Trinity Goes to the Rainiers
Aug
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Trinity Goes to the Rainiers

It isn't summer until Trinity has gone to a baseball game! 

Join us on August 28th as we root for the Tacoma Rainier's at Cheney Stadium!

For questions, or to reserve your tickets, sign up at church on Sunday, OR contact the Trinity Office at rodn@tpctacoma.org or 253.272.8819.

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All Church Retreat 2017
Sep
3
9:30am 9:30am

All Church Retreat 2017

Come Worship by the Water!

Come join Trinity at our All Church Retreat on Sunday, September 3rd (Labor Day Weekend).  Church services will be held overlooking the beach, followed by a hot lunch prepared by the camp staff and then spend the day in playing games, enjoying water sports, eating good food, laughing with others and celebrating the goodness of God's creation.  

How much does it cost?

The only cost for the retreat is the cost of the meals, which must be Pre-Paid. Kids two and under eat free (that's the good news!); Adults pay $11.50 for lunch & $13.50 for dinner; Children/Youth ages 3 - 18 pay $9.50 for lunch and $11.50 for dinner. 

What should I bring?  

  • Make sure you pre-pay for your meals, otherwise bring food for lunch & dinner
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach toys
  • Talent show props
  • Sports Equipment
  • Board Games
  • Frisbee
  • Swimming & kayaking paraphernalia

For Directions to Camp Sound View, click here, or input physical address (8515 Key Peninsula Highway South, Longbranch, WA) or these coordinates into your GPS (Latitude: 47.178906  and Longitude: -122.757668

If you have any questions, contact Hayley Uliana at hayley@tpctacoma.org

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B2SN: Back 2 School Night
Sep
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

B2SN: Back 2 School Night

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Trinity's annual Back 2 School Night is another opportunity for Trinity to help our neighbors get ready for the school year!

This is a free event, catered to meet the needs of students attending Bryant Montessori and Jason Lee Middle School. No registration is required - all services offered on a first-come first-serve basis.

Would you like to donate supplies? Click below for our list of needs! No time to shop? Send us your funds and we'll do the shopping! Donate to "Outreach" here!   

This year's event will include: 

  • 200 Backpacks
  • School Supplies
  • Sports physicals
  • Flu shots
  • Barbecue 
  • Clothing Bank
  • School Uniforms
Preparing for the Barbeque

Preparing for the Barbeque

Questions? Interested in volunteering? Contact rachel@tpctacoma.org

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Sunday School Resumes
Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

Sunday School Resumes

After a blissful summer vacation, Trinity resumes Sunday School classes for all children and youth of the church on Sunday, September 10th. Being blessed with over 130 young people enrolled in the programs at Trinity (with an average attendance of 60 each week), requires a committed group of volunteers to teach Sunday School. And thankfully, that's what Trinity has.  Over 70 adult volunteers are a part of the Sunday School teaching rotation for the eight age-structured classes offered. 

Nursery is provided each Sunday for babies and toddlers from birth to 2 years with a consistent staffmember each week plus a volunteer from the congregation. Preschool for 3 year olds has the same configuration with a consisten staffmember each week plus a volunteer. Starting at age four and continuing through the fifth grade, Sunday School classes by age ranges are offered for children using the Godly Play curriculum.  

And the Youth aren't left out!  A Youth Group that includes both middle school and high school students is offered as a part of the Sunday School time.

If you would like to volunteer for this vibrant ministry, or if you have questions about how to get your children involved, please contact Julia Corbett, Trinity's Children, Youth & Families Director at juliac@tpctacoma.org  or in the church office, 253.272.8819, ext 109.

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Worship in the Park
Jul
16
10:00am10:00am

Worship in the Park

We are taking our Sunday worship service outside!  On Sunday, July 16th at Wright Park a few blocks east of Trinity, we will join together for the 10 AM Worship Service. If you are looking for us in the Park, you will find a near the spraygrounds. This is our chance to go beyond the walls of our building to worship in the community where God has placed us.

Pack a picnic lunch, because after the service, we will grab our lunches to enjoy a time of food, fellowship and fun. Hope to see you there!

