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Church Information

Church office hours are 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Trinity Greetings 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 trinity@tpcdenton.org

Trinity Women's Group

The women will meet again on Saturday, November 10th at noon in the library. Bring your brown bag lunch and a beverage and join us. All ladies and their guests are invited. Our goal is to have a time of sharing, listening, and growing in friendship together. Childcare is provided by reservation. Please let Lily Sloan know if you need childcare before Tuesday, Nov. 6th so she will have time to make arrangements.

Christian Education

Sunday School for all ages 9:30-10:30 each week

Sunday School Classes for Adults through Sunday November 11. 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

Soul Feast—A spiritual practice or spiritual discipline is the regular performance of actions and activities undertaken for the purpose of cultivating spiritual development. The list includes, among many more, fasting, fellowship, frugality, giving, hospitality, humility, meditation, prayer, reflection, self-control, servanthood, service, silence, simplicity, singing, slowing, solitude, study, and surrender. The book Soul Feast, which will be used in the class, offers a framework for understanding spiritual practices and disciplines, and instruction for develop­ing and nurturing them. The author, Marjorie J. Thompson is a Presbyterian minister. Class members will use the newly revised edition, which Thompson herself revised. Craig Hunter, teacher

Adult Sunday School Classes November 18-December 23
No Sunday School on December 30

Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine—In this DVD Bible study based on her book Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these "problems with parables" taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.

Illuminating Advent by Donald M. McKim—Through the blessed themes of Advent--hope, love, joy, and peace--Illuminating Advent invites you to connect with this sacred season. The meaning and mystery of Christmas and Epiphany are also explored. Carolyn Harrod and Debbie Jensen, teachers

Notes 🎶

Our former organist, Jiha Choi, is playing a doctoral recital this Friday, Nov .9 at 5:00 p. m. In Voertman Hall in the UNT College of Music.

This weekend, Nov. 8, 9, 10 and 11, Josefina Maldonado and Alex Poole are in the UNT Opera production of Cunning Little Vixen. Murchison at 7:30, 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Opera talks 45 mins before each performance. Josefina is on Friday and Sunday.

Mobile Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunity

Join us at First Baptist Church at 1100 Malone Street on November 10th at 8:30a.m., and we will help distribute food to the Denton community from 9a.m. to 11a.m. (or the line ends). Wear your Trinity T-Shirt if you have one. Contact Carl Seiler for details. This is a project of the Denton Hunger Coalition and the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

Happy Hooker Annual Craft Sale

Save the Date: Nov. 10, 10am-2pm in the Fellowship Hall, The Happy Hooker Annual Craft Sale to benefit Stepping Stones. Handcrafted crocheted and knitted items, holiday decorations, sturdy dog and cat toys plus other handmade items for sale. Great stocking stuffers and thank you gifts available. Plan to stop by and do some shopping. Stepping Stones is a weekly socialization and activity program for persons with dementia provided by TWU occupational therapy students and a group of dedicated volunteers, including several from TPC. The program occurs in our Fellowship Hall with a concurrent support group for caregivers in the Library.

Save the Date Decorating for Advent,10 a.m., December 1

Come help the worship committee decorate the church for Advent. How can you help? You can set up the luminaries[candles] outside the church. You can set up the manger in the sanctuary. You can put up t he Christmas tree and add the Chrismons. You can hang Chrismon ornaments in the back of the sanctuary. You can add the ivy to the back wall of the sanctuary. Families are welcome to come as are individuals of all ages.

Fixed Hour of Prayer

Approximately eight people met after worship this last Sunday to explore fixed-hour prayer/liturgy of the hours/the divine office. This is a form of prayer that uses a prayer books several times a day. Our next primary step is to identify a common prayer book that we will use. We are planning to meet after worship on December 9th to narrow the selection. Those who may be interested in participating are invited to stay tuned, come on December 9th, or contact Pastor Craig with questions.

Contemplative Prayer Groups

In the new year, it is Pastor Craig’s hope to re-start contemplative prayer groups that have met for most of the past four years. This is an opportunity to grow in your prayer life, to listen through silence to God’s voice in your life, and perhaps to discern the music of your life from the noise. Groups meet about twice a month, and each meeting features an introduction to a type of prayer, prayer, journaling, and sharing. If you are interested, or have more questions, please contact Pastor Craig.

Women's Conference—May 31-June 2, 2019

    Each year, hundreds of women from across the region gather together for the Mo-Ranch Women's Conference. Take a break from the busyness of life to recharge physically, mentally and spiritually. Conference activities include keynote presentations, worship, fellowship, recreation, free time and workshops.

    2019 theme: Wonder Women: The Way of Wisdom in a Fearful World

    "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom..." - Proverbs 9:10

    The 2019 keynote will be Rev. Dr. Christine Roy Yoder. Saturday evening will feature New York Times best-selling author, activist and highly sought-after speaker, Glennon Doyle.

    Several women from Trinity have already made plans to attend. Please make your reservation soon as Mo Ranch expects this conference to fill up quickly due to the excellent speakers. See Diane Smith or Joan Curtis for more information. Reservations can be made online (moranch.org) or by phone (800-460-4401 ext. 246).

Garden News

(Week -1; 160lbs)

Last Saturday Kim and Chris worked in the garden, harvesting the largest of the watermelons which was shared at the Nacho Ordinary Talent Show that evening. Also some turnips (about 7 pounds) were harvested and donated to Our Daily Bread. We are a week away from the first average freeze date and if current forecasts are to be believed, we’re due for our first actual freeze early next week. On Saturday we’ll be picking green tomatoes to ripen later. Come join us if you can.

Garden Work Days Date and time

Saturday Nov 10 9 AM - 11 AM
Saturday Nov 17 9 AM - 11 AM

Trinity Moves

takes place on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Yoga mats are provided. Dates and leaders are as follows:

Nov. 8 Kevin Campbell
Nov. 15 Lily Sloan with Childcare
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving no class
Nov. 29 Kevin Campbell

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!

November 11 Beverages: Diane Smith; Snacks: Beth Thompson
November 18 Beverages: Sher Harnish; Snacks: Judy Palermo & Reyna Garcia
November 25 Beverages: Winn Skinner: Snacks: Ed Beaulieu & Bentley

Coming Events

November 10 8:30 a.m. Mobile Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunity
November 10 10-2 Stepping Stones Fund Raiser-Craft Show
November 10 12:00 p.m. Trinity Women’s Group
November 12 7-9 p.m. Trinity Stitchers
November 13 6:00 p.m. Committees Sack Supper
November 13 6:30 p.m. Committee meetings
November 22-23   OFFICE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
November 26 7-9 p.m. Trinity Stitchers
November 27 6:00 p.m. Session Sack Supper
November 27 6:00 p.m. Session Meeting
Updated: 11/8/2018