A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
– “O, Holy Night” by Adolphe Adam

These words from a beloved Christmas hymn seem most appropriate this year.  The pandemic and ongoing cultural upheaval of our world indeed has us weary – but we rejoice because Christ is born into that very world.  This Advent season, we invite you to join us on a journey that will guide us from where we are, into “a new and glorious morn.”

Advent in Plain Sight Devotion & Dialogue
At Christmas, God came into our ordinary world in the form of a child, and still today, God is at work through the ordinary stuff of life, if we train our eyes to see. Join us for an easy Devotion & Dialogue around Jill Duffield’s study book, Advent in Plain Sight. There will be two days each week for you to join our dialogue:
Sundays, November 28 – December 19 at 9:45am in the Heritage Room
Mondays, November 29 – December 20 at 12:00 p.m. in the Heritage Room (Zoom option provided. Email rheilman@trinitypreschurch.org for Zoom info).
A study book will be provided in someway (i.e. to use in class, to borrow, or to purchase).

First Sunday in Advent Worship Service – November 28 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and online

Second Sunday in Advent Worship Service – December 5 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and online

Third Sunday in Advent Worship Service – December 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and online

Lessons & Carols Worship Service – December 19 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and online

Children’s Christmas Festival: Journey to the Manger – December 19 at 3:00 p.m. outside the Fellowship Hall
Join us outside for crafts, snacks, and a petting zoo – fun for the whole family!

Caroling Around the Campfire – December 19 at 4:00 p.m. outside the Youth Center
We invite the Trinity community and surrounding neighborhoods and friends to join us for a campfire and hot chocolate.

Youth Christmas Gathering – December 19 at 5:00 p.m. outside the Youth Center

Longest Night Service – December 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor
The Longest Night Service – Taking place on one of the longest nights of the year, we acknowledge sorrow while also clinging to the promise that light always shines in the darkness. Join us on December 21 at 7pm in person or through a live broadcast on our website for the Longest Night Service.

Joy to the World:  A Christmas Eve Celebration for Families with Young Children – December 24 at 1:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
“Joy to the World” is a special service geared toward children ages 7 and under and their families.  There will be singing, scripture, prayers, and other activities to help everyone celebrate the birth of Jesus in the world.  All families are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit our Little Free Pantry.  Please invite extended family, neighbors and friends.

Christmas Eve Service – December 24 at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary and online
We welcome Andrea Mumm, Harp (Charlotte Symphony) and Amy Whitehead, flute (Charlotte Symphony) as guest instrumentalists.