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Summer Worship

June 5th thru september 11th
9:30 AM

Regular Schedule

8:15 am and 11:00 AM Worship in the Sanctuary

9:40 Christian Education for All Ages!

Junior Church for ages 4 through second grade during the service after children's moment with the pastor

Toddler care available during service

 

Upcoming Events





Fall Encounter Groups To Study…
Glory Days

Glory DaysMaybe you're feeling stuck. Caught in a rut. Wondering if this is as good as the Christian life gets. If so, there's good news.  You were made for Glory Days. In God's plan you win more than you lose, forgive as quickly as you are offended and give as abundantly as you receive.  You may stumble, but you won't collapse. You may struggle, but you will defy despair.  You will enjoy abundant fruit and increasing faith. With God's help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. Plan to be a part of this exciting study, led by Max Lucado. We hope you have prepared for the Glory Days study this fall by having read the book and taken some time to read the Old Testament  book of Joshua.  The study will be much more meaningful when you meet with your encounter group.   If you would like to open your home to host an Encounter Group, please contact Pastor Skip at Skipjte@juno.com


CHRISTMAS CANTATA NEWS

Trinity will be expanding the excitement of our annual Christmas Cantata this December. Instead of one combined Christmas Cantata service, we will spread the special music and drama/pageantry over two Sundays - December 11 and 18.   Choirs, children, pageantry, costumes, soloists and instrumentalists will be part of the services on these Sundays.  We will continue our two worship service schedule on these Sundays in order to provide Sunday School for everyone.     
As in the past, Bob Gilbert will communicate with families of the children who are to be involved in the cantata.  Start thinking of who you can invite to church on these days and get ready for those angels!


Rummage Sale

NOTE NEW TIME:
Friday, October 14
AFTER SCHOOL 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 15
9:30 am to 1:30 pm

IN THE GREAT ROOM
All rummage CAN BE LEFT INSIDE THE
GREAT ROOM DOORS beginning Sunday, 10/09.

UMW Ladies – join us on Wednesday, Oct. 12 for the Fall Rummage Sale Work night with pizza, salad & dessert @ 6 p.m. in the Great Room. The cost will be $5.00 per person.
UMW callers will contact you to get a head count for dinner.
If not called, please call Marcia Pedersen @ 860-298-8922.
All items offered should be in good, usable condition. Clothing should be clean.
Small furniture pieces will be accepted for the sale!
UMW greatly appreciates the congregation's cooperation and support in making this mission effort successful. Please call to extend your help in bringing baked goods, clothes hangers and/or assist in the preparation during the week.

Questions? Call Marcia Pedersen @ 860-298-8922


2016 BELONG TOUR (former WOMEN OF FAITH)—Nov. 11 & 12

Remember to sign up in Fellowship Hall to attend this exciting conference! Tickets are still available; if interested, please see Marcia Pedersen or Wanda Carmon. Thank you!


Costa Rica Mission Trip 2017

The Roblealto Bible Home and Child Care Services is a ministry that is very dear to our heart at Trinity. We have been sending ministry teams to work on site since 2010, and we are laying plans for our next trip.  Our contact, Pam Scianna, has secured the date for our 2017 trip which is March 17th - 24th.  We will fly out of Bradley, stop in Atlanta and proceed directly to San Jose, Costa Rica. If you have been thinking about going, accept this as your invitation  to join us THIS year. Pastor Skip has started a list for those interested in participating.  Contact him, skipjte@juno.com  and let him know that you are thinking about it.  Make this your year for stepping out of the box and stretching your faith.


MISSIONS FUNDRAISER RENTSCHLER FIELD

Sign up in Fellowship Hall to help out with this clean-up effort on Saturday, November 5 to raise mission funds for our March Costa Rica Trip to Roblealto. Thank you!


THE 2015-16 SACRED SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4 PM
** The Silk City Singers
Connecticut's award winning barbershop ensemble, featuring soloists and full chorus makes a return visit to Trinity to sing general and holiday favorites.
Reception follows concert. (Tickets $10.)

Sunday, December 11, 2016 @ 1:30 PM
(Co-sponsored with the Trinity UMW)
Singer/Songwriter Chris Kibbe, joined by his family, makes a return to Trinity to present a relaxing afternoon of Christmas Music.

Sundays, December 11 & 18, 2016
@ 8:15 AM & 11 AM Services
Special Christmas Music with drama/pageantry
During morning worship service with choir, soloists and carols for the congregation.

Sunday, January 8, 2017 @ 4 PM
Annual Greater Hartford Handel Messiah Community Sing
A chorus of 100 singers and outstanding regional soloists present this timeless masterpiece.
Reception to follow. Free Will Offering.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 4 PM
** Celtic Fire—featuring the City Singers of Hartford
The City Singers present an exciting program of sacred and special music for St. Patrick's Day Weekend.
Reception follows concert. (Tickets $10.)

Sunday, April 23, 2017 @ 5 PM
The Road To Damascus
A Special Youth Music Event featuring this popular New England Band.

Support Our Sacred Sounds Concert Series!

Please consider supporting Trinity's Sacred Sounds Concert Series.  Your generosity supports our concerts as well as other Trinity music initiatives such as our Choral Scholar Program. All supporters will be listed in all concert programs and will have preferential seating at concerts. Donations can also be made and listed "in memory of" or "in honor of" loved ones.  Patrons, Sponsors and Benefactors receive 2 tickets to each ticketed event. Please make checks payable to Trinity United Methodist Church and indicate Sacred Sounds Concert Series in the memo section.

Benefactor $500+
Sponsor  $250-499
Patron  $150-249
Donor  $ 50-149
Friend up to $50


FEEDING THE HUNGRY IN BUSHNELL PARK

Trinity is helping to feed the homeless and working poor in Hartford.
The remaining date isOctober 22. There are many ways to be involved. One way is to help make sandwiches. Help is also needed to assemble the lunches, bake or purchase cookies, brownies or bars for dessert, and help to serve in Bushnell Park. We usually meet at Trinity for 1 PM and are on our way to the park by around 2:30.
If you feel led to help with this ministry, please contact Kelly Caruso (860-688-9639) or Donna Myers (860-688-7230). Thank you!