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November 30:

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There is a quickening of the pulse as we prepare to “repeat the sounding joy” of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.  “Joy to the World” is the focus for worship in December.Joy to the World.jpg

This hymn composed by Issac Watts is a favorite Christmas Carol for many of us.  He composed it in 1719, so this year it is 300 years old.  His interpretation of Psalm 98 invites us to sing a “new song.”  His notes and his words proclaim all creation to be renewed and freed.   Rather than “joy” being just another word for “happiness,” we discover that the depths of joy are found especially in the midst of suffering, the work of justice, and the presence of compassion.  All of these are an expression of Emmanuel, “God with Us.”

 

December 1 – First Sunday of Advent – “Prepare Him Room”  11:00 am

December 4 – Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence – 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

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      Once again on Wednesday, December 4, Trinity joins with others around the nation through our 6:00 to 6:30 pm Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence.
Each year since 2013, the Newtown Foundation (TNF), the charitable arm of the Newtown Action Alliance (NAA), and numerous partners in the gun violence prevention community have sponsored the National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence on or near the anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy.   Trinity’s will be held on the same evening that people gather in Washington D.C. at the National Cathedral, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
      December 14, 2019 marks the 7-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. By this December, over 700,000 Americans will be killed or injured by guns since the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy. 
      The victims, survivors and the families impacted by gun violence are often forgotten. Therefore, we join with the Newtown Foundation and and many, many, many others around the nation through our vigil service of mourning and loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America.  The anchor vigil will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at the National Cathedral.
      The goal of the Annual Vigil is simple:  The gun violence prevention movement will unite to support the families and communities impacted by gun violence, educate, continue to raise awareness, and keep this critical issue front and center throughout our nation.  Together, we will renew our vow to #HonorWithAction to #EndGunViolence in America.

December 7 – Decorating Trinity for the Season.  Thank you Linda Woods and all the Trinity elves who join you for this delightful transformation of our sacred space.  9:00 am until we are done.

December 8 – Second Sunday of Advent – “Repeat the Sounding Joy”  11:00 am.  This is also New Member Sunday.  Let Phil Garrison know if you are interested in joining the Trinity family either in person or in absentia.  And, this Sunday is also Stewardship Sunday.  Worship will be followed by a noon meal with a presentation of and discussion about Trinity’s 2020 budget proposal.

December 15 – Third Sunday of Advent – 11:00 am

“Let all their songs employ” 

December 22 – Fourth Sunday of Advent – 11:00 am

“Make the Nations Prove”  

Advent Afternoon of Music – 3:00 to 4:00 followed by reception.

musical-notes-clipart-christmas-2.png As it grows ever darker and colder, we need the light and warmth of community. Our faith and our friendships kindle the hope we all need, at this dreary time of the year.

Please invite your friends and neighbors to Trinity Church on Sunday, December 22, at 3:00 p.m., for an Advent Afternoon—a free musical gathering for the whole Northport community.

The Trinity Community Hand Bells will play, the Trinity Choir—with guest singers—will perform, and a delightful variety of local musicians will entertain and inspire us with holiday-themed words and music. Following a one-hour program, there will be desserts and coffee in Fellowship Hall.

An Advent Afternoon is an old-fashioned idea: live music and face to face conversations, building the spirit of the season in our special community. Don’t miss it!

If you would like to donate something for refreshments, please contact Kathryn May.

 

December 24 – Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols – 7:00 pm

 

 

Continuing the Conversation on Poverty, Trinity UCC.

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Wednesday evening, January 15, 2020. 

You are invited for a soup supper at 6:00 pm. 

Viewing the movie – 6:45 to 8:55 pm. 

Conversation – 9:00 to 9:30 pm. 

This American classic based on John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel 

follows Tom Joad (Henry Fonda in an Oscar-nominated role) and his family 

as they escape the Depression-era Oklahoma dust bowls 

for the promised land of California. 

But the arduous trip and harsh living conditions offer little hope, 

and family unity proves as daunting a challenge 

as any other they face.