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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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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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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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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Special Congregational Meeting
Jun
10
10:45 AM10:45

Special Congregational Meeting

The Session of Trinity Presbyterian Church invites the congregation to a special Congregational meeting on Sunday, June 10th for the purpose of approving a loan of $1.45 million dollars and to proceed with Phase One of Trinity's Building Project. Trinity will have a shorter worship service on Sunday, June 10th, and then will move directly at 10:45 AM into a meeting of the congregation. Children and youth will remain in Sunday School during the meeting. A full packet of information will be sent out to the congregation on Wednesday, June 6th in preparation for the meeting. 

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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.

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

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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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Palm Sunday
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Palm Sunday

Join us Sunday, March 28th, as we celebrate Christ's entrance into Jerusalem with our own Pacific Northwest, "Fern Procession."

To remember how "people spread their cloaks on the road" for Christ's donkey to ride on, we invite you to bring a coat to donate to Trinity's Clothing Bank, Pat's Closet.

The service begins at 10 AM. Childcare for newborns through Youth is provided.

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Outreach Auction 2018!
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Outreach Auction 2018!

Join us for the 2018 Trinity Outreach Auction for Trinity Outreach Programs on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 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. 

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Justice and the Doctrine of Discovery
Mar
11
8:00 AM08:00

Justice and the Doctrine of Discovery

Did you know that there was a theological justification for taking land from Native Peoples? Come to a special forum led by Rev. Irvin Porter on the 'Doctrine of Discovery,' and what the Church is doing today to speak out against it. Join us on Sunday, March 11th at 9 AM in the Learning Center (remember daylight savings!).

Rev. Irvin Porter serves as the Associate for Native American Congregational Support, in addition to spending part of his time at the Church of the Indian Fellowship here in Tacoma. Descendant from three Native American Tribes, Rev. Porter was the first Native American pastor at the church since it was founded in 1876. We are excited to have him lead us through this important topic.

Click here to learn more about Rev. Porter and his work.

Click here for information and learning resources on the Doctrine of Discovery, 

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Ash Wednesday
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Ash Wednesday

Trinity will offer an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 14th 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
11
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Meeting

Trinity Presbyterian Church will have its Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. 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 a deacon, a presentation of the 2018 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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Family Faith Formation Night: "Technology, Media & Spiritual Formation"
Jan
28
5:00 PM17:00

Family Faith Formation Night: "Technology, Media & Spiritual Formation"

Parenting kids in the digital age is challenging! Parents of kids (all ages) are invited to learn how the latest media and digital technology impacts our children's personal, relational, and spiritual development, and to think about how to navigate technology choices for and with our kids. Marriage and Family Therapist Brian Tingley will be our guest speaker. 

Please RSVP to Julia indicating number of adults and children attending. $15/per FAMILY dinner donation appreciated. We will gather from 5-7 PM.

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UNITE 2017: A Youth Retreat
Dec
26
to Dec 29

UNITE 2017: A Youth Retreat

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

You get UNITE 2017

December 26th-29th 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 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 2017 is an event you don't want to miss.  For more information contact Julia Corbett at julia@tpctacoma.org

 

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Christmas Pageant
Dec
24
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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Wreaths for Sale
Dec
11
to Dec 18

Wreaths for Sale

Purchase a Christmas wreath, and support a youth!

These gorgeous wreaths and swags can deck your halls with locally crafted splendor this Christmas season.

Orders can be placed with a Trinity youth, or here, through November 11th.

Wreaths will be ready for pick-up at Trinity on Sunday, November 26th.

Available wreaths include:

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Noble Classic

Approx: 24"

This beautiful Noble Wreath will enhance any doorway!  It is made from freshly cut Noble Fir and decorated with natural cones and a beautiful red velvet bow.

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Noble Mix

Approx: 24"

This lovely Mixed Wreath will beautify your home for the holidays.  It is made from freshly cut Noble Fir and decorated with clusters of Blue Berried Juniper, Cedar, natural cones and a beautiful red velvet bow.

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Swag

Approx: 20” x 25”

What could be more traditional than a beautiful Swag? It is made from freshly cut Noble Fir, Cedar and decorated with natural cones and a beautiful red velvet bow.

All proceeds will support the youth in attending the Unite Winter Retreat and Summer Servant Adventure.

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Ordination and Installation
Dec
10
5:00 PM17:00

Ordination and Installation

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On Sunday, December 10th at 5 PM, join us at Trinity for a Service of Worship and Celebration in honor of the ordination of Rod Nash to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament and Installation as Trinity's Associate Pastor. Reception to follow, and childcare is available. 

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Be the Match: Donor Registration Drive
Nov
19
11:30 AM11:30

Be the Match: Donor Registration Drive

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Trinity is hosting a bone marrow donor registration drive in honor of Jedd, a Trinity youth battling leukemia. It is thanks to the kindness of a stranger that Jedd will be getting a life-saving transplant donation in December through Be the Match, the national bone marrow donation registry. We are inviting the community to rally around Jedd and pay it forward in his honor. Jedd's journey is far from over and this show of support will help encourage him and his family. AND you could even save a life! 

On Sunday, November 19th from 11:30 AM - 3 PM, spend five minutes for a cheek swab and a little paperwork, and you could turn hope into action.

70% of patients who need a marrow transplant do not have someone who is a match in their family. That's 14,000 patients a year who are waiting for someone like you to help save their life. Only 1 out of 430 people who register ever get a chance to donate; the more people who register, the better!

Ready to join?
- You must be between the ages of 18 and 44
- You must be willing to donate to any patient in need
- Please review the health guidelines to confirm that you can donate.

Learn more about the registration process here.

Unable to join us on the 19th, but still want to participate? Visit bethematch.org to register online. 

Are you pregnant? Learn about how donating cord blood could save a life. In fact, it is this kind of donation that Jedd will be receiving!

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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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Here for GOOD: Day of Prayer
Oct
28
8:00 AM08:00

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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Transformational Presence Month: Brendan Nelson
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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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