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Euline Brock Memorial Service
Next Saturday, June 15th, at 2 p.m. a memorial service for Euline Brock will be held at the Murchison Performing Arts Center at the University of North Texas. Euline, as most of you know, was a charter member of Trinity and a former mayor of Denton. The service is being held there, in large part, because of the number of people expected to attend.
Pastor Craig will be leading the worship, Trinity's choir will be offering an anthem, our own Dianne Randolph will be singing, etc. Given Euline's role in Denton, her memorial service is both worship service and a civic event. We suggest that you plan on coming and arriving early to find parking and a seat.
Trinity Friends of Euline Brock will host an informal reception on September 14, 4:30-6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Friends of the Brock family are invited to come and visit with her family. Members of her family are son Alan from Boston; Mary Ann from California; and Charles, his wife Mary, and their twin sons from Boulder, CO. The Brock children all grew up in this congregation. Their parents were charter members of our congregation.
From the Nominating Committee
Each of us has special talents we can share. Do you know someone you think would make a good elder at Trinity? Besides being a member of this church, this person should be someone who is even-tempered, respected and someone who cares for others and this world. This person as an elder would be a leader who often would be involved in making decisions here at Trinity. If you have any nominations please contact Debbie Jensen, Sher Harnish, Kevin Campbell, Ben Clinard, or Diane Winchester.
Trinity Women Meeting Soon
ODIS Fundraising Luncheon
Plan to stay for a catered lunch after worship on October 7. An ODIS fundraiser sponsored by our Mission Committee and the ODIS board will be held in our Fellowship Hall right after we listen to the final beautiful music and shake Craig’s hand. A delicious meal that includes vegetarian options will be provided. Donations for the meal would be welcomed but you are only asked to give what you can.
You’ll be helping Opening Doors International Service, one of the core missions of Trinity, and also enjoying good food and fellowship. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
DAUGHTERS OF ABRAHAM MEETING THIS SUNDAY AT FIRST UNTIED METHODIST CHURCH
Josefina sings Mahler!
Our mezzo scholarship choir student, Josefina Maldonado, is the soloist for the UNT Symphony's performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4, Wed., Sept. 19, at 7:30 in the Murchison Performing Arts Center at UNT. Absolutely not to be missed. I'm even canceling adult choir practice so we can all go! Join the choir as we support Josefina in the performance of this beautiful work!
Welcome Tanya Melendez as the new Director of Music for Children and Youth!
We are excited to announce that we will be having two groups available for the upcoming school year! In addition to our Youth Choir, we will now be having a Children’s Choir for children grades 1 – 5. Tanya writes: My goal with this group is to provide a safe and positive learning environment for the children of Trinity to be able to learn about healthy singing, while having fun and praising the Lord through our singing. The Youth Choir will meet on Sundays before Youth Group as in the past, from 5:00pm – 5:45pm staring September 9, 2018.
There will be a meeting Sunday after worship for parents of children grades 1-5 to meet Tanya and decide on a meeting time for the Children's Choir. Under strong consideration is Sunday afternoons from 4-4:45. If you are a parent of a child in this age group, please make every effort to stay for a few moments after worship.
Although born in Boynton Beach, FL, Tanya has spent most of her life in the DFW area. She completed her bachelor’s degree in music education at the University of North Texas in 2017. She is a Private Voice and Piano Teacher who works with students to learn and improve on their technical skills, theory, and musicality. She strives to guide her students to develop their skills and have an appreciation for music.
Before starting her voice studio, Tanya worked as an Elementary Music Teacher in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. She enjoys watching her favorite shows on Netflix and spending time with her cat, Archer.
Tanya is very excited to start her journey with us and meet our children and youth.
Come join us for our informational meeting Sunday the 9th after worship in the Library! Rehearsals start again the 12th. Meet and play with other fabulous members of the congregation. Grades 3+ and adults. No musical experience required! -- Andy Diaz
Trinity at Work
Chef Liz directed our activities and had lots of advice to improve our skills. She was great.
