Christmas Pageant
Dec
23
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas Pageant

Join us on Sunday, December 16th at 10 AM for Trinity's annual Children's Christmas Pageant! We are sure to enjoy a heartwarming performance with costumed children sharing the good news of the birth of Jesus.

Are you as excited as we are? Enjoy some snap shots of pageant's past while we await the big day!

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UNITE! 2018 - A Youth Retreat
Dec
27
to Dec 30

UNITE! 2018 - A Youth Retreat

Even though it falls at the end of the year UNITE 2018 is bound to be one of the highlights of your year! On December 27th - 30th, Trinity youth will converge upon Tall Timber Camp outside Leavenworth for fun-filled days and worshipful nights. Participants will explore the ways to listen for, engage in, and act upon God’s call for their lives. This year we are excited to invite Paul Patu as our speaker. Paul has done Urban Ministry in Seattle for over a decade and brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share with us throughout the retreat.

This remarkably diverse retreat includes a mosaic of people, from churches and church-based organizations across Western Washington. This diversity allows for a remarkable new dimension in small group discussions, offering unique insights into the varied lives of the youth.

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. 

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Between late nights, beautiful worship, delicious camp food, powerful messages, and hilarious skits, UNITE 2018 is an event you don't want to miss.  

Cost for UNITE 2018 is $195 which included 3 nights and 7 meals. Some scholarship available. For more questions and to RSVP contact Kyle or Julia via email or Team Snap.  

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Trinity's Men's Retreat
Jan
25
to Jan 27

Trinity's Men's Retreat

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Men of Trinity  Just plan on join us! Put it down in your Google Calendar/Outlook Calendar/Sticky Note on the bathroom mirror/Palm Pilot Calendar/Franklin Covey Planner and plan to be there!  We'll be at Miracle Ranch again, and yes, Moody Ball will be played!  

To see the flyer for the weekend, click here, to sign up for the weekend, click here, and to pay for the $108 retreat, you may go to the GIVE tab on the website. Scholarships are available, so contact Rod Nash at rodn@tpctacoma.org if you are interested.

don’t miss out! Much excitement on January 25-27th 2019!!  

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Trinity Youth Head to Presbyterian Youth Triennium
Jul
16
to Jul 20

Trinity Youth Head to Presbyterian Youth Triennium

The Presbyterian Youth Triennium is happening July 16-20 at Purdue University in Indiana. This gathering for high school age youth happens every three years, and is five packed days of conversation, recreation, learning, worship, and fun. To see how much our youth enjoyed it three years ago watch this video.

Questions? Contact Kyle at kyle@tpctacoma.org

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Youth: Summer Service Expedition
Aug
4
to Aug 9

Youth: Summer Service Expedition

From August 4-9, 2019, Trinity’s middle and high school students will head to the mountains for a Service Expedition at Tall Timber Camp. The trip will focus around three key components: team-building, local service projects, and adventure activities. The week will be filled with spiritual growth, exploration of the natural world, and meaningful fellowship. 

For more information, contact Kyle@tpctacoma.org

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Makers Space & Makers Market
Dec
9
11:30 AM11:30

Makers Space & Makers Market

Connection through creativity

Sunday, December 9th, we invite all makers (of any age) to offer their handmade creations to share or sell. Contact Lisa Duke to reserve a spot in the Makers Market to sell your goods. In the Makers Space, all may participate in making creations of our own.

Our creativity is an expression of God's presence in the life of our church.  Through the Makers Space & Makers Market and the enjoyment of good simple food and live music, we hope to enhance our connection with each other through the expression of our creativity.

“As we create together over time, we leave behind isolating, consumeristic tendencies and learn what it means to live in community.  We learn our own best gifts, we find affinity groups, we empower one another, and we discover the heart of the biblical word koinonia.”
Erwin McManus

Our theme for for this event is Connection through Creativity, whether it is  the endeavor into the Makers Space for yourself or learning about one of our own Trinity member's creation at the Makers Market, come enjoy food and music while we find connection around the expression of our creativity.

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Youth: Boomshaka! Outing
Dec
2
11:30 AM11:30

Youth: Boomshaka! Outing

Get ready to enter the world of extreme air sports! On December 2nd, Trinity Youth will soar through the air during an hour long flight at Boomshaka, the South Puget Sound’s premiere trampoline and extreme air sports park.

We will depart from Trinity after worship at 11:45, and return by 3:15. Please bring a sack lunch to eat before our flight time. Cost for the event is $15. Each jumper must have this liability waiver signed. Fill it out at home and bring it with you or pick up a hard copy at Trinity. Please RSVP to Kyle or Julia via Team Snap or Email.

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Bryant Neighborhood Summit
Nov
18
11:45 AM11:45

Bryant Neighborhood Summit

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When Trinity construction is finished, what is going to make the Bryant Neighborhood Center unique? Who is going to use it? Will Trinity’s current programs change? Why are we even creating it? These questions and more are the focus of the BNC Summit Sunday, Nov 18th directly after worship! Everyone in Trinity's congregation is asked to come and be part of the evolving BNC vision - to create a space where you want to be in relationship with your neighbors. We need your voice!

