Advent is about waiting for the Messiah to come. John the Baptist's message of hope and redemption was compelling in his time, and remains an affirmation today! As David notes, the lessons of Advent and necessity of waiting have special resonance and meaning for us this year.
Thank you to the Youngs for their participation in worship. What a delight to see Amber and her family - Neil, Courtney, Addison, and Brady; Amanda; and Taylor and Celeste. We don't know about you, but we're ready for a helping of whatever Celeste was enjoying!! What a blessing one's family - whether it be biological or by the ties of church and friendship - is for us all!
Thank you, thank you, to all of you who donated so generously to bring Christmas smiles to children from Wilburn Elementary. In total, $1,908 was raised! That means your giving will make a difference to 59 Wilburn families this Christmas. As my family likes to say, wow kapow!
Twenty families received a goodie bag, an age-appropriate book for their child, and a $40 gift card to buy presents. An additional 39 food-insecure families will received $25 Food Lion gift cards, enabling them to have a holiday meal. Thank you for your caring and your generosity!
From Cheryl Anderson, Stewardship Elder: As we enter this Christmas season, our world seems out of sorts in many ways. Yet we still have the incredible opportunity to spend time in worship, prayer and study although their form may be somewhat different this year. Our amazing staff continues to keep our church moving forward through new and innovative ways of serving God and others. As we have in previous years, we will be collecting funds for a staff gift as a way to say “thank you” for all that they do for Trinity. Please note “staff gift” on your check to ensure it gets to the right place. I wish you and yours a blessed Christmas season!
Please know that Trinity's elders, deacons, and staff are praying for you, your loved ones, and your friends as we follow state guidelines to restrict the spread of Covid-19. If you should have a care concern or celebration you'd like to share, please email David or the church office.
Missy and Chris Farrow are much improved from their bout with Covid; they so appreciate your prayers!
Brian Alford’s parents, Gary and Faye Alford, have tested positive for Covid. Thankfully they are at home and in stable condition, and Brian’s sister, Jennifer, is caring for them. Please keep them all in your prayers and pray for a full and swift recovery for Gary and Faye.
Muriel Pepe has asked for prayers for her co-worker and friend, Dean Vaughn, who had surgery this past week. Doctors recently discovered his cancer had returned and spread to his liver. Please pray for God’s healing hand to be upon Dean and for a successful procedure, as well as a return to health for him.
We ask that you pray for the family and friends of Ingrid Wood, who passed away on November 30th. Ingrid was a dear, dear friend of Louise Taff's, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
As we continue to pay the church's unchanging monthly obligations, we remain sincerely grateful for your giving. Louise Taff, our Receiving Treasurer, is checking the mail frequently each week, making the deposits for the church. If you have questions about your giving, please email Louise.
From Trinity's bookkeeper, John Montague: Thank you for your support of the church’s ministry and mission! For donations to be credited to the 2020 tax year, they must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2020.
Trinity's in-person activities are suspended through Sunday, January 25th. Session will meet on Monday, January 18th to determine if the suspension of activities should continue, based on health guidelines.