of which Pastor Craig has been a long time member. This colorful resource, broken up into several short essays by Palestinian, Israeli, and international scholars, activists, journalists, and politicians, both zooms in on the struggle for justice in Israel/Palestine and zooms out to see how that struggle is connected to other struggles for justice here in the United States and elsewhere. In the words of famed Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann, "This book is an important wake-up call to thoughtful Americans who have been too much narcotized by the dominant ideology of US foreign policy, with its satellites of Zionist 'doctrine' in Israel and so-called 'evangelical' faith in the United States." Pastor Craig will lead and facilitate this class.
Genesis from Scratch & Acts from Scratch—Don Griggs and Paul Walaskay, in Acts from Scratch, help participants get a look at the importance of Jerusalem and the centrality of worship and prayer after the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Don Griggs and Eugene March have written Genesis from Scratch, which offers participants the opportunity to build on general knowledge of Genesis (or no knowledge of Genesis). Eugene Marsh was Shelby’s professor at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and Paul Walaskay and Don Griggs were Beth Thompson’s professors at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education. Shelby Miller is going to weave the stories in these books of the Bible together in a way that lifts up their particular witness.
For those supported through the Christmas Joy Offering, this help is truly a gift from above. May our gifts, and the leaders who receive them, point us always to the truth of the one whose birth we celebrate, Jesus Christ — the truly perfect gift. Trinity will receive this offering on Sunday, December 23, 2018. If we all give a little, it adds up to a lot!
Coffee Fellowship Snack Providers Needed
Do you enjoy having a snack during coffee fellowship time? Do you like to do something nice for others? If so, we hope you will sign up to provide a snack. Becoming a snack provider is easy, simple and so appreciated by all our members and guests. The Fellowship Committee will manage the beverages. You bring simple finger foods such as grapes, cookies, cheese, crackers, a veggie tray, pickles; you get the idea. The next time you enjoy coffee and snacks before the Sunday service, stop by the bulletin board and sign up to bring refreshments. Thanks!
|December 30||Beverages: Winn Skinner; Snacks: Eni Family|
|January 6||Beverages Only: Winn Skinner|
|December 31 & January 1||Office Closed|
|January 5||9:30 a.m.||Session Retreat|
|January 8||6:00 p.m.||Committee Sack Supper|
|January 8||6:30 p.m.||Committee Meetings|
|January 14||7-9 p.m.||Trinity Stitchers|
|January 22||6:00 p.m.||Session Sack Supper|
|January 22||6:30 p.m.||Session Meeting|
|January 25||7:00-9:30 p.m.||Israel/Palestine Film Festival|
|January 26||2:00-10:00 p.m.||Israel/Palestine Film Festival|