There will be NO services at the church building on July 16th.

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Camp Trinity 2017!
Jul
3
to Jul 14

Camp Trinity 2017!

We're back!

Trinity's Summer Day Camp is an annual fixture of summer at Trinity.  Camp Trinity gets together 25 children, 8 leaders and offers 9 days of excitement, activities, crafts, stories, and adventures! Together, children from Trinity Presbyterian Church and Bryant Montessori learn of Respect, Sharing, Hospitality, Friendship and much more within the context of the love of God.  

This year, camp will run Monday - Friday, July 3rd -14th. We will be closed July 4th. The cost of Camp Trinity is $45.00 per child. Children who are entering Kindergarten - 5th grades in Fall, 2017 are eligible to attend. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Contact Jaquette Easterlin, jaquette@tpctacoma.org, for more information and to sign up!

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Youth Mission Trip
Jun
24
to Jun 30

Youth Mission Trip

The Trinity Youth are preparing for an amazing week of faith, fun, and service in the beautiful Northern Idaho. 10 Trinity teens and three chaperons will be living at Shoshone Base Camp in the mountains, serving residents of one of the poorest counties in America. The program will include four hours of serve each day, followed by fun outdoor activities, and worship in the evening.

Thank you to the generous people who have supported the youth in their fundraisers. If you are still interested in contributing scholarships for the trip, please make your checks out to Trinity Presbyterian Church, with "summer mission trip" in the memo line.

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Congregational Meeting
May
21
11:30am11:30am

Congregational Meeting

All Trinity members are encouraged to attend a meeting immediately following worship on Sunday, May 21st. The purpose of this meeting is to act on a recommendation from Trinity’s Session to open up a Designated Associate Pastor for Outreach position at Trinity, and to elect an Associate Pastor Nominating Committee.

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Family Faith Formation
Apr
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Family Faith Formation

Trinity families with kids of all ages, grandparents and godparents are invited to attend a Family Faith Formation night on Sunday April 30th, 5-7pm. We will have dinner together, followed by a program for kids and a faith formation discussion for adults. Led by a child faith nurture specialist Heather Ingersoll, we will discuss what it looks like to cultivate your child's relationship with God. To attend, please RSVP to Julia. $15/family dinner donations appreciated.

About Heather

Heather Ingersoll serves as the Children and Family Minister at Trinity Lutheran Church. She is also a doctoral candidate at Seattle Pacific University working on a PhD in education. Her research interests include children’s spirituality and Christian education. After receiving a BA in Christian Education from Trinity Lutheran College, Heather began a career directing children’s ministry programs. She has over ten years of experience leading ministries in several churches including Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Episcopal congregations in Washington and Minnesota. Heather decided to pursue a PhD after several years in the field of children’s ministry when she realized the need for more robust understanding of faith and spiritual development in children. She’s published in the International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, served as a peer reviewer for the Christian Education Journal, and presented at national and international conferences on children’s ministry and education. Besides her love for children’s ministry, Heather’s greatest joy comes from time spent with her family. She lives in Snohomish with her husband, Ryan, and 18-month old son, Theo.

From Heather

In my years working with children in Christian churches, I have come to recognize that children have a special way of knowing God. In their book Teaching Doctrine and Liturgy: A Montessori Approach, Sofia Cavelletti and Gianna Gobbi write “God moves freely in the world of childhood. Children thirst to know Him and draw closer to Him.” Amongst the competing messages of our culture about what is best for children, it is difficult to know how to prioritize our time and energy. It is difficult to know how find spaces and places to cultivate and not hinder that special connection and longing for God children experience. This evening will be an opportunity to explore and discuss how research in children’s spirituality, educational theory, and theology about childhood might help us find some clarity to understand how to cultivate the relationship with God that our children possess.
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New Members Class
Apr
30
9:00am 9:00am

New Members Class

Perhaps you've been coming to Trinity and now you wonder, "Could this be my church home?"

Come explore Trinity's story, mission, and what we believe, to discover if this is the place for you to grow in your relationship with God and others. Membership at Trinity is nothing "magical." It simply means that you want to follow Christ, and you want to do that in community with the people here.