Join us from 11:45-12:45. Lunch provided, and childcare available for kids age 5+!

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Special Congregational Meeting
Nov
4
10:45 AM10:45

Special Congregational Meeting

The Session of Trinity Presbyterian Church invites the congregation to a special Congregational meeting on Sunday, November 4th for the purpose of approving a loan of $1.45 million dollars and to proceed with Phase One of Trinity's Building Project. Our business will happen in the context of our worship, starting at 10 am, and will conclude by gathering at the Lord's Table together. Children will remain in Jubilee during the meeting. A full packet of information has been sent to members of the Trinity community in preparation for the meeting.  If you need a copy of the letter, please contact Cynthia Stelle in the church office (253.272.8819) or through email: office@tpctacoma.org

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Transformational Presence Month: Kevin Glackin-Coley
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Transformational Presence Month: Kevin Glackin-Coley

Since 2011, Trinity has set aside the month of October to invite guest preachers from the community to focus on our commitment to live out this calling here, in this place, together. “Transformational Presence” is a term that we use to describe how we seek 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 other's’ lives, our prayer is that mutual transformation takes place among us all.

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For our final week of Transformational Presence month, 2018, we will hear from Kevin Glackin-Coley, Executive Director of St. Leo’s Food Connection.

Special thanks to Kevin and all the speakers who participated in this special month of Trinity’s year.

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Transformational Presence Month: Bryant Sunday
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Transformational Presence Month: Bryant Sunday

Since 2011, Trinity has set aside the month of October to invite guest preachers from the community to focus on our commitment to live out this calling here, in this place, together. “Transformational Presence” is a term that we use to describe how we seek 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 other's’ lives, our prayer is that mutual transformation takes place among us all.

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This week we celebrate Bryant Sunday, honoring the long standing partnership between Bryant Montessori and Trinity Presbyterian Church. Rachel Boisen, Trinity’s Outreach Administrator and TAP Coordinator, will share a short reflection before we hear from a panel of Bryant Staff, including administrators and teachers. We will conclude our service by walking to Bryant and blessing the school.

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Dinners for 8
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Dinners for 8

Dinners for 8 is a commitment for only one evening to share a meal with a group of 8 people from Trinity. There is no agenda except food, fun and fellowship. This is a great way to get to know those people you share a pew with on Sunday morning. So whether you are a newcomer or and old-timer at Trinity, Dinners for 8 offers a chance to connect - and enjoy a good meal.

This year’s Dinners for 8 are scheduled for October 20 & 21st. Contact the church office to sign up for an evening of fun 253.272.8819, ext 105 or office@tpctacoma.org

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Youth: Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Oct
14
11:30 AM11:30

Youth: Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

On October 14th after Youth Worship, Trinity students will be going to Maris Farms in Buckley for an afternoon of a-maize-ing fall activities. Maris Farms has a 5 acre corn maze, ziplines, pedal carts, human foosball, an apple cannon, mechanical bull, petting zoo, pumpkin patch and many more attractions to explore. All of these activities and more are included in the $15 cost. Please bring a sack lunch. Contact Kyle at kyle@tpctacoma.org with questions and to RSVP.  

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Transformational Presence Month: Liz Dunbar
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Transformational Presence Month: Liz Dunbar

Since 2011, Trinity has set aside the month of October to invite guest preachers from the community to focus on our commitment to live out this calling here, in this place, together. “Transformational Presence” is a term that we use to describe how we seek 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 other's’ lives, our prayer is that mutual transformation takes place among us all.

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Our special guest this week will be Liz Dunbar, Executive Director at Tacoma Community House.


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New Members Exploration Class
Oct
14
to Oct 21

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 Sundays, October 14th and 21st 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: Jean Watley
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Transformational Presence Month: Jean Watley

Since 2011, Trinity has set aside the month of October to invite guest preachers from the community to focus on our commitment to live out this calling here, in this place, together. “Transformational Presence” is a term that we use to describe how we seek 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 other's’ lives, our prayer is that mutual transformation takes place among us all.

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This week, we are delighted to welcome our first guest, Jean Watley, former director of Trinity Outreach Programs.


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Youth:  Post-Catechumenate Girls' Bible Study
Oct
7
8:50 AM08:50

Youth: Post-Catechumenate Girls' Bible Study

Come together for a Post-Catechumenate Girls Bible Study on “Women in the Bible.” Starting this Sunday October 7th at 8:50am in Julia's new office in Trinity House. This is an ongoing Bible Study so if you miss us the first week, join us next Sunday. Please bring your Bible: coffee and treats will be provided.  Questions? Contact Julia at juliac@tpctacoma.org

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Socktober
Oct
1
to Oct 2

Socktober

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Throughout the month of October, Trinity Presbyterian Church collects socks.  All shapes.  All sizes.  All colors.  Conservative and Zany.  As the cold weather approaches, we are aware of our neighbors in need of warm socks.  So each time you come to church in October, we invite you to bring some socks that can be distributed throughout the winter at Pat's Closet - a Clothing Bank for those who need a little help.  Because isn't life just a little bit better when you have new, warm socks?  

