Here for GOOD: Day of Prayer
Oct
28
8:00am 8:00am

Here for GOOD: Day of Prayer

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Join Trinity in a day of prayer for the Here for GOOD Campaign on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 8 AM - 5 PM. 

This family-friendly event invites you to participate in a variety of prayer stations providing the opportunity to experience prayer in contemplative, hands on (and feet on!) ways. Set aside an hour of time to come to Trinity and participate in prayer for God's Vision for Trinity and the Bryant Community. 

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New Members Exploration Class
Oct
29
to Nov 5

New Members Exploration 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, October 29th, and Sunday, Nov 5th 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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Transformational Presence Month: Brendan Nelson
Oct
22
10:00am10:00am

Transformational Presence Month: Brendan Nelson

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In our last week of Transformational Presence Month, we welcome Brendan Nelson to share with us.

Brendan holds two important rolls in the Hilltop neighborhood. At Peace Lutheran, Brendan is the Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry. Additionally, he is the President at the Hilltop Action Coalition. The Hilltop Action Coalition is "a community based nonprofit working to mobilize and empower diverse individuals, families, businesses and other public and community organizations to build a safe, clean, healthy, resilient and united community."


Since October of 2011, the term “Transformational Presence” has been a guiding term for Trinity’s ministry posture here in the Bryant Neighborhood.  Trinity strives to be an authentic faith community whose presence not only brings relief and compassion to those in crisis, but hope through our efforts around education, advocacy, and authentic relationships with our neighbors.  In all that we do as a community, as we learn from one another and step into each others’ lives, our prayer is that mutual transformation takes place among us all. During the month of October, we focus on our commitment here at Trinity to live out this calling ... here in this place ... together.

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The Call to Hospitality
Oct
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Call to Hospitality

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Richard Beck, Professor of Psychology at Abilene Christian University and author of UncleanThe Slavery of Death and Reviving Old Scratch, will give a free lecture at St. Leo Church on "The Call to Hospitality." 

“Calls to hospitality flounder when a congregation lacks capacities…" Beck says, "A church has to have the capacity to make room if it wants to welcome the God who comes to us, uncomfortably so, as a stranger. Strangers push the tolerances of the community--theologically, socially and relationally. Consequently, those tolerances need to be cultivated and expanded.”

The lecture will take place on Sunday October 15th, from 7 - 8:30 PM. Sponsored in part by Trinity Presbyterian Church, the event is free, but please RSVP to reserve your seat. 

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Trasnformational Presence: Benita Ki and Bryant Sunday
Oct
15
10:00am10:00am

Trasnformational Presence: Benita Ki and Bryant Sunday

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Join us in welcoming Benita Ki to share as week three of Transformational Presence Month.

Benita has recently stepped into the role of Executive Director at the Neighborhood Clinic that partners with St. Leo's. A University of Puget Sound alumna, Benita has been learning and working in Tacoma for the past ten years. Recently, you'll find her at Trinity on Sunday mornings, joining us in worship. 

October 15th is also Bryant Sunday, when Trinity will honor our 30 year partnership with Bryant Montessori. Trinity started serving the Bryant Community with the Trinity Afterschool Program in the mid-eighties, and continues to a meaningful relationship with the school. We invite teachers, staff, and students to join us for this special occasion!


Since October of 2011, the term “Transformational Presence” has been a guiding term for Trinity’s ministry posture here in the Bryant Neighborhood.  Trinity strives to be an authentic faith community whose presence not only brings relief and compassion to those in crisis, but hope through our efforts around education, advocacy, and authentic relationships with our neighbors.  In all that we do as a community, as we learn from one another and step into each others’ lives, our prayer is that mutual transformation takes place among us all. During the month of October, we focus on our commitment here at Trinity to live out this calling ... here in this place ... together.

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Here on the Hilltop with Jaquette Easterlin
Oct
8
10:00am10:00am

Here on the Hilltop with Jaquette Easterlin

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In our second week of Transformational Presence Month, we will hear from Jaquette Easterlin, Trinity's Learning Center Coordinator. Jaquette works with our partners at Peace Community Center and Tacoma Public Schools to provide afterschool tutoring and enrichment activities to the students at Jason Lee Middle School. In her fifth year at Trinity, Jaquette comes to us from Whitworth University, where she received a bachelors degree in Sociology.


Since October of 2011, the term “Transformational Presence” has been a guiding term for Trinity’s ministry posture here in the Bryant Neighborhood.  Trinity strives to be an authentic faith community whose presence not only brings relief and compassion to those in crisis, but hope through our efforts around education, advocacy, and authentic relationships with our neighbors.  In all that we do as a community, as we learn from one another and step into each others’ lives, our prayer is that mutual transformation takes place among us all. During the month of October, we focus on our commitment here at Trinity to live out this calling ... here in this place ... together.

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Brave + Radical: Justice recipes for honest dialogue on power structures and racism
Oct
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

Brave + Radical: Justice recipes for honest dialogue on power structures and racism

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Most of us feel we are good people doing mostly good things, just trying to get by. Yet we also see terrible injustice, both in recent news and in the structures we're part of: our schools, our churches, our families, our government. We may want to act and have dialogue across differences, but aren't always sure how to do it "right," be heard, and start difficult conversations. It can feel scary and challenging.

Join Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer on October 7th as we discuss creative ways to uncover, critique, and understand power structures, learn form scholars and activists doing this work, and consider the question: "How am I called to authentic action and courageous dialogue, starting right here, right now?"

This event is free and open to the community. We will come together on Saturday, October 7th from 2-4 PM in Chris Knutsen Hall East (Anderson University Center) on the PLU Campus.

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Transformational Presence Month: Noah Baskett
Oct
1
10:00am10:00am

Transformational Presence Month: Noah Baskett

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This week as part of our Transformational Presence month, we will hear from Noah Baskett. 

Noah serves as the Senior Director for Community Engagement for the Tacoma Rescue Mission. In this role, Noah oversees and implements the Mission's work in extending its reach into the local Tacoma/Pierce County community. This includes all development, volunteering and outreach activities. Noah is motivated by a heart for those on the margins in the city and a belief that relational leadership development is what leads to real and sustained change in urban communities.

Committed to extending educational opportunities to underserved groups and individuals, Noah is an alumnus of the University of Puget Sound, receiving his bachelors’ degree in history in 2005 and holds a master’s degree in Transformational Leadership from Seattle University in 2013.


Since October of 2011, the term “Transformational Presence” has been a guiding term for Trinity’s ministry posture here in the Bryant Neighborhood.  Trinity strives to be an authentic faith community whose presence not only brings relief and compassion to those in crisis, but hope through our efforts around education, advocacy, and authentic relationships with our neighbors.  In all that we do as a community, as we learn from one another and step into each others’ lives, our prayer is that mutual transformation takes place among us all. During the month of October, we focus on our commitment here at Trinity to live out this calling ... here in this place ... together.

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

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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) at 9:30 AM. 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.  

What will we do?

SCHEDULE
9:30am Welcome
10:00am Worship by the Water
12:00pm Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:00pm Family Games (Optional)
2:00pm Free Time: kayaking, swimming, volleyball, hiking trails, waterslide & more
6:00pm Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:00pm Campfire and Talent Show

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.  Deadline to pay for meals is Sunday, August 27, 2017.

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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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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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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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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