Advent & Christmas at Trinity
Advent Poinsettias | order online here
Each year Trinity decorates the Sanctuary with Advent Poinsettias. They are a lovely addition to the Christmas decorations and are a meaningful way to honor or remember a loved one. The honorariums and memorials will be printed in the bulletin on Sunday, December 16. Poinsettias may be purchased online or by filling out an Advent Poinsettia pew envelope on Sundays. All poinsettia purchases are due by December 9 in order to be printed in the bulletin on December 16.
Events & Services
Advent Festival & Hanging of the Greens | Dec. 1 | 9:00am–Noon | Trinity Grounds
Gather at Trinity on December 1 from 9:00am–Noon as we prepare the church for Advent and enjoy a time of community. We will share brunch together–bring a brunch side, breakfast bread or coffee cake to share. There will be festivities for all ages in Fellowship Hall and decorating Trinity’s interior and exterior for the Advent season.
1st Sunday of Advent: The Surprise of Hope | Dec. 2 | 8:15 & 11:00am | Sanctuary
Youth Guatemala Craft Sale: The youth will be selling beautiful Guatemala crafts during Advent. The crafts were purchased at a fair price from the artisans, and 100% of the money raised from selling these crafts each year goes directly back to Guatemala to help build a home for a family in need. These items make great Christmas gifts which make a difference in the lives of the people of Guatemala!
Bake Sale: Women's Ministry (UMW) will be selling sweet treats on December 2. Stop by their table in Fellowship Hall to stock up on holiday favorites!
Advent Organ Recitals | Dec. 4, 11 & 18 | 12:15–12:45pm | Sanctuary
Step inside Trinity’s Sanctuary for a special holiday treat, and experience music of the season performed on Trinity’s magnificent Roosevelt Organ by organists from around the region. These concerts are a welcome gift of music and time for reflection in the midst of the hurried Christmas season. The concerts are Tuesdays during Advent from 12:15-12:45pm. A free-will offering will be accepted for Trinity’s Music & Arts Ministry.
- Phil Bordeleau, December 4
- Joseph Galema, December 11
- Norman Sutphin, December 18
Blue Christmas Service | Dec. 5 | 6:00-6:45pm | Stiles Chapel
Blue Christmas is a quiet and reflective service that acknowledges the difficulties that many experience during this time of year. Join us for readings, prayer and music.
2nd Sunday of Advent: The Surprise of Peace | Dec. 9 | 8:15 & 11:00am | Sanctuary
Birthday for Jesus | Dec. 9 | 12:15–1:30pm | Fellowship Hall
Stay after 11:00am worship on December 9 to enjoy a delicious pasta lunch, watch the children present “A Christmas Pageant” and join in singing Christmas carols. Please bring a canned good for a donation to MetroCaring. Any proceeds from a free-will offering will benefit Children’s Ministry.
Olin Hotel Christmas Party | Dec. 11 | 5:00–9:00pm | Olin Hotel, 1420 Logan Street, Denver
Make Christmas merry and bright for the Olin Hotel residents! Trinity’s longstanding Christmas party tradition continues once again, and members are invited to join the party. Select a resident to purchase a gift for and see the residents' wish lists at the information table outside Fellowship Hall beginning November 18.
3rd Sunday of Advent & Christmas Music Sunday: The Surprise of Joy | Dec. 16 | 8:15 & 11:00am | Sanctuary
On the third Sunday of Advent, Trinity’s Chancel Choir will share a special music-filled worship service with us. Christmas Music Sunday will include congregational singing of hymns and carols, Trinity’s instrumental ensembles, and singers all joining together as we explore the day’s worship theme, Encountering Angels.
Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service | Dec. 18 | 6:30pm | Sanctuary
The Lessons and Carols Candlelight Service will be held on December 18 at 6:30pm for those who are out of town on Christmas Eve.
4th Sunday of Advent: The Surprise of Love | Dec. 23 | 8:15 & 11:00am | Sanctuary
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services | Dec. 24 | 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 & 11:00pm | Sanctuary
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services are beautiful spaces of worship and wonder as we gather together to celebrate Christmas. The 3:00pm service is for those who don’t drive after dark, who desire a less crowded service, or who have travel or family plans in the evening. The 5:00pm Family service will be particularly child-friendly lead by Trinity’s Children and Youth. The Chancel Choir will sing at the 7:00 and 9:00pm services. Communion will be served at the 11:00pm service. We look forward to welcoming many guests to these meaningful services. Each service will feature the warm glow of candles.
Epiphany Sunday | Jan. 6 | 8:15 & 11:00am | Sanctuary
Meet the Wise Men at 9:30am in the Children’s Area.