The Mission Committee would like to do this again if people are interested. We worked from about 9:15 to 1:30. Some of the work required a lot of standing but there were jobs where we could sit down as well.
If you are interested, let Carl Seiler or Shari Brand know. Or come to Mission Committee on committee night and let us know about other activities we can support. Working together to help our brothers and sisters in our community is one of the ministries we are called to. It’s also a way to have a good time and get to know each other.
Trinity Hosts Community Taizé Service and Labyrinth Walk on Sunday, Oct 7!!
Because we are hosting a community-wide service, the Taizé committee needs extra volunteers to help! We need help in clearing part of the fellowship hall to lay out the labyrinth after the ODIS luncheon, setting up the sanctuary for meditative worship, and helping people find their way to these worship spots. If you are good at lifting tables, moving chairs, directing people, etc., we could use you! Contact Diane Winchester, Shelby Miller, Lurline DuPree, or sign in on the sign up sheet on the hall table.
The Trinity Senior Excursion group is planning a trip to the State Fair of Texas in Dallas on Thursday October 11, 2018. We will go down and back by train. The cost of the fair on Thursday is FREE and the train ticket is $3.00 round trip. There will be more information about time and train schedule in next weeks news letter, but just wanted everyone to mark their calendar for this date. This will be a fun, easy trip and everyone can move at their own pace. If you have questions, contact Paula Blind.
All Church Retreat, Oct. 20, Noon until 7:00pm
Come have fun with your Trinity church family! Bring your own lunch. Supper will be provided for everyone at 6:00
Bocce, Croquet, Corn Hole, visiting, hiking, sitting, strolling, cookout at 6:00, and vespers about 7:00.
North Lakes Park Pavilion 3, 2001 W. Windsor Dr.
Save the Date
Stepping Stones needs volunteers. Stepping Stones is a peer group for persons with early stage Alzheimer's and other dementias. The weekly program meets on Wednesday afternoons to provide meaningful activities in a welcoming, supportive environment. Under the direction of TWU graduate occupational therapy students, volunteers help promote interaction, assist members with art and cooking activities, facilitate reminiscence, and provide encouragement. Our group has grown to 18 members and we're looking for one or two additional volunteers. If you're interested, see Sher Harnish for further details. A volunteer training orientation will be held Sept 5, with the program resuming Sept 12.
Christian Education Sunday -- Sunday September 9
Come to the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 a.m. to hear about the new classes for adults, promote the children to their new classes, and get to know other Trinity folks. Classes will begin by 10:00 a.m.
In worship at 11:00, third graders will receive their Bibles from Trinity.
Also, anyone who has taught or led a Sunday School class, served as a youth sponsor, taught or led in VBS, sponsored children or youth on a trip, taught or helped in Godly Play, or provided a meal for the youth or children at any time since Christian Education Sunday last year (even one time), will be asked to come forward to be recognized, thanked, and prayed for. New teachers and leaders for this year will also be asked to come forward in order to be recognized, thanked, and prayed for.
Sunday School Classes for Adults
Sunday September 9 through Sunday November 4. This will be an eight-week set of classes. We will not have Sunday School on October 21 because we will worship at St. James A.M.E.
Food & Faith: Justice, Joy, and Daily Bread
Shop for groceries, cook the meal, eat, and clean up. Simple. Not really. The production and distribution of food in the world is a huge and quite complex process. It starts way before someone goes to the grocery store or walks into a restaurant. Writings by a variety of authors helps readers consider the moral, spiritual and economic implications of eating. The class members will consider the enjoyment and spirituality of food, ways in which eating connects us to the land and to each other, how persons in our part of the world eat, and the economic, environmental, and cultural impacts of daily food choices. Carl Seiler, teacher
Letters For Denton County Jail Inmates (on Colorado near McKinney)
There are over 1300 inmates at our Denton County Jail. Average stay is 9 months. Maybe your letter could make a difference. The jail chaplain said that almost no mail arrives for the inmates. In fact, the rule had been only family could send mail and most didn’t. With the chaplain’s help, Trinity Presbyterian and St. James AME have been invited to send mail. It is anonymous. You will not know the inmate, nor will the inmate have your name. But YOUR letter could make a difference for that one person. For more information please email Jackie Bruce at email@example.com.
