Special Announcements December 4

womanprayerAdvent Prayers and Spiritual Practices, Dec. 1 – Dec. 22
Discover ancient and new ways to encounter God thru a variety of 30-40 minute experiences. Come to as many as you are able!

  • Sundays, 9:30 a.m. in room 101 (education wing)
  • Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room
  • Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room
  • Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. in Trinity Hall

Christmas Wreath from Boy ScoutsUMW CHRISTMAS PROGAM
Please join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7 PM for our annual UMW Christmas Program. Our program this year is titled “Women of the Manger.” We’ll take a journey to the manger to renew our faith in the hope, peace, joy and love of Christmas. We’ll also be welcoming new members to the UMW Mission Team and recognizing two of our very special members. Refreshments will be served after the program so please come and join us. TRINITY ADULT BOOK CLUB Reminder that the next meeting is Monday, December 5th at Mary Crandall’s home.

The next Trinity Treasures (Potluck Lunch for Seniors) will be on Thursday, December 8th at 11:30 a.m. A sign-up form will be available in the Nartthex next Sunday. Signing up is optional, but it does give us some idea of who is planning to attend and what types of food you will be bringing. The program will feature the Mt. Prospect Sentimentalists Senior Chorus presenting a short concert of Songs of the Season. POINSETTIA ORDERS Order forms for Poinsettias that are provided by Busse Florists can be found in the Narthex (lavender forms). Orders due in the Narthex drop box by Dec. 18th. Flowers can be picked up after the 11 p.m. Christmas Eve service. PADS NEEDS Along with your monetary donations, PADS is in desperate need of twin size thermal blankets and twin size sheets/pillow cases. McDonald’s $10 gift cards are also appreciated.

December’s Rainbow Covenant emphasis is the United Methodist Children’s Fund for Christian Mission.

Young people are invited to experience the Nativity Story through drama at Trinity. We gather for the 10:30 a.m. worship, then move to the education wing to recall the Story in character as Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, King Herod, and the magi. On Christmas Eve, all children present for worship at 7 PM will be invited to choose a costume, and reenact the Story for the whole congregation.

A selection of gift cards are available each week through Dec. 18th for immediate cash or check purchase! Think about shopping Manna for all of your holiday cooking (grocery), dining (restaurants) and gift giving (family, teachers, bus drivers, tips, pet-sitter, babysitters, etc.). Cards range from $5-$100+. Order specific cards weekly through Dec. 11th…order on Sunday, receive within a week!!

Gifts for women and children in the WINGS program need to be brought to church before 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4th. Contact Lois Spillar with questions, 847-398-4838, Ljs814@aol.com.

We are collecting leftover candy for troops as we are getting ready for Operation Christmas. Many thanks to all those who have generously for our troops. New needs are all magazines (including readers digest, Guideposts, game books, paperbacks), granola bars, cup of soup, coffee, beef jerky, and hand warmers.

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