Come and explore the possibilities with Pastor Matt on Sunday, April 30th, and Sunday, May 7th at 9 AM in the Trinity House Parlor. Childcare available. 

Click here to register, or let us know if you are interested, but cannot make these Sundays.

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Women's Retreat
Apr
21
to Apr 23

Women's Retreat

Trinity Women are invited to attend the 2017 Women's Retreat at Seabeck Conference Center.

This year, we are delighted to hear from Marilyn Vancil, spiritual director, coach, and author of "Self to Lose, Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types."

You are welcome to arrive Friday night or Saturday morning; register online or at church on Sunday morning.

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Easter
Apr
16
10:00am10:00am

Easter

Join us for a Resurrection Celebration on Easter morning, Sunday, April 16th at 10 AM. Joyful and celebratory, this service is open to all ages and includes the "flowering of the cross". All are encouraged to bring flowers from their garden to decorate the cross.

After the worship service, you are invited to join with us for homemade hot cross buns.

He is Risen! Come celebrate with us.

Original watercolor done by Andrea Krook, an artist of the congregation. 

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Maundy Thursday
Apr
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Maundy Thursday

You are invited to join us Thursday, April 13th at 6:30 pm as we share in Communion and a Tenebrae service in commemoration of Maundy Thursday.

The word, maundy, in Maundy Thursday, refers to the "new commandment" given that night by Jesus for his disciples to love one another as he had loved them; tenebrae, is Latin for "shadows" or "darkness", and refers to the gradual extinguishing of candles and the lights during the service.  

“A quiet and reflective service, simple yet full with meaning”

Childcare provided.

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Outreach Auction 2017!
Mar
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Outreach Auction 2017!

Join us for the 2017 Trinity outreach Auction for Trinity Outreach Programs on Friday, March 24th, 2017 from 7 - 9:30 PM.

The night will include great people, delicious food, and wonderful stories about the work of Trinity Outreach Programs.

All proceeds will benefit the work Trinity is doing in the Bryant Neighborhood, including Pat's Closet, Tony's Kitchen, the Bobcat Learning Center, and the Trinity Afterschool Program. 

Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets today!

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Ash Wednesday
Mar
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ash Wednesday

Trinity will offer an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 1st at 6:30 PM. The ashes are a visual sign of a repentant heart, while the cross is the visual reminder that through Jesus there is forgiveness for all sins. The service is a simple one that includes the imposition of ashes and nailing our sins to the cross of Christ. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the season of Lent. Childcare provided for small children.

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Annual Meeting
Feb
12
10:00am10:00am

Annual Meeting

Trinity Presbyterian Church will have its Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 12th, 2017. A Financial Forum will be held at 9 AM. The meeting will be in the midst of our Worship Service at 10 AM, and will include the election of new elders and deacons, a presentation of the 2017 budget, and a chance for us to remember what God has done this past year and look forward to his work - and ours - in 2017.

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HERE Celebration Sunday
Jan
29
10:00am10:00am

HERE Celebration Sunday

It's time to celebrate! We've had an amazing response to our What We Need is HERE Capital Campaign, and we want to praise God for the amazing generosity that has been demonstrated thus far. This will also be an opportunity to talk about our next steps as we pivot to the community phase of the Campaign.

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UNITE 2016: A Youth Retreat
Dec
27
to Dec 30

UNITE 2016: A Youth Retreat

What do you get when you combine youth from across the Puget Sound, staff, and snow?

You get UNITE 2016

December 27th-30th all these things will converge at Tall Timber Ranch for fun days and worshipful nights. Participants will explore the ways to listen for, engage in, and act upon God's call for their lives.

Trinity is excited to be sending 21 Trinity Youth and their leaders to UNITE!

This remarkably diverse retreat included a mosaic of people, from our own Trinity teens, to students involved in White Center's Union Gospel Mission, to youth from the tiny town of Plain, Washington. This allowed for a remarkable new dimension in small group discussions, offering unique insights into the varied lives of the youth from these nine churches in our region.

And then there's SNOW! Snow fort competitions, cross-country skiing, Foosball, and group games saw the whole camp running, dancing, and gesticulating in all sorts of ways. 

