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Church Information -- Church office hours are 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.


Trinity Tee-Shirts

The Evangelism Committee has made tee shirts for Trinity. They cost $10.The initial order of 50 are almost sold out.  We have placed an additional order of 50 shirts that should be ready by Sunday March 4th. 

 

The shirts say:

Trinity Presbyterian Church

All Are Welcome.........Really!


Contemplative Prayer Group

 I am looking to re-start or continue contemplative prayer groups in the spring. In such a group, we commit to meeting approximately twice a month for 90 minutes to listen to God through a variety of prayer forms. Each session includes an introduction to a type of contemplative prayer (e.g.  Lectio Divina, the Examen, Breath Prayer, Walking the Labyrinth, etc.) followed by time spent praying in that manner, time spent journaling about it, and time spent sharing with each other.  Anyone with questions or anyone interested in joining such a group or continuing in such a group, please contact me at craig@tpcdenton.org


Guided Prayer, Scripture, Music, and Mandala Drawing

Participants will be treated to a peaceful, calm, guided experience of prayer and artful expression. David McKenzie has been offering this to others in the Denton Community and now we at Trinity are blessed to benefit from his expertise. If you are an introvert, this class is definitely for you. Or, if you just want to experience something peaceful and calming in a class setting, come on along. After the initial eight weeks, participants will select how they want to craft the class for the concluding four weeks. David McKenzie, guide


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

 

YES! TO SANITY!

This is a survey class addressing a range of social justice issues and facilitated by the S.A.L.T.Shakers . (Simple Abundant Living Travelers)

Each session focuses on an issue which challenges our sanity, the effects on it of our current economic system, and its relationship to a familiar passage of scripture. Addressed will be: economy, education, human rights, immigration, criminal justice, climate, food, health, media.

Participants are asked to bring a notebook and pencil or pen, and to make a commitment to attend each class if possible for the sake of continuity. This 12 week class will meet through Palm Sunday. Contact persons are Jean and Dawson Tunnell.

 

CLASS TIME FRAME

9:30 – 9:40         Silent reflection on posted biblical passage, writing optional , and opening prayer. 

9:40 – 9:45         optional sharing in relation to passage. 

9:45 -  10:15       presentation of information on issue

10:15 – 10:28     discussion , using facilitator’s questions, handouts

10:28                   announce subject for next week and in a spirit of reverence, close with prayer and reading together the passage of scripture again.


Mission Opportunity on March 10

Please check your calendars for Saturday, March 10 from 9 to 12.  Mission committee is planning to collaborate with the Denton Hunger Coalition to distribute food from the Tarrant Area Food Bank. The food bank sends an 18 wheeler filled with food to the 1st Baptist Church parking lot; volunteers from all over town gather to distribute the food to people who are in need. The project provides food to about 600 families each Saturday.


If you are interested in participating, there is a signup sheet in the narthex.  For more information, talk with Carl Seiler or Jill Slade.


Easter Lilies

If you wish to give an Easter lily in memory or honor of someone, please sign up on the list in the narthex. After Easter, you may take your lily home, or if you wish to donate it, the church is beginning a bulb garden, and it would find a welcome spot in our garden. Dedications need to be in the church office by Wednesday, March 28.



Garden News – Count down to Spring (week -4)

Last Friday before the rain started, we planted carrots and potatoes. They may have been washed away by now. There's not much to do but wait out the rain.

 

This next Saturday workday is called off due to the prediction of continuing rain.

 

Garden Work Days

Date and Time                                                             Focus

Saturday            Feb 24               9 AM – noon         called off for rain

Saturday            Mar 3                 9 AM – noon         prepare beds

Saturday            Mar 10               9 AM – noon         prepare beds

Saturday            Mar 17               9 AM – noon         plant tomatoes!

Saturday            Mar 24               9 AM – noon                   

Saturday            Mar 31               9 AM – noon


SAVE THE DATE

Giving Hope’s Night of Hope dinner will be held on Thursday, April 5th, from 6-8 P.M. at the Downtowner. Tickets are $25. Giving Hope, Inc. (formerly Hope Inc.) is an agency that was started by a group of concerned church members in 1986. Since then, Giving Hope has been serving our neighbors in Denton County who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their housing.

For more information, follow the link to the website https://hopeincdenton.com

If you would like to buy a ticket or a sponsorship or bake a cake,  please contact Cindy Harris, Gary Wood, Pat Cheek, or Kevin Campbell. Kevin can be reached at administrator@hopeincdenton.com.


