The season of Advent is just around the corner. If you and your family or friends would like to start a new tradition, or continue an established one, please sign up for lighting the Advent candles. We need volunteers for all 3 services for the following dates. The dates are Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17. On December 24 we need volunteers, for 11:00 am service, and all 4 Christmas Eve Services. Please contact Barbara Leonard at 850-508-9833 or Deonard6@comcast.net.
On Sunday, December 10, Trinity United Methodist Church will celebrate the Second Annual Undie Sunday!
“Under wear is the second most requested item, behind food, by impoverished families. Underwear makes a huge difference in a child’s dignity. Underwear can help restore a child’s self worth, confidence and happiness” (from the non-profit organization, Underwearness).
Children living in poverty have a great need for new underwear. Please join us to help meet that need. Here’s how: Purchase new underwear for boys and girls, ages 3-12. Select any size. Choose fun colors, super heroes, and cartoon characters. If you prefer not to shop, send a check to TUMCT and mark “Undie Sunday” in the memo line. Large containers will be at all services, ready to receive your Christmas gifts for these special angels.
Last year, Trinity members successfully collected enough children’s underwear to serve Allen Outreach, Hope Community, Providence Community, Riley School, and Ruediger School. This year, we hope to expand the number of schools we serve.
Demonstrate your Christmas spirit and help solve this problem by purchasing or contributing on Undie Sunday, December 10. Containers will be in the Welcome Center all week to help collect as much as possible to help meet this need for our youngest citizens. Thank you, dear Trinity members! Questions? Please call Dot Hayward, (850-933-9111) or Paula Smith (850- 545-8471).
Learn all about the exciting classes coming up your way at Trinity’s own Lay Academy here.
You will have a chance to choose from classes that include book studies, exercise sessions, biblical lessons, and many more. The Lay Academy series has been one of our most popular traditions. Engaging in these classes encourages participants to learn more about their world, city, church, and themselves, while coming together with others from our church community and beyond our church borders.
UMW is collecting gloves for distribution at the Trinity Christmas dinner. Black gloves for men are the most needed but all gloves will be accepted and given away to those in need as long as supplies last.
Receiving new members into our growing family at Trinity is an important way to minister faithfully to our church community in all aspects of life. We welcome you to Trinity and invite you to join us as a member. Here is our upcoming new member schedule:
Sunday, December 10 – Lunch after Church
Wednesday, December 13 – History/Tour of Trinity
Sunday, December 17 – Membership Sunday & New Member Dinner