Season of Peace, Season of Creation
Green congregations around the world celebrate the Season of Creation, emphasizing earth keeping throughout the Christian Year. This season starts this Saturday, September 1st – Creation Day and ends on October 4th – St Francis of Assisi Day, with Sundays in September devoted to Planet Earth, Humanity, Sky, Mountains and Blessing of the Animals. Links to information about this Season of Creation through PCUSA’s Environmental Ministries is available: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/environment/earth-day-sunday
The Season of Peace begins this Sunday. Presbyterians are invited during this five-week period to define and deepen their calling as peacemakers. This season is a time of encouragement, challenge, inspiration, and education. This year’s theme returns to the concluding hope of the second letter to the Thessalonians: “May the God of peace grant you peace at all times in all ways.” (2 Thessalonians 3:16)
The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program provides resources including a Path of Peace Daily Reflection. You have the option of subscribing to these reflections for daily delivery into your inbox or printing the entire collection as a devotional resource. You can subscribe to this Daily Reflection at: http://info.pcusa.org/h/i/E9FDF6BBFA7ACFCD
More information and resources are available: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/peacemaking/season-peace
The Season of Peace begins Sunday, September 2 and concludes on October 7 with the Peace and Global Witness offering on World Communion Sunday.
Galatians and James: A Kerygma Bible Study
Galatians - With an impassioned eloquence, the Apostle Paul puts forth his doctrine of justification by grace alone. Lest anyone mistake this liberty as permission to ignore the moral code, Paul reasserts what he perceives as the true function of the Mosaic Law in relation to God's grace manifested in Christ.
JAMES - The author of this small but mighty letter is certainly not in disagreement with Paul—salvation is found solely through Christ. Moreover, both writers would probably agree that Christian life should be expressed by deeds of charity. Alex Simmons, teacher
Work Day in the Garden last week was rained out. It is scheduled
Garden Work Days
Date and Time
Saturday Sept 15 8 AM – 11 AM
Saturday Sept 22 8 AM – 11 AM
Saturday Sept 29 8 AM – 11 AM
TRINITY MOVES takes place on Thursday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Yoga mats are provided.
Trinity Moves Schedule for September, 2018
Sept. 13 Lily Sloan, with Childcare
Sept. 20 Kevin Campbell
Sept. 27 Kevin Campbell, with Childcare
Creative Expression Class
If you attended any of the Creative Expression Sunday School classes this fall (or if you didn't and would still like to come), please join us for the last three sessions of the class. Jean Tunnell and Carolyn Harrod will be leading the last three sessions, which will explore the commonalities that exist in different creative processes, both the power and the anxiety in self-expression, and how our faith plays a role in our creativity. All are welcome to join us!
Children and Youth Classes:
Three- and Four-year-old Class taught by Pat Cheek
K through Second Grade Class taught by Carolyn Harrod and Shae Ebrahimi
Third through Fifth Grade Class taught by Karen McCormick
Younger Youth Class taught by Karyn Blucker
Youth at Trinity
Trinity youth (6th through 12th graders) are gathering on Sunday evenings for supper, fellowship, fun, learning, and Bible study. The Trinity Jubilant Singers meet from 5-5:40, and supper and activities follow.
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.
Coffee Fellowship snack providers needed.
More clean-up assistance now provided.
September 14 4:30-6 p.m. Brock Family Reception
September 15 2:00 p.m. Euline Brock Memorial Service at Winspear Performance Hall in the Murchison Building on the campus of UNT
September 16 2:15 p.m. Inurnment of Rev. Dawson Tunnell's cremains
September 18 2:30 p.m. Lay Ministry Committee
September 18 6:15-8:30 p.m. Trinity/St. James AME Small Group
September 22 Noon Trinity Women – Library
September 24 7-9 p.m. Trinity Stitchers
September 25 6:00 p.m. Session Sack Supper
September 25 6:30 p.m. Session Meeting
September 29 9-3 p.m. Ennegram Workshop