TRINITY MOVES takes place every Thursday from 6:00-7:00pm in Fellowship Hall.  Yoga mats are provided.  February 22--Kevin Campbell will be leading a yoga class where we will link body, mind, and spirit.  In each yoga class we will go through some gentle stretching poses  which calms the body, quiets the mind, and creates space for communion with God.  No experience needed and beginner are welcome.  Child care is available.


Changing Rolls of Women in Faith, an interfaith dialogue presented by Faith Community Nursing and Faith Community Health at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, will be held 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., January 28 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak. The discussion will explore the changing roles of women in a variety of faith traditions. All are welcome. Handicap accessible.


Word of God in Action - Msgr. King Emergency Outreach Center

 This past Sunday we heard about the work of the Msgr. King Emergency Outreach Center. It is an inclement weather shelter and also open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 6:30p.m. and when temperatures dip below 32 degrees, soar above 100 degrees or during severe weather outbreaks. The shelter is operated by the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church but is a collaborative, ecumenical effort of volunteers from various local churches and community organizations. For more information or to register as a volunteer and sign up for an available shift http://www.kingoutreachcenter.com/    Brian Jensen serves on the Board of Directors and Jack Thompson has volunteered there.

 

Free Computer Help....Personal help which will deal with overall understanding of computers/internet will be offered free of charge to church members by Terry Collins. Please call Terry at 940-208-8577,  or email him at tkc2020@gmail.com to schedule an appointment. Regular appointments are available between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday  through Friday. Consideration for other times and days are possible.


New Photo Church Directory

 The new photo church directory is ready for viewing.  Instructions for accessing the directory on the web are below.  To login you will need to use the email address in the directory.  This will keep our information within the church family.  A handout of login instructions will be also available at the church on Sunday. Also with the instructions you will find suggestions for how to get the most out of your directory.  We anticipate that there will be additions and corrections to the directory. Members will also be able to access the directory on your phone or other device with these instructions. We can make corrections and additions periodically. Those may be sent to directory@tpcdenton.org A printed version of the directory will be made available to those who need it in a few weeks.


 When you open the directory on the web, you will see the photos.  Click on the photos to see a larger photo and members information.

 

Online Member Directory

1. Go to members.InstantChurchDirectory.com

2. Click on the link: First time signing in? 

Create a login now. 

3. Enter the email address as it is listed in the family portion of the directory. 

4. Create a password. The password must be 8 characters long, and contain at least two of the following special characters: capital letters, numbers or symbols. 

5. Retype the password to confirm it and click "Request Login." 

6. Check your inbox for an email from service@instantchurchdirectory.com

7. To complete the sign - up process, you will need to verify your email address by clicking on the link sent to you in that email. 

8. Once you confirm your email, you may sign at members.InstantChurchDirectory.com

Your email with the password you created will work on all the Instant Church Directory apps on any device. 

Need help signing in? Please see your directory Administrator Carol Wood


Reformation--Since this October signified the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, Craig Hunter, Pastor, leads adults in a class on the Reformation.


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.

 To make supporting Coffee Fellowship even easier, we're now providing additional help with clean-up afterward. Becoming a snack provider is easy, simple and so appreciated by all our members and guests. The Fellowship Committee will manage beverages, plus help with setting out the refreshments and assist with clean-up, like managing the coffee urns or taking recycling to the curb. We're here to help you help others. The next time you enjoy coffee and snacks before the Sunday service, stop by the bulletin board and sign up to bring refreshments—just something simple such as grapes or cookies, cheese and crackers, a veggie tray or some pickles. Keep it simple and we'll help you keep it clean.


Coming Events

February 25                 12:30 p.m. -         Young Adult Luncheon (off site)  

                                        2:00 p.m.           Contemplative Prayer Group

February 26                    Noon                  Presbyterian Women’s Book Club

February 27                   6:00 p.m.  -        Session Sack Supper

                                        6:30 p.m.           Session Meeting

February 28                 2:00 p.m.             Staff Meeting

March 1                        3:00 p.m.             Israel/Palestine Group

March 4                       12:15 p.m.            SALT Shakers                            

March 5                          7-9 p.m.             Trinity Stitchers

March 9               6:30-8:30 p.m.             Family Game Night

March 11                       2:00 p.m.            Contemplative Prayer Group

March 13                      6:00 p.m.             Committees meet for sack supper

                                      6:30 p.m.             Committee meetings

March 17                        6-9 p.m.             Family Game Night

March 18                      2:30 p.m.             Nancy Secrest Christy Memorial Service

March 19                        7-9 p.m.             Trinity Stitchers