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Sunday School Resumes
Sep
9
to Sep 16

Sunday School Resumes

After a blissful summer vacation, Trinity resumes Sunday School classes for all children and youth of the church on Sunday, September 9th. 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 2018
Sep
4
4:30 PM16:30

B2SN 2018

Trinity's annual Back 2 School Night!

Tuesday, September 4th from 4:30-7 PM


We will be offering:

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  • School supplies* 

  • Backpacks*

  • Barbecue

  • Free health clinic

  • Sports physicals

  • Clothing Bank

 

*Students must be present to receive school supplies and backpacks. While supplies last.

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How can you help?

Questions? Contact Rachel@tpctacoma.org.

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All Church Retreat 2018
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

All Church Retreat 2018

Come Worship by the Lake!

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Come join Trinity at our All Church Day Retreat on Sunday, September 2nd (Labor Day Weekend) at 10:00 AM. Church services will be held at Camp Gwinwood at Lake Hicks in Lacey, followed by a hot lunch prepared by the camp staff. Then spend the day in playing games, enjoying water sports and the large, flat playing field, eating good food, laughing with others and celebrating the goodness of God's creation.  

What will we do?

SCHEDULE
10:00 am Welcome & check-in
10:30 am Worship Service
12:00pm Lunch
1:00 pm Free Time Activities:  canoeing, swimming, volleyball, hiking trails, softball, soccer, bring your own inflatables for the water!
5:30 pm Dinner
6:45 pm 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. You may bring a picnic lunch & dinner and eat on the grounds or you can pay for camp meals. Kids six and under eat free (that's the good news!).  Everyone else is $11/lunch and $12/dinner. 

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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 Gwinwood, see their website by clicking here.  The Camp is located 28 miles south of Tacoma in Lacey and the driving time is 30 - 45 minutes.  Call the church office to arrange a ride or carpool, if you need help with transportation. 

If you have any questions, contact the church office, 253.272.8819

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Trinity Goes to the Rainiers!
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Trinity Goes to the Rainiers!

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

Join us on August 6th as we root for the Tacoma Rainier's against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Cheney Stadium!

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

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Camp Trinity 2018
Jul
2
to Jul 13

Camp Trinity 2018

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Trinity's Summer Day Camp is an annual fixture of summer at Trinity.  Camp Trinity gets together 30 children and 8 leaders to offer 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 2rd -13th. 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, 2018 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
22
to Jun 30

Youth Mission Trip

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June 22-30th, the Trinity Youth are driving south to San Francisco! In addition to offering a Vacation Bible School in the North Bay area, they will spend time serving the homeless, learning from diverse religious groups, and working in the area affected by the fires. Pray for our eleven youth and three leaders as they learn and grow and travel together.

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Cardboard Carnival for the BNC!
May
20
12:00 PM12:00

Cardboard Carnival for the BNC!

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Inspired by Caine's Arcade, Trinity's fun-filled Cardboard Carnival will celebrate the creativity of our kids with carnival-style games built out of recycled materials.

Everyone is invited! There will be food for sale, and all proceeds will support the Campaign for the Bryant Neighborhood Center.

With a suggested donation of $3, receive a fun pass to play all day!

Join us! The fun begins on Sunday, May 20th, from Noon-3 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1615 6th Ave.

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Catechumenate Sunday
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Catechumenate Sunday

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Sunday, April 29, four Trinity Youth will express their faith pilgrimage during Catechumenate Sunday.

Catechumenate is an old, Latin word describing how new Christians were welcomed into the church and taught the faith, often using catechisms. In the Trinity tradition, the youth participate in a 9 month process of examining their faith with the guidance of a mentor. This journey culminates in a profession of faith as they are welcomed into the church as new members. 

This year, we welcome Ian Coates-White, Katie Herron, Genet Llewellyn, and John Nash.

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Communication in Relationships
Apr
20
4:30 PM16:30

Communication in Relationships

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Alan Tiger, retired professor of communications, will begin a 3 session adult education group on communication in relationships. Together, participants will look at  what does and doesn't work, positive confrontational strategies, different personal and gender conversational styles, and the impact of nonverbal cues on our communication.

The course is offered at 9 AM on April 29, May 6 & May 20th in the Learning Center.

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New Members Class
Apr
15
12:00 PM12:00

New Members Class

Perhaps you've been coming to Trinity for a whie, 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.

Join us for lunch and explore the possibilities with Pastor Matt on Sunday, April 15th after worship, from 12 PM - 2:30 PM in the Trinity House Parlor. Childcare is available.

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

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Easter
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Easter

Join us for a Resurrection Celebration on Easter morning, Sunday, April 1st 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.

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Maundy Thursday
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Maundy Thursday

You are invited to join us Thursday, March 29th 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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