Between late nights, beautiful worship, delicious camp food, powerful messages, and hilarious skits, UNITE 2016 is an event you don't want to miss.  For more information contact Julia Corbett at julia@tpctacoma.org

 

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Trinity's Annual Christmas Pageant
Dec
18
10:00am10:00am

Trinity's Annual Christmas Pageant

Join us on Sunday, December 18th as the Children and Youth of Trinity tell the story of the birth of Jesus through scripture and carols. There will be a score of costumed angels, humble shepherds, various barnyard animals and an eloquent Mary and Joseph with a real - live Baby Jesus. Potentially as chaotic as that original birth in Bethlehem, the retelling in Trinity's sanctuary is sure to warm your heart. To be a part of the pageant, simply come to rehearsal on Saturday, December 17th from 9 AM - Nooon.

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All Church Banquet
Dec
10
4:30pm 4:30pm

All Church Banquet

Please join Trinity Presbyterian Church in commemorating 125 years of ministry and community service as we celebrate our future together.

We will gather together on December 10th, from 4:30-7 PM for a complimentary meal and children's party. Click below to RSVP.

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Happy 125th Birthday Trinity
Nov
13
10:00am10:00am

Happy 125th Birthday Trinity

Join us as we celebrate our Quasquicentenial year! Special presentations on Sundays, November 6th and 13th, that tell the story of God's work here at Trinity - reaching all the way back to 1891! On November 13th, we will welcome Rev. Dr. Keith Tanis, our Executive Presbyter and the UPPC Brass Ensemble.

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Stewardship Bible Studies
Nov
6
9:00am 9:00am

Stewardship Bible Studies

If you aren't in a community group at Trinity, you are invited to join the Stewardship Bible Study, led by Aya Clark for 3 Sundays in November, starting November 6th, in the Learning Center on the Lower Level at Trinity. Trinity Community Groups also are invited to work through these Bible Studies this fall as a part of your time together.

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24 Hour Prayer Vigil
Oct
28
to Oct 29

24 Hour Prayer Vigil

Join us at Trinity as we enter into a 24 hour prayer vigil inviting all of us to seek God's presence in prayer. We'll be invited to pray at Trinity for some of the time, off site during the night, and there will be special "family-friendly" hours - to welcome children especially to be a part of this important time together

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Dear People of Faith . . . Now What?
Oct
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Dear People of Faith . . . Now What?

The pictures coming out of Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014 were eerily similar to iconic images seared into our collective, national memory from the 1950s and 1960s. What does that similarity have to show us? What should the #blacklivesmatter movement mean for Christians?

It is easy to feel overwhelmed in the face of systemic, persistent racism, and yet the Christian message still calls us to seek justice. How can we respond to racism in our daily lives as Christians?

Professor and author Dr. Jen Harvey will be leading a workshop on the topic as we seek to learn from this moment of conflict in our society and light the fires of our moral imagination so we can meaningfully engage the urgent question: where do we go from here?

Trinity is honored to be co-sponsoring this event with Bethany Presbyterian, First United Methodist, and Tacoma College Ministry  All are welcome to take part in the workshop, no matter your faith or lack of it. 

To view an interview of Professor Harvey discussing this topic, click here.

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HERE House Parties
Oct
11
10:00am10:00am

HERE House Parties

What you need is here. And what you need to know about Trinity’s Capital Campaign can be learned at one of the upcoming HERE House Parties. We invite you to join us at the HERE House Parties for refreshments, fellowship, and enrichment. This series of small gatherings will celebrate why we call Trinity home, while also providing an opportunity to learn more about our building’s future. Leaders in the congregation will present more information about the capital campaign, including our goals, anticipated challenges, and member involvement. A purposeful component of the HERE House Parties will also be to create a space for dialog, questions, and feedback. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of how the plans for our building fit into the church’s mission and ministry. No financial commitments will be asked for or received at these meetings.  

For a list of dates and times of HERE House Parties click here. To make reservations to a specific HERE House Party, click here or visit the HERE table in the Fellowship Hall of the church this Sunday after the worship service.

 

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