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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!

Theology Reading Group

 Have you ever heard of Methodism?  Do you know any Methodists?  Are you interested in learning more about John Wesley, the founder of Methodism?  The Theology Reading Group will be discussing the book Wesley for Armchair Theologians at its next meeting on April 15th at 2 p.m.  The book is relatively easy to read.  All who read the book are welcome to attend.  Please contact Pastor Craig at if you would like him to order a book for you.

New Week-Day Bible Study Class

“Psalms for Our Spiritual Journey” is the subject and title of a new week-day Bible study class.  Meeting on Thursdays from 1:00-2:30 pm, the class will start on April 5. The group will be both studying and praying the psalms. Along with the Bible and hymns, the class will use the book, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society” to look at a specific group of psalms. The author of the book is Eugene Peterson, translator of “The Message.”  To participate, please contact Carol Wood (702-821-6704) so a book can be ordered for you. 

Roof Replacement Work Starting Thursday, March 8

As you may recall we had hail damage to our roof last spring which cannot be repaired.  We have contracted with a reputable local company, Denton Trinity Roofing, to replace our metal roof.  They expect delivery of the material on March 8 (this Thursday) and to complete the job by March 23.

Easter Breakfast will again be catered by Kay Portillo's Especially For You Catering. The buffet style meal will be served on Easter morning, April 1, from 9:30-12:45, in between the two worship services. While the food is provided, the set-up and clean-up need your participation. There are jobs for every age and ability. Set up will be Saturday, March 31 at 9 a.m. when we set out all our tables and chairs, decorate the Fellowship Hall and make table decorations. Clean up will be after the second service on Easter, approximately noon, when we put everything back! Will need willing hands to stack rented chairs and fold & store tables, it only takes an hour or so. Please see the sign-up sheets in the Narthex. 

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

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



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.



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.

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

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

Summer Sunday School for Trinity Children

Trinity offers year-round Sunday School for everyone. Because of availability of teachers, adults are asked to teach on a rotating basis throughout the summer. This gives the regular teachers a much-deserved rest.  Also, it offers lots of adults the opportunity to interact with Trinity’s awesome little ones.  If you are interested in helping out some this summer by teaching Trinity children, please contact Beth Thompson, DCE.  You will receive your week of curriculum and accompanying materials in early May.  The summer dates are Sunday June 3 through Sunday August 26, 13 Sundays.  


All adults at Trinity who are in classrooms with children and youth pass a nationwide criminal and sex offender background check before beginning to teach.  The background check is conducted online by DCE Beth Thompson.

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 Work Days

Tomatoes are planted, therefore it is officially spring!


The garden is looking great.  We worked last Saturday as usual, and then had a bonus "Spring Break" work day on Monday.  We spread another 1.5 cubic yards of Dyno Dirt across the lower bed and the small raised beds and tilled it all in.  Kim Moor has started an herb garden in one of the raised beds.  Another raised bed is devoted to "Ever Sweet" strawberries.  BTW, twenty "Better Boy" tomato plants have been planted.  This variety produced the best for us last year, so we're betting on it again.


Join us this Saturday to play in the dirt from 9 AM to noon.


Garden Work Days

 Date and Time                                                             

Saturday            Mar 17               9 AM – noon         

Saturday            Mar 24               9 AM – noon                   

Saturday            Mar 31               9 AM – noon  


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

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

TRINITY MOVES takes place every Thursday from 6:00-7:00pm in Fellowship Hall.  Yoga mats are provided.  

March 8-Kevin 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 provided.


March 22- Kevin or Lily will be teaching.  Stay tuned.  Child care will be provided.


March 29- Class cancelled due to Maundy Thursday service.

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    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 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 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

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

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

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

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

March 17                        6-9 p.m.             Jam Night

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

March 19                        7-9 p.m.             Trinity Stitchers

March 20                      2:30 p.m.             Lay Ministry Group

March 20                      6:15 p.m.             Trinity/St. James AME Small Group

March 25                    12:30 p.m.             Youngish Adult Off Site Lunch

March 25                      2:00 p.m.             Contemplative Prayer Group

March 26                         Noon                 Presbyterian Women’s Book Club

March 29                      7:00 p.m.             Maundy Thursday Worship at First Christian

March 30                      7:00 p.m.             Good Friday Worship at Trinity

April 1                            8:30 a.m.            Easter Worship

                                      9:30 a.m.             Easter Breakfast

                                    11:00 a.m.            Easter Worship

April 2                            7-9 p.m.             Trinity Stitchers

April 5                       1-2:30 p.m.             Week-Day Bible Study

April 8                            2:00 p.m.             Contemplative Prayer Group

April 15                         2:00 p.m.             Theology Reading Group

April 15                           2-4 p.m.             Trinity/Mosque Women’s Gathering