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Trinity is offering an online giving option designed to simplify weekly giving in our congregation.

Electronic giving will enable every household or individual to make their church offering using electronic funds transfer or credit card.

You may already be using online bill pay for your mortgage, car payment, or insurance premium through an automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account. Many of you also have used your credit cards to purchase goods online through Amazon, eBay, or a number of other sites. We have teamed up with myEoffering to enable you to use the same process to give our offering electronically from your bank account, credit or debit cards.

There is no cost to you for this new giving option. If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. And when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue uninterrupted.

Thank you for considering this new giving opportunity.


















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First Sunday of Advent December 1, 2019






ARE WE THERE YET? SERMON SERIES          


SUNDAY'S BEGINNING DECEMBER 1ST            



SERIES OVERVIEW


The season of Advent is a highlight of any congregation’s life. It is a time of joy, color, light, and anticipation. And it is a time of worship. This is a season that calls us to fall to our knees in worship of the awesome God. Advent is the season where we remember that God chose to put on flesh and dwell among us. God reached down from incomprehensible heights to touch the life we live. And God chose to be born in the humblest of ways, in a manger, in a barn, or a cave, or on the side of the road. The Creator God Almighty crying in the prickly hay, fodder for animals. There is no proper response, other than worship.

At the same time, Advent is a reminder that there is more to come, that we are on a journey toward a new reality, a new way of being. Advent, from the Latin “venio” – coming and “ad” – to, is more about what is next than what was before. It is less a remembrance of the first coming and more an anticipation of the completion of the promised kingdom. Yet, the seeds of the return and reign of Christ were planted in the first coming, which is why the power of Christmas is so strong. Our constant struggle is to pay attention to the need of the church to anticipate the return of Christ and the fulfillment of the promised kingdom, when our congregations are longing to celebrate Christmas and all the beauty and tradition and sentiment of that season—especially since our culture has been pushing Christmas on us for months now. So, how do we live in the balance? How do we anticipate what is to come, even as we celebrate the traditions and the excitement and the wonder that is Christmas?

We suggest a journey. You’ve made journeys before in this season: the journey to Bethlehem; perhaps, the journey to Christmas. Perhaps this year, our horizons are a little farther and a little broader. Perhaps this is a journey to a place you have longed for and yet have never quite reached. Perhaps this is a journey you have heard about since you first became a follower of Jesus. And you are not alone; many have been on this journey and longing for this destination since the beginning of the people of God. So, they will be our partners on this journey, companions as we travel.




December 1: WEEK 1 Are We There Yet? — Peace
Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122 (UMH 845), Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44



December 8: WEEK 2 Are We There Yet? — Hope
Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72;1-7, 18-19 (UMH 795), Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12



December 15: WEEK 3 Are We There Yet? — Joy
Isaiah 35:1-10 Luke 1:46b-55, James 5:7-10, Matthew 11:2-11



December 22: WEEK 4 Are We There Yet? — Trust
Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-2




December 24: Christmas Eve Are We There Yet? — Love
Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14




December 29: WEEK 5 Are We There Yet? — So Now What?
Isaiah 63:7-9, Psalm 148 (UMH 861), Hebrews 2:10-18, Matthew 2:13-23




December 31: New Years Eve/Watch NightAre We There Yet? — Claiming The Promise
Ecclesiastes 3:1-1,3 Psalm 8 (UMH 743), Revelation 21:1-6a, Matthew 25:31-46












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