Hanging of the Greens/Make Advent Wreaths Nov. 26 at 4:00 pm. Trinity members, guests and friends are invited to this festive all-ages event! Listen to holiday music as we prepare our worship space for Christmas and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. Pastor Wendy will share with us the meaning of Advent while we make our own family Advent wreaths to take home. A $10 donation for materials is requested.
Mount Prospect Community Band will present a Christmas Concert Saturday, December 9th at 4:00. In conjunction with the concert, the UMW will have their annual Cookie Walk and Craft Sale in the Narthex from 3:00 – 6:00pm. Crafts will still be set up for sale on Sunday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm. Let’s support the Community Band and the UMW.
Readers Theater – several young people have expressed interest in drama and Readers Theater in worship. They are looking for one or two adults to meet with them and guide the preparations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity UMC is committed to Hospitality and SafeSanctuary.
All adults, please keep information about yourself and children (0-18 years old) up to date by completing a Student/Child Registration , TUMC-Family Covenant and Authorization for Adult Background Check.
YCOS for students in 6th-12th grades meets Nov. 12 in the Loft following the Children’s Story. Sign up here to provide lunch for YCOS 2.0 at 11:45 on Nov. 26. (YCOS: Youth Christian Operating System)Children in Pre-K through 5th grade are invited to Sunday school following the Children’s Message in worship. Adult helpers Nov. 12 are Miss Carmen, Carolyn S, Nancy and Scott R.
Deep Blue Kids Hangout in the Art Room between services, 9-10:00 am. All ages welcome.
Pastor’s Bible Study meets Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in Trinity Hall.
Disciple Fast Track Bible Study for Busy Lives meets Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in Trinity Hall. This adult Bible study is a wonderful way to get connected at Trinity! Contact email@example.com for more information.
Current Issues Class to Start in January 2018. In our world today, news happens with instant response and little time to contemplate the issue or the outcome. A number of our members have expressed the idea of a forum to discuss and explore topics of both interest and concern.
Does an opportunity to exchange ideas and perhaps gain a different perspective on topics in and out of the news with members of our church family in a friendly atmosphere appeal to you? There is an answer. Plans are underway to revive a longstanding Trinity Ministry, the Contemporary Issues Class in January 2018. In addition to a new name, the Current Issues Class, we will have new class material on a variety of interesting topics. And as it was before, the emphasis of the class is not so much to find an answer as it is to explore the question. If you like to talk, or if you like to listen, or maybe a bit of both please consider joining us on Sunday mornings beginning in January. Questions? Interested?
Contact Paul Brezinski: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jacki Bogolia: email@example.com
PADS & PIZZA – Students in 6th-12 grade will meet Friday, November 10 at 4:30 pm. Pick up at 6:30. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ChildServ – The Rainbow Covenant emphasis for November is ChildServ. It is an organization that began in 1894 as the Methodist Deaconess Orphanage and later was named the Lake Bluff Home for Children. Today, ChildServ is a highly experienced, multidisciplinary child and family services network reaching children and families facing adversity in four Illinois counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane and Lake. The focus of their community-based programs focus is to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families, foster parents and other caregivers. ChildServ reaches 3,000 at risk children and families annually. Programs include foster care and adoption, group homes, child care, early childhood education and parenting support, military and veteran family support, and healthy life-style information.
Christmas Gift Program – Names of 35 children from infants to 3 years old are available today between services and after the 2nd service. All of these little ones are part of the ChildServ program. Select a child and buy a gift. Bring the gift to the church narthex any Sunday morning through December 3. Contact Lois Spillar if you have any questions.
Coat Drive – Once again, we will be holding a coat drive this fall. We are looking for clean and gently worn men’s, women’s and children’s coats. All coats collected will be donated to PADS, so they will stay local. We will begin collecting November 3rd through November 12th. A table will be set up for the collection. If you have scarves, hats, gloves, etc. PADS will be accepting those donations as well. Please let all your friends and neighbors know! If you have any questions please see Louise Dean via phone 847-640-6825 and email email@example.com
SERVICE PROJECT SUNDAY is offered the fourth Sunday of each month at Trinity. Children, youth and adult helpers gather in Fellowship Hall after the Children’s Message to work on a variety of projects that address needs in our local community and around the world. If you have a service project idea or know of a specific need, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Service Project Sunday will be Nov. 26. Adult helpers sign up here.
Help make a deployed soldier’s Christmas a little brighter! Things they could use: hot chocolate, tea, coffee, trail mix, nuts, snacks, sun flower seeds, popcorn, hand sanitizer, deodorant and body wash for men.
WINGS provides counseling and support for families and victims of domestic violence. To help with groceries, bring rice, toilet paper, snacks, juice boxes, coffee, tea & cereal to the blue WINGS bin in the Narthex. Also requested are seasonal decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. (WINGS: Women In Need Growing Stronger)
Missing Coat: Are you missing a black winter coat? There are 2 that have been hanging on the rack by the office for several months. Check to see if one of them belongs to you!
Update the Church Calendar – Reserve a place to meet. Let others know about new ministry opportunities. Contact Connie or fill in a “Calendar Request” form in the church office.
Altar Flowers are provided by different individuals and groups each week. To sponsor flowers in honor or memory of a loved one, contact Connie in the church office. $20 donations may be placed in an envelope marked “Altar Flowers”.
Annual Christmas Wreath Sale: Boy Scout Troop #117 Order forms are now in the Narthex. Orders and payments can be dropped off in the office no later than November 6th. Pick up will be November 26th after the 10:30 am service. Thank you for your continued support of Troop #117.
Free parsley! Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? Come to the church courtyard and pick as much parsley as you want. Take some extra to freeze. There is plenty for everyone. Go out to the courtyard through the door by the office and turn left.